• Court dismisses chiropractors' suit against Iowa insurer

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court rejected claims by chiropractors Friday that the state's dominant health insurer was engaging in illegal price-fixing. A class-action lawsuit challenged Wellmark, Inc.'s practice of making its reimbursement rates for providers in its...

  • Jindal budget proposal uses complicated path to lessen cuts

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Public colleges and health care services rely on a complex mix of financing under Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal released Friday, and gaps still remain for lawmakers to fill if they want to prevent sizable cuts. Many of the governor's spending...

  • Mayor says water safe despite study on human waste in rivers

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Farmington says residents don't have to worry about their drinking water despite a study that found significant levels of bacteria hinting at the presence of human waste in two San Juan County rivers. "I want to stress that our drinking water meets...

  • Bid to block health exchange in Tennessee seen as 'overkill'

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers still reveling in the recent defeat of a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are now setting their sights on 230,000 people enrolled through the federal health insurance exchange. State Sen. Brian...

  • Tennessee confirms additional hypothermia death overnight

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials now say a 30th person has died in relation to severe winter weather this month. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the death of a 55-year-old man in Bledsoe County overnight was confirmed to be caused by hypothermia. TEMA says...

  • Medical marijuana grower gives up 1 of 3 Illinois licenses

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A medical marijuana grower is giving up at least one of three Illinois permits after missing a deadline to pay state fees and submit proof of a surety bond. The Chicago Tribune reports that (http://trib.in/1DZFsMq ) Green Thumb Industries LLC missed Wednesday's deadline...

  • Commuter with measles also dined at Bay Area restaurant

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the commuter who may have exposed at least 1,500 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders to measles also ate at a popular Northern California restaurant. BART warned commuters for a second time this month about possible exposure. San Mateo County health...

  • 3 new measles cases confirmed in Clark County

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials have confirmed three new measles cases in Clark County, bringing to nine the number of confirmed cases there since the start of the year. The Southern Nevada Heath District said Friday the new cases involve two employees and a patron at Emeril's New...

  • Bulls' Gasol out for Timberwolves game with illness

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star forward Pau Gasol is out for Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness, leaving the Chicago Bulls without two of their top players. Coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed at the shootaround that Gasol will not play. The 7-foot forward is...

  • UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday. The U.N. agency said young people are particularly at risk. with data from...

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