• California bill compels abortion notice at pregnancy centers

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who visit crisis pregnancy centers must know whether the facility is licensed and that abortion is an option under legislation advanced Tuesday by the state Assembly. AB775 advanced on a party-line vote with Republicans saying it would violate...

  • Search is on after man dies of rare Lassa fever

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are trying to track down health care workers and others who had contact with a man who died of an infectious disease that is rarely seen in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that a man had died...

  • Wisconsin officials lift avian flu quarantine

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Agriculture officials have lifted a quarantine zone around a Chippewa County farm where thousands of turkeys were infected with bird flu. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed last month that 87,000 turkeys on the farm had...

  • Bird flu returns to Minnesota with 6 newly infected farms

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bird flu returned to Minnesota after more than a week without a new case, as presumptive positive test results came back Tuesday from six turkey farms. The new detections announced by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health included the first case in Brown County,...

  • Ballot proposals for 2016 election include medical marijuana

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota medical marijuana supporter hopes to begin gathering signatures within a month to put a proposal on the 2016 ballot to allow people with serious medical conditions to use marijuana. Melissa Mentele, an activist from Emery, South Dakota, said...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 27

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA SENATE OFFERS HEALTH CARE COVERAGE COMPROMISE Top Florida senators are offering up a revamped health care coverage plan in an effort to end a stalemate with Republican House leaders and...

  • Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Florida Senate offered up a revamped health care proposal Tuesday in an effort to end a budget stalemate that threatens to shut down state government, but the proposal was immediately rejected by Gov. Rick Scott and House GOP leaders....

  • Officials say 2 new probable cases of bird flu in Iowa

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials say there are two probable cases of bird flu in Adair and Webster counties in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says initial testing at two commercial laying operations were positive for bird flu. The operations have...

  • School: No more vaginal procedures for ultrasound training

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida community college says it will no longer have ultrasound technician students practice an invasive vaginal procedure on each other. Two former students sued Valencia College in federal court earlier this month, claiming they were punished when they...

  • Baptist Health, Verizon Foundation launch diabetes study

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Verizon Foundation and Baptist Health have announced a pilot program to study whether mobile technology can improve the health of diabetes patients. The foundation is putting up $427,700 to help fund the year-long program. Participants include two groups...

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