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  • Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to...

  • Salmonella from bean sprouts sicken 3 Vermonters

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state Health Department says three people in Vermont have been affected by a Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts in the Northeast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 68 people in 10 states have become sickened. The CDC...

  • Patient choice won't affect ACA rates this year

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota residents purchasing insurance during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period won't see additional costs as a result of the so-called patient choice measure voters approved in November, but it's unclear how rates could be affected when...

  • Ebola victim's fiancee moves into new Dallas home

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, is settling into a Dallas condominium a month after emerging from quarantine with most of her possessions destroyed and many places reluctant to rent to her. Louise Troh said Friday she is "relieved"...

  • New Jersey lets 4th dispensary grow medical pot

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have given a fourth dispensary permission to start growing medical marijuana, so it could start offering cannabis to patients in the spring of 2015. The Health Department issued the permit to Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center in Cranbury...

  • 2nd NC child dies from flu complications

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials say a second child in North Carolina has died of complications from the flu. The state Department of Health and Human Services reported the death on its website Friday. While neither the child's age nor identity have been released, the...

  • Marylou Sudders named Baker's HHS chief

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Marylou Sudders, a former state mental health commissioner and chief executive of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was tapped Friday by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in his administration....

  • A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently...

  • U-Md. Ebola vaccine study progresses

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland School of Medicine says it has administered an experimental Ebola vaccine to 20 volunteers in Baltimore. Officials said Friday they expect preliminary results in four to eight weeks. The clinical trial will evaluate different dosages of a...

  • Bill would let overdose victims avoid prosecution

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — It's a common occurrence across Kentucky: Someone overdoses on drugs, calls for help and is then arrested for possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia. But faced with alarming increases in heroin overdose deaths, some state Republican lawmakers want to exempt...

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