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 2018-06-23 22:24 

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The Latest: Protesters confront Florida AG at movie theater...

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local):5......

 2018-06-23 21:22 

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Florida attorney general confronted at Mr. Rogers movie...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children's TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned her stands on immigration and hea......

 2018-06-23 18:40 

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Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds...

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding....

 2018-06-23 15:47 

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State switches to electronic health records for prisons...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Correction Department is switching from a paper to an electronic system to deal with the health records of prison inmates....

 2018-06-23 15:07 

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North Texas doctor, 2 nurses convicted of health care fraud...

DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas physician and two nurses have been convicted of health care fraud in what authorities say was a more than $12 million Medicare billing scam....

 2018-06-23 14:39 

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Auburn putting $5 million into research...

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is trying to increase its research programs with $5 million in funding for a variety of projects....

 2018-06-23 14:23 

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Vermont officials to discuss health of moose herd...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will be hosting a community forum on the health and status of the state's moose herd....

 2018-06-23 13:56 

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Lawmakers must resolve differences in health care reform...

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators will be trying to reconcile differences in major health care bills that have cleared both chambers....

 2018-06-23 06:05 

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Colorado vet's death offers glimpse into suicidal mind...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hours after being discharged from a mental health treatment facility, 38-year-old disabled veteran Lee Cole hiked into a wilderness area in southwest Colorado Springs......

 2018-06-22 23:11 

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Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation designed to get a research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law back on track is headed to the governor's desk....

 2018-06-22 21:35 

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Ohio declares statewide outbreak of hepatitis A...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's health department says it's declaring a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A....

 2018-06-22 21:10 

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Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials say 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law making the option legal took effect....

 2018-06-22 20:28 

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Regulators propose fines against pharmacy benefits managers...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State regulators are proposing fines against two companies that manage pharmacy benefits for health insurers, saying they operated in Montana without a license....

 2018-06-22 19:18 

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Health counselor charged with Medicaid fraud...

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a mental health counselor billed nearly $200,000 in fraudulent Medicaid claims....

 2018-06-22 18:06 

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Nevada pot regulators given more funds to deal with demand...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's marijuana regulators say they are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries, where sales continue to outpace projections....

 2018-06-22 17:53 

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Arkansas safety commission looks at students' mental health...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas School Safety Commission has expanded its list of goals for improving student and staff security to include proposals related to mental health services....

 2018-06-22 16:28 

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Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Preven......

 2018-06-22 14:36 

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Report: 3.7K pregnant, new mothers hospitalized for opioids...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new report found that more than 3,700 pregnant women and new mothers were hospitalized in Missouri for opioid abuse in the past two years....

 2018-06-22 10:51 

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Summer camp illness sends 33 kids, 3 adults to hospital...

LAKE PLACID, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say 33 children and three adults were hospitalized after falling ill during a summer camp in Florida. Most of them complained of nausea....

 2018-06-22 06:44 

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Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The words blasted to cellphones around Salem, Oregon were ominous: "Civil emergency. prepare for action."...

 2018-06-22 05:48 

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Study finds chronic health risks in Alaska fishermen...

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Researchers have found the presence of risk factors for some chronic health problems to be higher in a sample of Alaska gillnetters than the general population....

 2018-06-22 05:05 

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Program gives schizophrenia patients shots instead of pills...

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — Last year Terry Franks received a phone call from her son that frightened her....

 2018-06-22 04:07 

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Where pot is now legal, no-longer-criminals seek forgiveness...

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Despite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn't always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those pun......

 2018-06-21 22:35 

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Trump's government overhaul plan at a glance...

President Donald Trump's administration is rolling out a plan to reorganize the federal government. Much of the overhaul will need approval from Congress. Here's a look at some of the potential cha......

 2018-06-21 22:04 

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Snyder OKs budget bill, says abortion wording unenforceable...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $39.9 billion general spending bill Thursday and said a restriction on state aid to Planned Parenthood that the Republican-led Legislature inserted w......

 2018-06-21 20:45 

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Agency confirms 2nd measles case in Michigan this year...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the state's second case of measles this year and warns the public of possible exposure to the contagious dis......

 2018-06-21 19:49 

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Walla Walla podiatrist charged with unprofessional conduct...

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A Walla Walla podiatrist has been charged with unprofessional conduct for allegedly failing to meet the standard of care in treating two patients who developed infections ......

 2018-06-21 19:24 

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Cuomo demands info from feds on kids separated from parents...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities must provide information on the estimated 700 immigrant children sent to foster care agencies in New York state after being separated from their parents, Gov......

 2018-06-21 15:13 

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Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program....

 2018-06-21 15:13 

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Indianapolis area getting box for safely surrendering babies...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis area is getting its first baby box where people may anonymously surrender a healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution....

 2018-06-21 14:59 

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Increase in mosquitoes has officials on alert for viruses...

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are preparing for a high number of mosquitoes in the air this summer....

 2018-06-21 12:02 

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Lincoln under water boil order for E. coli bacteria...

LINCOLN, N.D. (AP) — Residents of Lincoln are being told to boil tap water before they consume it, after one home's water supply twice tested positive for E. coli bacteria....

 2018-06-21 10:56 

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About 200 suspected poisoned by pesticides in Azerbaijan...

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Health officials in Azerbaijan say that about 200 farm workers have been poisoned with chemicals while working in cotton fields....

 2018-06-21 06:00 

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Science Says: What makes something truly addictive...

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?...

 2018-06-21 01:48 

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Woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus, Illinois calls in CDC...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has agreed to investigate a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Illinois....

 2018-06-20 23:57 

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Students to conduct research on beluga whales in Alaska...
 2018-06-20 18:32 

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Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of scientists says China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need ......

 2018-06-20 18:21 

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Wichita to get new psychiatric hospital for children...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas health system is planning to open a new psychiatric hospital for children who have suicidal thoughts, feelings of violence, depression and substance abuse....

 2018-06-20 18:21 

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Texas cancer center faces $4.3M fine for data breaches...

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches....

 2018-06-20 17:36 

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Joe Biden endorses New Mexico candidate for governor...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is endorsing the Democratic contender in New Mexico's gubernatorial race....

 2018-06-20 15:43 

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Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of women's health care providers has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in light of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling....

 2018-06-20 14:01 

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Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm...

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees....

 2018-06-20 12:09 

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UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has been 'largely contained'...

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says there is "cautious optimism" that the Ebola outbreak in Congo may be winding down....

 2018-06-20 06:00 

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Arizona health officials warn about rise in rabies...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health authorities are warning residents about a rise in animal rabies cases statewide....

 2018-06-20 00:08 

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Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their ho......

 2018-06-19 22:44 

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The Latest: Florida asking Trump to stop separating families...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on an immigration facility in Florida (all times local):6:30 p.m.Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to stop separati......

 2018-06-19 22:38 

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North Dakota health officials respond to rising suicide rate...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials are working to prevent more suicides after a national report showed an alarming jump in the state's suicide rate....

 2018-06-19 21:04 

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Officials confirm wasting disease in doe in Marinette County...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a doe from a Marinette County breeding farm....

 2018-06-19 19:49 

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House moves to amend medical marijuana law's research rules...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers are moving to reinstate the research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, a month after a court decision put it on hold....

 2018-06-19 18:17 

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Utah man dies after exposure to industrial pesticide...

BICKNELL, Utah (AP) — Officials say a Utah man died following exposure to an industrial pesticide material, leading to the temporary closure of a medical clinic....

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