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  • See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting. "People call me because their dogs are having...

  • Ginsburg has stent inserted to clear artery clog

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted to clear a blockage in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered. Arberg...

  • Telehealth clinic links rural areas to doctors

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is helping to make health care more accessible to rural areas in the state. Two years ago, UW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering donated nearly $11,000 in equipment to establish a remote "telehealth" clinic. The clinic...

  • Group: Facility for disabled botched rape report

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An advocacy group says staff at a Montana facility for the developmentally disabled didn't follow agency protocol or state law and allowed possible evidence to be destroyed after a resident reported being raped. Disability Rights Montana says a female resident at...

  • Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

    Updated: 2 min ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone with increasing force. Senate candidate Robert Sirleaf, son of...

  • Indiana county debates tougher abortion doctor law

    Updated: 35 min ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A push to require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital has stalled in a northern Indiana county. A St. Joseph County Council committee voted 5-2 Tuesday night to continue review of the proposed ordinance rather than...

  • School board member out after food allergy remark

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CLAWSON, Mich. (AP) — A school board member in an Oakland County community has resigned after joking that students with food allergies should be shot. Linda Grossman threw up her hands and laughed after making the remark at a public meeting on Nov. 10. Video shows other Clawson board...

  • Va. coalition creates advance directives website

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A new website launched by an Eastern Virginia coalition allows people to create advance directives for health care. The As You Wish website offers a downloadable form that can be used to create an individual advance directives plan. Options include a...

  • Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, the country's health minister said. An outbreak of Ebola is pummeling the three West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, and...

  • Saudi Arabia: Deaths from MERS virus reach 348

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says that a total of 348 people have died in the kingdom after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. The ministry's latest figures, released late Tuesday, include two recent deaths recorded in the capital...

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