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'Incredible efforts' chipping away at Oklahoma's opioid crisis

The war against opioid addiction is being waged on many fronts in Oklahoma, including research labs, recovery centers, the...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a...

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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Religion briefs for May 25

DEL CITY The Williamsons will perform at concert The Williamsons and Summit Trace will perform at the Del City Gospel Singing...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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'Here we go again': Judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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The Latest: Donor willing to fund push to undo abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local):4:55 p.m.A...

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Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for...

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At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby's muscle control and...

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Clarification: Kansas-Telemedicine Abortions story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a legal dispute over telemedicine abortions in Kansas, The Associated Press dropped...

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Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions,...

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Maine to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical...

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Attorney general seeks to rework Medicaid expansion petition

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court should reject a proposed petition to expand Medicaid because the summary...

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Flu outbreak among asylum seekers reaches San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sixteen asylum seekers who have exhibited flu-like symptoms after being flown to San Diego from South Texas...

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Health care CEOs again lead the way in pay

The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the third time in four years, chief executives in the health...

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Missouri governor signs bill that ban abortions from the eighth week of pregnancy onward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri governor signs bill that ban abortions from the eighth week of pregnancy onward.

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Virtual reality helps police in dealing with autistic people

WASHINGTON (AP) — An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper...

Need grows for more work opportunities for those with different abilities in central Oklahoma

HealthApr 21, 2019

For adults who live with different abilities, their needs for a better quality of life continue to grow, especially during their adult years, advocates said. Those who work to help such adults see a growing need in central Oklahoma, not just...

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New Trump administration rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Trump administration rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health...

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Child who survived mall plunge undergoing further procedures

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived after being thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of...

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Attorney general's office says Medicaid expansion petition flawed but fixable

The Oklahoma Supreme Court should reject a proposed initiative petition to expand Medicaid because the summary contradicts the...

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State briefs for May 24

OKLAHOMA CITY Health agency issues food safety reminders The Oklahoma City-County Health Department public health experts...

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Why Big Tobacco and JUUL are lobbying to raise the smoking age

Big Tobacco and its legislative allies say they’re following the lead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in trying to...

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Acting medical system chief pledges changes to senior staff

BALTIMORE (AP) — The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging "significant changes" to...

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Correction: MeToo-Teaching Consent story

In a story May 20 about teaching consent in the #MeToo era, The Associated Press misidentified the description of programs that...

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GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties...

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New Jersey beach smoking ban in place for start of summer

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Smoke 'em if you've got 'em — but not on the beach in New Jersey this summer.Smoking and vaping will be...

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Healthy dog euthanized for burial with owner, sparks debate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Veterinarians and funeral homes in Virginia are rejecting the idea that pets should be buried with their...

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US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

Two U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are...

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House hearing grows heated over migrant children's deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration's border policies for the deaths of...

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Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing...

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Mandatory overtime for nurses at center of hospital strike

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A hospital strike now in its third week is putting a spotlight on staffing shortages at the same time Ohio...

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US closes facility that detained migrant who later died

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border agents temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day...

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Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Doctors would face prison sentences if they fail to treat babies "born alive" after an attempted...

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Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with...

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Quarantine at Michigan women's prison after scabies outbreak

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a new scabies outbreak at Michigan's only prison for women led to a quarantine at the...

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Kwik Trip veggie trays again linked to salmonella

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its stores after...

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Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air...

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Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says she wants to improve...

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Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of...

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Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer...

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Achievers: Oklahoma City–County Health Department program named a 2019 Model Practice Award winner

The Oklahoma City–County Health Department's Vectorborne Diseases Prevention Program has been named a 2019 Model Practice Award...

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Residents invited to Norman Forward Indoor Tennis Facility ribbon-cutting; Norman City Council approves senior center location

Norman residents and tennis enthusiasts are invited to join the city of Norman for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening...

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Oklahoma students win Red Ribbon poster, essay contest

Oklahoma students were honored recently for their winning artwork and essay contributions as part of Oklahoma’s Red Ribbon...

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Governor signs revised pharmacy choice bill

A second pharmacy choice bill was signed into law Tuesday, three weeks after Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed the first one. House Bill...

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State joins local organizations to map trees in Oklahoma City's urbanized areas

Trees matter. And data that analyzes how many there are, where they are located and how they affect areas where we live, work...

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Oklahoma abortion rights advocates join National Day of Action

Abortion rights supporters rallied Tuesday at the Oklahoma Capitol in response to Alabama’s passage of a ban on abortion and...

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Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal...

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Louisiana: Anti-abortion constitutional language nears OK

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers took another step Tuesday in efforts to chip away at abortion rights, nearing final...

