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  • Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can...

  • Martindale sheds 'interim' director tag for El Paso County Public Health

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A longtime El Paso County Public Health employee was named its director, shedding the "interim" title he had held since early July as head of the agency. Dan Martindale, who has spent about 20 years with the agency, was approved by the El Paso County Board of Health after a search...

  • State leaders 'appalled' by report of drug prescriptions to juveniles in Colorado correction facilities

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER - Juveniles in the state's correctional facilities have been prescribed psychotropic and other medications without proper parental consent, pertinent medical screenings or adequate record keeping of symptoms and diagnosis, according to a report released Tuesday by the Colorado...

  • Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer. Authorities say they still don't...

  • Pryor defends campaign ad invoking Ebola outbreak

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Wednesday defended his campaign's TV ad invoking the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican challenger, saying it addresses a serious issue and he doesn't view it as a scare tactic. U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, the freshman...

  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him. "I should be dead," said...

  • Kellogg Foundation gives MSU $6 million for food

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded $6 million in grants to the East Lansing school for research and outreach programs to promote access to healthy food in the state. The university said Wednesday that the foundation is...

  • 3 years after Irene, new office complex rising

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Three years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene made most of the state office complex in Waterbury unusable, its replacement is rising out of what was a sodden mess that reeked of the nearby Winooski River. An 86,000-square-foot office building is being...

  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars. Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known...

  • Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on Wednesday. The possible contamination involving the "Mom's Chicken...

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