Oregon confirms case of travel-associated Zika virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials say Oregon has a confirmed case of the Zika virus.

The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday the woman contracted the virus outside the United States and has...

Mississippi Editorial Rdp

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:

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Feb. 9

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on telemedicine in the state:

The respected online political blog, Politico, released an...

Data: Preventable ER visits cost about $90 million a year

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A state agency says a new report shows potentially preventable emergency room visits cost Rhode Islanders about $90 million a year.

The report released Tuesday by the Executive Office of...

2 students stop bus after driver has medical emergency

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Two students were able to bring their school bus to a stop on Wednesday morning after their driver apparently suffered a medical emergency.

The bus carrying students from North...

Alabama health agency confirms first Zika case in state

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama resident who recently traveled to Latin America has been diagnosed with the state's first confirmed case of the Zika virus, and a few others are being tested, health...

Correction: SeaWorld-Dolphin Death story

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In a story Feb. 9 about a dolphin death at SeaWorld San Antonio, The Associated Press, relying on information provided from SeaWorld, erroneously reported that the dolphin died Friday. The...

Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process.

As health insurance plans become...

Atlanta airport adds private pods for breast-feeding mothers

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities at the world's busiest airport say four lactation pods are now available for nursing mothers as they travel.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday announced...