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Surgeon shortage prompts change at Oklahoma City VA, but help is on its way

During a half-dozen days this month, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center has not had a general surgeon on-call or available for...

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Can Nutrition Influence Breast Cancer Risk?

Juli Johnson, an APRN at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, often gets asked if there are foods that lower the risk of breast cancer. Here is her answer.

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Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the...

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Inherited Breast Cancer Risk, Genetic Testing and Information on a Preventive Mastectomy

Research conducted in just the last few years is shedding new light on the role family history and genetics play in a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Genetic testing and preventive mastectomies are changing the game for young women who are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

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CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror...

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Courage, beauty and hope

Breast cancer survivors tell their stories in their own words.

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Breast Health and Imaging Center FAQs

Frequently asked questions about breast health and imaging.

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More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious...

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Tiny Radioactive Seed Makes a Big Impact in Breast Cancer Surgery

Lakeside Women's Hospital, part of the INTEGRIS network, is the first facility in Oklahoma to offer a new, more patient-friendly approach to pinpointing and removing very small breast cancers.

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No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck...

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What is a Mammogram?

Mammograms allow detection of breast cancers, benign tumors, and cysts. Here's how they work.

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Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God....

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How to get your exercise in small doses

Americans seeking to stay healthy can get their exercise in small increments of just a few minutes at a time, according to new...

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Which flu vaccine is right for me?

Adam's journal When I got my flu shot last month, I saw there was also a more powerful vaccine for people 65 and over. I'm...

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Being happy relies on four things and the acronym is easy to remember ― S.O.A.P.

Bill O’Hanlon, psychotherapist, author and inspirational speaker, says being happy rests on four things and the acronym is easy...

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Savvy Senior: How to capture your elder loved ones’ story

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I am interested in making a video of my 82-year-old parents' life story/legacy and how they want to be...

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Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 13

Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 13

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Petco, others respond to demand for natural pet foods

Demand for healthy, natural food is extending from humans to their pets.Petco announced Tuesday it will stop selling dog and...

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Feds: Priest lied about cancer in scam to raise money

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Federal investigators said they have probable cause to believe a Mississippi priest fraudulently...

The OK -- The Health Issue

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I turned seven in 1968, the youngest of four, but old enough to remember the dinner table disagreements that sometimes grew heated. My dad, a combat veteran of World War II, at that point, still supported America's involvement in Vietnam. My...

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New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any...

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The Latest: Military vet Ojeda announces US presidential run

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on West Virginia state Sen. Richard Ojeda's announcement to seek the U.S. presidency (all...

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Oklahoma City veterans hospital sees surgeon shortage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care System is working to fill positions after the unexpected...

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Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer

Athenahealth shares soared Monday after the struggling medical billing software maker received a $5.7 billion cash buyout...

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Veteran and service dog are perfect 6-legged team

After 31 years of dealing with PTSD all alone, veteran John Tipton decided it was time to get help. That help came in the form...

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Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference...

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Harold Hamm donates $34 million to diabetes center

A large gift to the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center will increase its research funding by about a quarter for the next decade, with...

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Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 11

Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 11

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Jury tells Aetna to pay $25M to late cancer patient's family

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has ordered Aetna to pay more than $25 million to the family of an Oklahoma City woman who died a...

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Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these...

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Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical...

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Federal panel calls for pause on Arkansas Medicaid rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily...

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Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt alone after a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent...

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Oklahoma sees high prices for medical pot amid scarce supply

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A limited supply of medical marijuana flower in Oklahoma means some patients are paying premium prices and...

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Science Museum Oklahoma opening new exhibit 'Beautiful Minds – Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage' with reception tonight

The art, brilliance and power of people with dyslexia will be on display in Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space galleries in...

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Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states...

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The Latest: Trump brushes off Obama book complaint about him

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama's new book, "Becoming" (all times local):10:25 a.m.President Donald Trump is...

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Michelle Obama reveals she had miscarriage 20 years ago, used in vitro fertilization to conceive daughters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama reveals she had miscarriage 20 years ago, used in vitro fertilization to conceive daughters.

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OKC Ronald McDonald House to more than double its space

Susan Adams had known for a while that Oklahoma City’s Ronald McDonald House needed more space for families with hospitalized...

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Stephenson Cancer Center gets grant to study why tumors come back

It’s still not clear why some cancers come roaring back after what looked like successful treatment, while others never...

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FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes,...

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Oklahoma City files its own opioid lawsuit

The city of Oklahoma City filed suit Thursday against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, and several doctors,...

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Kentucky abortion battle shifts to second-trimester ban

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's protracted legal fight over abortion is entering a new round involving the same combatants,...

