Health officials cancel 2 community meetings on HPV vaccine

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health has canceled two community meetings to discuss a new requirement that all middle school students in the state get the HPV vaccine, saying a video posted...

17 in running for medical marijuana producer licenses in NM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says a committee has whittled down from 86 to 17 the number of applicants seeking licenses to produce medical marijuana.

Health Secretary Retta Ward...

Correction: Abortion-Utah story

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about abortions in Utah, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there were more births recorded in 2014 than any year since 1980. While the number of births recorded...

Number of people without health insurance in El Paso County cut, survey shows

By: jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com

The percentage of El Paso County residents without health insurance dropped by nearly half during the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a vast survey on health care across Colorado shows.

The reduction...

NC Agriculture Department talks avian flu with flock owners

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Agriculture department officials in North Carolina are holding a series of meeting with backyard poultry owners to talk about the dangers of avian flu.

Public information officer Jennifer...

Manhattan school tests positive for Legionella bacteria

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a Catholic school on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been closed for cleaning after a cooling tower tested positive for low levels of the Legionella bacteria.

The Convent of the...

Missing hiker died of hypothermia, diphenhydramine overdose

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A coroner says a hiker found dead in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June may have intentionally overdosed on diphenhydramine.

According to a news release from the park,...

UF, Mount Sinai partner in new Alzheimer's research center

MIAMI (AP) — Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and the University of Florida are partnering to open an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

The research center is one of 30 around the country. It aims to...