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  • Sign-up deadline looms for health coverage

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A deadline is looming for Massachusetts residents looking to sign up for insurance through the state's health connector. People who qualify and need coverage by Jan. 1 must not only choose an insurance plan but pay for it by Tuesday. That includes many people who are...

  • State police addressing training for mental illness

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police have met with mental health officials to discuss how it trains troopers to handle people with mental illness. Capt. Stephen Jones says members of the state police training academy have met with mental health officials in New Jersey to...

  • Shumlin team to push less ambitious health changes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — After Gov. Peter Shumlin dropped his long-sought goal of a universal, publicly funded health care system this past week, key members of his health care team immediately got back to work picking up less ambitious pieces of the plan. Appearing Wednesday before...

  • Tobacco settlement board warns against complacency

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A board that recommends how Connecticut should spend part of its legal settlement with major tobacco companies is urging state lawmakers not to become complacent about combating smoking, insisting that declining rates don't tell the full story. The annual report...

  • Study examines fitness program for mentally ill

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — More research is confirming the benefits of a New Hampshire program that promotes physical fitness among people with serious mental illness. The In SHAPE program was started at Monadnock Family Services in 2003, and the state later won a federal grant to expand it...

  • Fish and Wildlife offers ice fishing safety tips

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering safety tips for people who fish on the ice this winter. Game Warden Major Dennis Reinhardt says ice fishing can be safe and fund when it has been cold enough to form good, solid ice on the state's lakes and...

  • Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. The unruptured aneurysm was detected when the 43-year-old coach got tests this week to see why he's been having headaches. An aneurysm is...

  • Court peels some immunity in cases against public agencies

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has struck down an award of $767,000 for a Lansing-area woman who aspired to be a dental hygienist before her car was hit by a state salt truck. In a 7-0 decision, the court says compensation from public agencies for the loss of work as well...

  • Health officials: Nampa woman dies from flu


    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials say a southwest Idaho woman has died from influenza. Southwest District Health announced Friday that the woman was from Nampa and over 70 years old. It's the first flu death in Canyon County this year. Southwest District Health...

  • Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control


    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Some vital vaccines did not work well. Federal laboratories were careless...