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  • Bozeman hospital acts to prevent flu spread

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza. As of Thursday, children under the age of 18 are asked not to visit the hospital because they are most susceptible to this virus. However, children are...

  • Flu worries prompt more Indiana hospitals limits

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — More Indiana hospitals are being advised to put temporary visitor restrictions in place to try to protect patients and staff from the flu virus. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is recommending anyone going to a health care facility seeking...

  • 168-year-old Grand Rapids house restored as treatment center

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — To appreciate the history behind the Sanford House, start with the wallpaper mural in the grand entrance hall of the 168-year-old pillared landmark. Depicting scenes of life in the Americas in the 1820s, the design is called Vues d'Amérique du Nord. It was...

  • Ga. public health officials craft driver safety programs

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Public Health has been given more than $900,000 in grants to help in statewide motor vehicle safety programs. Officials said in a statement Thursday that the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has awarded the department $920,700 in grant...

  • Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate her results. Haruko Obokata said in a statement Friday that she was leaving the Riken Center for...

  • Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are warning consumers to wait for more...

  • Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is stepping up training so that all police officers on the force would be fully trained to deal with the mentally ill by 2018, the mayor announced Thursday, months after a Milwaukee police officer killed a schizophrenic man at a park....

  • EPA to step in on fish consumption water rules

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to come up with updated water quality standards for Washington partly tied to how much fish people eat — in case the state doesn't do it by next year. The federal process will run parallel to the state's...

  • Single-payer advocates express anger at Shumlin

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Dozens of supporters of single-payer health care converged on the Statehouse on Thursday to voice their anger at Gov. Peter Shumlin's announcement a day earlier he was scrapping his push for it, while critics voiced dismay he pushed the plan as far as he did....

  • Animal rights activists take California rodeo to court

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights activists have filed a lawsuit against a California rodeo, saying organizers should have reported dozens of cattle injured in roping contests. The Animal Legal Defense Fund said Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo...

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