OMRF scientists may be nearing breakthrough in understanding of sarcoidosis

HealthApr 21, 2019

Researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are working on a project they hope will help them better understand a debilitating disease that seems to affect people of African descent disproportionately. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory...

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The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on states suing the Trump administration over a rule allowing medical providers to cite religious...

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States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health...

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Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas...

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2020 budget proposal includes $2M for anti-abortion centers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a budget that for the first time includes millions of dollars in...

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The Latest: Abortion debated inside and outside courtroom

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in a lawsuit to block a Mississippi abortion law that bans the procedure after 6...

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Across US, activists protest new wave of abortion bans

At the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation, abortion rights supporters held rallies Tuesday in...

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Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns...

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Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct...

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After opioid settlement, lawmakers seek to clarify AG's power

State lawmakers want any money gained from the attorney general settling state lawsuits to go into the state treasury after a...

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At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they...

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Woman who had hot wax dropped in her eye settles for $400K

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the...

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Rhinoceros at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo gives birth to calf

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo says an eastern black rhinoceros named Kapuki has given birth to a calf.The zoo says...

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'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced...

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Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half...

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Doctors are prescribing broccoli alongside beta blockers

WASHINGTON — Adrienne Dove pulled up to the checkout line of the Giant grocery store in Washington with a cart filled with...

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Health notes for May 21

OKLAHOMA CITY OU medicine dean named Dr. John Zubialde, a family medicine physician and longtime academic medicine leader, has...

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Savvy Senior: Understanding Medicare’s enrollment periods

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the different enrollment periods for Medicare? I’m planning to work past age 65...

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Patience is behavior, not a feeling

Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet, wrote, “Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart. Try to love the questions...

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An alternative to allergy shots?

Adam’s journal With spring comes pollen and, for many of us, allergies. That means sneezing, runny nose and itchy, irritated...

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Budget has $2M for anti-abortion pregnancy centers

A state budget proposal appropriates $2 million to private entities that encourage women to carry their unborn children to...

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California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food.Doctors at a...

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Clinic director: May sue over North Dakota abortion law

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters are considering a lawsuit over a new North Dakota law that would require the...

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Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state...

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Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading...

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Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case

ATLANTA (AP) — Organ transplant officials are rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers amid a...

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Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said...

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After long journey, bear spared by governor returns home

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bear whose life was spared two years ago by New Hampshire's governor has returned to her home turf near...

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States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching...

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Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident can use his frozen...

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Man sorry he urinated on memorial to boy who died of cancer

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video while urinating on a park memorial marker that honors a 9-year-old boy who died of...

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Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a judge must decide whether a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients...

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'Hippie' island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Sarah Day is a school nurse with "street cred" when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on...

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US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Inside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, administrator Shannon Brewer has been fielding phone calls...

New Norman mayor says state government overreach a problem for cities in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has a long history of conservative politics, but as urban centers have flourished, more city residents are interested in progressive policies. This is especially true for the City of Norman, which is considered one of the most...

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Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high...

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Report: Exemption rate at some state schools top 20% in 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Almost 1,200 kindergartners in Oklahoma declined one or more mandated immunizations during the 2017-18...

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Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting...

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For 'Hot Zone,' Margulies confronts claustrophobia and Ebola

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Julianna Margulies knew she was claustrophobic. But she didn't realize just how much until she had...

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Liz Weston: Let's get real about health costs in retirement

You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and...

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Review: In Owen Laukkanen's latest, a dog unites strangers

"Deception Cove," (Mulholland Books), by Owen LaukkanenIt would be easy for Owen Laukkanen's superb "Deception Cove" to evolve...

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UN health chief warns of 'very high' risk of Ebola spread

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency says the risk that the Ebola virus will spread remains "very high."Tedros...

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About 90% of state kindergartners up-to-date on vaccines, but exemption rate above 20% in some schools

Nearly 1,200 kindergartners' parents across Oklahoma opted out of one or more required vaccinations during the 2017-18 school...

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Health department seeks input for programming at Sequoyah, Oakridge schools

Neighborhood residents anxious about what will become of Sequoyah Elementary, 2400 NW 36, after the final school bell rings...

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A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice

NEW YORK (AP) — Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states'...

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Author/illustrator to bring his story to help children of addicted parents

Author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka will talk about what it's like to be a kid growing up in a family dealing with addiction...

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Jimmy Carter won't teach Sunday school days after procedure

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter canceled plans to teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a...

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State briefs for May 18

OKLAHOMA CITY OKC Zoo plans date nights this June Date Nights are planned from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday in June at the...

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Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant...

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Teacher says she was fired over breaks to pump breast milk

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Falmouth elementary school teacher contends the school district declined to renew her contract...

