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  • Feds: RI couple sold unapproved cancer remedies

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island say a Portsmouth business, its owner and his wife have been charged with selling more than $2 million dollars of unapproved health products as cancer remedies. Prosecutors said Wednesday an indictment accuses James Feijo,...

  • Some South Dakota GOP support help for immigrants

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States....

  • Maine nursing homes may get $14 million boost

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — After years of underfunding that has forced some of Maine's nursing homes to slash staff and close their doors, the facilities could get some relief under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage's signature. Lawmakers in the Democratic-led Legislature have...

  • Bill limits who can be sued at nursing homes

    Yesterday

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House on Wednesday agreed to limit who can be named as defendants in lawsuits against nursing homes in a bill that now goes to Gov. Rick Scott. The measure prohibits "passive investors," those not involved in the direct decision-making of a...

  • Bill mandates life support for pregnant women

    Yesterday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would require doctors and hospitals to use life support to keep a brain-dead pregnant woman alive until the birth of her child, no matter her family's wishes. The House Health and Welfare Committee backed the...

  • Hepatitis C victim in dental scare writes of fears

    Yesterday

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa-area man whose hepatitis C diagnosis led Oklahoma to close two dental clinics and suggest AIDS testing for 7,000 patients last year says his illness has left him depressed, embarrassed and worried about his future. The patient — identified as "G. Rains"...

  • Walker OKs expanding doctor notification law

    Yesterday

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state law covering information doctors are required to tell patients will be expanded under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law. The Legislature last year changed the law to no longer require doctors to give patients as much information...

  • Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

    Yesterday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health company, will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday. Amedisys and...

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Yesterday

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic...

  • Miss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

    Yesterday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to ban abortion at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. Supporters say it's designed to protect women's health, while abortion-rights advocates say it's unconstitutional. Bryant signed House Bill 1400 on...

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