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  • Doctor: Football player died after loss of sodium

    Yesterday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks died of a severe loss of sodium that caused water to build up on his brain when he sweated profusely during Friday night's game, said the physician who treated him. Dr. Joe Pressler of the University of Mississippi...

  • Correction: Ebola story

    Yesterday

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about Ebola, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nigeria's total of confirmed infections was 16. In fact, the number of Ebola cases confirmed by the WHO was 12. The story also said that patients under surveillance were not...

  • Roundup of Arkansas editorials

    Yesterday

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Aug. 26, 2014 The plague in Harrison Ebola isn't the only plague in this troubled world. Another one is called hysteria, and it's just shown up in little Harrison, Arkansas — which is in the...

  • 'Love for Luna Day' to help recovering Colorado Springs baby

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    When Colorado Springs Dutch Bros. franchise owner Travis Pickern learned that two regular customers were struggling after their daughter was born with a severe heart defect, the emotional story hit home. Six years ago, Travis and Rita Pickern's youngest son was born with a heart...

  • Blood drive hopes to collect up to 2,000 units

    Yesterday

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A blood drive that set a record in 2011 is getting underway in New Hampshire. The 31st annual Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive is taking place Tuesday and Wednesday at the Center of New Hampshire Expo Center at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Organizers are...

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln wins obesity grant

    Yesterday

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won an $11.3 million grant to establish a research center focused on understanding nutrition and obesity at the molecular level. The five-year grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health will support the Nebraska...

  • Illinois mayor survives West Nile, urges caution

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago mayor who survived West Nile virus is lending his voice to the prevention campaign. Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton is walking and talking again, but he still has limited movement in his neck two years after contracting the virus from an infected...

  • NY plans health study of Onondaga Lake fish eaters

    Yesterday

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health department plans to study Burmese and Bhutanese refugees who eat a lot of fish from Onondaga Lake to determine their exposure to mercury, pesticides, PCBs and other toxins. Under a study described in the Federal Register on Monday, health...

  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board. The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana...

  • UAB launches online medical portal

    Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched an online medical site that will allow physicians to make medical recommendations and write prescriptions. Director of Primary Care at UAB Dr. Stuart Cohen says the new site is meant to offer convenience for...

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