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  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests. Use of the drug in that setting is hardly rampant — just 3 percent of kids' ER...

  • Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — "I need to run." The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it...

  • Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana. Sunday's rally was among many held nationwide to mark the traditional pot holiday of April 20, a day for marijuana...

  • Public health school gets $1M for long-term care

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's School of Public Health has received a $1 million grant to launch a center to improve long-term care for the elderly. The grant to establish the Long Term Care Quality and Innovation Center is from the American Health Care Association and...

  • Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature'

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature." The House...

  • Football player inspires after bout with cancer

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In 2009, a basketball changed Katorie Bell's entire life when it struck him in the head during a Jeff Davis practice. In the days that followed, the effects of the injury worsened significantly. "My vision started getting blurry, but I thought it was...

  • Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A south Florida man's work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill. The Bradenton Herald (http://bit.ly/Qxd4wb ) reported on Sunday that Randall S. Wells is helping federal researchers asses the...

  • New rules for Ohio's county jails go into effect

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New rules for Ohio's county jails cover a variety of topics, including revised mental standards and emails. The new standards that took effect Sunday allow jails to serve inmates two meals instead of three on weekends. They also can limit hot showers to every...

  • Marijuana firm buys buildings in Florida

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A publicly traded firm that appears to be positioning itself in advance of a medical marijuana vote in Florida later this year has acquired a trio of industrial buildings just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The Herald-Tribune reports...

  • Pasco Co. expands boundaries for rabies alert

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ZEPHRYHILLS, Fla. (AP) — Health officials in Pasco County are expanding the boundaries for a previously issued rabies alert. The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County says this is in response to a raccoon found outside of the previous boundaries testing positive for rabies. A...

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