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  • Senate panel takes up medical registry bill

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire's lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker...

  • Judge hears arguments over 2011 marijuana law

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users in Montana. Bozeman attorney Jim Goetz told District Judge James Reynolds on Tuesday that even though the...

  • Rabid cat bites 2 people in Norfolk

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials are canvassing a neighborhood for potential rabies exposure after a rabid cat bit two people. The Norfolk Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one person was bitten while attempting to feed the cat. The cat attacked...

  • Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors. The Missouri Rx Program is scheduled to expire in August, but the measure endorsed on Wednesday would extend the...

  • More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs. "It's a heartwarming, wonderful thing to...

  • Farmington hospital closing Bloomfield clinic

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington hospital is shuttering its clinic in a neighboring city. San Juan Regional Medical Center will close its Bloomfield clinic in June and move the clinic's patients and five-person medical staff to the hospital's clinic in Aztec. The Daily Times...

  • Once-conjoined twins set to leave Texas hospital

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Conjoined twins separated last summer are set to be released from a Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say the 9-month-old boys born joined at the abdomen are to be released Wednesday to a local inpatient...

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    Yesterday

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has...

  • NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

    Yesterday

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of...

  • 7 Wisconsin districts get $3.2M in federal grants

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven Wisconsin school districts have been awarded a total of $3.2 million in federal grants to help them expand their nutrition and physical-education programs. To qualify, the districts have to implement programs that teach students healthy eating habits and good...

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