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 2018-01-15 23:50 

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Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died....

 2018-01-15 23:47 

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Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases...

LONDON (AP) — Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he t......

 2018-01-15 23:33 

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Patient's stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat, hospital...

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in England say stifling a big sneeze can be hazardous for your health in rare cases, based on the very unusual experience of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he ......

 2018-01-15 22:29 

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Indiana health agency: Flu deaths statewide 50 as of Jan. 6...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season has doubled to 50 as of the first week of 2018....

 2018-01-15 17:58 

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Flu remains widespread across Montana...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials say the flu remains widespread across the state....

 2018-01-15 17:42 

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Researchers study on how to make soul food healthier...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — University researchers are figuring out whether soul food laden featuring fat and salt can be made healthy and delicious by using plants-only recipes....

 2018-01-15 14:53 

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Passenger with measles flew through Chicago's O'Hare...

CHICAGO (AP) — State health officials are advising anyone who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last Wednesday and hasn't been vaccinated for measles that they should be tested for the ......

 2018-01-14 18:07 

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Officials report a steep increase in flu hospitalizations...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials say they have seen a steep increase in the number of people hospitalized with influenza over the past five weeks....

 2018-01-14 16:30 

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Illinois students creating video games for social good...

CHICAGO (AP) — Students at DePaul University in Chicago are creating video games that raise awareness for mental illnesses and other afflictions....

 2018-01-14 14:01 

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Delaware researchers examine cancer's effect on siblings...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Every now and then, Ali McDonough wakes from a nightmare about her brother....

 2018-01-14 05:02 

AP

Taxes, driver debt, prevailing wages atop legislative agenda...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At the onset of 2018, Michigan lawmakers have a growing to-do list — led by talk of cutting taxes, wiping clean driver fee debt and improving mental health services....

 2018-01-13 18:14 

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Flu deaths more than double in SC compared to last season...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials say 15 people have died of the flu so far this season, more than double the number of deaths at this time last year....

 2018-01-13 16:11 

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Hospitals over capacity in Birmingham due to flu situation...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Central Alabama hospitals are over normal capacity due to a large number of patients with flu or flu-like illnesses....

 2018-01-13 14:29 

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Grocery stores, pharmacies invited to be WIC vendors...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Public Health is inviting Connecticut grocery stores and pharmacies to apply to participate in the state's food assistance program for women and children....

 2018-01-13 14:01 

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Lawsuit filed over alleged norovirus at Tacoma restaurant...

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman who ate at a Tacoma restaurant and later became ill has filed a lawsuit....

 2018-01-13 13:49 

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Snowy owl spotted hanging out at north Omaha grassy area...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents in north Omaha have reported seeing an unusual sight — a snowy owl that usually calls Canada home....

 2018-01-13 09:11 

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Taxes, driver debt, prevailing wages atop legislative agenda...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At the onset of 2018, Michigan lawmakers have a growing to-do list — led by talk of cutting taxes, wiping clean driver fee debt and improving mental health services....

 2018-01-13 05:53 

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Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday......

 2018-01-12 23:25 

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Milwaukee health commissioner resigns over lead test issue...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's health commissioner has resigned after his department failed to follow up and provide services to families of children who tested positive for lead....

 2018-01-12 22:41 

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Officials remove medical pot registry from police computers...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators said Friday they will no longer make a new medical marijuana registry available on the state's computer system for law enforcement, making it less lik......

 2018-01-12 22:18 

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Newark airport passengers warned of measles case...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Health officials in New Jersey are warning passengers who traveled through Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month that they may have been exposed to measles....

 2018-01-12 21:09 

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Flooding damages computer data center at hospital...

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say flooding has damaged the computer data center in a New Hampshire hospital, resulting in no access to electronic medical records....

 2018-01-12 20:50 

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Florida House approves bill to help anti-abortion centers...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may agree to permanently fund anti-abortion pregnancy centers under a bill passed by the Republican-led House....

 2018-01-12 20:27 

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Maine moose study showing high survival in northern areas...

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — Maine wildlife officials say trends are emerging about the health of the state's moose from a multi-year study....

 2018-01-12 18:52 

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The Latest: Trump arrives for 1st medical exam as president...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's physical (all times local):1:35 p.m.Donald Trump has arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital......

