• House panel OKs bill to keep mental health facilities open

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill seeking to keep two state mental health facilities open longer won approval from a House panel Wednesday, although lawmakers acknowledged the change might not be enacted soon enough to prevent some employees from losing their jobs. Members of a House...

  • 10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown, an official said Wednesday, declaring that the West African country is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic. Hundreds of sick people were identified on Friday, Saturday and...

  • Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state senator who has drawn the ire of supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal called a protester an obscene name in a video posted to YouTube. The video captures an exchange between a protester and Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga at...

  • NYU Langone, Lutheran Medical Center get OK to affiliate

    Updated: 3 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — NYU Langone and Lutheran Medical Center say their affiliation agreement has received final state approval. The agreement approved Wednesday extends NYU Langone's presence in Brooklyn and bolsters Lutheran's access to NYU Langone's medical and surgical specialties....

  • MSU gets $4.7 million to attack obesity among preschoolers

    Updated: 16 min ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University researchers are heading a $4.7 million federal program aimed at reducing obesity among pre-school children. The East Lansing school says the five-year grant is part of a $42 million U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative. It's...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: 46 min ago

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ March 31 Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader on raiding the public employees health insurance fund: You may recall that our praise last week for the General Assembly's accomplishments came with a caveat that it was too soon to know all...

  • New Jersey to look at adding medical marijuana conditions

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    New Jersey is preparing to consider adding conditions that qualify patients for using medical marijuana, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said Wednesday. She said she will assemble a panel of medical experts to make recommendations. Under state regulations, the process can start...

  • App enables self-reporting of possible Ebola symptoms in Md.

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore company and Maryland public health officials are announcing a smartphone and Web application for self-reporting possible Ebola symptoms. Emocha Mobile Health Inc. said Wednesday that people returning from affected West African nations can use the app to...

  • Las Vegas psychiatric hospital reaccredited after scandal

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas psychiatric hospital is now reaccredited after an embarrassing patient busing scandal in 2013. The Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services agency announced Tuesday that the Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital won accreditation from the national Joint...

  • Many Colorado insanity plea patients still hospitalized

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PUEBLO — More than half of the patients committed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo during the past 10 years after being found not guilty by reason of insanity are still there. Hospital officials say 135 patients were committed to the state hospital over the past 10...