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  • UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Ban, who...

  • Texas death among 5 reported in listeria outbreak

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials say one person has died and three became sick in a food poisoning outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said the listeria outbreak includes 10 states and five deaths linked to the...

  • Children's Hospital settles over data breach

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $40,000 and bolster its patient data security following a data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 2,100 patients, the state attorney general's office announced Friday. The judgment, entered in...

  • GOP leader announces he'll undergo cancer treatment

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A GOP leader in the state Senate says he has been diagnosed with cancer and plans to undergo treatment. Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro told media on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He said in a statement...

  • Trial continues for woman who took dying man's dog

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The trial was expected to continue for a Pittsburgh woman charged with stealing a cancer-stricken man's dog, whose attorney says she was justified in having the animal euthanized. The defense attorney for 58-year-old Gisele Paris doesn't dispute that she removed a...

  • Minnesota health officials report flu surge

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities. Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week. That raised the number of Minnesota schools...

  • Shriners, University of Illinois sign agreement

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Shriners Hospital and the University of Illinois health system have signed an affiliation agreement. The organizations announced the partnership Thursday. The Chicago Shriners Hospital serves children in the Midwest with specialized orthopedic care,...

  • Bozeman hospital acts to prevent flu spread

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza. As of Thursday, children under the age of 18 are asked not to visit the hospital because they are most susceptible to this virus. However, children are...

  • Flu worries prompt more Indiana hospitals limits

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — More Indiana hospitals are being advised to put temporary visitor restrictions in place to try to protect patients and staff from the flu virus. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is recommending anyone going to a health care facility seeking...

  • 168-year-old Grand Rapids house restored as treatment center

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — To appreciate the history behind the Sanford House, start with the wallpaper mural in the grand entrance hall of the 168-year-old pillared landmark. Depicting scenes of life in the Americas in the 1820s, the design is called Vues d'Amérique du Nord. It was...

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