• Raimondo announces her pick to lead state health department

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo says she'll nominate an assistant professor at Brown University and a consultant medical director at the state Department of Health to lead the health department. Raimondo announced Tuesday she'll ask the Senate to confirm Dr. Nicole...

  • Democrats seek to expand medical marijuana in Iowa

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Democrats are seeking to expand access to medical marijuana in Iowa so people with chronic illnesses could get the drug at a state-run facility. At a press conference Tuesday, Democrats discussed recently introduced legislation. It would make medical...

  • Clarification: Vaccine Exemptions story

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story Feb. 28, The Associated Press reported that Washington, California and Vermont were considering bills that would remove either personal, religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccinations. The story should have attributed the information to Kristine...

  • 'One-man health hazard' dentist sentenced in New Mexico

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who authorities said operated an unsanctioned mobile dentistry service in Santa Fe was sentenced to six years in prison after customers detailed his poor work. State District Court Judge Glenn Ellington called Mexican national Eliver Kestler a "one-man...

  • Hospitals report fewer uninsured patient at emergency rooms

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Emergency rooms are seeing fewer uninsured patients since the state expanded its Medicaid program to cover more poor adults, according to the New Hampshire Hospital Association. The plan passed by the Legislature last year made adults making less than 138 percent...

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Editors: Please note that The Associated Press welcomes editorial contributions from members for the weekly Editorial Roundup. Three editorials are selected every week. Contributions can be made by email at apsiouxfalls@ap.org. ___ Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, Yankton, March 2,...

  • 20 people to undergo shots after stray kitten tests positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Twenty people must undergo a series of preventative shots after a kitten tested positive for rabies in northeast Colorado Springs. It's the first confirmed case of rabies in a domesticated cat in El Paso County since 1966, according to county public health officials. A family...

  • W.Va. governor vetoes 20-week abortion ban 2nd year in a row

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to ban abortion 20 weeks after conception for the second straight year, saying it's unconstitutional. Despite the Democrat's disapproval, there's little doubt the Republican-led Legislature will override his decision and...

  • Guide offers tips, resources to avoid senior hospitalizations

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Family members can play a pivotal role in maintaining the health and independence of senior loved ones by taking steps ahead of time to recognize and address major risk factors in the aging adult's home or lifestyle. Forty-seven percent of aging adults have put their health at risk...

  • Ruining the athlete: Parents, coaches err by forcing children into just one sports

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits. "We" refers to the adults among us who force...

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