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  • Senate panel takes up medical registry bill

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire's lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker...

  • Smartphone apps remind patients to take their meds

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications. Doctors warn about the consequences and urge patients to use various techniques, such as...

  • Judge hears arguments over 2011 marijuana law

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users in Montana. Bozeman attorney Jim Goetz told District Judge James Reynolds on Tuesday that even though the...

  • Rabid cat bites 2 people in Norfolk

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials are canvassing a neighborhood for potential rabies exposure after a rabid cat bit two people. The Norfolk Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one person was bitten while attempting to feed the cat. The cat attacked...

  • Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors. The Missouri Rx Program is scheduled to expire in August, but the measure endorsed on Wednesday would extend the...

  • More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs. "It's a heartwarming, wonderful thing to...

  • Farmington hospital closing Bloomfield clinic

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington hospital is shuttering its clinic in a neighboring city. San Juan Regional Medical Center will close its Bloomfield clinic in June and move the clinic's patients and five-person medical staff to the hospital's clinic in Aztec. The Daily Times...

  • Once-conjoined twins set to leave Texas hospital

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Conjoined twins separated last summer are set to be released from a Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say the 9-month-old boys born joined at the abdomen are to be released Wednesday to a local inpatient...

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has...

  • 7 Wisconsin districts get $3.2M in federal grants

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven Wisconsin school districts have been awarded a total of $3.2 million in federal grants to help them expand their nutrition and physical-education programs. To qualify, the districts have to implement programs that teach students healthy eating habits and good...

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