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  • Mankato man recovering after severe brain injury

    Yesterday

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A former Minnesota State University linebacker who was gravely injured in a confrontation in a downtown nightlife district last spring says he's getting better day by day. Mankato police say Isaac Kolstad was punched and kicked in the head during a fight...

  • New Mexico official: Flu season could be difficult

    Yesterday

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state health official says this flu season could be more difficult than others. According to the Albuquerque Journal (http://goo.gl/lTmSwF ). Dr. Joan Baumbach says the flu strain causing the most cases so far this year is one whose variations...

  • More reports of flu-like illnesses in Washington

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year. Health Department educator Michelle Harper says there have been no laboratory-confirmed flu deaths. Last flu season there were 79 flu-related...

  • Montana foundation to give out health care grants

    Yesterday

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Healthcare Foundation says it will make $1.3 million in grants to health departments throughout the state beginning next March. Foundation CEO Aaron Wernham says the foundation's goal is to improve health and strengthen public health services...

  • IU medical researcher gets $2M parasite grant

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis scientist has won a nearly $2 million federal grant to find new ways of combating a dangerous parasite that's infected an estimated 60 million Americans. IU School of Medicine researcher William Sullivan and his team will use the National Institutes...

  • Bedbugs found in Kansas state office building

    Yesterday

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say bedbugs have been found inside a state office building near the Statehouse targeted for demolition. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1w0zTFm ) that the pests were discovered on the third floor of the Docking State Office...

  • Oklahoma receives $2 million grant for health care

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state of Oklahoma has received a $2 million dollar grant to improve the quality and affordability of health care. The state had applied for the State Innovation Model grant in July. Beginning Feb. 1, 2015, the state will begin a 12-month project to design a...

  • Va. groups get funding for youth anti-smoking

    Yesterday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth is awarding grants to groups across the state for youth tobacco-use prevention programs. The foundation says the $9.2 million in funding over the next three years for 62 groups will fund classroom-based prevention programs...

  • More than 100,000 sign up for insurance through Colorado exchange

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado's health insurance exchange tallied 108,077 enrollments completed during its first month of open enrollment - largely from people who were covered in 2014. Eighty percent of those who purchased 2015 plans through Connect for Health Colorado had coverage this year, according...

  • NYC suit: Help transit riders with limited English

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Transit Authority was accused in a lawsuit Wednesday of discriminating against people with limited English who try to use a program providing transportation to those with disabilities. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan by New York...

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