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  • Taj Mahal casino workers dreading insurance loss

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One worker had to move up a double mastectomy before her insurance runs out in a week. Another says he can no longer afford diabetes medicine for his young son, and a third may have to do without medication for frequent asthma attacks. All three are longtime...

  • Seattle nurse monitored for Ebola as precaution

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area nurse who has returned after treating Ebola patients in Africa is being monitored and voluntarily restricting her movements. Public Health Seattle-King County says she has shown no sign of the disease and the monitoring is routine, following guidelines...

  • Correction: Hospital-Investigation story

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about the McAlester Regional Health Center, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the hospital is the subject of a federal investigation. The hospital is not being investigated, it is cooperating with an investigation of an unnamed...

  • Arizona records 1st confirmed case of Enterovirus

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say Arizona now has a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68, a virus that can cause serious respiratory illnesses in young children. The virus spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces. The confirmed case was in...

  • AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far....

  • Governor announces Nevada Ebola task force members

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has assembled some of the biggest players in Nevada health care as part of an Ebola advisory committee. The group is tasked with ensuring the state is ready for any cases of the virus, developing a communication plan and recommending any further...

  • Lions lineman kept playing despite concussion

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Detroit Lions offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle kept playing after banging his head on the ground late in last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, even though the team knew a concussion was possible. Waddle was knocked down while blocking during an...

  • More than $560K spent on doctor ballot measure ads

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Activists on both sides of the "any willing provider" ballot measure that would give South Dakota patients more choice of in-network doctors say the issue is too complicated for sound bites, but have still spent more than $560,000 on television ads to sway voters...

  • Alabama judge tosses 2nd lawsuit over circumcision

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge is dismissing a second lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during a botched circumcision. A judge in Birmingham issued an order Wednesday throwing out the lawsuit filed by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. and his wife against a hospital...

  • MN will monitor some travelers for Ebola symptoms

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say they'll be in daily touch with travelers returning to Minnesota from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for 21 days, the incubation period for Ebola. Public health nurses or epidemiologists will call the travelers to quiz them about...

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