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Oklahoma WIC benefits to continue into March despite shutdown

Director of state Women, Infants and Children program tries to correct erroneous messages on social media. ,

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Free dental care offered during 2-day clinic

Those in need of dental care can receive it free of charge Feb. 1 and 2 during Oklahoma Mission of Mercy dental clinic at State...

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Time to give up diet drinks?

Artificial sweeteners often are deemed unhealthy, but what do scientific studies say about it?

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SAG honoree Alan Alda keeps using acting to make an impact

NEW YORK (AP) — When Alan Alda receives his life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, it will celebrate a...

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Subsidies requested for treating inmates with hepatitis C

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is seeking increased funding from lawmakers to treat prisoners with...

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Doctor reprimanded for removing wrong man's kidney

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor who removed a kidney from the wrong patient has received a reprimand from the...

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Hospital: 'Poor decisions' by staff giving outsize pain meds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 hospital...

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Correction: Growing Up Digital-Smartphone Psychiatry story

In a story Jan. 3 about using smartphones to detect depression, The Associated Press misstated the title of Menachem Fromer. He...

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The Latest: 4th lawsuit over outsize doses of pain medicine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on claims that hospital patients got potentially fatal doses of pain medicine (all times...

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Poll: Support for 'Medicare-for-all' fluctuates with details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like the idea of "Medicare-for-all," but support flips to disapproval if it would result in higher...

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Science Museum Oklahoma offers sensory-sensitive evening

Science Museum Oklahoma will offer its first sensory-sensitive evening program from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8.

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Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would...

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Thousands of birds die at California's Salton Sea

SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say thousands of migrating birds have died at California's Salton Sea this month from...

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Lawyers: Immigrant kids' detention is prolonged, unexplained

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Immigrant advocates said Tuesday they are suing the U.S. government, claiming it is detaining immigrant...

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Psychotherapist challenges Maryland's conversion therapy ban

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Virginia-based psychotherapist is suing to overturn Maryland's ban on conversion therapy for minors,...

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AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local...

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Johnson & Johnson puts up strong profit and revenue in 4Q

A big jump in prescription drug sales, particularly overseas, helped Johnson & Johnson swing to a large fourth-quarter profit...

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Glaucoma warning signs to watch out for

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the warning signs for glaucoma? My 65-year-old brother lost some of his vision because of it but...

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Some do’s and don’ts lead to more harmony in life

Wish list of "to do's" and "don't do's" can calm emotionally charged relationships.

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 22

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 22

Legislature dipping into self-driving vehicle regulation

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For the first time since the technology became a reality, the Legislature is poised to begin regulating self-driving cars and trucks.

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North Dakota's GOP-led Legislature mulls abortion bills

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature reopened the abortion debate Monday following a six-year pause...

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Oklahoma has highest rate of hepatitis C infections, deaths

Injected drug use appears to have driven increase in virus among younger adults.

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 20

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 20

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Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children's hospital

DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children's...

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Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old...

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New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness

NEW YORK (AP) — Will your favorite hot dog stand be getting an "A''?New York City's iconic food carts are starting to get...

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Ohio Health Department investigates doctor for deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health is investigating a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of...

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Florida's new Trump-backed governor seeks to broaden appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters who expected new Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to be politically divisive because of his...

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Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are...

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Sen. King treating prostate cancer again, won't affect work

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King of Maine says he is resuming treatment for prostate cancer, but the radiation therapy...

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Johnsonville recalls ground pork over possible contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnsonville LLC has recalled more than 48,000 pounds (21,800 kilograms) of raw ground frozen pork patties...

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Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her...

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Ailing federal worker says she'll get back lapsed insurance

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon who was running out of a treatment to keep her...

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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped...

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Woman sues luxury resort after severe allergic reaction

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A luxury Massachusetts resort has been sued by a woman with a nut allergy who landed in the hospital...

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Perdue recalls chicken nuggets due to wood contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds (30,844 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be...

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Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating...

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Trump administration proposes higher 'Obamacare' premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium...

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Dispute over rules riles California's legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized its rules governing the nation's largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming...

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Pot industry officials critical of new emergency rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some in Oklahoma's emerging medical marijuana industry say they were caught off guard by Gov. Mary...

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Nonprofit reapplies to open South Bend abortion clinic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A nonprofit group that had been denied a state license to open a South Bend abortion clinic reapplied for...

