• Questions and answers on Health Department disease plan

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The South Dakota Department of Health is the process of reworking a legislative proposal that would more easily allow the state to react to the outbreak of deadly diseases, following concerns from some lawmakers about the potential for government overreach. Here are some common...

  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    Yesterday

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease....

  • El Paso County DHS to require drug testing, and more for some clients to continue benefits

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    El Paso County welfare recipients suspected of abusing drugs or alcohol soon will be required to enter and comply with a substance abuse treatment plan to keep benefits. Beginning Monday, people in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as Colorado Works,...

  • Kaiser Permanente workers in Hawaii plan 6-day strike

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Workers at Kaiser Permanente's hospital and clinics in Hawaii plan to strike for six days beginning Feb. 2, the union representing them said Friday. United Here Local 5 said it's been negotiating a contract for 2 ½ years. Kaiser's proposed a wage increase is the lowest...

  • Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow. Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict brothel-style...

  • 4 members of Pinal County family test positive for measles

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Pinal County authorities say four members of a family in the Kearny area have the measles and likely are linked to last month's outbreak in Southern California. County Public Health Services District officials say family travelled to Disneyland between Dec....

  • Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers hope to fast track a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, but legalization advocates disagree with the way legislators propose going about it. The Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Friday that would decriminalize marijuana in...

  • Nevada considering California-style porn condom regulation

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after Los Angeles County voters approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, the regulation could follow. Nevada state health officials said Friday they're considering brothel-style regulations for the...

  • Miss. children's hospital plans $150 million expansion

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they're planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children's Hospital to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive-care unit. Dr. James Keeton, vice...

  • Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration...

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