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  • Isles delay hospital visits due to mumps outbreak

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders postponed their annual holiday hospital visits due to the ongoing mumps outbreak in the NHL. Team members were scheduled to go see children at various hospitals on Wednesday, but the Islanders said Tuesday those visits will be rescheduled....

  • Congress agrees to widen federal help for disabled

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Tuesday to the most sweeping legislation to help the disabled in a quarter century, allowing Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for needs such as education, housing and health care. The move paves the way...

  • Eat Well: Rice is nice within limits

    teresa j. farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The January issue of Consumer Reports — which has a trustworthy reputation for consumer product testing and research — features “The Truth About Gluten.” As I read the story, I didn’t find a many surprises: A very small percentage of the population actually has celiac disease, which...

  • Wyoming lawmakers endorse workplace fatality bill

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths. Members of the Joint Labor, Health...

  • Brain-injury program working with NFL players

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility used by the...

  • Gov. Christie visits Newark drug treatment center

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his focus on drug addiction and treatment as he gears up for a potential presidential run. The Republican governor spent part of Tuesday afternoon at the Newark Renaissance House, a drug and treatment center that houses both...

  • Georgia-based company issues cheese recall

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SWAINSBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia-based company has issued a recall for cheese because it may have been contaminated by salmonella. Flat Creek Farm and Dairy officials said in a statement that the company has recalled its Low Country Gouda, Aztec Cheddar after the company was notified...

  • Salt Lake City fraud case dismissed after evidence is lost

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed charges against a woman accused of defrauding Medicaid to help women in the country illegally get prenatal care after evidence in the case was lost. LaRohnda Dennison couldn't have received a fair trial without the evidence from...

  • State retiree health care gap reaches $72 billion

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent during the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by the state controller's office. In...

  • Rewritten LSU hospital deals still pending in federal review

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health secretary told lawmakers that the state expected to receive federal approval for six LSU hospital privatization contracts by last week's end. It still hasn't arrived. Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert said Tuesday the lack of an...

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