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  • Cherokee Nation to open $5M drug treatment center

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is opening a new $5 million substance abuse treatment center in Tahlequah. Tribal officials will conduct a grand opening Monday for the new Jack Brown Center, which helps treat Native American youth for drug and alcohol addiction. The tribe...

  • Ruling: Pot law doesn't provide DUI immunity

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    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents who have medical marijuana cards that allow them to legally smoke pot can still be prosecuted for driving under the influence in the state, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge Court of Appeals panel's ruling Tuesday addressed the question of...

  • MCSO officer ordered to stay home after trip

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officer has been ordered to stay home for three weeks on administrative leave after he visited an Ebola-stricken area of West Africa. Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that he took the action to protect his employees and inmates....

  • Condition of nurse with Ebola upgraded to good

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good. The NIH said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday afternoon that Nina Pham's clinical...

  • Jury being picked for Nevada HMO hepatitis C case

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jury selection is underway in Las Vegas for a civil breach-of-contract lawsuit that a plaintiff's lawyer says could cost Nevada's largest health management organization as much as $1 billion for referring patients to a doctor blamed for a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak....

  • Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken by natural disaster, political turmoil or disease, leaving his hospital in eastern Cuba for countries that have included Pakistan, Nicaragua and East Timor. On Tuesday, the intensive care specialist was...

  • Israelis question care of Hamas leader's daughter

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care. But following a bloody 50-day war over...

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

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    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned...

  • Walker outlines abortion, gay marriage positions

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn't said much on the campaign trail about his positions on abortion or gay marriage, but he proudly trumpeted his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group. Wisconsin Family Action endorsed Walker on Tuesday. In a...

  • New York health workers get Ebola education

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some 5,000 New York health-care workers gathered Tuesday for a step-by-step demonstration of new protocols for treating Ebola patients from city, state and federal health officials. "We're here today because one health care worker getting Ebola while caring for a...

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