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  • Doctors hope Christmas break slows flu in SC

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — School systems across South Carolina say they are happy for the Christmas break for a different reason this year — it provides a good chance to stop a flu outbreak. Several school districts warned parents of a high number of absences before the break started...

  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. A total of 1.9...

  • Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A major Chicago health care system has apologized to nearly 3,000 patients whose personal information was on an unencrypted laptop that was stolen in October. Northwestern Memorial Healthcare started mailing letters Friday to affected patients and promised to take steps...

  • Aging white lion euthanized at Ohio zoo

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Siegfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues. The zoo says Future — one of two male African white lions loaned permanently by Siegfried and Roy in 1998 — was put down Thursday....

  • Ohio group helps vets through physical activity

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — For one Ohio Army National Guard veteran, the challenges of deployment to Afghanistan continued when she returned home, as she tried to adjust to a sometimes bewildering civilian world while coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. Another vet who was in the...

  • State: Local options needed for juvenile offenders

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — When juvenile offenders appear before Fifth Judicial Circuit Judge Scott Myren, he tries to get them help they need in the northern communities he presides over. It's not always an easy process. In his circuit's sparsely populated counties, juveniles may re-offend...

  • No struggling Ga. hospitals create stand-alone ERs

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Months after Georgia allowed struggling rural hospitals to scale back their operations to save money, not a single facility has signed on. Gov. Nathan Deal's administration intended that unprofitable rural hospitals could scale back their services and just offer...

  • WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in...

  • 2014 a big Lyme disease year in upper New England

    Yesterday

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Public health officials in northern New England say 2014 was another big year for Lyme disease in the region. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Sheila Pinette says the state is likely to exceed last year's record high of 1,384 cases of the...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Yesterday

    The Day of New London (Conn.), Dec. 19, 2014 President Obama offered a succinct reason for a major change in United States foreign policy toward Cuba: The old policy was an abject failure. "These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It's time for a new approach," said...

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