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Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier...

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DeVos suffered broken pelvis, hip socket in cycling accident

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering from a broken pelvis and hip socket that she suffered in a...

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Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom

PHOENIX (AP) — A newborn baby girl was found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center and investigators...

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Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.When...

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In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts...

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City of Prague sues to get back control of its hospital

City says unpaid bills and lack of supplies forced it to file a lawsuit to regain control of hospital.

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Third cat tests positive for bubonic plague in Wyoming

For the third time in recent months, a cat has tested positive for bubonic plague in Wyoming, the...

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Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan...

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Medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1M in December

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1 million in...

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Medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1M in December

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1 million in...

Fallin leaves unfulfilled record requests

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Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to change process for responding to Open Records Act requests.

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New suits filed over pain meds given to near-death patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man said Wednesday he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife's hospital death last...

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The Latest: New wrongful death lawsuit filed against doctor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on wrongful death lawsuits filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal...

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Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate...

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Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked a federal judge on Wednesday to repeal state laws that make it more...

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The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million...

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Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a...

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Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two...

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Study: Thousands in Oklahoma could lose Medicaid coverage

The study found anywhere from 4,000 to 13,000 adults could lose Medicaid coverage. Whether losses are on the high or low end,...

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Food assistance benefits to arrive by Sunday despite shutdown

People who receive federal food assistance in Oklahoma could get their February funds by Sunday, but the Oklahoma Department of...

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Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid...

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OKC school district approves the use of medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Students in the Oklahoma City school district with medical conditions that require cannabis are now...

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Hospital replaces leadership after blood transfusion mistake

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of...

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Kentucky residents again seek to block new Medicaid rules

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sixteen Kentucky residents have again asked a federal judge to block new eligibility requirements for...

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No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the...

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Walking lunges target cardio and lower body

Whew! All the anticipation and preparations for the holidays, and just likethat, they are done and over and it's a new year....

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Can you deduct Medicare costs on your income taxes?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can I deduct my Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-payments on my income taxes? I had a knee replacement...

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OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoma City district students with a medical condition that requires marijuana will be permitted to use the drug at school,...

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Hospitals post prices online, but actual charge still hard to decipher

As of Jan. 1, in the name of transparency, the Trump administrationrequired that all hospitals post their list prices online....

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What does turning 80 mean?

Even at 80, or maybe especially at 80, there are still new things to discover in this moment, this hour, this day, if you pay...

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South Carolina HS football player dies during ACL surgery

A high school football standout in South Carolina died during surgery a day after he committed to play in college, according to...

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FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses,...

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Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers...

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The Latest: Official decries blocking of birth control rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on rulings on Trump birth control coverage rules (all times local):5:40 p.m.A federal health...

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Labeling bill tops Oklahoma medical marijuana agenda

The Oklahoma Legislature’s top two voices on medical marijuana are hoping to quickly pass testing rules this session, before...

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US judge blocks Trump administration rules letting more employers opt out of birth control coverage

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — US judge blocks Trump administration rules letting more employers opt out of birth control coverage.

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Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

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Oklahoma breaks record for organ donations in 2018

The pain of 188 Oklahoma families gave a new chapter in life to 487 others as the state had another record year for organ...

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 13

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 13

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Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

SEATTLE (AP) — Riding the momentum from November's elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering...

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Trump hails drug price decline not supported by the evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claims drug prices fell in 2018 for the first time in nearly 50 years, but the...

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Judge: Women would lose birth control coverage under rules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A "substantial number" of women would lose birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump...

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North Dakota House considers 'abortion reversal' bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's House will consider legislation that would require abortion providers to inform women...

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Huge migrant teen detention camp in Texas shutting down

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The nonprofit running what once was the largest U.S. detention camp housing migrant teenagers said the...

Fired Norman sewer worker accepts $250,000 settlement

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Property owners in Norman will pay more in ad valorem taxes to cover the settlement in the federal age discrimination case.

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US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

NEW YORK (AP) — It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one,...

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Tennessee scientists weighed response to anti-vax politician

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What should a state health department do when its newly elected congressman gets a rush of social media...

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The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on California's attempt to block new birth control rules by the Trump...

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The Latest: 911 call reveals staff's shock over pregnancy

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona woman in a vegetative state who gave birth (all times local):10:40 a.m.Audio from a 911...

