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  • No link between norovirus, food at wedding

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jQ9bg9 ) about 74 people fell ill from norovirus at an April 5 wedding in West...

  • 8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of...

  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring...

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights. Dr. Lamar Robinson and Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia had sued University General Hospital on Thursday, accusing the...

  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the...

  • Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have endorsed a final attempt by Democrats this session to expand health care coverage to more than 70,000 low-income residents. Under the new proposal, the state would expand Medicaid coverage for one year while seeking a waiver from the...

  • Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head...

  • Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's health insurance exchange announced Thursday it enrolled 208,301 people in health plans during the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, more than double its original goal of 100,000. Access Health CT reported that 78,713...

  • California health care sign-ups exceed projections

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday. Nearly 1.4 million Californians selected a private policy...

  • Auditor recommends penalties against Xerox

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An independent auditor has recommended Nevada levy penalties against Xerox, saying the company failed to achieve key performance benchmarks in operating the state's health insurance exchange. The auditor's review, discussed before the state's exchange board...

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