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  • Ebola patient in Nebraska regains his appetite

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American doctor battling the Ebola virus has regained his appetite as he continues to improve at the Nebraska Medical Center. Debbie Sacra said Tuesday her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra, scarfed down every bite of the enchiladas he ordered Monday. Debbie Sacra says...

  • Va. hospitals lament limited health care expansion

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state's hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets. Lawmakers are holding a special legislative session on the topic starting Thursday,...

  • CMS spending $1 billion to settle pollution case

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints. The government said that the utility's Consumers Energy...

  • Nebraska's uninsured rate held stable in 2013

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's rate of uninsured stayed flat last year while those in neighboring states and the nation declined slightly, according to U.S. census data released Tuesday. The new data showed that 13 percent of Nebraskans under age 65 were uninsured last year. The rate...

  • Hidalgo clinics separate from Planned Parenthood

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Five women's health clinics in Hidalgo County severed ties with Planned Parenthood Federation of America in an effort to reclaim state dollars for women's health in a region where more than half of female residents live in poverty. As of Monday, the clinics in...

  • CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead...

  • Woman found guilty, mentally ill in deputy attack

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A woman who rammed her car into two Cobb County sheriff's deputies outside the county jail last year has been found guilty but mentally ill. Cobb County District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza says 34-year-old Candida Summerlin of Marietta admitted crashing a...

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

      PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department...

  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe." Even as President Barack Obama is...

  • Vermont Health Connect website is shut down

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — The state has temporarily shut down the Vermont Health Connect website so it can be fixed before the start of the next open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 15, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday. The management of the system will also be changed, giving Lawrence...

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