• US Sen. Heitkamp to have hip replacement surgery next month

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is scheduled for hip replacement surgery next month. Staff for the North Dakota Democrat say she will undergo a right hip replacement on Aug. 17 in Bismarck. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says...

  • Vermont gets federal funding to combat bat disease

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has received a $35,000 federal grant to combat white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has wiped out some bat populations throughout much of the eastern United States. Vermont's grant is one of 35 totaling nearly $1 million that will be used to fight...

  • Doctor allegedly prescribed drugs after examining dog X-ray

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities have arrested a doctor they say wrote prescriptions for painkillers and other drugs to an undercover agent who showed him an X-ray of a dog. The district attorney's office says Dr. Richard Seongjun Kim of Rancho Palos Verdes was taken...

  • French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants — and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received...

  • Health dept. confirms staph caused sickness at day care

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed staph in several types of food served at a Montgomery day care was what sent nearly 90 children to the emergency room last week and required 30 to be hospitalized. Multiple media outlets report that a health...

  • U of Illinois vet students will help care for fair animals

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine will help care for animals at the state fair. A release form the department on Wednesday calls the fair a good chance for students to work with...

  • Jury awards $4.2M to man in medical malpractice suit

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been awarded $4.2 million as compensation for a surgery he says caused him to lose the use of his shoulder. A New Haven jury on Wednesday decided that 58-year-old Gregory Leigh, of Wallingford, should be awarded that amount after a nearly...

  • Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters. A spokeswoman at the Greenville, North Carolina,...

  • 1st investigations wrapping up on over-budget VA hospital

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    AURORA — The first inquiries into what went wrong with a vastly over-budget veterans medical center outside Denver could be done soon, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday. An Army Corps of Engineers review of the troubled project should wrap up in the next few weeks,...

  • Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among new Utah laws

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded death benefits for families of fallen police officers and...

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