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  • Walker OKs expanding doctor notification law

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state law covering information doctors are required to tell patients will be expanded under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law. The Legislature last year changed the law to no longer require doctors to give patients as much information...

  • Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health company, will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday. Amedisys and...

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic...

  • Miss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to ban abortion at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. Supporters say it's designed to protect women's health, while abortion-rights advocates say it's unconstitutional. Bryant signed House Bill 1400 on...

  • La. company settles Medicare fraud allegations

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Louisiana-based home healthcare company will pay $150 million to settle allegations that it submitted false bills to the federal Medicare program. Federal prosecutors in Birmingham said Wednesday that the settlement was in response to allegations that...

  • Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The vast majority of Texas' commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world. The state Department of Agriculture expanded the citrus greening quarantine areas in South...

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia. Most of those cases are...

  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun. Over the next three years, the CDC formally named the condition and...

  • County receives 206 medical marijuana applications

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County officials are considering 206 applications from people seeking to start medical marijuana-related businesses in the Las Vegas area. County spokesman Dan Kulin reports that 109 different entities submitted documents to the Business License Department...

  • Insurance department starts network rules review

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Insurance Department on Tuesday began its lengthy and complicated work to revise how it decides whether insurance policies cover enough doctors and other providers. At a meeting Wednesday, department officials outlined the timeline for changing...

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