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  • Decision on bison quarantine expected mid-2015

    Yesterday

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds, Yellowstone's chief scientist said. The Department of Interior in June identified...

  • Teen among top freshmen in Memphis battles cancer

    Yesterday

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — They came walking into the lobby at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, two towering figures with the size of many of the professional basketball players who sometimes visit. The 35-year old, 6-foot-8 with a powerful build, may have looked familiar, and for...

  • Southeastern McNeese team for degree program

    Yesterday

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond will partner with McNeese State University in Lake Charles to offer a bachelor of science degree in health systems management. The universities said the degree is intended to me increasing workforce needs. The program...

  • Free Clinic gets $75K grant from Blue Cross

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence-based clinic that provides free medical care to those without health insurance has received a $75,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. The grant will help support the Rhode Island Free Clinic's mission of providing a...

  • Mental health rules a quandary for law enforcement

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Even with a basic understanding of mental illness, Colorado Springs fire Capt. Dave Rocco knew that the woman whose home he and other emergency responders were repeatedly dispatched to did not need to go to the ER. The middle-aged patient, whose name was withheld to protect her...

  • Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — With a Monday afternoon deadline approaching, people who want to own medical marijuana businesses in Illinois are hurrying to complete their applications for a limited number of permits. Two state agencies — the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and...

  • Texas hospital to work with CMS on TB exposure

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The West Texas hospital where more than 700 infants were exposed to tuberculosis over the past year says it will work with federal authorities to show its procedures were adequate. A Providence Memorial Hospital nursery employee tested positive for TB in August...

  • Hinds Community College to expand in property swap

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hinds Community College will expand its nursing and allied health programs in Jackson after agreeing to move Mississippi State extension service employees to college property in Raymond. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 2 to accept the swap. The...

  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these...

  • More than 8,500 to participate in Jimmy Fun Walk

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — More than 8,500 people, including cancer patients, survivors, and family members, are scheduled to participate in this weekend's walk along the route of the Boston Marathon. The goal is to raise more than $7.5 million to fund lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care...

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