• Wolf vows to support Senate's medical marijuana bill

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf held an impromptu reception Tuesday for parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing. The greeting in Wolf's ornate Capitol reception room followed a...

  • House panel backs new rules after nursing home scandal

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House committee on Tuesday endorsed tighter rules on the conduct of lawmakers in the wake of an ethics investigation of a top Republican who fought privately to defeat legislation that would have hurt his family's business. The House Ethics Committee...

  • Former NFLers appeal dismissal of lawsuit over painkillers

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers representing 1,300 former NFL players filed notice Tuesday that they plan to appeal a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that teams damaged the players' health by routinely — and often illegally — dispensing painkillers. The notice was filed...

  • Prison officials: Carson hospital policy is costing state

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison officials say a Carson City hospital's refusal to admit non-emergency inmates is increasing the state's health care costs. Department of Corrections Director Greg Cox told lawmakers at an interim budget meeting Tuesday that Carson-Tahoe Regional...

  • Dayton lifts education in $42 billion budget but test awaits

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton released a $42 billion budget Tuesday that puts a heavy emphasis on education for the youngest Minnesota residents, leaving advocates for nursing homes, local governments and tax breaks to grab for a legislative lifeline in bids for state money....

  • Dog saved from euthanasia dies after cancer diagnosis

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    KANAB, Utah (AP) — A Utah animal sanctuary says a dog that escaped death in Indiana — a result of an ultimatum in the will of its late owner — has died. Best Friends Animal Society said Tuesday in a statement posted to its blog that it euthanized the dog named Bela after tests...

  • Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday. Dr. Vivek Murthy, whose predecessors have been instrumental in guiding tobacco control, addressed...

  • Eat Well: Time to show your heart some love

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    While love has its own day on the 14th, heart health is the main focus of February. American Heart Month is a time to show yourself the love. And a statistic that always astonishes me is that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, as well as men, in the U.S., according...

  • Colorado Springs drug study could help Meniere's Disease sufferers

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Meniere's disease is a degenerative, incurable disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, vision problems and tinnitus on its way to possibly robbing a sufferer of the ability to hear. "The way I can explain mine is on a good day, it sounded like the wind was howling and there...

  • The Survival Doctor: Measles not quite thing of the past

    By James Hubbard Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Some childhood diseases made quite an impact on me. Chickenpox itched like crazy and the mumps gave me big cheeks. But I barely can remember when I became infected with red measles. Sure, it kept me down a few days, but everyone got the measles. Before the immunization became...

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