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Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg's recovery is 'on track'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from cancer surgery is "on track" and no...

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Inmates battling addiction get an unlikely ally: A puppy

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — Caitlin Hyland's New Hampshire jail cell looks like those of many of her fellow inmates, featuring family...

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Muslim family: Hospital guard said they looked 'scary'

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Muslim family says staff at a Virginia hospital told them they looked "scary" and threatened to kick them...

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Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumor

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for...

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Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

DETROIT (AP) — Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer.Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will...

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Oklahoma County resident dies of flu complications

Statewide, 331 people have been hospitalized due to flu complications, including 38 in Oklahoma County, according to the...

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California governor offers $144B budget, sees big surplus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom released a state budget proposal Thursday that seemingly does it all —...

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CES 2019: "Family tech" gadgets appeal to parental anxiety

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Every year, the CES gadget show brings more devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried...

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California pot taxes lag as illegal market flourishes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deep in Gov. Gavin Newsom's new budget is a figure that says a lot about California's shaky legal marijuana...

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Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

SEATTLE (AP) — Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and...

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Lawmaker hopes state's action lead to demise of Roe v. Wade

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With Kentucky embroiled in three abortion-related court cases and lawmakers considering tougher...

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Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional...

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No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8?Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah...

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Man who streamed police video, died may have had meningitis

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Officials are investigating whether a man who streamed a frantic video from a New Jersey police station...

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Longtime Maryland Senate leader says he'll fight cancer

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's longtime Senate president said Thursday he plans to carry out his Senate responsibilities as...

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US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.45 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to fall this week, reaching their lowest levels in nine months.The...

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Former Insys CEO pleads guilty to opioid kickback scheme

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating...

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Q&A with Brandon Long: Future uncertain for ACA's 'Cadillac Tax'

Future uncertain for ACA's 'Cadillac Tax' Q: In late 2018, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released a draft...

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Arkansas moves closer toward launching medical pot program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel on Wednesday named 32 companies it intends to license to sell medical marijuana, two...

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Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Routine food inspections aren't getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the...

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Fetal heartbeat: New abortion-related fight in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Already mired in three lawsuits over abortion restrictions, Kentucky lawmakers are ratcheting up the...

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US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce from...

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Judge dismisses opioid crisis lawsuits against drugmakers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies...

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Micron and Intuitive Surgical jump while Constellation skids

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:Constellation Brands Inc., down $21.40 to...

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US appeals court hears New Orleans abortion case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Planned Parenthood lawsuit accusing Louisiana officials of illegally delaying a license for a new abortion...

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Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now...

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The Latest: Louisiana says abortion suit should be dismissed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Planned Parenthood's lawsuit alleging that Louisiana officials are violating federal law by...

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Actor Joe Manganiello plays D&D at children's hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Actor Joe Manganiello stopped by a Pittsburgh children's hospital to lead patients in a game of Dungeons and...

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Oklahoma families can get February food assistance despite shutdown

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that states can request their share of the Supplemental Nutrition...

Domestic violence claims fewer homicide victims in 2017, report shows

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Number of people killed in domestic violence incidents was down in Oklahoma in 2017 but there's no clear reason.

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Parents Helping Parents to discuss 'How to Choose an Effective Treatment Program'

The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will discuss 'How to Choose an Effective Treatment Program.'

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Canadian Valley Technology Center offers medical marijuana seminar 'How to Recognize Impairment'

Canadian Valley Technology Center will offer a medical marijuana seminar on 'How to Recognize Impairment.'

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Family of woman in vegetative state outraged after baby born

PHOENIX (AP) — Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in...

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Colorado's Jared Polis makes history as gay governor

DENVER (AP) — Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a...

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Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's governor and New York City's mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage...

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USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as...

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Eli Lilly giving price info on advertised drugs via website

Drugmaker Eli Lilly has started posting price information online for drugs advertised on TV.On Tuesday, the company began...

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Mayor says NYC will expand health coverage to 600,000 people

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will spend up to $100 million per year to expand health care coverage to people without health...

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US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new...

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The Latest: Colorado's Jared Polis becomes governor

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Jared Polis' Colorado gubernatorial inauguration (all times local):12:30 p.m.Colorado's new...

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US medical marketing reaches $30 billion, drug ads top surge

Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new...

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Parents of boy who died in hotel settle with North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The parents of an 11-year-old boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a North Carolina hotel...

