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  • Child's cancer is latest twist in Iowa death trial

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa is seeking a delay in his January trial so he can care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer. Alex Fazzino is free on bond while awaiting trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 death of...

  • LA hospital gets money for telemedicine program

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital is starting a telemedicine program that will allow doctors to consult with patients six-thousand miles away. Good Samaritan Hospital announced Wednesday that it's received a federal grant of more than $417,000. The money will be used to...

  • Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the nation's first successful recipient of a liver from a living donor. As she marks the 25th anniversary of her successful surgery Thursday, she says its success has enabled her to live a normal life almost completely untouched...

  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects. Reading that section...

  • Health commissioner urges flu shots for Hoosiers

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner is urging Indiana residents to get flu shots, saying it helps prevent many from getting sick. Dr. Jerome Adams says flu shots help protect families. He says influenza is unpredictable, but it claims several thousand American lives...

  • DHH head: 'alarming rate' of ADHD medication in La

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9. She says parents,...

  • Whole Foods recalls vegan pumpkin pies

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling vegan pumpkin pies produced and sold in its Southwest region because they contained undeclared walnuts. The nuts would pose a risk to those who have nut allergies or severe sensitivities. In a statement Wednesday, the Austin-based...

  • Group reports uptick in Haiti cholera patients

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's health system still does not have the capacity to adequately treat cholera patients and there has been an uptick in cases in the country's capital, an official with the international medical group Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday. Oliver...

  • Illinois doctor fined over medical marijuana slip

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators have disciplined a doctor who they say misled potential patients by offering pre-approval for medical marijuana through a Chicago company called Good Intentions — a business that's carrying on its work with patients and plans to have a float in the...

  • Mililani man gets $5.62M verdict for misdiagnosis

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has awarded millions of dollars to an Oahu man who sued a hospital for not diagnosing a tumor in his mouth, his attorney said. Attorney Rick Fried said jurors reached the verdict Tuesday and awarded $5.62 million to his client, Jeff Kim. Kim, 43, of Mililani,...

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