• Red Sox, Boston College honor ALS-stricken Frates

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates. Frates had that number when he played center field at Boston...

  • Senate passes proposal making state disease response easier

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a measure that would more easily allow the state to react to deadly disease outbreaks. Senators voted 29-5 Tuesday to approve the plan, which was backed by the Department of Health and would expand the state's authority to respond to...

  • Walker says he supports ban on abortions after 20 weeks

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a longtime abortion opponent and likely presidential candidate, said Tuesday that he supports banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, taking a clear stance on an issue he avoided during his re-election campaign last...

  • Wyoming House cuts bill to pay hospitals

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House voted Tuesday to cut most of the funding from a bill that Senate lawmakers had passed to help hospitals in the state cover the cost of treating uninsured patients. The House on Tuesday voted to cut the funding in the bill from $5 million to $1...

  • Judge asked to delay medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge heard arguments Tuesday from a Chicago company that failed to win a permit to grow medical marijuana and then filed a lawsuit claiming the Illinois Department of Agriculture broke its own rules and is hiding behind a secretive process. Judge Kathleen...

  • Bill financing research building gets final legislative OK

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to reopening the state's two-year budget to supply taxpayer money for a new medical research building at the University of Kentucky, with the goal of increasing efforts to combat high disease rates plaguing...

  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen Morse, a...

  • 35 people sickened by norovirus at Phoenix VA hospital

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Officials at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital say 35 people have been sickened by the norovirus but all except three have made a full recovery. They announced Tuesday that laboratory test results confirmed the presence of the norovirus at the Phoenix VA Health Care...

  • Family of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that included a court battle over ending life support. Jahi...

  • State hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion medical teaching hospital in New Orleans, but the manager of the soon-to-be-opened University Medical Center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Altogether, private...

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