• Measles case reported in Sioux Falls; officials host clinic

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with the measles in Sioux Falls, state and local health officials said Saturday, meaning 14 people have now been diagnosed in the last month with the highly contagious disease in South Dakota. The child is under age 10...

  • Bye-bye semiprivate rooms: Memorial-UCHealth central campus to get $40 million facelift

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    University of Colorado Health is planning to launch a $40 million renovation project at its Memorial Hospital Central campus by the end of March that will turn most of its two-person rooms into single occupancy and upgrade its equipment. The nearly two-year project at the 1400 E....

  • UK nurse who contracted Ebola recovers, leaves hospital

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery. Pauline Cafferkey said she was "happy to be alive" after more than three weeks in an isolation unit in north London's Royal Free...

  • MU: Nurses with post-graduate training can improve health

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Researchers from the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia say nurses with post-graduate training can help improve the quality of health care. In a recently published study, MU Sinclair School of Nursing researchers found that care is better in...

  • Miss. health officer opposes change to vaccine requirement

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has some of the worst rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the U.S., but public health officials brag that it ranks best in the nation for childhood immunization. Physicians are lobbying against a bill that would broaden the exemptions for...

  • Analysis: Hutchinson walks fine line in Medicaid speech

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Goodbye, private option. Hello, AsaCare. Calling on lawmakers to keep Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion alive through 2016 as he eyes a longer term health care plan, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is trying to take ownership of an issue where he's tried...

  • Nevada governor seeks to expand autism care program

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Plans seeking more money for education and wholesale changes to the tax code are certain to spark debate in Nevada this session, but they weren't the only dramatic shifts Gov. Brian Sandoval called for in his State of the State address. The Republican governor...

  • University of Alaska dedicates herb book to Fairbanks expert

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service published its book on growing and using fresh herbs in the Far North, dedicating it was as easy as sprinkling chives on a baked potato. "An Alaska Herb Garden" honors Barbara Fay, a self-taught gardener whose...

  • Marshall University offering accelerated master's degree

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's health informatics program is now offering an accelerated master's degree. The accelerated program allows students to earn a degree in five years instead of six. Health informatics links information technology, communication and health...

  • State reworking outbreak proposal to calm lawmaker concerns

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health is reworking a legislative proposal that would more easily allow the state to react to deadly disease outbreaks following concerns from some lawmakers about the potential for government overreach. The proposal that would...

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