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  • LA hospital gets money for telemedicine program

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital is starting a telemedicine program that will allow doctors to consult with patients six-thousand miles away. Good Samaritan Hospital announced Wednesday that it's received a federal grant of more than $417,000. The money will be used to...

  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects. Reading that section...

  • Whole Foods recalls vegan pumpkin pies

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling vegan pumpkin pies produced and sold in its Southwest region because they contained undeclared walnuts. The nuts would pose a risk to those who have nut allergies or severe sensitivities. In a statement Wednesday, the Austin-based...

  • Group reports uptick in Haiti cholera patients

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's health system still does not have the capacity to adequately treat cholera patients and there has been an uptick in cases in the country's capital, an official with the international medical group Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday. Oliver...

  • Illinois doctor fined over medical marijuana slip

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators have disciplined a doctor who they say misled potential patients by offering pre-approval for medical marijuana through a Chicago company called Good Intentions — a business that's carrying on its work with patients and plans to have a float in the...

  • Mililani man gets $5.62M verdict for misdiagnosis

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has awarded millions of dollars to an Oahu man who sued a hospital for not diagnosing a tumor in his mouth, his attorney said. Attorney Rick Fried said jurors reached the verdict Tuesday and awarded $5.62 million to his client, Jeff Kim. Kim, 43, of Mililani,...

  • Court: No warrant needed to draw parolees' blood

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court says authorities don't need a warrant to draw blood from parolees who don't consent to a blood test. The 1st District Court of Appeal made the determination Wednesday in a ruling over a DUI case in Solano County. According to the court,...

  • Raccoon exposes 2 people to rabies in SC

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina residents are being told to see their doctors after being exposed to a rabid raccoon. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday the cases in the Simpsonville area involved a captive raccoon that tested positive for...

  • 9 counties that won't meet new ozone standard

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    The Obama administration is proposal stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The proposal calls for new ozone limits of between 65 parts per billion and 70 parts per billion, with the final level to be set next...

  • State appeals ruling that city can ban pot outlets

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is appealing a Circuit Court ruling that a city in the heart of southern Oregon marijuana country can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/121b1FZ ) reported Wednesday the appeal was filed last...

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