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  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited...

  • House rejects stricter version of anti-meth bill

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The House on Wednesday refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to set tighter annual limits on the amount of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth that can be bought without a prescription. The lower chamber voted...

  • Davis has successful neck surgery, campaign says

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm. Spokesman Zac Petkanas said Wednesday that doctors in Davis' hometown of Fort Worth removed bone spurs and...

  • Tulsa's mental health agency changes name, expands

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Mental Health Association in Tulsa is changing its name and expanding services statewide after an affiliate agency closed in Oklahoma City. The new name is the Mental Health Association Oklahoma, which represents people affected by mental illness and...

  • Walker signs bill legalizing pot byproduct

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures. The bill allows the use of cannabidiol, an oil extract, to be administered under the care of a doctor. The measure falls far short...

  • Ky. lawmakers finish work highlighted by budget

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers boosted state funding for schools, revamped the juvenile justice system to lock up fewer kids and legalized a medicinal oil derived from marijuana to ease the suffering of children stricken with seizures. In an election-year session, bourbon...

  • Mizeur calls for legal physician-assisted suicide

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in Maryland. Mizeur says her proposal would resemble laws in Oregon, Washington and Vermont. Doctors could prescribe drugs to patients...

  • APNewsBreak: Suicidal inmate wasn't being watched

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A schizophrenic man who attempted suicide while jailed for his mother's slaying was not receiving constant supervision even though a judge ordered him placed on suicide watch. Department of Correction spokesman Andrius Banevicius (Bahn-ah-VIH'-shis) told...

  • Alicia Silverstone out with book 'Kind Mama'

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — She's famous as an actress for "Clueless." But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she's put those philosophies down in writing in a just-published book, "The Kind Mama" (Rodale). Silverstone, 37, whose son...

  • Senate panel takes up medical registry bill

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire's lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker...

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