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  • CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along...

  • Justices block lawsuit over Boeing worker's death

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Supreme Court says in a split decision that Boeing can't be sued over a worker's death from asbestos exposure. Worker Gary Walston was exposed to asbestos throughout his long career at Boeing, but especially during a span in 1985 when crews began...

  • Michigan Red Cross plans staffing consolidations

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The American Red Cross is transforming some of its operations in Michigan. Spokeswoman Allison Koenigbauer tells The Associated Press that the organization will consolidate some teams to "save donor dollars" and to "have more resources to spend" on people and...

  • White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015. "This is an urgent health threat and a threat to our economic stability as...

  • Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease as they pursue benefits claims. The bill by the two coal-state senators comes after an investigation by the Center for Public...

  • Malaria identified as cause of illness on ship

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship that's now docked in New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control says at least one crew member of the Liberian-flagged ship, Marine Phoenix,...

  • DNR closes Pigeon Lake islands

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says islands in Meeker County's Pigeon Lake are off limits to the public because of a bird virus. The DNR says about 30 cormorants and several pelicans were recently found dead in nesting colonies on the islands. The...

  • 2nd rabid cat euthanized after Md. camper attacked

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Health officials say a second cat tested positive for rabies and was euthanized following an attack on a camper in Maryland's Eastern Shore. Worcester County health officials said Thursday that the calico cat was part of a "free-roaming colony" living on an...

  • Funding to boost training for Alzheimer's care

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Training for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will be getting a boost thanks to $100,000 in state funding. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the funding Wednesday. She says the investment will triple the number of Alzheimer's...

  • LSU at odds with hospital manager over contracts

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has rejected financial proposals from the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals that would govern the sharing of computer services, utilities and security. University system health care adviser Jerry Phillips said the documents submitted by the...

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