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  • Maine communities get $1M for in-home health care

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Four Maine communities are getting more than $1 million to develop ways to help people who are sick or elderly stay in their homes. The goal of the grants from the Maine Health Access Foundation is to improve services so that people can receive care in their...

  • Construction underway on medical building

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Construction is underway on a new medical building on the campus of Norwich University in Northfield. The new Green Mountain Family Practice building is a collaboration of the Central Vermont Medical Center, Norwich University and E.F. Wall and Associates....

  • Guam private hospital won't open until '15

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Bogged down by construction delays, Guam's first private hospital is unable to open next month as previously planned. The Guam Regional Medical City issued a statement saying it "anticipates a delay in the opening of its new state-of-the-art hospital until early...

  • AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

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    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were all a bit starstruck. After all, their Breakfast of Champions guest, the keynote speaker, was tennis great Venus Williams. They quickly learned that she is a fun-loving, everyday person who was a delight as she...

  • NY's poor gain from health insurance changes

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid — the federal program for the poor — and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act. Overall,...

  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Among the findings in the report, which...

  • ND fire department urging people to cook safely

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A fire department in North Dakota is urging residents to take into consideration safety measures while cooking this holiday season. Bismarck firefighters are advising people to keep a close eye on food cooking inside the oven or microwave. They add that children...

  • Massachusetts receives $1.75M for asthma programs

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has received more than $1.75 million to fund new asthma-related programs in high-risk communities with documented health disparities. Attorney General Martha Coakley said the funding is aimed at helping thousands of children...

  • Assisted suicide opponents meet in Connecticut

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Organizers say about 140 people have turned out for a daylong conference on assisted suicide. The two-day event, dubbed East Coast Against Assisted Suicide, was wrapping up on Saturday in Windsor Locks. It was sponsored by several groups that oppose...

  • 4 in NH sickened by contaminated bean sprouts

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say four residents have been affected by a Salmonella outbreak in the Northeast linked to bean sprouts from a Brooklyn, New York, company. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday that the bean sprouts were...

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