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Celebrities answer call to share abortion testimonials

Many people think they don't know anyone who's had an abortion, actress and TV host Busy Philipps tweeted earlier this week,...

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Correction: School Meals Expansion story

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 16 about school meals programs in Oregon, The Associated Press reported erroneously the...

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Walmart releases plans for new Bentonville headquarters

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart has released additional plans for its new 350-acre (142-hectare) northwest Arkansas campus...

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Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit

PHOENIX (AP) — Two companies that provide health care in jails and prisons across the United States have agreed to pay $950,000...

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Missouri lawmakers pass ban on abortions at eight weeks, sending bill to Republican governor, who is expected to sign it

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers pass ban on abortions at eight weeks, sending bill to Republican governor, who is...

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Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following...

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State briefs for May 17

Click It or Ticket campaign begins Monday The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and Oklahoma law enforcement remind drivers to use...

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Appeals court to decide surgery for Idaho transgender inmate

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorneys for Idaho prison officials argued Thursday that a transgender inmate who is suing for access to...

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Dems push bill on health care, drug prices through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices...

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The Latest: House Democrats OK bill boosting health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House health care legislation (all times local):6 p.m.Democrats have pushed legislation through...

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Michigan governor open to drivers forgoing unlimited benefit

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she was open to letting drivers forgo mandatory,...

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The Latest: Sen. Doug Jones calls abortion ban 'shameful'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Alabama's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban (all times...

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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban 'shameful'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones condemned Alabama's new abortion ban as "extreme" and "irresponsible"...

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Senate confirms abortion opponent as US judge in Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Louisiana lawyer Wendy Vitter as a federal judge Thursday, overcoming opposition from...

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5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that...

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How 'lunch shaming' is facing scrutiny around the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Denying children a hot meal apparently isn't a popular way for schools to deal with unpaid lunch money.After a...

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Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to...

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Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school days after breaking hip

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a...

Community colleges serve diverse student population with limited resources

NewsApr 28, 2019

Oklahoma's 14 community colleges serve students that range from high school students getting an early jump on college credits to displaced workers seeking a certification for new skills. The majority are part-time students. The average age is...

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Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have it...

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Medical pot group holding fundraiser for Missouri governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lobbyist for a medical marijuana trade group is co-hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Gov. Mike...

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Oklahoma confirms first measles case, in Okmulgee County

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — Health officials in Oklahoma says the state has its first confirmed case of measles in the past 12...

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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of...

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The Latest: Missouri Senate passes strict abortion bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local):4:05...

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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy .

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Near-total abortion ban signed into law in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed on Alabama's abortion bill (all times local):7:50 p.m.Conservative...

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Kentucky starts appeal of ruling striking down abortion law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has started its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck...

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How Oklahoma kids battling cancer ended up in a photo shoot

Lora Scantling is a professional photographer who has long documented happy moments of birth, graduations and weddings. Then...

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Bill to update HIV/AIDS education vetoed

An effort to update Oklahoma's 1987 law requiring AIDS education in public schools ended with Gov. Kevin Stitt's veto of House...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 1967 war on measles

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Measles outbreak arrives in Oklahoma

The national measles outbreak has come to Oklahoma. The state Health Department announced the first confirmed case of measles...

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Surgeon who transplanted baboon heart into baby dies

LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Leonard Bailey, who in 1984 transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed "Baby Fae" in...

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Judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing...

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Veggie products sold at Whole Foods Markets recalled

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-based vendor is recalling select salads, wraps and salad bar trays sole through Whole Foods markets in...

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Alabama law moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama's new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarizing...

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Correction: Oregon-Vaccine Exemptions story

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 14 about vaccine legislation in Oregon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that...

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North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general is suing a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what...

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New Jersey will ask voters to legalize recreational pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey fizzled out Wednesday when the state Senate...

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Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dying of breast cancer

For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a...

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Blurred lines: A pregnant man's tragedy tests gender notions

When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn't consider it an emergency, noting that he was...

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The Latest: Murphy says he's open to medical pot expansion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's plans to ask voters to decide next year on whether recreational marijuana...

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Wisconsin Assembly approves 'born alive' anti-abortion bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a so-called born alive anti-abortion bill Wednesday that President Donald...

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Lawsuit filed to stop Ohio abortion ban after 1st heartbeat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sued Wednesday to thwart Ohio's latest and most restrictive...

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The Latest: Ohio AG to fight ACLU abortion ban challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging a restrictive Ohio abortion ban (all times local):3 p.m.Attorney...

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Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids' ear infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup...

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US births lowest in 3 decades despite improving economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a...

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Oklahoma State Department of Health investigating state's first possible measles case

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is investigating the state's first possible measles case, a spokesman for the...

