• Former quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As soon as he was released from medical care following a motorcycle crash 16 years ago that left him paralyzed from the neck down, Aaron Baker mapped out his future. The former Los Angeles motocross racer says he planned to drive his electric wheelchair into a...

  • Wyoming Department of Health seeking to fight obesity

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting nonprofit community organizations across the state to apply for federal funds for programs to fight obesity. The Sheridan Press (http://tinyurl.com/qc97y43 ) reports the one-time federal grants, offered through the...

  • Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery

    Updated: 7 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States alone each...

  • Free clinic offered for people without dental insurance

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Volunteer dentists and hygienists are holding a clinic to offer free dental work to Rhode Islanders without dental insurance. The nonprofit Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation is holding its 4th annual Mission of Mercy free dental clinic Saturday and Sunday....

  • 4 with developmental disabilities taking cross-country trip

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A group of travelers with developmental disabilities is setting out on a cross-country road trip that organizers say will help them develop life skills and better their chances of one day living and working independently. The experimental 6,000-mile trip is...

  • Colorado health officials vow to continue contraceptive program despite lack of state funding

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER - A program that provides contraception such as intrauterine devices to at-risk women will continue at the end of June despite clamors during the 2015 legislative session that without an influx of state funding the heralded program would die. Democrats counted it as their...

  • Planned consolidation of military suicide prevention programs irks some in Pikes Peak region

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

  • Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care. Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious condition. Diagnoses have varied, with doctors saying Friday that he...

  • Alabama teachers who smoke to pay more for health insurance

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state board on Thursday approved a number of changes to state education employee benefit plans to help offset a nearly $140 million shortfall for 2016. Changes to the Public Education Employees' Insurance Plan will go into effect when the new year fiscal year...

  • 49ers Bowman confident he'll return to top form post-injury

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NaVorro Bowman intercepted a pass in the end zone by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and even in a late May practice it meant plenty. Even with his speed not quite the same thanks to a bulky brace he still wears to protect his surgically repaired left knee....

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