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  • Brown meets with health care experts about Ebola

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown met with state agency heads, labor unions and leaders in the health care industry Tuesday to address Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout California. RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the state's largest...

  • Prescott VA hospital detects Legionnaires' disease

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says it will flush and decontaminate the water system of its Prescott hospital after detecting the bacterium that causes the potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease. VA spokeswoman Mary Dillinger said the agency...

  • Jurors picked for doctor's cyanide poisoning trial

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers in the trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with killing his neurologist wife with cyanide have picked eight men and four women to serve as the jury. Allegheny County prosecutors and attorneys for Dr. Robert Ferrante, 65, are...

  • Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday. A recent test showed Ashoka Mukpo's blood is negative for the virus, according to the Nebraska Medical...

  • Arizona governor creates Ebola preparedness panel

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has created a committee of health experts to develop and implement a plan to ensure the state is prepared if an outbreak of Ebola or other infectious diseases occurs. Tuesday's executive order from the Republican governor creates the Governor's...

  • Texas names 2 units to treat future Ebola patients

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas, which saw the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and two more since then, has designated two containment facilities in Galveston and a Dallas suburb to treat any future patients. Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that the facilities, with specially trained staff...

  • Cherokee Nation to open $5M drug treatment center

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is opening a new $5 million substance abuse treatment center in Tahlequah. Tribal officials will conduct a grand opening Monday for the new Jack Brown Center, which helps treat Native American youth for drug and alcohol addiction. The tribe...

  • Ruling: Pot law doesn't provide DUI immunity

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents who have medical marijuana cards that allow them to legally smoke pot can still be prosecuted for driving under the influence in the state, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge Court of Appeals panel's ruling Tuesday addressed the question of...

  • MCSO officer ordered to stay home after trip

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officer has been ordered to stay home for three weeks on administrative leave after he visited an Ebola-stricken area of West Africa. Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that he took the action to protect his employees and inmates....

  • Condition of nurse with Ebola upgraded to good

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good. The NIH said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday afternoon that Nina Pham's clinical...

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