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Inmate accused in guard's death remains in state hospital

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas inmate accused in the beating death of a jail guard in 2016 will remain in the state...

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Parents to discuss what happens after treatment for addiction

EDMOND — The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard....

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Achievers

Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy seniors were recently honored at a commencement and graduate...

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Metro-area students earn honors at SWOSU

Among Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy students receiving awards from Oklahoma City are, front from...

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Arcadia Trails offers treatment close to home

EDMOND — Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery opens May 28 to care for the mind, body and spirit of adults battling the...

Federal grants are preparing a more diverse student body in Oklahoma

NewsApr 28, 2019

NORMAN — The freshmen who enter Oklahoma colleges in 2025 are likely to be more racially diverse than today’s student body, thanks to three federal grants targeting 12,000 pupils in 48 schools across the state. Last fall, the University of...

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'Heartbeat' abortion ban to be debated in Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Senate is set to take up a bill to ban abortions after eight weeks, a move...

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California governor wants to help more buy health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sydney Winlock owns a small business with his wife in Northern California, and they had a strange...

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Pennsylvania House tries anew to ban Down syndrome abortions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is launching another effort to outlaw abortions because of a...

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Oklahoma judge rejects dismissal requests in opioid lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Oklahoma's multibillion dollar lawsuit against opioid producers will...

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Planned Parenthood funding in Texas at stake in hearing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on whether Texas had the right to cut off Medicaid funding...

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Judge rescinds ruling against 'physicians-only' abortion law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has rescinded his own ruling that struck down a Virginia law that said only physicians may...

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Parents rally at state Capitol to keep vaccine exemptions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of parents and vaccine skeptics have called on New York lawmakers not to narrow existing...

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Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The company that makes OxyContin did not stop pitching the powerful opioid painkiller to doctors even when...

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Michigan lawmakers OK ban on abortion procedure; veto vowed

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature voted Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure,...

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The Latest: Pennsylvania sues OxyContin maker over opioids

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma (all times local):3:50 p.m.:The Pennsylvania...

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New liver transplant rules begin amid fight over fairness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilnelia Cruz-Ulloa spent the last months of her life in a New York City hospital, waiting for a donated...

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Correction: Islamic State Bride story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 13 about the health of the child of a U.S.-born woman who joined the Islamic State (topic),...

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Philly soda tax study sees sales dip, health impact unclear

A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear.The research...

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'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging

NEW YORK (AP) — Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die.As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging...

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What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than...

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OK25by25 promotes Resilience and Family Positive Workplace

The OK25by25 Early Childhood Coalition has focused its efforts on two major programs.

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Should adults get revaccinated for measles?

Adam’s journal With the recent news about measles outbreaks in the U.S. and around the world, I’ve begun to get nervous. I’m 51...

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The Rx: Add a travel clinic to your itinerary

The next few months are prime for travel. If you’re planning an excursion to exotic destinations, make an appointment with your...

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Health notes for May 14: Relay for Life planned

OKLAHOMA CITY OU Medicine honors 3 OU Medicine’s longtime chaplain and children’s advocate, Danny Cavett, was among three...

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Savvy Senior: The long-term care benefit many veterans are missing out on

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We...

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Inventor says medical device stops leaks to give women active lifestyle back

EDMOND — Allison Conti is one of 88 million women globally who experience involuntary urine leakage. She's the one who decided...

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Norman judge rules opioid trial can continue

NORMAN — Oklahoma's multibillion dollar lawsuit against opioid manufacturers remains on track to start May 28. Cleveland County...

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Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple...

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The Latest: Couple with $2 billion win still resent Monsanto

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on $2 billion verdict against Monsanto (all times local):7 p.m.A Northern California couple...

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Enough GOP senators return to end Oregon tax bill standoff

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The sergeant-at-arms of the Oregon Senate had a new regular duty in recent days: Searching the state Capitol...

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Washington now 1st state with long-term care program

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is the first state in the nation to establish a program to help offset the costs of long-term...

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Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to...

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Minnesota senator opens up about her bouts of depression

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota is sharing her experiences with depression for the first time as she calls for...

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California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup weed killer.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup...

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California sues US over home health worker union dues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five states have joined forces to try and block a new rule from the Trump administration they say...

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Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from surgery after breaking a hip

ATLANTA (AP) — Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from surgery after breaking a hip.

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State briefs for May 15

Oklahoma awarded federal funds for opioid treatment The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded $24 million in grants...

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Maryland gov signs 1st-in-nation measure to help uninsured

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a first-in-the-nation measure Monday to make it easier for people...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

BusinessMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say this year's count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already...