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SeaWorld's Aquatica gets autism-friendly designation

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld officials say its Aquatica Orlando park is becoming the world's first water park to be...

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2018/19 Nanotechnology Innovations for Healthcare, Energy, Electronics and Food & Beverages - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2019--The "Nanotechnology Innovations for Healthcare, Energy, Electronics, and Food and...

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Q&A with Wayne Pettigrew: IRS deadline extended for certain ACA information-reporting requirements

IRS deadline extended for certain ACA information-reporting requirements Q: What is IRS Notice 2018-94, and how does it affect...

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Some medical marijuana patients need new recommendation

Some patients who submitted their medical marijuana paperwork will have to find other doctors to fill out their recommendation...

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How to avoid stomach viruses

The majority of stomach illnesses in this country are caused by a bug called norovirus. It’s particularly prevalent during the...

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Add a little spice to 2019 — here's how

Routine is comfortable, but adventure can be exhilarating, writes columnist Charlotte Lankard.

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Savvy Senior: Devices that can help seniors age-in-place

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I recently read an article about how “smart home” devices can help seniors with aging-in-place. What types...

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Start the new year with a resolution to stay on your feet

Older adults are more at risk of falls during winter

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9 Oklahoma hospitals awarded for infant health

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 8

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The Latest: 2 'firsts' take oath as California officeholders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom's inauguration (all times local):5:20 p.m.California...

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Gov. Newsom points to California exceptionalism, challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom boldly declared his state a model for the nation Monday but said its...

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Castro vows to champion health care, housing during 2020 bid

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro introduced himself to Iowa Democrats on Monday night as a...

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Nursing home where 12 died after storm has license revoked

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has revoked the license of a nursing home where 12 elderly patients died in the heat after it...

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Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for the 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates...

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High court seems likely to side with Merck in Fosamax case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed inclined Monday to side with drugmaker Merck & Co. in a dispute over the warning...

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Fire damages Oklahoma City medical marijuana business

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City firefighters say a fire at a strip mall on the city's southwest side damaged a new medical...

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Eli Lilly to spend about $8B on Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly is spending about $8 billion in cash to buy Loxo Oncology, as the drugmaker bulks up on cancer treatments that target...

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Eli Lilly to buy cancer treatment company Loxo Oncology for $8 billion in cash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly to buy cancer treatment company Loxo Oncology for $8 billion in cash.

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Oklahoma hearing aid program to end wait list for first time since '09

Low-income senior citizens who have been waiting for hearing aids in Oklahoma won’t have to wait much longer, after the state...

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Patients at Ada hospital suffer broken bones, head injuries

Ada hospital being sued over patient injuries had numerous shortcomings cited in federal inspection reports.

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 6

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 6

Best online degree programs reported

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Oklahoma State University’s online programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology are ranked in the top 20 nationwide in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

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Wall debate obscures other struggles at the border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In Washington, it's all about the wall. At the border, it's only part of the story.Border authorities are...

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OU athletes share injury data to better understand concussions

Researchers hope to gather information about brain injuries from participants in collegiate sports.

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New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple...

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Fish fumes could have sparked boy's fatal allergic reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — Fumes from cooking fish combined with asthma could have killed an 11-year-old boy in New York City but such a...

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Famed Connecticut herbalist's widower ordered off farm

COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Since the death of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, her Connecticut farm that once drew visitors...

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The Latest: Eviction of famed herbalist's widower delayed

COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a court-ordered eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons from her...

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DeVos undergoes surgery after breaking bone in bike accident

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone suffered in a cycling accident.A...

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Arkansas won't issue medical marijuana cards until February

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' health department has yet to issue licenses to the thousands of residents approved to buy...

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Global Coal Tar Market Outlook to 2023; Led by ArcelorMittal, POSCO, Sumitomo, Tata Steel, and Voestalpine - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 4, 2019--The "Global Coal Tar Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's...

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Tests find Ohio airport's water OK after passengers sickened

CLEVELAND (AP) — Health officials say testing shows the water at Cleveland's airport is safe after six passengers became ill on...

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Reports: South Carolina officers to be charged after 2 mental patients drowned in van during Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Reports: South Carolina officers to be charged after 2 mental patients drowned in van during Hurricane...

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Pegi Young, musician and activist, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) — Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children...

