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Stories with subject: Diagnosis and treatment
  • 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in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when people are asked to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs to help prevent misuse, diversion and abuse of the drugs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ohio hospital pioneering robotic catheter use 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:11 am
  • DAYTON, Ohio - A southwest Ohio hospital says it's one of the first in the Midwest using a robotic catheter system to aid in vascular surgery.

  • Marijuana firm buys buildings in Florida 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:04 am
  • BRADENTON, Florida - A publicly traded firm that appears to be positioning itself in advance of a medical marijuana vote in Florida later this year has acquired a trio of industrial buildings just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

  • Schools fear lawsuits by stocking medication 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:58 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new law taking effect this summer requiring New Mexico schools stockpile medicine to treat students for severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks has officials concerned, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1hXHX7X ).

  • Oklahoma dental groups oppose oral surgery measure 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:13 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.

  • Proposed initiative seeks to ban all marijuana 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:04 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would completely ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses.

  • Rules leave pot test labs with little oversight 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:34 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Legislature's vote last year to regulate medical marijuana shops created new business opportunities for another kind of pot enterprise - marijuana testing - but leaves it virtually unregulated.

  • Medical marijuana supporters flock to Maine show 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:26 am
  • BANGOR, Maine - Medical marijuana supporters are flocking to Bangor, Maine, for the industry's largest trade show.

  • Even in death, Tampa teen's heart keeps giving 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:26 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - March 9, the first anniversary of his daughter's death, and Ronald Pierce was anxious.

  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:22 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that had angered gun owners - changes that are going down well with the law's supporters.

  • Illinois prisons to use costly hepatitis C drug 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:55 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C, therapy that could cost tens of millions of dollars.

  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:56 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

  • Lawsuit filed over Del. medical marijuana effort 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:42 pm
  • DOVER, Delaware - A lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is the target of a lawsuit accusing him of breach of contract in efforts to establish Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary.

  • Correction: Heroin Deaths-Ohio story 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:34 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a story April 17 about heroin overdose deaths in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage increase in heroin overdose deaths from 2011 to 2012. It was 60 percent, not 37 percent. The story also erroneously reported the title for Orman Hall. He is director of the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team, not the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

  • Reno agrees to medical marijuana businesses 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:28 am
  • RENO, Nevada - The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits.

  • Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:55 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head of an addiction-treatment center told a state Senate committee Thursday.

  • FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

  • Ex-NBA player: Re-entry tougher than serving time 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:24 pm
  • JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Former NBA player Jayson Williams says re-entering society after serving time for fatally shooting a chauffeur in 2002 was more difficult than being in prison.

  • Official: Recovering drug addicts should speak up 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:20 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The president's top adviser on drug policy urged those recovering from drug addiction to give hope to others by speaking out, saying that stigma and denial about substance abuse are obstacles to treatment.

  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:43 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press.

  • Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:25 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

  • Port Angeles pot grower would rather make movies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:44 pm
  • PORT ANGELES, Washington - Filmmaker Ryan Herring is growing pot in an effort to boost his production company.

  • Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:40 pm
  • HOUSTON - People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care.