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Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a dog disease that can be passed to humans has been confirmed in Iowa.The state...

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Foster families are option for veterans in need of caregivers

Korean War veteran Stewart Breeding figured he'd spend the rest of his life alone when his wife, Jettie, died in 2016. He moved...

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Stitt working on a health care plan: Study includes agency reform, consolidation and use of federal funds

Gov. Kevin Stitt last week said he expects to roll out a health care plan in the fall. Many of the details are still in the...

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States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams

Savanah Harshbarger estimates she performed as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients before gynecologic surgeries,...

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Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally...

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Overall health pilot program expands statewide

A pilot program that connects patients in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties with social service programs to improve their overall...

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Health briefs for May 12

CDC pushes need of measles vaccine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 764 confirmed cases of measles...

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OKC bars are on the CBD cocktail train

With the exception of a kitchen fire, bar and restaurant patrons have always appreciated a little smoke-and-flame with their...

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More 'heartbeat' abortion bans advancing in South, Midwest

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion...

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Health care debate hobbles stock in drugmakers, insurers

While much of the stock market sprints ahead powered by economic gains and investor confidence, the health care sector is...

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Arkansas' first medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Two and a half years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, qualifying patients could...

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States bring price fixing suit against generic drug makers

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys general from more than 40 states are alleging the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers conspired...

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Michigan on verge of showdown over high car insurance rates

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state with the highest car insurance premiums in the country is on the verge of a political showdown...

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Story of hope: Premiere helps raise money for film about inspirational Newcastle teen

MOORE — The film premiere had it all — a large crowd, the red carpet, commemorative posters and a chance to visit with a...

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Mercy on track to open south OKC hospital in 2020

Mercy celebrated a milestone this week in the construction of a new hospital. Crews lifted the final steel beam into the frame...

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Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester...

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New Jersey gets official state microbe: Streptomyces griseus

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey's...

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Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for...

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Company comes to aid of students offered jelly sandwiches

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The yogurt company Chobani plans to pay the school lunch debts of low-income families with students...

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The Latest: Warren wants politics out of addiction tax plan

KERMIT, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthiest U.S....

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Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe not all, Trump administration says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrap "Obamacare"? Well, maybe not all of it.The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire...

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Delaware doc accused of trading drugs for sex loses license

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware has permanently revoked the license of a doctor accused of prescribing opioids in exchange for...

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Oklahoma conservative group challenges Medicaid expansion petition

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs filed a challenge Thursday against putting the question of Medicaid expansion on the...

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OKC clinic will host free health and wellness fair

The Shifa Clinic will host a free Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Islamic Society of Oklahoma...

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APNewsBreak: New Mexico wants lake on Air Force base closed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top prosecutor is demanding that the U.S. Air Force close a publicly accessible lake at...

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Amazon to make sure school supplies don't have lead, cadmium

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has agreed to make sure school supplies and children's jewelry sold on its website do not contain...

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Judge: Boy must resume chemotherapy, despite parents' wishes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 3-year-old Florida boy must resume his cancer treatment, despite his parents'...

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Drugmaker will donate meds for US push to end HIV epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Health and Human Services Department announced Thursday that California-Based Gilead Sciences Inc. has...

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Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal marijuana market.State budget documents...

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House votes to block Trump's eased health coverage rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would be blocked from easing coverage rules required by President Barack Obama's...

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Texas House OKs death penalty ban for severely mentally ill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nation's busiest death-penalty state would stop executing inmates who are severely mentally ill under...

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A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

PHOENIX (AP) — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some...

Oklahoma districts seek to bring teacher diversity in line with student body

NewsApr 28, 2019

Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest school district with 45,000 students, is also among the most diverse. They speak more than 78 languages, including Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Russian and Vietnamese, data provided by the...

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Trump backs Fla. plan to import lower-cost meds from abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move sure to get attention in a 2020 battleground state, President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that...

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Wisconsin Republicans vote to kill Medicaid expansion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Thursday to scrap expanding Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana, raising...

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Dance: A surprising source of therapy for Oklahomans with Parkinson’s disease

One Oklahoman is working to give those with Parkinson's disease a revitalized sense of confidence and increased mobility –...

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Juul's 'switch' campaign for smokers draws new scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market...

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The Latest: Wisconsin GOP leader: Medicaid block no surprise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin budget (all times local):2:20 p.m.Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says no one...

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Trump calls on Congress to end 'surprise medical bills'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday called for an end to "surprise medical bills," the astonishingly high...

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Actress hopes to open more doors for more Native Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — Newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose represents a rarity as one of the few people of Native American descent to star in a...

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The Latest: Trump proposes end to 'surprise medical bills'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's effort to limit "surprise medical bills" (all times local):1...

