• Oklahoma House approves ban on certain kinds of abortions

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would prohibit abortions in which doctors use clamps, forceps or similar instruments to dismember a fetus in the womb. House members voted 84-2 on Thursday. The bill, being pushed in several states by a national...

  • Celebrate heart health in style with fresh, red recipes

    Courtesy of the American Heart Association
    Yesterday

    Sponsored Feature; Let’s send this year’s American Heart Month out in style! Add one of these red food or drink items to your menu for a healthier, more delicious day. Here’s to your heart health!

  • Annual report: More errors, fewer deaths in Minn. hospitals

    Yesterday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An annual report on patient safety shows more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals in the past year. The Department of Health found 277 so-called "adverse events" in categories that have long been tracked, such as wrong-site surgery or foreign objects left...

  • Arkansas medical research center awarded $3.75 million grant

    Yesterday

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Prevention Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is being awarded a $3.75 million grant to continue its work. The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows the research center to continue for...

  • Panel: Base quarantines, other outbreak decisions on science

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday. The U.S. has a moral responsibility, as well as a self-interest, in helping to fight public health emergencies around the...

  • Oklahoma health officials say 6 more flu deaths in state

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say six more deaths due to influenza have been reported to bring the record number of deaths in the state to 90. The previous record of 72 flu deaths — set during the 2013-2014 flu season — was broken earlier this month. Statistics...

  • Va. governor OKs marijuana oils for treating epilepsy

    Yesterday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed into law a measure that allows the use of derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy. The governor signed the bill Thursday at a Capitol ceremony featuring families with epileptic children who have...

  • Correction: Mental Health-Housing story

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about funding for mental health programs, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount New York allocated last year to train police in handling confrontations with people in mental health crises. It was $400,000, not $400 million. A...

  • NYC mayor defends deal oral suction circumcision ritual

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending New York City's tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision. Health officials have linked 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000 to the ancient ritual of...

  • Suits allowed over harm from participation in care reviews

    Yesterday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Supreme Court ruling says doctors can sue if they're fired or suffer other "adverse employment consequences" from participating in quality-of-care reviews of other doctors. The justices' recent ruling stemmed from a Roswell hospital's firing of a...

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