• Jury awards $4.2M to man in medical malpractice suit

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been awarded $4.2 million as compensation for a surgery he says caused him to lose the use of his shoulder. A New Haven jury on Wednesday decided that 58-year-old Gregory Leigh, of Wallingford, should be awarded that amount after a nearly...

  • Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters. A spokeswoman at the Greenville, North Carolina,...

  • 1st investigations wrapping up on over-budget VA hospital

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    AURORA — The first inquiries into what went wrong with a vastly over-budget veterans medical center outside Denver could be done soon, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday. An Army Corps of Engineers review of the troubled project should wrap up in the next few weeks,...

  • Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among new Utah laws

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded death benefits for families of fallen police officers and...

  • Woman with no memory searches online for identity, family

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A woman who couldn't recall her identity when she was found on a Southern California street earlier this year has turned to the Internet in search of her family. "I just feel like there's this thick fog over my mind, my memory, over my brain that I can't see...

  • Medicare proposes coverage change on short hospital stays

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors. Under Medicare, coverage for inpatient and outpatient care is determined under very different payment rules. In...

  • South Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 30 Aiken (South Carolina) Standard on Affordable Care Act: The U.S. Supreme Court has largely settled the political ramifications of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but there remains many fissures in the system....

  • Santa Fe cardiologist pleads not guilty to fraud charges

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe cardiologist accused of health care fraud and wire fraud has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Roy G. Heilbron was arraigned in federal court in Albuquerque on a 24-count indictment Wednesday. He's been released on his own...

  • Obama urges bipartisanship in Medicaid expansion effort

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he'd like to see "some good sense spring forth" as Tennessee lawmakers try to work out their differences and expand Medicaid in a state he touted as having a history of bipartisanship. Obama visited an elementary...

  • Judge: Medicaid must cover some child behavioral treatments

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge ordered the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to stop excluding Medicaid coverage of certain behavioral treatments for children with developmental disabilities, saying the policy conflicts with federal law. Lancaster County District Judge John...

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