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Census: Poverty, race play role in whether parents are alive

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Mother's Day approaches this Sunday, a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that the likelihood...

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MTV launches 'Save Our Moms' campaign to combat mortality

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching a campaign aimed at stemming the rise of maternal mortality in the U.S.Thursday's launch of...

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Couple dies of plague after eating raw marmot meat for 'good health'

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - A Mongolian couple reportedly died after contracting the bubonic plaguefrom the consumption...

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Woman injured in apparent shark bite off Oahu

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — A woman who says she was bitten by a shark off the North Shore of Oahu Wednesday has been transported to...

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California overhauls sex education guidance for teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to...

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Denver is 1st US city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

DENVER (AP) — Voters narrowly made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in...

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The Latest: California OKs new sex education guidance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California State Board of Education's vote to revise sex education guidance for...

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TV pitches for prescription drugs will have to include price

WASHINGTON (AP) — TV pitches for prescription drugs will soon include the price, giving consumers more information upfront as...

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Oklahoma attorney general among 33 urging cannabis banking reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys general from 33 states on Wednesday urged Congress to approve a proposal intended to fully open...

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Attorneys general from 33 states urge pot banking reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys general from 33 states on Wednesday urged Congress to approve a proposal intended to fully open...

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Beverly Hills poised to end most tobacco sales

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The smoke hasn't cleared yet, but Beverly Hills is poised to become the first U.S. city to end...

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Student who sued over chickenpox vaccination has the disease

WALTON, Ky. (AP) — The lawyer for a Kentucky high school student who wasn't allowed to participate in school activities because...

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CES organizers apologize, returns award to women's startup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The group that organizes the annual CES gadget show has reinstated a prestigious award and apologized to...

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Warren releases $100 billion plan to combat opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America's...

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Speaker to discuss Social Security benefits

YUKON — Dennis Purifoy will offer a free seminar focusing on Social Security benefits at 7 p.m. Monday at the Yukon Police...

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Mustang Public Schools to celebrate School Nurse Day

Band-Aids, shot records and fevers ... Oh my! School health professionals juggle a complex array of medical and social issues....

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Louisiana tests unapproved anti-addiction implant on inmates

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Some Louisiana inmates struggling with opioid addictions may soon find themselves sporting addiction...

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Proposed tobacco ban sparks fiery debate in Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A fiery debate is breaking out across Beverly Hills as people at tony hair salons, gas stations...

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Index shows improvement in Oklahoma health emergency readiness

Oklahoma has improved in its readiness to respond to a health emergency, but still has work to do, according to a report issued...

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Opponents of Georgia abortion ban promise court challenge

ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected vow to take their fight from...

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Health officials say NYC measles cases reach 466

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of measles cases in New York City has reached 466 since the outbreak began in October.The city's...

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Georgia governor signs restrictive 'heartbeat' abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws, a measure...

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The Latest: Google unveils privacy plan to limit cookies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google conference in California (all times local):2:15 p.m.Google says it's working...

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Emails: Purdue executive cast blame on opioid victims

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, cast blame on victims...

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Michigan Senate approves plan to cut car insurance rates

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Senate passed legislation Tuesday aimed at cutting the country's highest average auto...

Oklahoma leading the way in training Native American doctors

NewsApr 28, 2019

TAHLEQUAH — Fewer than one-half percent of U.S. doctors are Native American, but efforts are underway in Oklahoma to enroll more Native Americans in medical school and to bring more physicians to Indian Country. The Oklahoma State University...

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Melania Trump unveils steps to make 'Be Best' even best-er

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after launching her first major initiative, Melania Trump unveiled plans Tuesday to make her "Be Best"...

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The Latest: Georgia governor signs restrictive abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the signing of an early abortion ban by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (all times local):10:20...

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US pregnancy deaths up, and report says most are preventable

More U.S. women are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and more than half of those deaths are preventable, government health...

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Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here.Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies...

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs legislation that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs legislation that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

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Judge strikes down physicians-only abortion law in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Virginia law that says only physicians can perform first-trimester...

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Decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'? It's on the ballot in Denver

Kevin Matthews believes "magic mushrooms" saved his life. Matthews, a former cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,...

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Take steps to minimize your risk of skin cancer

Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer because of its ability to spread quickly to lymph nodes and internal...

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Adults aren't checking blood pressure enough, survey finds

Adults aren't checking blood pressure enough, survey finds New findings from the American Heart Association and the American...

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5 percent of American adults consider themselves vegetarians

Are the many stories about the health risks of eating meat making you think of going vegetarian? You are not alone. About 5...

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States seek to cut off religious exemptions for vaccination

Connecticut's Attorney General gave state lawmakers the legal go-ahead Monday to pursue legislation that would prevent parents...