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As health law case goes to appeals court, sign-ups steady

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic attorneys general on Thursday appealed a federal court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is...

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Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74B deal

SUMMIT, N.J. (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb is spending $74 billion on fellow drugmaker Celgene in a deal aimed at stocking the...

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US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.51 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, starting the year with an inducement to prospective...

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Zoo animals still need to be fed despite government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hungry pandas don't particularly care whether there's a partial government shutdown.The Washington National...

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Arkansas residents can obtain Oklahoma marijuana license

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Thousands of Arkansas residents with valid medical marijuana licenses can receive a temporary medical...

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Opioid fight to be waged in 4 Oklahoma communities

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will take its crusade against the opioid addiction epidemic to four of...

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Oklahoma makes 'pay-for-performance' deals on pricey drugs

In the two months since it got the right to negotiate pay-for-performance deals with drug makers, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program...

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Alabama company recalls hot sausages due to metal bits

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama company has recalled tons of hot sausages because they may be contaminated with bits of metal.The...

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Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

NEW YORK (AP) — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas?If you're planning to try to lose weight in 2019,...

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ACA mandate gone, but a few states still require coverage

The mandate directing individuals to obtain health insurance or face tax penalties ends on Tuesday for most, but not all...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma artist Gayle L. Curry finds and creates beauty in her parents' battles with cancer

Gayle L. Curry’s “Unknown Origins” is on view through Feb. 9 – it will close four days after the second anniversary of her...

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 1

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 1

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Six tips to keep your health on track in 2019

Researchers offer tips for a healthy and happy New Year.

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Savvy Senior: What you should know about your aging parents' finances

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My siblings and I don't know much about our elderly parent's financial situation or their wishes if...

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DHS program helps keep families intact

Traditionally, child welfare workers in Oklahoma have had two choices when they see a family is in trouble: either recommend...

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The ‘shoulds’ in life are suggestions, not imperatives

When people impose “shoulds” on you, they are simply saying what “they” want you to do.

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 1

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 1

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Kansas judge rules telemedicine abortions can continue

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot stop telemedicine abortions, thwarting the latest attempt by state...

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Oklahoma falls in health ranking, but infant health improves

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's overall health ranking fell among U.S. states in 2018, though the state did see an uptick in...

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NYC pharmacies can't sell cigarettes starting Jan. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City pharmacies won't be allowed to sell cigarettes or other tobacco products starting Tuesday.The...

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OKC man undergoes brain surgery to relieve Parkinson's disease symptoms

As recently as a month ago, Bryan Williams had to plan every day carefully, making the most of the time between when his...

School districts open to federal workers on furlough

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"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Jason Simeroth. "Maybe they have a day or two when they can come in and work."

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Oklahoma falls again in health rankings; infant health improves

Oklahoma’s overall health ranking fell from 43rd in 2017 to 47th in 2018, as residents continued to do worse on most measures...

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Oklahoma nurse midwife has license revoked, continues to practice unregulated

An Oklahoma midwife who lost her nursing license in November after back-to-back infant deaths continues to practice, the result...

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Gains, growing pains mark California's 1st year of legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a great year for marijuana entrepreneur Brian Blatz.When California broadly legalized...

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Was that a bed bug on my couch? This app has the answer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just the thought of a bed bug infestation is enough to make you start scratching and tossing out...

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Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 30

Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 30

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'Country girl' takes on new role as DRS executive director

'Twas the week before Christmas and on this Monday, Melinda Fruendt, the recently-named executive director of the Oklahoma...

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Eight health and medicine stories that defined 2018

1. Genetically engineered babies A Chinese scientist announced he'd used the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as...

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Nebraska center monitors person for possible Ebola exposure

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus...

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Amid 2018's tragedies were moments of compassion and duty

Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida.Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise,...

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Safety lacked at facility that may have exposed many to HIV

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and...

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Couple accuses doctor of inseminating woman with his sperm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Florida couple is accusing a retired Vermont doctor of artificially inseminating the woman with his...

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ProCure sale approved

A Delaware judge tossed objections and agreed to let Oklahoma City's ProCure center be sold.

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Gayle Curry turns her parents' cancer fights into art

Artist Gayle Curry uses art as a survival skill to help her deal with family members' cancers.

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SoonerCare agency seeks $44 million to increase provider pay

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is asking for $44 million more this year to increase pay for SoonerCare providers and to...

