• Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. "I am one of the happiest human beings today on earth because it was not easy...

  • Police officer loses control, cruiser hits veterinary clinic

    Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    SPRINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say an officer lost control of his police cruiser on a slippery road before crashing through the wall of a veterinary clinic in western Pennsylvania. Springdale borough police Chief Julio Medeiros says the officer from neighboring Springdale Township was...

  • WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus. The West African nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have been...

  • 'Superbug' infections hit another Los Angeles hospital

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope. The latest cases came at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the four patients were infected with the...

  • Health officials confirm tuberculosis case in Olathe

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Johnson County and Kansas health officials say a student at an eastern Kansas high school has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The Olathe Northwest High School student was diagnosed Tuesday and is being treated. The student, whose age and gender weren't released,...

  • Addiction specialists: NY must invest more in treatment

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of addiction treatment providers is calling on New York state to set aside $350 million to combat heroin and substance abuse. The request from the Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers comes as lawmakers in Albany are negotiating the...

  • Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote. The justices will gather in private Friday to cast their votes in the case. The...

  • SF hospital performing kidney swap chain involving 12 people

    Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital. California Pacific Medical Center surgeon Dr. William Bry said the "kidney paired donations" are occurring thanks to a woman who...

  • 12 patients to participate in 'kidney swap' at SF hospital

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rare medical procedure involving twelve patients, six kidney transplants and two days of surgery is set to take place at a San Francisco hospital. California Pacific Medical Center surgeon Dr. William Bry said the "kidney paired donations" will be possible...

  • SD panel approves plan for autism therapy insurance coverage

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Parents of children with autism have successfully expanded a bill that would help ensure insurance coverage for a key type of behavioral health therapy that's effective at treating the disorder. The House State Affairs Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to...

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