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  • State partners with child nutrition programs

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials say the state is participating in "Farm to School" activities across the state in October by partnering with child nutrition programs. The Alaska Division of Agriculture's Farm to School program also will be promoting local lunch day at...

  • Bismarck conference focuses on injury prevention

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A two-day health conference in Bismarck is focusing on the prevention of injuries. The state Health Department's Division of Injury Prevention and Control is sponsoring the conference Wednesday and Thursday at the Radisson. The department says injuries are on the...

  • GA lawmakers to hear testimony on medical cannabis

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A committee of state lawmakers tasked with studying effects of marijuana extracts on certain illnesses is scheduled to meet with law enforcement officials, health professionals and others. The medical cannabis study committee is scheduled to hear testimony...

  • Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health...

  • Ball State team eyes tainted Mount Everest water

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A team of Ball State University researchers hopes to bring clean drinking water to a mountain village along a heavily traveled path to Mount Everest. Ball State geological sciences professor Kirsten Nicholson is leading faculty, students and alumni in studying...

  • Soldiers from 101st deploying to Liberia

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Liberia to support the response to the Ebola virus outbreak there. The 101st Airborne Division said the 101st Headquarters will deploy as the joint force command and support the U.S. Agency for International...

  • Rhode Island kicks off flu vaccination campaign

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is kicking off its flu vaccination campaign. The campaign begins Wednesday with an event at the State House. Stephanie Chafee, Rhode Island's first lady and a registered nurse, and health officials including state Director of Health Michael Fine...

  • Summits set to aid Medicare open enrollees

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Insurance Department's Medicare Assistance Program is hosting free statewide events to assist seniors during the Medicare open enrollment period that runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7. During open enrollment, Medicare-eligible consumers can sign up for coverage...

  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was...

  • HCA donates $1 million for CDC Ebola response

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville-based HCA has donated $1 million to the CDC Foundation to help support the international response to the Ebola epidemic. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said in a news release that HCA's donation will help the agency...

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