• Nearly 300,000 Michigan residents sign up for health care

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal health officials say about 300,000 Michigan residents have signed up for health care through the federal exchange, most with financial help. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told reporters Tuesday that the 299,750 sign-ups as of Jan. 16...

  • UN says no new polio cases reported in Syria for past year

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — In a rare success amid Syria's civil war, the United Nation's World Health Organization says there hasn't been a new polio case reported in the war-torn country for the past year. Salah Haithami of the WHO said Tuesday that the last polio case in Syria was in January...

  • 83-year-old man with dementia found dead on Long Island

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an 83-year-old man with dementia has been found dead in his back yard on Long Island. Suffolk County police say the man was found at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in his back yard in Bay Shore. The man's wife told police he had gone to bed at 8 p.m. Monday. An...

  • Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday. Though the economies of...

  • Suburban Chicago resident has confirmed case of measles

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials say a suburban Chicago resident has a confirmed case of measles. IDPH Director Nirav Shah says just ten cases of measles have been reported in Illinois over the last five years. He says this case is a reminder of the importance...

  • Boston police bring doctors, nurses to work during storm

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Several doctors and nurses at Boston's top hospitals made it to work during the blizzard thanks to police. A spokeswoman for Mayor Martin Walsh says officers shuttled the health professionals to Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's hospitals on Tuesday morning....

  • After cancer diagnosis, couple plans wedding in 11 days

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Cory and Erin Blanchard can measure the milestones of their lives together so far - 1,105 days of dating, 11 days between their engagement and their wedding, and exactly one month between Erin's ultrasound and her surgery after being diagnosed with thyroid...

  • Dallas-area biocontainment hospital for Ebola ends duties

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area hospital serving as a Texas biocontainment facility for Ebola has dropped the designation and resumed its long-term acute-care duties. WFAA-TV reports the Ebola floor at Methodist Richardson Medical Center returned to regular hospital care...

  • About 100 cold-stunned sea turtles to be returned to Gulf

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — About 100 green sea turtles found stunned on Texas beaches during recent cold weather have been warmed and will be returned to the Gulf of Mexico. Officials with Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi plan to release the reptiles Wednesday...

  • Ohio guard unit won't be needed to fight Ebola in Africa

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus-based Ohio National Guard unit won't have to go to West Africa as previously planned to help control the Ebola outbreak in the region. Guard officials said Monday that the 16th Engineer Brigade had been assigned as part of the U.S. government's mission...

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