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  • Bequest gives hospital new learning center 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 11:22 am
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - nside an IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital room, hospital staffers trade off performing chest compressions on a man lying in a hospital bed.

  • Dog ticks a growing concern in Alaska 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 11:01 am
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Many people think ticks can't live in Alaska but a state veterinarian says that's not the case.

  • Board has new rules for prescribing opiates 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:46 am
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont Medical Practice Board has issued new rules designed to prevent the abuse of prescription opiate-based painkillers.

  • Noncriminal patients moved from Mendota 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:20 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Civil psychiatric patients have been discharged from a state-run mental health institute in Madison to free space for additional criminal patients, drawing criticism from law enforcement officials.

  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:17 am
  • WASHINGTON - Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

  • W.Va.'s only state vet nursing home cuts wait list 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:32 am
  • CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - West Virginia's only state-run nursing home for veterans has slashed its admission wait list by more than half.

  • Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:34 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging Ohioans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend.

  • Mayo Clinic's 150th draws Arizona governor, others 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:13 am
  • PHOENIX - Arizona's governor is helping to celebrate the Mayo Clinic's 150th anniversary at its Phoenix hospital.

  • Fox attacks 3 people in Chicopee 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:01 am
  • CHICOPEE, Massachusetts - Police in Chicopee have shot and killed a fox that attacked an adult and two children over the weekend.

  • Massachusetts to participate in drug take-back day 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:04 am
  • NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - Nineteen communities in western Massachusetts will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when people are asked to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs to help prevent misuse, diversion and abuse of the drugs.

  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:50 am
  • CHICAGO - Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

  • Mold is latest health worry on Treasure Island 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:25 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A growing number of residents and workers on Treasure Island are complaining about mold in aging buildings on the former Navy base in San Francisco Bay.

  • Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:30 pm
  • BOSTON - "I need to run."

  • Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:41 pm
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:15 pm
  • LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.

  • Cardinal: Could be last Easter as archbishop 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:14 pm
  • CHICAGO - Cardinal Francis George says this may be his last Easter holiday as the spiritual leader of Chicago's more than 2 million Roman Catholics.

  • Public health school gets $1M for long-term care 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:02 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University's School of Public Health has received a $1 million grant to launch a center to improve long-term care for the elderly.

  • Blood donors replenish supplies after Pa. stabbing 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:47 pm
  • MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania - An effort to replenish blood bank supplies after a mass stabbing at a western Pennsylvania high school is far exceeding its target.

  • More suspicious dog treats found in Colorado park 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:19 pm
  • BOULDER, Colorado - The Boulder sheriff's office says two more possibly poisonous meatballs have been found in a Gunbarrel park popular with dog owners.

  • Brownback to attend KU Medical Center event 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:11 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials are expected to gather at the KU Medical Center to applaud budget enhancements that include $25 million in bonds for building a proposed $75 million health education building.

  • Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature' 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:11 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature."

  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:25 pm
  • GROTON, Connecticut - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

  • BJC changes charity care standards 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:13 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Charity care has long been a core mission of BJC HealthCare, but the St. Louis area's largest employer is cutting back amid increasing financial pressures.

  • Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:32 am
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - A relatively new virus that kills newborn pigs has been found on hog farms around Ohio.

  • Football player inspires after bout with cancer 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:09 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - In 2009, a basketball changed Katorie Bell's entire life when it struck him in the head during a Jeff Davis practice.