• Colorado Springs dermatology residency nearing capacity

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A dermatology residency program run through a Colorado Springs-based practice could reach full capacity this summer. The Colorado Dermatology Institute expects to add its third and final resident in the coming months, said Jeffry Anderson, the institute's practice manager. The goal is...

  • Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget Tuesday night. The GOP-controlled...

  • Senator drops repeal of law inspired by his patient's death

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama obstetrician-turned legislator said Tuesday that he's backing off his effort to repeal a state law setting minimum postpartum hospital stay and bloodwork requirements that was inspired by the death of one of his patients. State Sen. Larry Stutts,...

  • Autism bill passes Ga. Senate; House backs trafficking fines

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Tuesday, the penultimate working day of the 2015 legislative session. By law, the session runs 40 days. Lawmakers must adjourn by midnight Thursday. The Senate had a packed calendar, and so did the House. Here's a look at some...

  • 15-year-old cheetah euthanized at Maryland Zoo

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo says veterinarians have euthanized a 15-year-old female cheetah after the cat's health declined. Dr. Ellen Bronson, chief veterinarian for the zoo, said in an email that the staff euthanized Alix (pronounced Allie) on Tuesday. Bronson says Alix had...

  • Longtime Lower Brule Sioux chairman sedated in hospital

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Chairman Michael Jandreau is sedated in a Sioux Falls hospital as his doctors consult with their counterparts at the Mayo Clinic about his tenuous health. Tribe attorney Marshall Matz said Jandreau's family met with physicians Tuesday to...

  • Highlights from around the Capitol

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first state budget under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott slogged toward a major vote Tuesday that inched him closer to sending hundreds more armed troopers to the Texas-Mexico border but muddled his proposed prekindergarten makeover that has underwhelmed. Debate...

  • Prosecutors: Medicaid scam exploited poor who needed shoes

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities investigating allegations of a Medicaid scam involving doctors and others in New York City recall coming across something curious in a lower floor of a clinic: stacks of shoe boxes containing cheap, off-brand sneakers, boots and sandals in a variety of...

  • 5 US aid workers monitored for Ebola in Nebraska released

    Yesterday

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — All five American aid workers being monitored in Nebraska for exposure to Ebola have completed their quarantine periods free from symptoms of the deadly virus. Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said Tuesday that four of the individuals who were brought...

  • Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan fails again in committee vote

    Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed again Tuesday, voted down by a key Senate committee a month after it was defeated in a special legislative session. The Senate Commerce Committee voted 6-2...

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