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Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A group that supports abortion rights on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine...

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1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw...

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FDA approves return of popular Primatene Mist asthma inhaler

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores.The Food...

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Harvard Medical School receives 'transformational' gift

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard has received a $200 million gift that officials say is the largest in its medical school's...

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Oklahoma health officials say 2 people dead from influenza

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say two people have died from influenza during the past two weeks following the...

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Williamson made ambulance service "true partner" in emergency medicine

Top executive of public ambulance authority agreed to pay $80,000 over federal kickback allegations.

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After long wait, 1st legal pot shops on East Coast to open

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site...

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Blue Cross of Alabama to drop OxyContin coverage in 2019

Alabama's largest health insurer will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as part of an effort to deter opioid abuse....

House Democrats to select new leader

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Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, and Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, told The Oklahoman they are seeking the position of minority leader, which will be decided by a caucus vote Thursday.

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Obama's health insurance overhaul a winner in midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The personality looming over the 2018 midterms was President Donald Trump. The issue was health care, the top...

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More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you're among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga.A new report...

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Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a...

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Michigan eyed as bellwether for legal pot in Midwest

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot...

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Many red state voters embrace liberal-backed ballot measures

Even in deep-red states, voters embraced an array of liberal-backed ballot measures in Tuesday's election — expanding Medicaid,...

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Election Impact: Health care stocks jump following midterms

NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn't produce...

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UN vows to tackle Congo rebels, contain Ebola

BENI, Congo (AP) — The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations vowed Wednesday to do more with Congo's government to...

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OKC-County Health Department's west clinic closed for renovations

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s clinic on NW 10 will be closed for at least two weeks.

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Parents raise concerns after 10-year-old Missouri boy attempts to take his own life

NEVADA, Mo. -- A 10-year-old Missouri boy is on life support at Children's Mercy after he tried to take his own life last...

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Florida surgeon removes healthy kidney he thought was tumor

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida surgeon removed a woman's healthy kidney while she was undergoing back surgery because he...

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Michigan voters bring legal recreational pot to the Midwest

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing...

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Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin at his annual AIDS gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John said he stood by the stage and sobbed at his foundation's gala last year as Aretha Franklin made her...

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Duncan Hines recalling 2.4m boxes of cake mix

CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Hines is recalling 2.4 million boxes of cake mix because of a link to salmonella.The recall affects...

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Time to make changes: Heart risk rises in spring, so plan now to get healthy

Autumn temperatures may have just arrived, but the time to “fall back” an hour already has come. For people who have...

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Help children process acts of violence

The Pittsburgh tragedy prompts new efforts to help children process violence.

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In 1968, doctors gave an Oklahoma teen six weeks to live. Fifty years later, he’s still here.

In 1968, doctors told Kindell, then a junior at Pryor High School, that he had acute myeloid leukemia and it was terminal....

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OKC woman deals with cancer again 11 years after she beat it

You’d have to be asleep for all of October to miss hearing about breast cancer: everything from football players’ shoelaces to...

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Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 6

Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 6

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Mercy to close El Reno hospital, open outpatient facility

Jim Gebhart, president of Mercy, said the health system notified employees and the city of its plans on Monday. Mercy will work...

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Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high

Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country's education ministry says. In...

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Planned Parenthood says it's complying with restriction

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's now complying with an Arkansas law that was put on hold requiring...

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FDA approves opioid painkiller 1,000 times stronger than morphine

A new opioid tablet that is 1,000 times more potent than morphine and 10 times stronger than fentanyl was approved by the Food...

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CDC: More Oklahoma parents seeking child vaccine exemptions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more Oklahoma parents are seeking vaccination exemptions for their children.

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CDC: More Oklahoma parents seeking child vaccine exemptions

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — More Oklahoma parents are seeking vaccination exemptions for their children, an increase that mirrors a...

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Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

The nation's leading pediatricians' group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of...

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Oklahoma premature births at highest level since 2010

An increase of 0.5 percent might not seem like much, but it meant that roughly 250 additional babies got off to a more...

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Jury Orders 'Miracle Cure Doctor' to Pay $105 Million to Cancer Patient

A self-proclaimed cancer expert convicted of practicing medicine without a licensenow faces a $105 million verdict in a...

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Lawyer: Renowned herbalist's widower let acclaimed farm fail

COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — The widower of renowned herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, sometimes called America's "first lady of...

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Crime victims' rights, 4 more questions face Oklahoma voters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Measures affecting crime victims' rights, eye care and school funding are among five state questions...

