• Things to know about the sperm bank industry

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S. Here are some things to know about the industry: ___ HOW MANY BABIES COME FROM DONATED SPERM? While anecdotal evidence might suggest that the use of sperm...

  • Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son...

  • 2 escape serious injury when car is struck by train

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Two people escaped serious injury when the car they were in was struck by a train in northern New Jersey. Authorities tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1D2zUMr) that the accident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday. They say the car's driver tried to go around the...

  • New Nebraska law could help put medical marijuana on ballot

    Updated: 41 min ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Worried that lawmakers may not act, advocates for medical marijuana could take their campaign to Nebraska voters next year, and a new state law could make their job easier. Supporters said they've started gathering signatures to place the issue on the November...

  • Iowa's Medicaid privatization draws scrutiny

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to privatize the state's Medicaid program is moving forward, though critics are raising questions about how the shift will impact patients. Earlier this year, the state began an effort to shift Medicaid administration to two or more...

  • Cancer diagnosis prompts sisters to have preventive surgery

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Dulce Noonan's cancer diagnosis may have saved her sister's life. When Noonan was told she had Stage 3A breast cancer, the news, naturally, frightened her. But the experience was also eerily familiar: Every woman on her father's side of the family had been...

  • Ohio hospitals conduct statewide colon cancer screening

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio cancer center is leading a statewide colon cancer screening in a study aimed at preventing the disease. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center says the project involving 42 hospitals around the state hopes to screen all Ohioans diagnosed...

  • Mental health funding cuts stir outcry in Connecticut

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to cut state grants to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an outcry from advocates and some families of Newtown massacre victims in Connecticut. Advocates say the Democratic governor's spending...

  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now...

  • Morehouse receives $1.2M grant to serve East Point area

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Morehouse School of Medicine will receive a $1.2 million grant to improve health in Atlanta's East Point neighborhood. The program will deliver primary care to participants. Follow-up care and appointments will be carefully tracked. Morehouse officials said the...

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