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  • China punishes hospital for operating room photos

    Updated: 18 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have put a hospital president on probation and fired three supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery. The photos were taken in August in a surgery room at...

  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    Updated: 18 min ago

    RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left...

  • Sign-up deadline looms for health coverage

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A deadline is looming for Massachusetts residents looking to sign up for insurance through the state's health connector. People who qualify and need coverage by Jan. 1 must not only choose an insurance plan but pay for it by Tuesday. That includes many people who are...

  • State police addressing training for mental illness

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police have met with mental health officials to discuss how it trains troopers to handle people with mental illness. Capt. Stephen Jones says members of the state police training academy have met with mental health officials in New Jersey to...

  • Shumlin team to push less ambitious health changes

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — After Gov. Peter Shumlin dropped his long-sought goal of a universal, publicly funded health care system this past week, key members of his health care team immediately got back to work picking up less ambitious pieces of the plan. Appearing Wednesday before...

  • Tobacco settlement board warns against complacency

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A board that recommends how Connecticut should spend part of its legal settlement with major tobacco companies is urging state lawmakers not to become complacent about combating smoking, insisting that declining rates don't tell the full story. The annual report...

  • Study examines fitness program for mentally ill

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — More research is confirming the benefits of a New Hampshire program that promotes physical fitness among people with serious mental illness. The In SHAPE program was started at Monadnock Family Services in 2003, and the state later won a federal grant to expand it...

  • New residency program could help alleviate doctor shortage in Pikes Peak region

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers plans to establish a family medicine residency program in summer 2015 or 2016 - a pivotal step aimed at alleviating a regionwide doctor shortage. The program would be the first of its kind in the Pikes Peak region and would offer a critical new...

  • Fish and Wildlife offers ice fishing safety tips

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering safety tips for people who fish on the ice this winter. Game Warden Major Dennis Reinhardt says ice fishing can be safe and fund when it has been cold enough to form good, solid ice on the state's lakes and...

  • Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. The unruptured aneurysm was detected when the 43-year-old coach got tests this week to see why he's been having headaches. An aneurysm is...

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