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  • West Nile concerns prompt mosquito precautions

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials concerned about West Nile virus are cautioning that anyone planning to be outdoors to protect themselves from mosquito bites. No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Utah yet this year but officials say some mosquito pools...

  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013...

  • Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday....

  • Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

    By John Aguilar, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices. Last week, both...

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the...

  • 7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. They argued that some players won't be fairly compensated under the plan, especially...

  • Advocacy group: People getting health subsidies OK

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An advocacy group for the poor says that the 237,000 Michigan residents who are getting subsidies for health insurance under the federal health law shouldn't feel any immediate effect from one court's ruling against the program. A divided panel of the federal...

  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed. Robert McDonald cited problems with patient access to health care, transparency,...

  • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said 39-year-old Rashaan Jackson Garth pleaded guilty to health care fraud charges...

  • First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" campaign launched in September. The 3...

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