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  • North Dakota reports 17 cases of West Nile virus

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Health officials say 17 cases of West Nile have been reported in North Dakota. Officials say eight people have been hospitalized and one death has been attributed this year to the mosquito-borne virus. State health officials have been monitoring the West Nile...

  • Eagle Butte man sentenced for domestic violence

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An Eagle Butte man accused of beating and wounding his common-law wife has been sentenced to home confinement and probation. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 40-year-old Harold Picotte III was sentenced to six months of home confinement and 1 ½ years of...

  • RI event to highlight prevention of elderly falls

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Health officials are highlighting the risks of falls by older adults and ways they can be prevented. The Rhode Island Falls Injury Prevention Coalition is holding an event Monday at the Statehouse as a kick-off to Falls Prevention Week. It's called "Strong...

  • Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating...

  • State official encourages vaccinations against flu

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top health official says it's time to get vaccinated for the flu and to encourage others to do the same. The flu season usually starts in October, and state Health Services Director Will Humble says steps now underway include monitoring reported cases and...

  • Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for...

  • Hawaii public hospitals cut while hurting for cash

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Public hospitals across Hawaii are finding ways to reduce staff and cut services because they don't have enough money to make ends meet. Executives from the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation told lawmakers Friday that even after layoffs they are facing a $30 million...

  • 700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. The employee, who worked in the nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital, tested...

  • For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls...

  • 3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a...

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