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  • Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that...

  • Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report Tuesday offered a mixed diagnosis on health care costs in Massachusetts, finding that while total spending continued to grow faster than inflation, the increase stayed well within parameters set by the state. The Center for Health Information and Analysis,...

  • First medical marijuana tally expected next week

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials say they expect to get the first indications next week of how many patients are applying for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana. Authorities began accepting applications for medical marijuana Tuesday from patients whose last names...

  • Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more typically is seen during winter months. Children's Mercy Hospital spokesman Jake Jacobson says the facility...

  • Colorado organ donors reportedly save 400 lives each year

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Kate Gallagher was a graduate of Air Academy High School, engaged to be married and studying early childhood development at Pikes Peak Community College. She had a special way with children, who seemed magically drawn to her - the one grownup in the room who, kids could tell, would be...

  • Another American in Liberia contracts Ebola: Group

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia. In a statement issued Tuesday, Serving In Mission said the unnamed doctor had been treating women in the obstetrics ward of a hospital in the...

  • Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Environmental officials say they have found no West Nile virus in the latest batch of mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island. The Department of Environmental Management said Tuesday that all 115 mosquito samples from 33 traps set statewide during the week of Aug. 18...

  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne. Aug. 30, 2014 Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder "We're using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It's going to be very cold," Farmers' Almanac Managing Editor Sandi Duncan told the Associated Press. "The...

  • Muscular dystrophy telethon raises $56.9 million

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC. The organization said Tuesday morning that it raised...

  • Santa Fe hospital says face-to-face talks are over

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe hospital says face-to-face contract talks with a union representing nurses and medical technicians are over because there's an impasse on a key issue. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1qwXzBY ) reports that administrators at Christus St. Vincent...

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