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Spectacle spending: Walmart, optometrists pour money into opposite sides of SQ 793

Money is moving on both sides of State Question 793, but the differences in sources of funding are stark. The state question...

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Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 4

Oklahoma health notes for Nov. 4

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Health care, Trump among diverse stands of Colorado hopefuls

DENVER (AP) — Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton has attacked his opponent in the race for Colorado governor, Democratic...

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Bedbugs found in courthouse in South Carolina for 2nd time

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina courthouse has been evacuated after bedbugs were found there for the second time in just...

See the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards

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Readers’ Choice marks 25 years of the best in OKC

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City of Moore will not enforce medical marijuana ordinances

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The city of Moore will not enforce recently passed ordinances intended to regulate medical marijuana in the...

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Social media's misinformation battle: No winners, so far

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and other social platforms have been fighting online misinformation and hate speech for two years....

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Oklahoma insurance marketplace has bargains for some

Quirks in prices for health insurance through the individual marketplace could create unexpected bargains for some Oklahomans,...

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Moore won't enforce marijuana ordinances following Broken Arrow case

City Attorney Randy Brink said the city had passed zoning rules restricting where some types of marijuana businesses could...

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Hospitals help patients get out the vote while stuck in bed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The midterm elections are just around the corner, but efforts to "get out the vote" don't mean much if...

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FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV...

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In House battle, Democrats see hope in Trump territory

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — White, working-class voters fueled President Donald Trump's rise to the White House. If his party...

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ACLU objects to Hawaii retirement home assisted suicide ban

HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against...

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The Latest: Retirement home says it doesn't discriminate

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the ACLU's challenge to a Hawaii retirement home's ban on medically assisted suicide (all times...

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Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation:...

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Family of singer Chris Cornell sues doctor over his death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of Chris Cornell on Thursday sued a doctor they say overprescribed drugs to the rock singer,...

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10th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 10th person died amid a viral outbreak at a pediatric care center while a different strain of the virus...

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The Latest: Officials confirm new viral case amid outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center (all times local):___4:30...

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Federal health care website up and running after slow start

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal website where consumers can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was up and running...

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Merck Pulls Out Of Agreement To Supply Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of Kids

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. is ending a long-term agreement to supply a lifesaving vaccine for children in...

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Virginia expands Medicaid, big victory for Democratic leader

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 400,000 newly eligible low-income Virginia adults can start enrolling in Medicaid, a major...

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Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became...

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Health insurance marketplace sign-ups begin

Andrea Chica-Rodriguez, one of two navigators with the Latino Community Development Agency, urged people who want to compare...

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Oklahoma flu season hospitalizes 32 so far, no deaths reported

The flu has started its annual tradition of making people miserable, but it’s far too early to know whether we’ll see a repeat...

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Opioid prescribing limits impact patients, as well as doctors

Opioid prescribing limits impact patients, as well as doctors Q: The new opioid prescribing limit statute takes effect today...

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Washington doctor uses experience to fuel US House campaign

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — In her election ads, Dr. Kim Schrier wears a white doctor's coat as she declares that health care is a...

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Rural Virginia county hopes, after years, to reopen hospital

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was lunchtime on Election Day and Gary McElyea, a councilman in a small town perched in Virginia's...

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Groundskeeper accepts reduced $78 million Monsanto verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California groundskeeper said Wednesday that he will accept a judge's reduced verdict of $78...

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Whistleblower says California prison officials misled judge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top California corrections officials are misleading a federal judge and attorneys representing...

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Here are the American cities that spend the most on alcohol

With alcohol consumption and spending increases in America, these cities are purchasing the most alcohol.

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Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma State plan to open medical school

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University have announced intentions to start a medical school...

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More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery

New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version, challenging standard...

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Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper took a step toward suing the Environmental Protection...

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Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut —...

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Georgia construction workers find roughly 1,000 human teeth hidden inside wall

Construction workers renovating an older building in Valdosta, Ga., braced themselves last week after cracking open a wall to...

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Trippy depression treatment? Hopes and hype for ketamine

CHICAGO (AP) — It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever...

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Relief: Police recover stolen inflatable colon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about...

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Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act's sixth sign-up season opens Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for...

Bethany terminates city manager

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Bethany terminates city manager

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NLRB: Johns Hopkins tried to deter nurses from unionizing

BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has found evidence that Johns Hopkins Hospital tried to impede registered...

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Oklahoma doctors, pain patients search for clarity on marijuana

Medical marijuana supporters estimate about 50 pain management doctors around the state have decided to discharge patients who...

