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  • Man scratched by rabid bat in NW Washington

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    LAKE CRESCENT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old Port Angeles, Washington, man who was scratched by a rabid bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is receiving preventative rabies treatment. Park spokeswoman Rainey McKenna says the man was sitting on the lake shore at...

  • Arizona company to pay $35M to settle false claims

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities say an Arizona nonprofit corporation has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations that two of its Tucson hospitals submitting false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for nearly seven years. The Carondelet Health...

  • Yazoo County resident dies from West Nile Virus

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health said Monday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have...

  • Funeral set for man who died in Nantucket dive

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for a man who died over the weekend after diving off a building into Nantucket Harbor hours after fundraising for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge. The wake for Corey Griffin,...

  • Environmentalist group says health registry needed

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action. Health Secretary Michael...

  • New Illinois laws target senior care complaints

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed two pieces of legislation giving seniors and the disabled greater access to people who can address complaints about their care or their living conditions. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to help people living in...

  • Nebraska may have to repay $2.5M in Medicaid money

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials want Nebraska to repay nearly $2.5 million because they say the state mishandled some Medicaid prescription drug claims. The problem was discovered by an audit the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released...

  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals...

  • Witness: McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife's erratic behavior, causing turmoil throughout the executive staff and nearly prompting a mass resignation among workers in the governor's mansion, a defense witness testified Monday. Other former McDonnell...

  • Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite. The 7-year-old red panda named Shama died Saturday. She became well-known at the zoo as the...

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