• Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. About 198 out of every 100,000 people 65 and older have been hospitalized with...

  • DEA raids Indianapolis medical clinic in drug probe

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have raided an Indianapolis medical clinic to seize records and possible evidence of illegal distribution of controlled substances. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Sean Yauger says a task force of DEA and local police officers served a Marion...

  • Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes. Obama wants $215 million for what he's calling a precision medicine...

  • Baltimore health officials confirm baby doesn't have measles

    Yesterday

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Health Department says testing has confirmed that a baby does not have the measles. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen says the department was "fairly certain" the possible measles case was a false alarm but needed to take every precaution...

  • Poultry quarantine in Okanogan County for avian flu

    Yesterday

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture imposed a poultry quarantine Thursday in part of Okanogan County after avian flu was discovered in turkeys and pheasants. The quarantine restricts the movement of eggs and poultry within six miles of the site where the flu was...

  • State reports decrease in Ohio flu hospitalizations

    Yesterday

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials are reporting a decrease in the number of flu-related hospitalizations in what has been an unusually bad season. Numbers released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health showed 400 flu-related hospitalizations from Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, a drop...

  • Health officials say 274 people treated for storm injuries

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials say 274 people have been treated in the state's hospital emergency rooms for storm-related injuries. Two men in the Providence area died as a result of shoveling snow. The majority of the emergency room visits, 175, were because of...

  • Increase in vaccination exemptions a concern for New Mexico

    Yesterday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measles outbreak traced largely to Disneyland in Southern California has New Mexico health officials concerned. The outbreak has spread to Arizona, Colorado and other states but hasn't hit New Mexico yet. However, state officials say they're concerned because...

  • 3 more children died of flu complications in Wisconsin

    Yesterday

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State health officials say three more children have died from flu complications in Wisconsin, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths to five. The latest report from the state Department of Health Services says this flu season is second only to 2009 when the...

  • Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released

    Yesterday

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast. More than 1,200 young, "cold-stunned" Kemp's ridley sea turtles were stranded in...

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