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New medical school opening in 2020

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will open the nation’s first college of medicine on tribal land in...

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San Diego hepatitis A outbreak ends after 2 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County health authorities have declared an end to an outbreak of hepatitis A that began two years...

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Family history leads Kentucky candidates to different places

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As a child, Andy Barr watched his sister battle juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She spent her childhood in...

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Oklahoma woman files lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead

CANADIAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a drug rehab center linked to the Church of Scientology...

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Pfizer's 3Q profit, up due to tax cut, beats expectations

Pfizer posted a 45 percent jump in third-quarter profit, as the biggest U.S.-based drugmaker benefited from sharply lower taxes...

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Court says Hopkins doctor had protection as expert witness

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the families of coal miners who were denied...

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United Airlines mishandled listeria contamination, endangering travelers, lawsuits claim

United Airlines failed to address critical food safety issues at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, endangered...

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Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger.Research published...

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Gum, bottled water, pizza bagels want to be called 'healthy'

NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be...

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Video shows highway worker narrowly dodging injury

GLEN ROCK, N.J. (AP) — Dashcam video shows a highway worker narrowly dodging injury when a vehicle slammed into a...

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Doctor's visits can be real hurdles for disabled people

Laws meant to prohibit discrimination against the disabled fall short when it comes to visiting the doctor's office, leaving...

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Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 30

Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 30

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Healthy mouth, healthy body?

Adam's Journal I recently visited the dentist, where my hygienist spent a lot of time scraping my teeth. At the conclusion of...

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Top dental care products for seniors

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I have arthritis in my hands that affects my grip strength and dexterity and makes brushing my teeth...

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Edmond looks to join opioid fight

Edmond looks to join opioid fight

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National Down Syndrome Awareness Month time for celebrating, educating

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, an opportunity to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome

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Readers offer feedback on sunscreen, CBD and how to treat 'hanger'

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to autumn! You've been keeping our mailboxes full, so let's dive right in. After a recent...

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What makes your heart thump and your palms sweat?

Some people enjoy the feeling of being scared. Others hate it. But what is "fear"?

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Women who become governor will have to manage expectations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Inspired by how the GI Bill helped her father become the first in his family to attend college, Rhode...

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Training teams sent to centers amid deadly viral outbreaks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials said Monday they are sending infection-control teams to four long-term...

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The Latest: Officials identify 26th case of viral outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a viral outbreak at a pediatric center in New Jersey (all times local):4:55 p.m.New Jersey...

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Singer Candi Staton says she has breast cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Candi Staton says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.The 78-year-old said she received the news...

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Utah woman gives birth in middle of intersection

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman is crediting twin sisters for helping deliver her baby as she was stopped at an...

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Bid to ban state funds for abortions tests open Oregon laws

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Teenage girls in Oregon don't need their parents' consent to end an unwanted pregnancy, women in the...

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Courage, beauty and hope

Breast cancer survivors tell their stories in their own words.

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Correction: Child Deaths-Viral Outbreak-The Latest story

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In some versions of a story Oct. 25 about a viral outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the name of...

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Guns send over 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says

Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of...

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Anti-vaccine billboards appear in several states

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Anti-vaccine billboards claiming that routine childhood shots are deadly have popped up in several...

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Customer service is essential to keeping clients

Gym owner should be informed of employees' customer service, or lack thereof.

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Rising insulin prices put squeeze on Oklahomans with diabetes

Chris Pickering, of Yukon, has Type 1 diabetes, which requires him to take insulin. At times, he’s had to pick up extra hours...

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Project31 helps heal breast cancer's emotional wounds

Project31 sponsors support groups in 10 hospitals and serves 700 women with a volunteer leadership team of 15 fellow survivors.

Pardon and Parole Board recommends commutation for 22 people being assisted through campaign

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The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted Wednesday to recommend sentence modifications for 22 inmates who are being assisted through a commutation campaign led by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform.

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A dietitian's call for trick-or-treat season: Let them eat candy

I absolutely loved Halloween when I was a kid. I grew up in a community where every house had a pumpkin glowing in the window,...

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Oklahoma to get some of its money back if seizure drug doesn't perform

Representatives for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees SoonerCare, the state’s Medicaid program, declined to...

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Arizona man rescued from mine plans to keep hunting for gold

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona prospector realizes he's lucky to be alive after surviving nearly three days at the bottom of an old...

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Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There's no...

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9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A ninth person has died at a pediatric rehabilitation center amid an outbreak of a respiratory virus, New...

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Oklahoma has fifth-highest youth obesity rate

About 18.7 percent of Oklahoma kids ages 10 to 17 had obesity in 2016 and 2017, according to a new report from the Robert Wood...

