Review: Errors led to parole of man who later killed officer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of communication breakdowns led a parole board to release a man to a drug treatment center where he later escaped and killed a police officer working overtime to pay for cancer...

Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.

There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade...

NY medical marijuana program: 551 patients certified so far

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some 551 New Yorkers have been certified to obtain medical marijuana, nearly one month after the state's program began.

More than 330 physicians, meanwhile, have registered with the state,...

CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant...

Cardiothoracic team pioneers minimally invasive surgical options in SoCo

By: Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com

Look for Heart Health features on gazette.com/heart throughout American Heart Month, sponsored by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

It’s an exciting time to be a cardiothoracic surgeon in southern...

Carbon monoxide probed as possible cause of man's death

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 43-year-old man has died -- possibly from carbon monoxide poisoning -- in southwestern Michigan.

Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. says the incident was reported...

For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream — five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs...

J.J. Watt feels concussions are an expected injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head trauma suffered by...