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  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone...

  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials...

  • Vermont officials: mosquito tips after West Nile

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With new test results indicating that West Nile virus is present in every part of Vermont, state health officials are offering tips on avoiding bites from mosquitoes that can carry the disease. They're urging people to limit their time outside at dusk and dawn...

  • Shupe opens up about his battle with alcoholism

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — For the past 17 years, Jantry Shupe has battled alcoholism. The struggle has cost him greatly — two arrests for DUI, the business he co-founded, his seat on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and having the whole ordeal laid out in the media, before his friends...

  • UNH starts community care coordination program

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has created a program to fill a need expressed by medical and social service professionals to bridge services provided by hospitals and those in the community. The certificate program in community care coordination includes courses...

  • Reed highlights new law about burn injuries

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's senior U.S. senator is highlighting passage of a new law that modernizes the legal federal definition of "trauma" to include burn injuries. Sen. Jack Reed toured the Trauma Division and Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital Friday. He then joined...

  • Medical marijuana applications posted for business

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number...

  • Jury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death. The state attorney general's office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about five hours before finding Tracy...

  • La. abortion law ruling expected before Monday

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge will rule before Monday on a request to block enforcement of Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it remains in court, attorneys for both sides said Friday. The law, which requires doctors who perform...

  • Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An outbreak of botulism has killed thousands of ducks at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Northern California. The outbreak going on since July is not unusual, but it has been exacerbated by the drought, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Matt Baun...

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