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  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of...

  • Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. The recalled item is sold with a Whole Foods market scale label reading "mini butter croissants" in...

  • Court: NYC must support ill inmates leaving jail

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge has ruled city officials must provide more individualized discharge plans for mentally ill inmates leaving city jails. A Manhattan state Supreme Court justice upheld Friday a 2003 settlement agreement between lawyers for the mentally ill and...

  • Patient sues Arkansas doctor charge with voyeurism

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 23-year-old Arkansas woman has filed a lawsuit against a Paragould gynecologist who was charged this week with video voyeurism, alleging she caught the doctor taking nude photos of her during an examination this month, her lawyer said Friday. State police...

  • Multiple mumps cases found in central Ohio school

    Updated: 5 min ago

    DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county. A Delaware General Health District spokeswoman said Friday that students who...

  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Updated: 50 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among...

  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut,...

  • Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies. Health organizations and women's rights advocates have called on...

  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that had angered gun owners — changes that are going down well with the law's supporters. But would-be cannabis entrepreneurs...

  • Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead Dr. Bonnie Hedrick is the coordinator of...

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