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  • Court overturns suspension of W.Va. doc's license

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge reinstated a doctor's license Thursday, a month after it was suspended when health officials accused his clinic of unsanitary conditions and reusing needles. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King issued a preliminary injunction halting the...

  • Officials: 7 human cases of West Nile in Iowa

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have confirmed seven human cases of West Nile virus in Iowa. The state Department of Public Health said Thursday that in addition to the human cases, four mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus. The human cases have been confirmed in...

  • West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that an adult who lives in the National Capital Region is infected. The department says the virus has also...

  • Network working to get SC's uninsured to the polls

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Progressive Network is going door-to-door to persuade poor, uninsured voters to turn out in November to oppose Gov. Nikki Haley's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility. The network of activists launched the "Healthy Democracy Road Show"...

  • Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new...

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Star Tribune, Aug. 27 Protect the public from deadly threat of flu With the elderly comprising an estimated 90 percent of seasonal influenza's death toll, the flu vaccination rate among a group of professionals working closely with this age group — staff at hospitals, clinics and...

  • Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Then came the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the...

  • Michigan health chief Haveman quits after stroke

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his...

  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National...

  • UW family medicine program to expand access

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — More people will have access to the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Programs in Casper and Cheyenne. The residency programs received a special federal designation that will allow them to focus on increasing access to care for thousands of medically...

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