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Film producer and director Irwin Winkler spills the beans

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning movie producer Irwin Winkler recalls the time he brought a promising script to United Artists....

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Johns Hopkins to offer school leaders safety programming

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Johns Hopkins University initiative announced Monday will offer short courses to principals and other school...

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US measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is...

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Fight continues to make public places, workplaces smoke-free

Oklahoma is one of only three states that allow smoking in bars. That won't change any time soon. Legislation addressing the...

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Elephant Man: Joseph Merrick's grave 'found by author'

The unmarked grave of Joseph Merrick - who is better known as the Elephant Man - has been traced after nearly 130 years, it has...

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Health officials: Arizona sees surge of hepatitis A cases

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health...

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Judge says Alabama failed to protect prisoners from suicide

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After 15 inmate suicides in 15 months, a federal judge ruled Saturday that Alabama is putting prisoners...

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Iguana thrown at restaurant manager in protective custody

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An iguana injured when a man pulled the lizard from under his shirt and threw it at an Ohio restaurant...

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The Latest: Kansas budget blocked in Medicaid fight again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on Medicaid expansion and the next state budget (all times...

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Families defrauded by unregulated service dog trainers

APEX, N.C. (AP) — All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety...

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Sevier County may consider sales tax hike to build hospital

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Voters in Sevier County could be asked to approve a higher sales tax to subsidize the construction of a...

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Trump defends health workers' right to object to abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who...

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Marriott CEO diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has been diagnosed with stage two pancreatic cancer. The 60-year-old Sorenson will...

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World Health Organization says Ebola deaths in Congo outbreak expected to exceed 1,000 later Friday

GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization says Ebola deaths in Congo outbreak expected to exceed 1,000 later Friday.

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The Latest: San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's "conscience rights" regulation (all times local):6:15 p.m.The city...

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Oklahoma governor vetoes fiercely debated pharmacy choice bill

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday vetoed a bill intended to give patients the right to choose a pharmacy provider without paying a...

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State briefs for May 2

OKLAHOMA CITY Initiative aims to support cancer research led by women The American Cancer Society in Oklahoma City announced...

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Budget office: $177B in added costs from Trump drug plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to ease the financial hit of prescription drugs prices for Medicare...

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With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

NEW YORK (AP) — Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus?After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump...

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Breast implants tied to rare cancer to remain on US market

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the...

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Kansas lawmakers put off overturning abortion-rights ruling

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents are waiting until next year to try to overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision...

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Rebuking Trump, House votes to keep US in Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Thursday that would prevent President Donald Trump from...

Sisu Youth Services offers shelter, services to homeless young people

NewsApr 21, 2019

In 2010, Penny Reynolds was running a gay-straight alliance at Rose State College when a student there asked her where LGBT teenagers who'd been kicked out of their homes could go. Reynolds told the student she didn't know, but she'd do some...

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The Latest: New Baltimore mayor says city will be 'stronger'

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore mayor's resignation amid a scandal over her self-published children's books (all...

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West Virginia settles opioid lawsuit with McKesson for $37M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $37 million settlement with the drug distributor McKesson in a lawsuit...

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Play It Forward Foundation to host ‘We Are Champions’ Down syndrome tennis clinic

The Play It Forward Foundation will host a 'We Are Champions' Down Syndrome Tennis Clinic May 8.

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Cocaine deaths up in US, and opioids are a big part of it

NEW YORK (AP) — Cocaine deaths have been rising in the U.S., health officials said Thursday in their latest report on the...

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The foods that schools wanted exempt from whole-grain rule

The Trump administration recently rolled back a rule that said foods like bread and pasta have to be made with whole grains....

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Susan Bayh, wife of Indiana ex-governor, fights brain cancer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh is continuing treatments nearly a year after being diagnosed with the...

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News attorneys: Opioid distribution data should be public

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for news organizations argued Thursday that the U.S. public should be allowed to see federal data...

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Pro-vaccine lawmaker reports online threat to her children

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker says her children were threatened online by a person who opposes mandatory...

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Cruise ship in St. Lucia quarantined over confirmed measles case

A cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers and crew was ordered quarantined in the Caribbean port of St. Lucia after a case of...

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Box jellyfish: Australian researchers find antidote for world's most venomous creature

An antidote has been discovered for the world’s most venomous creature, the Australian box jellyfish. Researchers at the...

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California growth rate slows as 2020 census looms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The country's most populous state picked a bad time for its slowest growth rate in history: The eve...

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California inches toward 40M people, but growth rate slows

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California had its slowest recorded growth rate in its history last year as the country's most...

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Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget experts said Wednesday that moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare...

