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  • Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In a news release, Public Health-Seattle & King County officials say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease — likely...

  • Horse in central New York euthanized; EEE blamed

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    TRENTON, N.Y. (AP) — A horse in central New York has been euthanized after suffering with neurological symptoms associated with Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The disease is considered one of the most serious mosquito-borne viruses, and horses are almost always killed by it. The animal...

  • Upper Peninsula foundation starts food initiative

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — A foundation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is starting a program aimed at improving children's long-term health by teaching them how to grow, prepare and appreciate fruits and vegetables. The Keweenaw Community Foundation is based in Hancock. Executive Director...

  • Pot smell on kindergartener leads cops to father

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    KINGSFORD, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley says there was probable cause to...

  • Soccer teams to 'snack it up' with veggies, fruits

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Youth soccer coaches in New Hampshire are getting coupon booklets for discounts on fruits and vegetables to share with their teams as part of a program emphasizing healthier snack options. The program, called "Snack It Up," wants to reach out to more than 3,000...

  • Ga. family raises money for girl's ear surgeries

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Nikki Fitzmayer pesters her older sister and plays with her younger. She loves to sing — especially the songs from the movie "Frozen" — ride her pink tricycle in circles through the family's home and make meals at the girls' mock kitchen. Her quizzical...

  • Doctors hold free seminar on heart failure

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Cardiac specialists from Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center will be holding a free seminar next weekend in Manchester, Vermont, on living with heart failure and advanced treatments. Patients diagnosed with heart failure and...

  • Medication bags serve as reminder to patients

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Memorial Hospital in North Conway is giving patients silver bags to remind them to bring their medications with them when they go to doctor's appointments or to the emergency room. Nurse Jennifer Grise says the bags are designed to be put in places where...

  • 4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health...

  • Alabama offers flu vaccines to students, staff

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A campaign offering flu shots to University of Alabama students, faculty and staff begins on Monday. College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Richard Streiffer tells the Tuscaloosa News that the vaccine is the "first and most important" step to prevent the...

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