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  • New Hampshire hospitals share innovations

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire hospitals trying to both improve quality and lower costs are sharing their strategies at a luncheon in Manchester. The Business and Industry Association is partnering with the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the New Hampshire Medical...

  • Fungus made 5 sick kids even sicker; all died

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five very sick children died after a fungus apparently brought into a New Orleans hospital on sheets and other linens made them sicker, federal and state investigators said Wednesday. The children died in 2008 and 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

  • Sexually transmitted diseases on rise in Minnesota

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials are concerned that Minnesotans aren't getting the message about safe sex and about testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported the rate of sexually transmitted...

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new...

  • Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday. Death from deficiency of...

  • Arizona bill targets assisted suicide

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill that aims to make it easier to prosecute people who help someone commit suicide. Republican Rep. Justin Pierce of Mesa says his bill will make it easier for attorneys to prosecute people for manslaughter for...

  • SC bill banning abortions beyond 19 weeks stalls

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Legislation seeking to ban and criminalize abortion beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy in South Carolina has stalled in the state Senate. Lawmakers postponed a vote at a Medical Affairs subcommittee Wednesday over concerns the bill was too broad and that it could...

  • Bills great Kelly hoping to spend weekend at home

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is planning to spend this weekend celebrating Easter at home in suburban Buffalo with his family, before returning to New York City to resume treatments for sinus cancer. Barring any setbacks, Kelly's brother said the former...

  • Deal signs medical school scholarship legislation

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Wednesday to expand a scholarship program that will enable more medical students to practice in high-need areas. The legislation calls for some Georgia Medical Student Scholarship recipients entering certain primary care and...

  • Lawmakers advance bill to help people with autism

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House is backing a bill that offers strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with autism. The measure given unanimous approval on Wednesday would establish a permanent state commission on autism and develop a...

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