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 2018-09-21 17:46 

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Federal officials praise school for students in recovery...

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri school for students recovering from substance abuse is winning praise from federal health officials....

 2018-09-21 16:38 

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UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016...

GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said Friday....

 2018-09-21 16:35 

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Legionnaire's outbreak causes 1 death, 14 hospitalizations...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials say an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease around Sioux Falls has caused one death and has hospitalized 14 others....

 2018-09-21 16:31 

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Texas company recalls 690 pounds of ready-to-eat beef jerky...

EL CAMPO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas company has recalled nearly 700 pounds (317.52 kilograms) of beef jerky after regulators say a consumer reporting finding hard metal in a product....

 2018-09-21 16:31 

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Louisiana seeking 'subscription model' for hepatitis C drugs...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health secretary thinks she's found a way to get hepatitis C drugs to more Medicaid patients and prisoners. Rebekah Gee wants to model medication purchases off t......

 2018-09-21 15:48 

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The Latest: Wisconsin shooting suspect had revoked permit...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on this week's shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., that seriously injured three people (all times local):10:45 a.m.Police say the suspect in a Wis......

 2018-09-21 14:44 

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New Hampshire to hold meetings across state on mental health...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says it will conduct meetings across the state to get public input on a 10-year mental health plan....

 2018-09-21 13:41 

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New Jersey confirms first death from West Nile this year...

LODI, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a 62-year-old man's death last week was the state's first confirmed fatality from West Nile virus this year....

 2018-09-21 12:52 

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Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Terminally ill people should have the right to a "dignified assisted death," former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu said Friday, following a murder charge against a local ......

 2018-09-21 05:05 

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Kansas health care workers spread awareness about sepsis...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When Andrew Kaminski went to the doctor in 2014 with flu-like symptoms, the doctor told him they couldn't find anything wrong and to go home and rest....

 2018-09-20 23:53 

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3 hospitals settle privacy cases for letting TV film crew in...

BOSTON (AP) — Three Boston hospitals accused of compromising the privacy of patients' health information by allowing television crews to film at their facilities have settled their cases with feder......

 2018-09-20 16:46 

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Hospital Association begins campaign for Medicaid expansion...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Hospital Associated has launched a campaign to push for Medicaid expansion in the state....

 2018-09-20 16:39 

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4 more Connecticut residents contract West Nile virus...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say four more state residents have tested positive for West Nile virus, raising the total number of human cases this year to 10....

 2018-09-20 16:35 

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State official arrested on child endangerment charges...

COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a high-ranking official with New York state's mental health agency on charges of child endangerment....

 2018-09-20 15:46 

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Judge reinstates medical marijuana provider's license...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated a Billings medical marijuana provider's license after questioning whether the state health department violated the owner's right to due process in revoking......

 2018-09-20 15:40 

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4 Michigan community mental health centers get funding boost...

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Four Michigan community mental health centers have been selected as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics and are getting a boost in funding....

 2018-09-20 15:25 

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First West Nile death was in Jackson County, not St. Louis...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State health officials say the first West Nile death in Missouri this year was in Jackson County, not St. Louis....

 2018-09-20 14:59 

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Shellfish harvesting closed along Washington shoreline...

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Health officials have closed shellfish harvesting on the eastern shoreline of Kitsap County after testing found high levels of the toxin paralytic shellfish poison....

 2018-09-20 14:22 

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Survey: Hawaii household, family incomes increased last year...

HONOLULU (AP) — Household and family incomes in Hawaii increased last year to remain among the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey....

 2018-09-20 13:43 

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New Hampshire first responders to get crisis training...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting federal money to improve how first responders treat people in a mental health crisis....

 2018-09-20 05:33 

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UVM, nurses union reach tentative agreement on contract...

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Medical Center has reached a tentative contract agreement with a union representing nurses....

 2018-09-20 02:48 

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Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli army fire during a protest near the perimeter fence with Israel....

 2018-09-20 02:14 

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The Latest: New Mexico GOP candidate say he has defied Trump...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the first televised debate between New Mexico's candidates for governor (all times local):8:10 p.m.Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce says he ha......

