• Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign. Some things to know about the concerns of e-cigarettes raised by health advocates: WHAT...

  • Idaho Medicaid mental health manager focuses on improvements

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nearly one year after lawmakers and small-business owners cast a critical eye at the contractor managing mental health and substance treatment for Idaho's poor, company officials say approval ratings remain high and problems are few. Executives from Optum, a unit...

  • Brown University's founding dean of medicine dies at 92

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92. The university says Aronson died Wednesday in hospice care in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown President Christina Paxton says the medical school "and...

  • Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations. In an op-ed...

  • Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center. Those who...

  • Arizona regents votes to approve hospital system's merger

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The state Board of Regent approved the merger of the University of Arizona's health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities. The regents' decision was made at a Wednesday afternoon...

  • Report: Illinois marijuana market could reach $36M in 2016

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Patients aren't the only ones disappointed by delays in Illinois' medical marijuana program. Investors' hopes for financial returns are fading, at least for this year, according to a new report. ArcView Market Research, a California consulting company, is telling...

  • Revised projections say Insure Tennessee would cover 280K

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Projections for enrollment in Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cover low-income Tennesseans have been revised upward to 280,000 people in the first year. The Republican governor's chief of staff, Mark Cate, said Wednesday that new number reflects the results of...

  • NTSB releases report on fatal West Tenn. helicopter crash

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A medical helicopter crash that killed three people in West Tennessee was likely caused when the pilot lost control of the aircraft during a climb, the National Transportation Safety Board said. An NTSB probable cause report dated Tuesday provided details of the...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania ___ BILL ON TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS COULD HURT CITIES, TAXPAYERS Pennsylvania Senate Bill 4 probably comes across as a total snooze-fest to the average taxpayer. If you look at it as an intragovernmental fight between the Legislature and the...

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