 2018-01-12 18:48 

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Trump goes for 1st medical checkup since becoming president...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recen......

 2018-01-12 17:41 

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2 more flu deaths bring total to 7 in Washoe County...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths....

 2018-01-12 17:20 

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Oklahoma health officials say flu death toll is 22...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say 22 people have died from the flu in the state this season, and more than 1,000 people have been hospitalized....

 2018-01-12 17:20 

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West Virginia drug plan calls for limiting prescriptions...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia health officials have proposed limiting initial opioid prescriptions, increasing oversight to stop inappropriate prescribing and requiring all emergency respo......

 2018-01-12 16:48 

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Officials report Iowa flu toll has risen to 14 since October...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have reported eight more influence-related deaths, bringing the Iowa total to 14 since Oct. 1....

 2018-01-12 16:17 

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Northern Idaho school district closes due to flu outbreak...

KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) — A school district in northern Idaho has sent its staff and students home due to a flu outbreak....

 2018-01-12 14:29 

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Flu outbreak filling hospitals in Alabama...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama hospitals are filling up with patients because of a worsening influenza outbreak....

 2018-01-12 14:27 

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Replacing Hawaii's cesspools proves to be daunting task...

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have learned that their plan to have all the state's cesspools removed by 2050 is not an easy task....

 2018-01-12 09:31 

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France tries to stem damage from failed baby milk recall...

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government is scrambling to save face after the alarming failure of a mass recall of baby milk prompted by a salmonella scare....

 2018-01-12 06:02 

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Telehealth gives rural Missouri more access to health care...

ST. ROBERT, Mo. (AP) — With a population just shy of 5,000, the town of St. Robert lies just south of the heart of Missouri. It's one of the many rural towns in the state that finds alternatives to......

 2018-01-12 01:14 

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Funeral held for mother who died after contracting flu...

BOSTON (AP) — A funeral has been held for a Needham woman who died of complications from the flu....

 2018-01-12 00:18 

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Minnesota flu season in full swing; 1 child death reported...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has reported its first child death from the flu this season....

 2018-01-11 23:42 

AP

2 children die of flu in Oregon...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10....

 2018-01-11 23:13 

AP

Report: Health problems could arise as Alaska warms...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climate change in Alaska has the potential to create serious physical and mental health problems for Alaskans, according to a new report from state health officials....

 2018-01-11 23:02 

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Child under age of 5 dies of flu in Oregon...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A child under the age of 5 has died from the flu in Oregon....

 2018-01-11 22:40 

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The Latest: What robot strippers say about sexism and tech...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local):2:30 p.m.Two robot strippers that made an appearance at a strip club in Las Vegas during the CES technology......

 2018-01-11 21:37 

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Eastern Iowa hospitals limit visitation as flu season rages...

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Some eastern Iowa hospitals have announced restrictions on visitation in the wake of a vicious flu season that has strained hospitals across the country....

 2018-01-11 21:02 

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The Latest: State Health Council OKs medical marijuana rules...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on developments in efforts to establish a medical marijuana program in North Dakota (all times local):3 p.m.North Dakota's State Health Council has approved adm......

 2018-01-11 20:26 

AP

Hepatitis A exposure possible at food pantry amid outbreak...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials are adding a Utah food pantry to the list of places where people may also have been exposed to hepatitis A amid a widening outbreak....

 2018-01-11 19:06 

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Officials blame flu for long ER wait times...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some Rhode Island residents say they were forced to wait hours in the emergency room, and state officials say the flu is to blame....

 2018-01-11 19:04 

AP

5 flu-related deaths in New Hampshire, flu not widespread...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say there have been five flu-related deaths among adults in the state this season....

 2018-01-11 18:58 

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Fort Smith hospital sets up flu clinic to ease ER crowding...

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — To keep flu sufferers from clogging its emergency room, a Fort Smith hospital has opened a separate clinic to keep non-emergency patients away....

 2018-01-11 18:14 

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4 new flu deaths reported in North Carolina...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in North Carolina report four new flu deaths, while a school canceled classes for the rest of the week and hospitals placed restrictions on visitors because ......

 2018-01-11 17:43 

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North Dakota creates 8 regions for medical marijuana shops...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department established eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries in an effort to ensure qualifying patients have easy access to the drug....

 2018-01-11 17:30 

AP

Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court has ruled on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and......

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