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Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 28

Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 28

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Pain patients, doctors worry about new Oklahoma law

Stacie Bashaw said she’s afraid not only of the pain that drove her to seek treatment in the first place, but of withdrawal...

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OSU Extension offers Master Wellness Volunteer Program

The OSU Cooperative Extension Service is accepting applications for the Extension Master Wellness Volunteer Program for 2019.

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Trump pitches policy in final midterm message

WASHINGTON (AP) — He talked tax cuts last weekend, opioid addiction on Wednesday, drug prices on Thursday and immigration every...

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Dialysis companies spend $111 million to kill ballot measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dialysis companies have contributed an extraordinary $111 million and counting to defeat a California...

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US says no radiation released in steam leak at nuclear site

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — No airborne radiation was detected after steam escaped Friday from a tunnel containing radioactive waste...

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Good parenting starts with healthy parents

The first thing parents need to do is tend to themselves, making sure they are becoming a healthy and wise adult.

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4 more cases confirmed in viral outbreak at pediatric center

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say they've confirmed four more cases of adenovirus in an outbreak at a...

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Hulu agrees to provide audio service for blind customers

BOSTON (AP) — Hulu will make its subscription streaming service more accessible to blind and visually impaired customers.That's...

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Correction: Heroin Withdrawal-Jail Deaths story

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about heroin withdrawal deaths in jail, The Associated Press erroneously identified a...

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Giant heroin spoon left outside Massachusetts Statehouse

BOSTON (AP) — A giant heroin spoon sculpture that was placed outside a drugmaker's Connecticut headquarters last summer to...

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Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — With midterm elections less than two weeks away, President Donald Trump is pushing a plan to lower prices for...

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2018 Innovations in Dyslexia Research, Lithium-carbon Dioxide Batteries, Machine Learning, and Bio-gasoline Production - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 26, 2018--The "Innovations in Dyslexia Research, Lithium-carbon Dioxide Batteries, Machine...

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Carbon monoxide at Baltimore fire academy hospitalizes 13

BALTIMORE (AP) — A carbon monoxide leak at Baltimore's Fire Academy has sent 11 recruits and two administrators to the...

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Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to...

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South Carolina governor candidates clash in final debate

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the Nov. 6 general election, the men vying to be South Carolina's next...

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The Latest: Trump says proposal will lower US drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's announcement on the cost of prescription drugs (all times local):2:30...

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Oklahoma prison experiences three synthetic opioid overdoses in one day

On same day, three prisoners at one Oklahoma prison overdose on synthetic opioids

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19th case confirmed in viral outbreak that killed 7

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials said Thursday tests confirmed a 19th patient has been infected in a viral...

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Clarification: Medicaid-Arkansas story

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Oct. 15, The Associated Press reported that the Southern Poverty Law Center was one of...

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Merck posts global sales of $11B in third quarter

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A big jump in U.S. medicine sales, particularly for its key cancer drug, helped Merck & Co. swing to a $2...

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Kids sign 'Happy Birthday' to hearing-impaired janitor

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — A kindergarten class in Tennessee decided to surprise their school's longtime janitor for his 60th...

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What a break! Man's fall leads to hospital lottery pool win

STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man walking to buy a lottery ticket for this week's massive Mega Millions jackpot fell and...

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Grant funds will assist drug court

Cleveland County Commissioners recently accepted a $550,000 grant for Cleveland County Drug Court from the U.S. Department of...

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Study finds no cancer cluster at Auburn, despite reports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health officials announced Wednesday that a study did not find evidence of an eye cancer...

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Deputies fired after driving van into floodwaters, killing 2

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's office has fired two deputies who drove a transport van into floodwaters,...

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Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center this month,...

Meetings yield few details about OKC school closures

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"I do know that there is some anxiety from teachers and principals about where they’re going to be next year," Capitol Hill High Principal Adam Jewell said.

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The Latest: NJ center says it acted to stop spread of virus

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal viral outbreak in New Jersey (all times local):6:45p.m.The New Jersey pediatric...

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Amgen slashes price of $14,000-a-year cholesterol drug

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of an expensive cholesterol drug is slashing the list price, which should make it more...

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Science Says: Fatal outbreak germ a threat to frail patients

A common virus blamed for a deadly outbreak at a New Jersey children's rehabilitation center usually poses little risk for...

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Washington voters set to decide ban on new local soda taxes

SEATTLE (AP) — Soda industry giants including the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. are spending more than $20 million to...

