• Maine Sen. King announces successful prostate cancer surgery

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine says he's successfully undergone prostate cancer surgery. King made the announcement in a statement from his wife, Mary Herman. Herman said that her husband is feeling fine after the surgery Friday and eager to return to work —...

  • Chicago to push meningitis vaccine during 'Pride' parade

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Efforts to stop a deadly meningitis outbreak in Chicago will gather speed and urgency this weekend during the city's annual gay pride celebration. Following six confirmed cases among gay and bisexual men, including one death, the Chicago Department of Public Health is...

  • Little progress in negotiations between hospital, nurses

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A spokesman for a Maine hospital says officials have made little progress in negotiations with a nursing union. The spokesman for Eastern Maine Medical Center says bargaining teams representing the hospital and Maine State Nurses Association, National Nurses...

  • With court defeat, GOP health law effort now aimed at '16

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's resounding rejection of a conservative attempt to gut President Barack Obama's health care overhaul won't stop Republicans from attacking the law they detest. But now, their efforts will be chiefly about teeing up the issue for the 2016...

  • Obama and Roberts legacies intertwined in health care law

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief justice who once mangled President Barack Obama's oath of office has once again helped rescue the president's signature achievement, his health care law. After an awkward first encounter, these two Harvard Law graduates who rose to high positions of power...

  • Muscogee Nation announces emergency room expansion project

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health has announced plans for an emergency room expansion at the MCN Medical Center in Okmulgee. According to a press release, the expansion will add about 7,400 square feet to the current emergency room space. The...

  • Other legal challenges to health overhaul remain

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought the legal fight over the health care overhaul was finally over, think again. At least four issues related to the Affordable Care Act still are being sorted out in the courts, although none seems to pose the same threat to the law as the challenge to...

  • Rupture leaves hospital emergency room without running water

    Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Hospital officials say a water rupture left an emergency room in Warwick without water for nearly two hours. Kent County Hospital spokesman Jim Beardsworth says ambulances were diverted to other hospitals Thursday and the emergency department gave patients bottled...

  • 12-year-old girl undergoes surgeries following shark attack

    Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who was one of two people injured in separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town has begun a series of surgeries as part of her recovery. Dr. Bill Adamson, chief surgeon at UNC Children's Hospital, issued a statement on the...

  • Supreme Court ruling provides certainty, safety net for Colorado health exchange, analysts say

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The Supreme Court's ruling on health insurance subsidies in dozens of other states ensured two things for Colorado: Certainty and a safety net, health policy analysts said. The biggest impact of Thursday's decision should be that it will allow the state to continue several...

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