• Haslam wrapping up statewide Insure Tennessee tour Thursday

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is wrapping up his statewide tour on Thursday seeking to drum up support for his Insure Tennessee proposal. Haslam begins the day in Johnson City, followed by stops in Sparta and Murfreesboro. The governor earlier visited hospitals...

  • Ohio State plans new hospital focusing on spine and brain

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is planning a new hospital building specializing in studying and treating disorders of the spine and brain. The university's board of trustees is expected Friday to approve a proposed $14.3 million renovation of a building that previously...

  • Events to enroll young adults in health care coverage

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Two events are scheduled in the Detroit area to encourage young adults to sign up for coverage under the federal health care law before the Feb. 15 deadline. Get Covered America, local leaders, nonprofits and businesses will hold enrollment programs from 9 a.m....

  • Tulane med school joins network fighting a lung disease

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University School of Medicine has been selected to join an expanding network of medical centers caring for patients with a progressive lung disease. The university said in a Wednesday news release that it is joining the care network of the Pulmonary Fibrosis...

  • Those possibly exposed to measles in El Paso County have passed incubation period

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    More than 330 people possibly exposed to measles in El Paso County have passed their incubation period, the county public health department said Wednesday. A Colorado woman sickened with measles in an outbreak linked to two Disney theme parks in California was treated Jan. 3 at...

  • 66 high school students told to stay home over measles scare

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Officials say 66 students at a Southern California high school have been told to stay home through the end of next week because they may have been exposed to measles and are not vaccinated. The Desert Sands Unified School District says the students were...

  • Wash. company recalls beef produced in 2012

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Toppenish, Washington, company is recalling 1,620 pounds of boneless beef-trim products produced in 2012 that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday that...

  • Labor and education top list of New Mexico election donors

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new analysis by a watchdog group shows education and labor unions were among the top spenders in New Mexico state races during the 2014 election cycle. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees spent more than $790,000, while the National...

  • Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. One of the...

  • Measles case confirmed on University of Minnesota campus

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota says a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus. The university said Wednesday the student recently returned from international travel, and is now isolated off campus while recovering. Before being...

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