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  • New residency program could help alleviate doctor shortage in Pikes Peak region

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Peak Vista Community Health Centers plans to establish a family medicine residency program in summer 2015 or 2016 - a pivotal step aimed at alleviating a region-wide doctor shortage. The program would be the first of its kind in the Pikes Peak region, and would offer a critical new...

  • Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. The unruptured aneurysm was detected when the 43-year-old coach got tests this week to see why he's been having headaches. An aneurysm is...

  • Court peels some immunity in cases against public agencies

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has struck down an award of $767,000 for a Lansing-area woman who aspired to be a dental hygienist before her car was hit by a state salt truck. In a 7-0 decision, the court says compensation from public agencies for the loss of work as well...

  • Health officials: Nampa woman dies from flu

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public health officials say a southwest Idaho woman has died from influenza. Southwest District Health announced Friday that the woman was from Nampa and over 70 years old. It's the first flu death in Canyon County this year. Southwest District Health...

  • Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Some vital vaccines did not work well. Federal laboratories were careless...

  • Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution....

  • 2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A prison in southern Illinois is on partial lockdown while awaiting test results for two inmates who may have chickenpox. Authorities say it's the second state prison this week where inmates are in isolation as a precaution to prevent chickenpox from...

  • National events played out in Minnesota in 2014

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some events that grabbed Americans' attention the most in 2014 played out on a smaller stage in Minnesota, from questions of race and policing to Ebola, terrorism, and the Republican resurgence. Former Gov. Jesse Ventura returned to the national stage when he won a...

  • Doctors hope Christmas break slows flu in SC

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — School systems across South Carolina say they are happy for the Christmas break for a different reason this year — it provides a good chance to stop a flu outbreak. Several school districts warned parents of a high number of absences before the break started...

  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. A total of 1.9...

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