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  • Downtown Ice Bucket Challenge scheduled for Thursday postponed

    The Gazette
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The Ice Bucket Challenge organized by Side Streets columnist Bill Vogrin for noon Thursday has been postponed. Vogrin and Gazette video anchor Eric Singer will update you on when it's rescheduled.

  • Doctor accused of improperly giving medications

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former chairman of a panel overseeing the use of prescription drugs in Vermont is facing allegations he improperly dispensed medications to 14 patients. Michael Scovner, who has a medical office in Poultney, was chairman of the Drug Utilization Board. He...

  • Front Range veterans health system to resume surgeries

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is restarting surgical procedures. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1qAGxnp ) that surgeries resume Thursday. The system ceased surgical procedures on Friday over concerns about its air-handling units....

  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Yesterday

    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they're not comfortable letting their child play football...

  • 6 W.Va. community health groups get federal grants

    Yesterday

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Six community health groups in West Virginia will receive nearly $1.5 million in federal funding to support facility improvements for patient-centered medical homes. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the funding this week...

  • Correction: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story

    Yesterday

    THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. The farm is in Youngstown, Ohio, and...

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    Yesterday

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on children's sports and injuries was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was...

  • Indiana receiving grant to fight bat disease

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will receive $36,500 from the federal government in hopes of curbing the spread of white-nose syndrome, a fungus that can be fatal to many bats. Indiana is one of 30 states receiving a total of nearly $1.3 million in grants to combat the disease. Eight...

  • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. A group of soccer parents and players filed the lawsuit in...

  • Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can...

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