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  • New Life Lodge to pay $9.25M over fraud claims

    Yesterday

    BURNS, Tenn. (AP) — Owners of the New Life Lodge drug and alcohol treatment facility in Burns have agreed to pay $9.25 million to settle allegations of TennCare fraud. According to the state attorney general's office, the state claims that CRC Health Group provided substandard...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Thursday

    Yesterday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. BUS CRASH Authorities to release 911 calls made after a FedEx truck smashed into a bus carrying high school seniors to a university visit. 2. HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL...

  • 4 students taken to hospital after smoking spice

    Yesterday

    COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Officials say central Indiana high school students were taken to a hospital after becoming ill from smoking the synthetic marijuana known as spice. Bartholomew Consolidated Schools spokesman Larry Perkinson says a boy went to the Columbus North High School...

  • Rhode Island health official: Flu widespread again

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's health director says the flu is widespread in Rhode Island, triggering a requirement that health care workers who have not been vaccinated wear surgical masks during direct contact with patients. Director of Health Michael Fine issued the...

  • Judge orders Maricopa County to pay attorney fees

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is ordering Maricopa County to pay $190,000 for attorney fees incurred by a Sun City medical dispensary operator which successfully challenged the county's refusal to provide zoning clearance for the facility. Superior Court Judge Michael D. Gordon also...

  • New Hampshire hospitals share innovations

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire hospitals trying to both improve quality and lower costs are sharing their strategies at a luncheon in Manchester. The Business and Industry Association is partnering with the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the New Hampshire Medical...

  • Van Hollen, Stepp promote drug take-back day

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. People can drop off their unused drugs on April 26 at collection sites across the state. The day is designed to get...

  • Fungus made 5 sick kids even sicker; all died

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five very sick children died after a fungus apparently brought into a New Orleans hospital on sheets and other linens made them sicker, federal and state investigators said Wednesday. The children died in 2008 and 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

  • Sexually transmitted diseases on rise in Minnesota

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials are concerned that Minnesotans aren't getting the message about safe sex and about testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported the rate of sexually transmitted...

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new...

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