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Law puts increased attention on elder abuse

Elders who may be the victims of neglect or abuse appear to be getting more help in the wake of...

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  • Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary...

  • Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    LONDON (AP) — The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it offers, and it's the parents who are putting the child...

  • Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas. Ash took several hard hits to the head in the 38-7 win, but head coach Charlie Strong...

  • Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike. In Niagara County, the jobs of as many as 60 full-time employees are...

  • Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The university...

  • Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banks

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A major Indiana blood bank is losing its contracts with two large hospital systems in the state as they look for cheaper prices from blood suppliers. The Indianapolis-based Indiana Blood Center said it is being dropped early next year by the Indiana University Health and St. Vincent Health hospital systems, along with Terre...

  • Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

    LONDON (AP) — Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub. Hopes were high that Tian Tian, or Sweetie, would give birth at the end of August following artificial insemination in April. But the zoo's panda expert said Tian Tian is "now past her due date," and hormone tests showed that "something...

  • No talks set as CHI Health-Blue Cross pact expires

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives' UniNet has expired, and officials for both said Monday that no negotiations have been scheduled. As of Monday, the thousands of Nebraskan Blue Cross policyholders who might seek treatment from doctors or at hospitals in Nebraska associated...

  • Study: Conn. occupational illness tops US average

    FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Occupational illness rates are higher for Connecticut workers than the national average, though the rate has declined, a study by a University of Connecticut health expert says. The overall illness rate in 2012 was 21.9 cases per 10,000 workers, a 22 percent decrease from the previous year, according to the study by...

  • Dustin Pedroia remains out of Boston lineup

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday's game against Tampa Bay that Pedroia is feeling a little better but still experiencing symptoms. Farrell is not optimistic about Pedroia...

  • Where candidates for governor stand on health care

    BOSTON (AP) — Improving the well-being of the state's health care system could be a difficult prescription to fill for the next governor, given Massachusetts' rocky effort to merge its 2006 health care law and President Barack Obama's 2010 federal law. That's not the only health care challenge the Democratic and Republican candidates are...

  • Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations through Monday. A final tally's expected Tuesday. MDA...

  • 14 get medical treatment after visiting laundromat

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — At least 14 people in northwest North Dakota have sought medical treatment after becoming ill following a visit to a laundromat. The North Dakota Department of Health says exhaust from a malfunctioning boiler was venting into the Watford City facility. Authorities say a mixture of the exhaust, a high concentration of...

  • 5 things to know about the Florida election

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor's race will be a nationally watched contest between unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won office during the tea party surge and now advocates for more government spending, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who used to call himself a Ronald Reagan Republican and now cozies up to President Barack...

  • VA to hold town halls to discuss health care

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families. The back-to-back town halls will be Sept. 10 at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial in Albuquerque. Following whistleblower complaints,...

  • GOP's Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke. The limited schedule, however, probably won't jeopardize the chances of a third term for the congressman from Tupelo. Nunnelee's Democratic challenger, Ron Dickey of...

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