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  • Bonfils offers other ways to help 10-year-old who needs bone marrow transplant

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Gazette readers who wish to help 10-year-old Aden Knar, who suffers from lymphoblastic leukemia, but cannot make it to the bone marrow drive this weekend have other opportunities to help. The Gazette published Wednesday...

  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among...

  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut,...

  • Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women

    Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies. Health organizations and women's rights advocates have called on...

  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that had angered gun owners — changes that are going down well with the law's supporters. But would-be cannabis entrepreneurs...

  • Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions

    Yesterday

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead Dr. Bonnie Hedrick is the coordinator of...

  • Lawsuit filed over Del. medical marijuana effort

    Yesterday

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is the target of a lawsuit accusing him of breach of contract in efforts to establish Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary. Former Lewes city Councilman A. Judson Bennett claims in the lawsuit that he...

  • Northern Ark. hospital opens new women's clinic

    Yesterday

    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — A northern Arkansas hospital says it will open a new women's clinic to fill the gap in coverage for prenatal and post-delivery care in Paragould. Starting Monday, a new women's clinic in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center will be open for patients. Hospital...

  • Heineman to sign Nebraska autism coverage bill

    Yesterday

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he plans to sign a bill that would require some health insurers to offer coverage for autism screenings and therapy. Heineman will hold a public bill signing on Monday along with autism advocates at the Capitol. Insurance plans...

  • Marijuana trade show coming to Bangor Saturday

    Yesterday

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest medical marijuana trade show in New England is in Bangor on Saturday. Homegrown Maine 2014 takes place at the Spectacular Events Center in the city. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine organizes the event, which is in its third year. A...

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