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  • Drug take-back effort yields 19,060 pounds

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says more than 19,000 pounds of prescription drugs were handed over to law enforcement agencies during the National Drug Take-Back initiative over the weekend. The goal of the day was to ensure that people have a safe and...

  • South Dakota's infant mortality rate drops in 2013

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's infant mortality rate dropped last year but there were more deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The state Health Department says there were 80 infant deaths in 2013, for a rate of 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. That was down...

  • Blue Cross tells some customers they must shift

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A major insurer is telling thousands of New Mexico residents that they'll have to select new plans for individual health care coverage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico last week sent a letter to customers now covered by individual insurance plans that...

  • Mississippi has 2 more cases of enterovirus

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children. The Mississippi State Department of Health says in a news release that the two cases were reported in young children — one from Forrest County and...

  • 10th Colorado child showing paralysis, muscle weakening

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado health officials have confirmed a 10th case of paralysis-like symptoms in a child. Dr. Larry Wolk, director of the Department of Public Health and Environment, said Monday all 10 cases are being handled by Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora. Six of the 10...

  • Flu season unpredictable, vaccine can help

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The cooling weather and shorter days bring us indoors and closer together - the perfect mix for a flu invasion. The flu, a contagious respiratory illness, typically starts making its appearance around October and can last well into May, said Melissa Voutsalath, a family medicine...

  • Marshall diabetes project gets federal funding

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is getting $325,000 in federal funding for a project aimed at increasing diabetes education efforts in economically distressed areas. U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says the funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission was awarded to the...

  • Live Well: Better digest meals and life experience

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    How's your digestion these days? Am I getting too personal? I only ask because mine could be better, and probably yours could, too. A properly working and healthy digestive process is the key to vitality in Ayurvedic medicine. Often called the sister science to yoga, Ayurveda is the...

  • The People's Pharmacy: Stop-smoking drug has hidden dangers

    By Joe Graedon, M.S., and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Even after decades of dire warnings, more than 40 million Americans smoke. That's nearly one in five. Smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers. Every year, almost half a million deaths are attributed to the consequences of tobacco. These include deaths from cancer, heart disease...

  • Health calendar Sept. 30, 2014

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    HEALTH NOTES Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email or fax 636-0202. 2014 Art for the Cure - Courageous and Beautiful Juried Show Opening Reception - A portrayal of the...