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  • Deal signs medical school scholarship legislation

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Wednesday to expand a scholarship program that will enable more medical students to practice in high-need areas. The legislation calls for some Georgia Medical Student Scholarship recipients entering certain primary care and...

  • Lawmakers advance bill to help people with autism

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House is backing a bill that offers strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with autism. The measure given unanimous approval on Wednesday would establish a permanent state commission on autism and develop a...

  • Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. "The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby...

  • Losers of the 2014 General Assembly

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — These bills failed to pass during the Kentucky General Assembly session that ended Tuesday. MINIMUM WAGE Sought to gradually increase Kentucky's minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 per hour in July 2016. There would have been 95-cent...

  • Bill related to medical malpractice cases passes

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill that would make expressions of apology or compassion inadmissible as evidence in medical malpractice cases. HB250, from Rep. Kurt Olson, has been labeled the "I'm sorry" bill. In his sponsor statement, Olson said the...

  • Doctor inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians during a ceremony Wednesday at the state Capitol. The physician founded the American School of Osteopathy, now called A.T. Still...

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited...

  • House rejects stricter version of anti-meth bill

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The House on Wednesday refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to set tighter annual limits on the amount of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth that can be bought without a prescription. The lower chamber voted...

  • Davis has successful neck surgery, campaign says

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm. Spokesman Zac Petkanas said Wednesday that doctors in Davis' hometown of Fort Worth removed bone spurs and...

  • Tulsa's mental health agency changes name, expands

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Mental Health Association in Tulsa is changing its name and expanding services statewide after an affiliate agency closed in Oklahoma City. The new name is the Mental Health Association Oklahoma, which represents people affected by mental illness and...

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