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  • Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is considering another nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of Ebola, after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on the disease and check for sick people, the president said...

  • Oklahoma school closed due to meningitis scare

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    UNION CITY, Okla. (AP) — A central Oklahoma school district has canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday after three students were diagnosed with meningitis. Union City Public Schools Superintendent Todd Carel says classes were canceled as a precaution. It's not yet known whether...

  • New Mexico says health exchange premiums to drop

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Many New Mexico residents getting health coverage through the state health insurance exchange will generally see slightly lower premiums in 2015. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1rtjmMS ) reports that the state Office of the Superintendent of Insurance...

  • Police kill fox that bit 4, await rabies results

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police have killed a fox that bit a New York City woman, a school child, school staff members and a dog. The animal will be tested for rabies. Danielle Bopko of New York said she felt something bite her the moment she opened the door at her family's house in...

  • San Juan County hikes raises tax to close deficit

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County is temporarily increasing its gross receipts tax to cover a $6 million shortfall in a program that helps pay for uninsured health care. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1x6ZS3M ) reports that the two increases approved Monday by the county...

  • St. Lucie County picked for veterans nursing home

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — St. Lucie County will be home to Florida's seventh nursing home for veterans. Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet unanimously voted Tuesday to award the nursing home to the county. The vote came after the recommendation was made by Department of Veterans Affairs...

  • NY puts up website about heroin addiction

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has put up a new website with information about heroin and prescription opioid addiction and where to go for help. According to state officials, admissions last year statewide for abuse and addiction treatment for those drugs rose to more than 89,000 with...

  • North Dakotans urged to get protected against flu

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department is urging people to get vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. "A couple of vaccine manufacturers are reporting delays in shipments of flu vaccine this year, but it is anticipated that there will be an adequate supply of flu...

  • Colorado Springs cookbook author teaches classes to help prevent cancer

    By Teresa Farney
    Updated: 12 min ago

    JL Fields is all about food and fitness. Fields operates her business under the name Go Vegan with JL. She is a vegan lifestyle coach and educator, personal chef, career coach and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation and strategic planning services....

  • Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

    Updated: 33 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look...

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