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  • 2 flu hospitalizations confirmed in El Paso County

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Flu season is officially upon us. Two people were recently hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to El Paso County Public Health, marking the first such reported cases in the county this season. The health department recorded 212 flu-related hospitalizations during the 2013-2014...

  • Mexican boy who had massive tumor recovering

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had pieces of a massive tumor removed and who drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery. And he got a surprise visitor while resting....

  • Maui GMO ban supporters seek to dismiss lawsuit

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — A group that includes moms and environmentalists wants to help defend a new Maui County law that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. The coalition filed a motion Friday seeking permission to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed by Monsanto Co. and a...

  • VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ___ Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays NEW YORK (AP) — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target, Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery,...

  • Advocates want prescription pill tracking database

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Rep. Holly Rehder said Monday that after years of failed attempts, next session could finally mean a breakthrough for creating a prescription drug database. Rehder announced her plans next week to refile the legislation for the database...

  • Michigan-Ohio rivalry... over insurance sign-ups?

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a nod to their states' historic football rivalry, Michigan and Ohio health advocates have launched a competition to see which state can reach the most uninsured residents about health coverage. Teams for the nonprofit advocacy group Get Covered America set...

  • Mali confirms eighth Ebola case

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease in the West African country. A government statement issued Monday night said the patient had been placed in a treatment center. All of Mali's...

  • Teens punished for prank on autistic classmate

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank were ordered Monday to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family. The teens admitted to charges of assault and...

  • Spine specialist charged with health care fraud

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Detroit-area doctor with fraud, saying he fooled patients and cheated insurance companies by performing bogus back surgeries. The government says Dr. Aria Sabit of Bloomfield Hills told patients he was performing spinal fusion. But...

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