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  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    Yesterday

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these...

  • Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

    Yesterday

    Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green — a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — rocked on a bench for hours, confiding in an...

  • More than 8,500 to participate in Jimmy Fun Walk

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — More than 8,500 people, including cancer patients, survivors, and family members, are scheduled to participate in this weekend's walk along the route of the Boston Marathon. The goal is to raise more than $7.5 million to fund lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care...

  • North Dakota reports 17 cases of West Nile virus

    Yesterday

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Health officials say 17 cases of West Nile have been reported in North Dakota. Officials say eight people have been hospitalized and one death has been attributed this year to the mosquito-borne virus. State health officials have been monitoring the West Nile...

  • Eagle Butte man sentenced for domestic violence

    Yesterday

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An Eagle Butte man accused of beating and wounding his common-law wife has been sentenced to home confinement and probation. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 40-year-old Harold Picotte III was sentenced to six months of home confinement and 1 ½ years of...

  • RI event to highlight prevention of elderly falls

    Yesterday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Health officials are highlighting the risks of falls by older adults and ways they can be prevented. The Rhode Island Falls Injury Prevention Coalition is holding an event Monday at the Statehouse as a kick-off to Falls Prevention Week. It's called "Strong...

  • Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

    Yesterday

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating...

  • State official encourages vaccinations against flu

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top health official says it's time to get vaccinated for the flu and to encourage others to do the same. The flu season usually starts in October, and state Health Services Director Will Humble says steps now underway include monitoring reported cases and...

  • Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for...

  • Hawaii public hospitals cut while hurting for cash

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Public hospitals across Hawaii are finding ways to reduce staff and cut services because they don't have enough money to make ends meet. Executives from the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation told lawmakers Friday that even after layoffs they are facing a $30 million...

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