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  • Keene dentist can't prescribe drugs during probe

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A Keene dentist is temporarily barred from prescribing drugs after an investigation found he wrote about 20 prescriptions for painkillers without documents to prove they were valid. The New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners suspended Ayman Jacobs' privileges after...

  • US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island. Ashoka Mukpo contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. The 33-year-old was released from the Nebraska Medical Center's...

  • Minnesota salmonella cases linked to raw chicken

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health and agriculture officials say six recent salmonella cases in the state have been linked to raw, frozen chicken entrees. Officials say the product is Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed chicken breast with a U.S. Department of Agriculture...

  • Texas official: Most hospitals can't handle Ebola

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers — a break with past federal assertions that nearly any American hospital can cope with the virus. During...

  • Oklahoma confirms 1st cases of flu this season

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say two children have the state's first confirmed cases of the flu this season. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said Thursday that two children younger than 5 have tested positive for the flu. The department said in a news release...

  • US announces $840M to improve medical care

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing an $840 million grant program to help doctors and hospitals improve the quality of care delivered to patients. Patrick Conway, Medicare's chief medical officer, said Thursday the goal is to identify ways of delivering care that...

  • Iowa St G Hallice Cooke set for hip surgeries

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State guard Hallice Cooke is having surgery to repair cartilage tears in both hips and will be out 6-8 months. The Cyclones say Cooke, who is redshirting the 2014-15 season, will have surgery to repair one of his ailing hips in New York City on Monday. Cooke,...

  • Seattle nurse monitored for Ebola as precaution

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area nurse who has returned after treating Ebola patients in Africa is being monitored and voluntarily restricting her movements. Public Health Seattle-King County says she has shown no sign of the disease and the monitoring is routine, following guidelines...

  • Correction: Hospital-Investigation story

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about the McAlester Regional Health Center, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the hospital is the subject of a federal investigation. The hospital is not being investigated, it is cooperating with an investigation of an unnamed...

  • Arizona records 1st confirmed case of Enterovirus

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say Arizona now has a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68, a virus that can cause serious respiratory illnesses in young children. The virus spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces. The confirmed case was in...

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