 2018-09-19 23:14 

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Georgia's Kemp: School safety 'has nothing to do' with guns...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has unveiled a $90 million proposal for school security focused on mental health and local control. But absent from his plan w......

 2018-09-19 23:05 

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West Virginia University plans to offer heart transplants...

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's Heart and Vascular Institute plans to start offering the first heart transplant program in the state....

 2018-09-19 20:14 

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Trail Blazers unveil jersey sponsorship...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have announced a multi-year jersey sponsorship deal with Performance Health, an Illinois-based company that manufactures products for the rehabilita......

 2018-09-19 19:00 

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Rare virus detected in mosquito for first time this season...

LAKEVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say a mosquito has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis for the first time this year....

 2018-09-19 18:59 

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Federal agency awards Indiana $25M to fight opioid abuse...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Trump administration has awarded Indiana more than $25 million to fight the opioid epidemic, largely by expanding access to treatment and recovery services....

 2018-09-19 16:27 

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Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going expand access to treatment and recove......

 2018-09-19 15:43 

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Surgeon denies negligence in removing woman's healthy kidney...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota surgeon is denying that he breached the standard of care when removing an Iowa woman's healthy kidney instead of her adrenal gland....

 2018-09-19 14:35 

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Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo...

GENEVA (AP) — The regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross says the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo presents complex challenges as long-running conflict......

 2018-09-18 23:20 

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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers...

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:...

 2018-09-18 22:05 

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NBA, union reminds players that mental health help available...

MIAMI (AP) — NBA players were reminded Tuesday that help for their mental wellness is available if needed, and they were urged to take advantage of that whenever necessary....

 2018-09-18 21:52 

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Health Dept: 1st cases of flu season reported in New Mexico...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The first cases of the flu season have been reported in New Mexico....

 2018-09-18 21:33 

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2 western Pennsylvania raccoons test positive for rabies...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Health officials are warning western Pennsylvania residents that two raccoons brought to a facility earlier this week have tested positive for rabies....

 2018-09-18 21:30 

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Alabama prison system faces hearing on mental health...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will decide if Alabama's prison system is making adequate progress to comply with a court order to increase mental health staff....

 2018-09-18 21:17 

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Rhode Island union wants courthouse shutdown due to bedbugs...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Union workers say a Rhode Island courthouse should be shut down over reports of bedbugs....

 2018-09-18 20:41 

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Wisconsin sees more bleeding cases linked to synthetic pot...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials report more cases of severe bleeding linked to synthetic marijuana containing rat poison....

 2018-09-18 19:12 

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California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's best-selling drugs....

 2018-09-18 18:07 

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White House releases new biodefense strategy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is taking a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for biological attacks and outbreaks of infectious disease....

 2018-09-18 17:54 

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Blue Cross to pay $5 million for mental health fund...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island insurance regulators say Blue Cross & Blue Shield has agreed to pay $5 million following an audit that found the health insurer was incorrectly denying members ......

 2018-09-18 17:47 

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West Virginia health officer taking March of Dimes job...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's state health officer is leaving to take a job with the March of Dimes....

 2018-09-18 17:23 

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NH Legionnaires' investigation winds down with no new cases...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Agencies including the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services say they are wrapping up an investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Hampton....

 2018-09-18 16:36 

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Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions...

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies....

 2018-09-18 12:28 

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Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions...

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospi......

 2018-09-18 11:49 

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Zimbabwe's opposition walks out during president's speech...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's opposition has walked out of parliament during President Emmerson Mnangagwa's state of the nation address as politics remain tense after a disputed election....

 2018-09-18 10:27 

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South African court says marijuana use in private is legal...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's top court says adults can use marijuana in private....

 2018-09-18 10:07 

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Michigan sees human Eastern equine encephalitis case...

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — Health officials say a resident of western Michigan has been infected with Eastern equine encephalitis ....

 2018-09-18 08:40 

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Health officials announce flu prevention campaign...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky plans to announce a statewide flu prevention campaign....

 2018-09-18 05:14 

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New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias...

Dick Tracey didn't have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset....

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