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Interested in association health plans? Here are some tips

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners interested in buying insurance through an association health plan should tread as...

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Report: Doctor borrows $300K; diagnoses loaner with dementia

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A report from Tennessee's health department says a doctor borrowed money from a patient then diagnosed...

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US advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless

For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to...

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6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for "medically fragile children" has left six youngsters dead and...

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Health Department appoints first chief medical officer

The Health Department created the chief medical officer position as part of a corrective plan after it requested a $30 million...

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Breaking into breast cancer, immune therapy shows wider promise

Drugmakers are honing in on which cancer patients will benefit from new immune therapies — and finding many more than skeptics...

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US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by...

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Fleiss says Hof had diabetes; health was deteriorating

LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss told authorities that brothel owner Dennis Hof had diabetes and his health had...

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Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids

The family that owns a drug company is now being sued over the toll of opioid painkillers in one New York county — and it's...

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Monsanto weed killer ruling is 1st step in long legal battle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With its stock dropping and more lawsuits expected, Monsanto vowed Tuesday to press on with a nationwide...

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People are pooping plastic and pollution might be to blame, pilot study suggests

Small plastic pieces known as microplastics were found in stool samples of every participant in a small pilot study presented...

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The Latest: Monsanto weed killer legal battle to last years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Monsanto ruling (all times local):3:40 p.m.With the value of its stock dropping and more...

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Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a...

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Sandra Day O'Connor announces likely Alzheimer's diagnosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter...

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The Latest: O'Connor says she likely has Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (all times local):10:30 a.m.Chief Justice John...

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US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years of increases driven by opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years of increases driven by opioid epidemic.

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About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical...

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Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years...

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The Latest: University of California workers start strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by thousands of University of California workers(all times local):7:30 a.m.More than...

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has 'beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has 'beginning stages of dementia, probably...

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Florida governor defends his health care record in new ad

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching a new television ad to blunt criticism over his health care...

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Honey Smacks returns to shelves with new recipe after recall

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella...

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Both parents and children could benefit from unstructured downtime

Experts say parents need to be concerned and take a serious look at their overscheduled lives.

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Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 23

Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 23

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Survivors share stories of hope, determination

Each year, the Oklahoma American Cancer Society selects breast cancer survivors to share their stories and create awareness...

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Johns Hopkins names building to honor Henrietta Lacks and her 'immortal' cells

Johns Hopkins University announced it will name a new research building on campus in honor of Henrietta Lacks, whose "immortal...

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Science Says: Sex and gender aren't the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate — but to doctors...

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Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for 3-day visit

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving...

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Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto's weed killer caused a...

'You could lose this thing' Russell's campaign manager told him a dozen days before loss

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An internal poll conducted by Russell's campaign last weekend showed Horn had caught up to Russell.

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Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts for...

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Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is...

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Liz Weston: How to save money on health care

Americans on average spend more on health care than they do on groceries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest...

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AP analysis: 'Obamacare' shapes opioid grant spending

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated...

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'Shark Tank' backs late 9/11 cleaner's idea, pitched by kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of...

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New approach in community health care is improving health outcomes and saving money.

Variety Care, a nonprofit community health center with more than 15 locations statewide including nine in the Oklahoma City...

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Babies' sleep linked to lower obesity risks years later

Newborns whose parents were taught to help them sleep better were less likely to be overweight in childhood, researchers found.

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Houston company recalls salad with chicken products

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston company has recalled nearly 1,800 pounds (817 kilograms) of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products...

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Jennifer Garner plays with Arkansas kids at health center

AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner has brought a little fun to a northeast Arkansas childcare and family health...

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"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane...

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Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning...

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Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 21

Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 21

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Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.In a post...

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Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined...

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Minnesota frozen food company recalls pork, chicken products

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota frozen food and packing company is recalling more than 212,000 pounds of...

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More Oklahoma parents seeking child immunization exemptions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health says an increasing number of parents in the state are seeking exemptions...

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Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat...

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Lawsuit targets medical marijuana registration, taxes

Caulfield Holdings Botanicals, a Tulsa company that intends to grow marijuana for the medical market filed a class-action...

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Norman invites comments on ADA plan

The city of Norman is inviting community members to provide input on the city’s updated Americans with Disabilities Act...

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Half of Oklahoma teen parents have another child within two years

Having another child so quickly increases the risk of health problems for both the mother and the baby, and makes it even more...

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Florida Panhandle medical care on life support after Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy,...

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Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising...

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California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros emerge from the shadows and shuffle...

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Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child

NEW YORK (AP) — One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the...

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Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran...

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Maryland asks Supreme Court to uphold law on drug pricing

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to uphold a...

