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  • Idaho's Latah County sees spike in mumps cases

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Health officials say there are 10 laboratory confirmed cases of mumps in Latah County and another 20 possible cases, a high number for the area. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/1FrPQfk ) the cases include an elementary student as well as...

  • Health commissioner urges flu shots for Hoosiers

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner is urging Indiana residents to get flu shots, saying it helps prevent many from getting sick. Dr. Jerome Adams says flu shots help protect families. He says influenza is unpredictable, but it claims several thousand American lives...

  • New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in one of America's most famously libertine cities. In a move surely to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to...

  • Hospital adds ambulances to hasten moving patients

    Updated: 3 min ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital is building on its work to handle patient transfers more quickly and efficiently by dedicating two specially equipped ambulances to its transfer center. Catholic Medical Center in Manchester is among several hospitals with transfer...

  • Germany unveils dedicated Ebola medevac jet

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government has unveiled what it says is the world's first dedicated medevac plane for Ebola patients. The Airbus A340-300 has been equipped with an isolation unit, two airlocks, an air filtration system and a separate cabin where doctors can decontaminate...

  • Child's cancer is latest twist in Iowa death trial

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa is seeking a delay in his January trial so he can care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer. Alex Fazzino is free on bond while awaiting trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 death of...

  • LA hospital gets money for telemedicine program

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital is starting a telemedicine program that will allow doctors to consult with patients six-thousand miles away. Good Samaritan Hospital announced Wednesday that it's received a federal grant of more than $417,000. The money will be used to...

  • Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the nation's first successful recipient of a liver from a living donor. As she marks the 25th anniversary of her successful surgery Thursday, she says its success has enabled her to live a normal life almost completely untouched...

  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects. Reading that section...

  • DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9. She says parents,...

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