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  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call...

  • Arkansas AG rejects medical pot measure wording

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016. McDaniel's office on Monday rejected the wording of the proposal by Arkansans...

  • Va. panel promises changes in mental health system

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers on a newly formed panel on Monday promised a top-to-bottom review of Virginia's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country. The panel's first act was to elect state Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath County, as its...

  • Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused. The investigation by West Virginia health officials found that,...

  • Dream coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday. The...

  • 103 rabies cases reported in Arkansas this year

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than 100 rabies cases have been reported in Arkansas through the end of June — a figure nearly double the norm of just 54 cases in a year. State health and animal science experts say that of the 103 cases, 86 have been confirmed in skunks. Experts say...

  • Department: New Mexico has 2nd plague case in 2014

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second case of plague has been reported in New Mexico this year. The Department of Health says testing has confirmed that a hospitalized 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County had plague. An environmental investigation will take place at the woman's home...

  • Supreme Court upholds drug program confidentiality

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities can't use confidential information obtained through a drug treatment court program to bring new criminal charges, the Montana Supreme Court ruled. Using that information violates U.S. and Montana constitutional protections against compelling a person...

  • The art of health: In search of common ground

    By Ginger Klein, Special to The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    One common anxiety- producing experience in a person’s daily life may be navigating differences of opinion with others and negotiating resolution without feeling as if they are on the losing end. Poor conflict resolution skills can result in the end of a job or a friendship, the...

  • Nebraska universities win robotic surgery grant

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army has provided $1.4 million for more University of Nebraska research into remote-controlled robotic surgery. University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have been working since 2008 with the U.S. Army's...

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