• Oklahoma governor orders update of Alzheimer's disease plan

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has instructed the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to improve its Alzheimer's disease services. The governor issued an executive order Tuesday instructing the Aging Services Division of DHS, in consultation with the Oklahoma chapter of the...

  • ME nurse union contract set to expire as negotiations go on

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine nurse union that is in the midst of negotiations with Eastern Maine Medical Center is nearing the end of its contract. A hospital spokesman says the Maine State Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee and National Nurses United contract...

  • New Hampshire expands newborn screening program

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is expanding its newborn screening program to include testing for a group of genetic disorders that often prove fatal if not detected and treated early. Starting Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services will screen newborns for Severe...

  • AP News Guide: Oregon weed legal soon, but not legally sold

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Come Wednesday, the pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household. The legalization of recreational marijuana on Wednesday makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska....

  • What's next for California's contentious vaccine law

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. The following is a look at what the new law signed Tuesday...

  • Dog, rabbit infected with tularemia in El Paso County

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    A dog was infected and at least one rabbit died recently in Yoder of tularemia - a bacterial infection known as "rabbit fever" that has spiked in recent years across Colorado. The dog is being treated with antibiotics. People who were in contact with it will be assessed and monitored...

  • Gov. Inslee signs recreational marijuana reform bill

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's recreational marijuana law has a new tax structure under a measure signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The new law eliminates the current three-tier tax structure and replaces it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of...

  • Community Health reaches $20 million overbilling settlement

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of Indiana's largest health and hospital networks reached a $20.3 million settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations of overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare programs for surgeries, the U.S. attorney announced Tuesday. Community Health...

  • Alabama prison inmate tests positive for tuberculosis

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ELMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Department of Corrections officials say an inmate at a facility in Elmore has been quarantined after testing positive for tuberculosis. Corrections spokesman Bob Horton told WSFA-TV on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1LGxnRN ) an inmate at the Staton Correctional...

  • Former death row inmate died of rare salivary gland cancer

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man who spent 30 years on Nebraska's death row for two cult murders died of a rare cancer in his salivary glands, according to a death certificate obtained Tuesday. A death certificate released to The Associated Press lists the cause of death for Michael Ryan as...

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