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  • Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola. As hazmat-suited emergency teams were preparing to transport Dr. Craig Spencer to Bellevue Hospital, health workers were talking to him by...

  • 1-year term for ex-Ohio doctor who pushed pills

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former doctor who pleaded guilty to distributing pain medication without a legitimate medical purpose was sentenced on Thursday to one year and one day in prison. Federal investigators allege Terry Dragash worked from 2001 through 2011 at a Columbus medical...

  • CVS exec: Ending tobacco sales the right thing

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A top executive of CVS Caremark said Thursday that ending tobacco sales at CVS drug stores last month was the right thing to do even though the sales brought in $1 billion in revenue. "How can you be a health care company providing health care and still sell...

  • Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die. Brittany Maynard said in early October she expected to kill herself Nov. 1, less than...

  • NY program will support Ebola medical volunteers

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan Thursday to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients by guaranteeing that they won't lose their jobs or benefits while they are overseas. De Blasio...

  • Judge sides with Highmark on nixing UPMC coverage

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge is siding with Highmark Inc. in a dispute with state regulators over an insurance plan that doesn't cover doctors working for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled Thursday that Highmark hadn't...

  • Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said. International assistance is still desperately needed and the people of both...

  • Health care professionals back quarantined nurse

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of Maine health professionals is criticizing the state's protocols for health care professionals who've treated Ebola patients. The group wrote in a letter Thursday that health officials have 40 years of experience with Ebola and should base health care...

  • FBI: Zuni man found dead with severe head injuries

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ZUNI, N.M. (AP) — Federal and Zuni tribal authorities are investigating a man's death. The FBI says 47-year-old Jeffrey Eustace's body was discovered Wednesday morning in a home in Zuni. A determination of cause of death awaits autopsy results, but the FBI says Eustace had severe...

  • Arizona to decide 3 statewide ballot measures

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Voters will decide Tuesday whether Arizona will become the fifth state to make it easier for terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs that haven't been cleared by the federal government. The measure is one of three statewide proposals on the ballot. The...

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