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National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent.The city's health...

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Pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug is out

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pharmacist accused of refusing to fill a prescription to help a woman complete a miscarriage...

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Opioid prescribing laws to change Nov. 1

Opioid prescribing laws to change Nov. 1 Q: This spring, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill that changes the laws...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Bank official charged with loan fraud TULSA — Federal prosecutors allege that an Oklahoma man defrauded his employer of about...

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People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks...

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What parents should know about the polio-like paralyzing disease the CDC is warning about

More cases of a polio-like disease are affecting children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

The New England Journal of Medicine has retracted a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell...

Gubernatorial candidates pledge more money for schools

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Each candidate has offered additional education policy ideas, but the bulk of their education platforms relate to core funding.

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Judge rules cyclist hit by FedEx truck didn't have protection of bike lane

OREGON - A Deschutes County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday ruled a cyclist hit and killed in an intersection by a FedEx...

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Oklahoma, Arkansas officials investigate polio-like illness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Health officials in Arkansas and Oklahoma say a rare illness that's being compared to polio may have...

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Sen. Joe Manchin extols bipartisan work in op-ed pieces

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, facing a tough re-election in three weeks in a state President...

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Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada...

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Obituary for woman with opioid addiction inspires donations

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A powerful obituary for a Vermont woman with opioid addiction has inspired more than 100 donations to a...

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Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment...

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Case of paralyzing illness confirmed in Oklahoma patient as CDC reports jump in AFM cases

After U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, a case was confirmed...

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Woman: Michigan pharmacist refused to give miscarriage drug

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A woman says a Michigan pharmacist refused to fill a prescription to help her complete a miscarriage,...

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The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana (all times local):1:15 p.m.A...

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Black voters ordered off bus; Georgia county defends action

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A group that encourages African-Americans to vote says about 40 black residents of a senior living...

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Virginia lawmaker settles suit; seeks mental-health reform

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit over the young...

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In governor's race, issues of age, health and forthrightness

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox's introductory television ad aimed to convey crucial details to...

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Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic...

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EPA puts off final say on science transparency rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it is putting off for at least a year any final...

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Man without nose, eye claims store owner said to cover face

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A man who says he lost his nose and an eye to cancer claims the owner of a South Carolina gas station...

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GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single...

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For Ed Asner, comic-books and autism are family matters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even at age 88, actor Ed Asner still hangs out at the comic-book store with his kid.Early last week, the...

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UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is...

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Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift

An increasing number of births happen outside of marriage, signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay,...

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Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with families of children who were...

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Oklahoma employees union to sue Health Department over layoffs

State agencies can lay off staff if they follow a defined procedure, but in the Health Department’s case, the rationale for...

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Potentially deadly infection hits California sea lions

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — A rescue center says California sea lions are coming down with a potentially fatal bacterial infection...

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Alabama governor disputes assertion she had mini-stroke

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's doctor confirmed Tuesday that she was hospitalized during a 2015 trip to...

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Viagra and vape? FDA warns e-cigarette company selling erectile dysfunction drug in e-liquid

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning this week to an e-cigarette company that it says sold vaping e-liquid...

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Keith Ellison's ex-wife: Nothing in divorce file on abuse

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-wife said Tuesday that divorce records set to be released this week...

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The Latest: Bredesen backs drug price negotiation idea

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee (all times local):2:45 p.m.Democratic U.S. Senate...

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Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it...

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Official: Identifying fetus remains could take weeks, months

DETROIT (AP) — A medical examiner says identifying the remains of 10 fetuses and one full-term infant discovered hidden in a...

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Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new...

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Outraged Parents Say Student Shared Cookies Made with Her Grandmother’s Ashes

CALIFORNIA -- A family in Davis is shocked and upset after their son came home and told them about a bizarre incident at a...

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Prescription drugs, lower taxes, power J&J 3Q beat

A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter sales and profit,...

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Why do you only get some shots once, while others need to be given over and over again?

Why do you only get some shots once, while others need to be given over and over again?

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Hotel group raises money for Make-A-Wish Oklahoma

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Central Midwest Region Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $16,000 to...

Wind farm abandons tax avoidance tactic that threatened school funding

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BLACKWELL — Operators of a northern Oklahoma wind farm are abandoning a creative tax avoidance scheme that was drawing statewide scrutiny because of its potentially damaging impact on Oklahoma school funding. Representatives of Rock Falls Wind...

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Pauls Valley hospital likely to stay closed unless donor puts up $5 million

The hospital had turned to crowdfunding to try to keep itself open.

