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  • More than $560K spent on doctor ballot measure ads

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Activists on both sides of the "any willing provider" ballot measure that would give South Dakota patients more choice of in-network doctors say the issue is too complicated for sound bites, but have still spent more than $560,000 on television ads to sway voters...

  • Alabama judge tosses 2nd lawsuit over circumcision

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge is dismissing a second lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during a botched circumcision. A judge in Birmingham issued an order Wednesday throwing out the lawsuit filed by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. and his wife against a hospital...

  • MN will monitor some travelers for Ebola symptoms

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say they'll be in daily touch with travelers returning to Minnesota from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for 21 days, the incubation period for Ebola. Public health nurses or epidemiologists will call the travelers to quiz them about...

  • State of Illinois sets up Ebola task force

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois has formed a task force to advise on responding to the Ebola virus. Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Wednesday that he established the task force by executive order with the Illinois Department of Public Health. IDPH Director Dr. LaMar...

  • New owner of Colorado Springs health practice to pay millions after anti-kickback probe

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — DaVita HealthCare Partners will pay $389 million to settle an anti-kickback investigation involving kidney patients, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The payment includes $350 million for the settlement and a civil forfeiture fine of $39 million for two...

  • Woman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain dog

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was in the hospital and is questioning that decision. In an interview published Thursday by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Javier...

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room....

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 23

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. BAIL HEARING FOR ALLEGED SUPPLIER IN MLB DRUG CASE A bail hearing is set for a South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who supplied banned substances that were provided by a...

  • Rwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spain

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho said on Twitter late Wednesday that...

  • Colorado Springs Health Partners gets new owner: How are patients affected?

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Denver-based kidney care giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced Wednesday it has acquired Colorado Springs Health Partners, the largest health care practice in Colorado Springs - a deal that could change the face of local health care. Terms of the deal, which is expected to...

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