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  • Child immunization rates up in South Dakota

    Yesterday

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Health Department says a national survey shows that child immunization rates are up in the state. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says more South Dakota preschoolers are getting immunized for pertussis, polio, rotavirus and other...

  • More Indiana options coming on insurance exchange

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents will have more than triple the number of health insurance plans to choose from when the federal insurance exchange enrollment period starts in November, according to a state official. Indiana Department of Insurance attorney Tina Korty told a...

  • Nunnelee returning to Miss. for stroke recovery

    Yesterday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee said Friday that he's returning to Mississippi to continue recovering from a stroke while he runs for re-election. The 55-year-old from Tupelo had a stroke while undergoing brain surgery June 9 in Texas, and he has had...

  • Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Yesterday

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra...

  • Teen with heart condition dies at Ala junior high

    Yesterday

    PELL CITY, Ala. (AP) — A school in Pell City is helping students cope with grief after one of their classmates collapsed in a classroom and died. Authorities say 13-year-old Jalin Puckett died at a hospital Thursday morning after collapsing at Duran North Junior High School in St....

  • $150K food safety grant to Trudeau Institute

    Yesterday

    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Trudeau Institute in the Adirondacks has received a $150,000 federal grant to help fight food poisoning. The grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture targets research for a vaccine to stop Campylobacter (camp-ee-loh-bak-tur), a harmful bacteria...

  • Vermonters warned they may be hacking victims

    Yesterday

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — More than a thousand Vermont residents have been warned by a medical records management company that their personal information may have fallen into the hands of Chinese computer hackers. The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1B0grhc ) that about...

  • Online immunization registry passes milestone

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana State Department of Health website that allows people to download, print, email or fax family immunization records has reached a milestone. The department says more than 50,000 immunization records now have been accessed through the MyVaxIndiana.in.gov...

  • Pikeville, Western Kentucky reach partnership

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Pikeville and Western Kentucky University are collaborating to provide wider access to some programs. The schools say students in eastern Kentucky will have three health-related master's degree programs available, while Western Kentucky...

  • USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized...

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