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  • NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are...

  • Overdoses leading cause of Tennessee deaths

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend. According to data released Tuesday by the state Health Department's Vital Statistics office, drug overdoses...

  • Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health-care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate those costs. California's four largest insurers raised premiums for...

  • Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

    Yesterday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, which has the largest Liberian immigrant population in the United States. The potentially...

  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    Yesterday

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators issued a reminder to health insurers that it is illegal to deny coverage to someone because they are transgender, drawing praise from the gay rights community. The bulletin, which was dated Monday and announced Tuesday, notes that both new...

  • Jury selection to go 3rd day in salmonella trial

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection will move into a third day in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant. Dozens of potential jurors filled an Albany courtroom Tuesday as they were called one-at-a-time into...

  • Oregon looks at regulating insurer doctor networks

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon insurance regulators are seeking the authority to require private insurers to have enough doctors and other health care providers to adequately serve all their customers. The move comes as a growing number of insurance companies seek to save money by...

  • Wife of US doctor with Ebola thanks supporters

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — The wife of an American doctor sick with the Ebola virus in Liberia has thanked supporters and asked for continued prayers and privacy. Amber Brantly says in a statement Tuesday that her husband Kent "remains very physically weak" but they "believe God will...

  • Louisville F Akoy Agau has sports hernia surgery

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville says that sophomore forward Akoy Agau will miss six weeks following surgery to repair a sports hernia. Agau, a reserve who had 17 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks in 19 games for the Cardinals last season, sustained the injury while working out...

  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act. The Pacific Legal Foundation and a...

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