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Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill 'Obamacare'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states...

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Kansas lawmakers fail to override abortion 'reversal' veto

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas narrowly failed Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of...

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The Latest: Trump, anti-'Obamacare' states file arguments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a court fight over former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):4:20...

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Vermont poised to raise smoking age to 21

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is close to joining a dozen other states that have raised or are raising the smoking age to...

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New York City to pay $3.5M settlement in Rikers inmate death

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has reached a $3.5 million settlement in a lawsuit filed over the 2014 death of a Rikers Island...

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The Latest: Kansas House sustains abortion 'reversal' veto

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of an abortion bill (all times...

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CVS beats all around and ups expectations for the year

Earnings power from a major acquisition helped raise CVS Health's profit 42% in the first quarter, and the company hiked its...

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Final report confirms Coldwater Creek cancer risk

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal agency has issued a final report confirming its earlier finding that people who lived near a St....

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Speaker to discuss 'How to Help Someone Who Doesn't Want Help!'

The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard. Rich...

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Parents of children facing substance abuse issues to meet in May

The Oklahoma City Parents Helping Parents group will discuss childhood addiction issues during upcoming meetings in May. On...

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Woman celebrates 100th birthday

Sarah Katherine "Kathy" Patterson celebrated her 100th birthday on April 12 and was inducted into the Centenarians of...

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Stabbed man saved by street surgery

Footage of life-saving open heart surgery performed on the street to save the life of a young man is being used to help train...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against restriction on medication abortions

The Oklahoma Supreme Court voted overwhelmingly to strike down a 2014 law limiting abortion-inducing medications. In a 7-1...

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Washington state jail to give addiction meds after lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) — A county in Washington state has agreed to provide opiate-withdrawal medication to prisoners at its jail,...

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West Virginia hospitals sue opioid companies; want damages

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hospitals in West Virginia have banded together to sue some of the country's largest opioid companies,...

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Rat poison found in California mountain lion that died

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a mountain lion that died last month in the wilderness west of Los Angeles had rat...

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US sales OK'd for cigarette alternative that heats tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday said Philip Morris can sell a cigarette alternative that heats tobacco...

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EPA reaffirms glyphosate safe for users as court cases grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed Tuesday that a popular weed killer is safe for people, as...

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'Game of Thrones' actors sent well wishes to hospice patient

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Actors from "Game of Thrones" have sent greetings and well wishes to an 88-year-old hospice patient in...

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Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — The woman spent more than a week at home sick before family members tried to take her to an Ebola...

Students' inclusion is 'Cornerstone' of Mount St. Mary program

NewsApr 28, 2019

Kerri Brooks' sons always had attended school together, and she wanted that tradition to continue when they left elementary and middle school. It didn't matter that Jacob had Down syndrome and his brother, Jesse, didn't. "Through elementary...

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New York City bans alcohol ads on city property

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City banned alcohol advertising on city property on Tuesday, citing health risks posed by excessive...

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Wisconsin governor calls Trump abortion comments 'blasphemy'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday it is "blasphemy" and "horrific" for President Donald...

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Pfizer 1Q profit jumps 9% on higher drug sales, lower costs

Higher prescription drugs sales and restrained spending together gave drugmaker Pfizer a 9% jump in first quarter profit as it...

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Keep pets away from gardens to prevent food-borne illness

Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own...

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Oklahoma high court nullifies medical abortion restrictions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a state law restricting access to drug-induced abortions is...

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It seems like Alzheimer's but peek into brain shows a mimic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some people told they have Alzheimer's may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease — and...

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Merck 1Q net quadruples as cancer drug, vaccine sales soar

Surging sales of vaccines and the cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda led to a quadrupling of profit at Merck during the first...

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Worldwide Medical Power Supply Market Growth, Trends and Forecast Study, 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2019--The "Medical Power Supply Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019-2024)" report has...

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Judge calls insurer 'barbaric' for denying cancer therapy

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami recused himself from judging a lawsuit over an insurance company's denial of coverage for...

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The Rx: Clinical trials restore hope for the future

Clinical trials are research studies that help physicians and scientists find new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and...

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Plant recommendations help allergy patients enjoy outdoor spaces

The Bradford pear tree gets a bad rap these days. The once-time favorite of subdivision planners across America is roundly...

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Bodywork: Are larger people more prone to cancer?

Adam’s journal Here’s a question from a reader: I’ve been told that cancer occurs when the process of cell division goes wrong....

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Health notes for April 30

Grant to boost sarcoidosis study An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist has received a $3.2 million federal grant to...

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Organization helps teens find the right path

I look back at my own children as teens and can’t imagine how their lives would have been without parents to guide and protect...