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Have a plan for slips and falls

Planning ahead and exercise can help seniors reduce the risk of falling.

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Singer and writer Jimmy Wayne keeps advocating for foster children

Singer-songwriter, motivational speaker and foster care advocate Jimmy Wayne will bring his presentation “The Power of One,”...

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What to expect this flu season

Although peak flu season runs from December until February, it’s possible to get the flu as early as September. So, the earlier...

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Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 16

Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 16

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AP PHOTOS: Royal couple in Australia as pregnancy announced

SYDNEY (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand that began in...

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Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials say a child is the first to die during this year's flu season.The Florida...

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US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription...

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Jurors: Don't throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who found that agribusiness giant Monsanto's Roundup weed killer contributed to a school...

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Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle...

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The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on drugmakers disclosing list prices of advertised drugs (all times local):4:30 p.m.The federal...

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Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Curry is getting into the business of medical crowdsourcing on television.The former "Today" show anchor...

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The Latest: Grizzly attack survivor to have 2nd surgery

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a Montana grizzly bear attack (all times local):11:50 a.m.A hunter who survived a grizzly...

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Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care...

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AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll...

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Financial issues force closure of hospital in Pauls Valley

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — A financially troubled community hospital in southern Oklahoma has closed its doors and discontinued...

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Business brisk at Oklahoma medical marijuana business

FAIRFAX, Okla. (AP) — The operator of one of Oklahoma's first medicinal marijuana businesses says he's selling all of the...

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Medicaid mandate? Edmondson might have one

If elected governor, Drew Edmondson wants to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma, embracing a part of the Affordable Care Act that...

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New Dean McGee clinic studies genetic causes of blindness

Lea Bennett sees a future full of possibilities to stop inherited conditions that destroy sight.

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Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small...

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Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

CLEVELAND (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change,...

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Last year, the flu put him in a coma. This year he's getting a shot

When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days...

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Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Weather forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow volcanic ash that's on Mount St. Helens to...

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New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small...

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New Oklahoma lawmakers offer a new anti-tobacco opportunity

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's leading tobacco-cessation organization says there will be new opportunities to cut...

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Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the...

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Oklahomans still receive more potentially risky doses of opioids

In 2017, Oklahomans who got opioid prescriptions were still more likely to get potentially risky doses than their counterparts...

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Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 14

Oklahoma health notes for Oct. 14

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Judge to speak on addiction during Parents Helping Parents meeting

An Oklahoma County district judge will discuss 'Why Addicts Do What They Do' during an upcoming meeting of the Edmond chapter...

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State briefs for Oct. 13

Sam's Club offers free health screenings Sam's Club will offer free health screenings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at...

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Texas cancels troubled contract with anti-abortion group

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas is canceling $6 million in troubled contracts with an anti-abortion group hired to bolster women's health...

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Beyonce, Jay Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise...

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Man likely got 'brain-eating amoeba' at Texas resort

WACO, Texas (AP) — A New Jersey man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba " was likely exposed to it during his visit to a...

On the road: Filling Tummies nonprofit makes its first road trip to combat hunger

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Filling Tummies, a nonprofit started by a group of local moms, recently made its first road trip with its mobile food pantry.

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Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United...

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Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark...

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Three's a crowd: Missouri voters must sift medical pot plans

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri supporters of medical marijuana will have their say in the November election. The only question: Do...

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Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says its "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means...

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California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation's largest canine blood banks are...

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Mental Health Professionals Denounce CNN and Don Lemon’s Show for Mocking and Stigmatizing Kanye West’s Hospitalization

ON MONDAY NIGHT, CNN host Don Lemon led a panel discussion with three CNN commentators as they gleefully heaped...

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Can typos give insight into your mental health?

Researchers test app that monitors changes in typing patterns to predict — and maybe someday treat — psychological episodes.

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Abortion clinic, other groups seeking $1.5M from Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's only abortion clinic and two groups are asking for almost $1.5 million in legal costs from...

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Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits...

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Michigan doctor charged in Legionnaires' death gets accolade

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A senior Michigan medical executive who is charged in the death of a man due to a Legionnaires' outbreak...

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Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any...

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More homeopathic products made in N. Carolina recalled

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Contamination at a North Carolina-based homeopathic manufacturer has led to further recalls.The Miami...

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Anti-tobacco groups see opportunity in new lawmakers

TSET representatives laid out a plan for policy initiatives over the next few years, including raising the age to purchase...

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Valley Hope moves Oklahoma City treatment facility

Patrick Hall, a clinical psychologist and executive vice president of Valley Hope, said the new facility will be more...