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  • More reports of flu-like illnesses in Washington

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year. Health Department educator Michelle Harper says there have been no laboratory-confirmed flu deaths. Last flu season there were 79 flu-related...

  • Montana foundation to give out health care grants

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Healthcare Foundation says it will make $1.3 million in grants to health departments throughout the state beginning next March. Foundation CEO Aaron Wernham says the foundation's goal is to improve health and strengthen public health services...

  • IU medical researcher gets $2M parasite grant

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis scientist has won a nearly $2 million federal grant to find new ways of combating a dangerous parasite that's infected an estimated 60 million Americans. IU School of Medicine researcher William Sullivan and his team will use the National Institutes...

  • Bedbugs found in Kansas state office building

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say bedbugs have been found inside a state office building near the Statehouse targeted for demolition. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1w0zTFm ) that the pests were discovered on the third floor of the Docking State Office...

  • Va. groups get funding for youth anti-smoking

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth is awarding grants to groups across the state for youth tobacco-use prevention programs. The foundation says the $9.2 million in funding over the next three years for 62 groups will fund classroom-based prevention programs...

  • Oklahoma receives $2 million grant for health care

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state of Oklahoma has received a $2 million dollar grant to improve the quality and affordability of health care. The state had applied for the State Innovation Model grant in July. Beginning Feb. 1, 2015, the state will begin a 12-month project to design a...

  • More than 100,000 sign up for insurance through Colorado exchange

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Colorado's health insurance exchange tallied 108,077 enrollments completed during its first month of open enrollment - largely from people who were covered in 2014. Eighty percent of those who purchased 2015 plans through Connect for Health Colorado had coverage this year, according...

  • Lamborn: Deal brokered to restart Aurora VA hospital work

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached an interim agreement to put construction crews back on the job at its troubled Aurora hospital project. The four-month deal is worth an estimated $220 million and could see workers return to the Colfax Avenue project Monday, U.S. Rep....

  • NYC suit: Help transit riders with limited English

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Transit Authority was accused in a lawsuit Wednesday of discriminating against people with limited English who try to use a program providing transportation to those with disabilities. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan by New York...

  • Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues...

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