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State briefs for Dec. 28

Grant to buy hearing aids for low-income seniors The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma has awarded a grant to purchase 776...

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New Mexico medical investigator: Autopsy shows 8-year-old migrant boy who died in custody tested positive for influenza

PHOENIX (AP) — New Mexico medical investigator: Autopsy shows 8-year-old migrant boy who died in custody tested positive for...

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Doctors at cancer center object to sale

A group of physicians at ProCure Oklahoma City filed a motion today to postpone a final sale, arguing that the sole bidder's...

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Growing like a weed: A look at marijuana milestones in 2018

It took less than a week for the Trump administration to kill the considerable buzz created Jan. 1 when California's broad...

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2 dogs that escaped man's euthanasia request find new home

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Two dogs that escaped death when a northwestern Indiana veterinarian refused their owner's request to...

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Trump administration seeks to dismiss cities' ACA lawsuit

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by several cities for allegedly sabotaging the...

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Hospitals will have to post prices online starting January 1

A new rule going into effect January 1, 2019, will require hospitals to post a list of their standard prices online...

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Oklahoma needs more nurses and people to teach them, report says

Oklahoma needs more nurses, a workforce committee concluded, but no one is quite sure how many.

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ProCure cancer treatment center has buyer in bankruptcy

Only one bid was approved for the Oklahoma City cancer treatment center

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3-week-old elephant dies at Ohio zoo after sudden illness

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says an elephant born three weeks ago has died.The zoo says the female Asian...

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'Hi, my name is ___, and I'm addicted to tech'

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The young men sit in chairs in a circle in a small meeting room in suburban Seattle and introduce...

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'Tech addicts' seek solace in 12 steps and rehab

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — We like to say we're addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service.But...

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Court: Justice Ginsburg leaves hospital after cancer surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital...

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Affordable Care Act enrollment reaches record in Oklahoma

Growth in Obamacare sign-ups may be uneven as rural areas lacked "navigators" to help people enroll.

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Salvation Army’s Warr Acres Senior Center to host 'Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!'

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma will host 'Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!' at its Warr Acres Senior Center, 4301 N Ann Arbor.

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Nursing aide students receive $250 scholarships

The Norman charter chapter of the American Business Women’s Association has awarded two $250 scholarships to Moore Norman...

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What new birth is waiting for you?

Christmas is a time of birthing ― the coming of new possibilities, new talents and perhaps even new relationships.

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On Christmas ― and in life ― scientist balances science and faith

For many researchers, the search for scientific truth seems at odds with religious conviction, but OMRF scientist says it...

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Six health questions (and answers) for Christmas

Dr. Prescott answers questions from the best way to lose weight to the future of genetically engineered babies.

'The bill's not going to go anywhere.' Effort to stop a $100 million state project is unlikely to succeed

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Legislative effort to save veterans center in Talihina likely doomed from the start.

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Savvy Senior: How to cope with seasonal affective disorder

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I have always hated wintertime, but since I retired...

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Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 25

Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 25

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More than 3,000 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been...

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Input sought on Oklahoma's work plan for Medicaid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government is soliciting comments on Oklahoma's new plan to impose work requirements on some...

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Court says Justice Ginsburg up and working after surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working as she recuperates from cancer surgery.A...

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Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that...

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Updated lawsuit teases new details against OxyContin maker

An updated complaint in Massachusetts' lawsuit against Purdue Pharma claims members of the family that owns the OxyContin maker...

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OMRF scientist to help promote research in stem cells, regenerative medicine

In the 10 years since she joined the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, scientist Courtney Griffin has focused on...

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Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 23

Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 23

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Prague hospital runs short of supplies as financial troubles deepen

Less than two years ago, a group of investors and managers said they could give four struggling rural hospitals a chance to...

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Oklahoma quickly becoming medical marijuana hotbed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow...

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Cancer the latest health woe for resilient Justice Ginsburg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting in a New York hospital following surgery to remove two malignant...

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FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

SEATTLE (AP) — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an...

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Girl fights leukemia with Christmas wishes from thousands

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan girl who is battling leukemia has thousands of fans and the number continues to...

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Group backing private Medicare is funded by insurance giants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major...

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Kasich veto sets up Ohio showdown over abortion limit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has moved again to impose some of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation, after...

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'Way over black market': Medical marijuana prices cause some sticker shock as question of taxes still looms

Uncertainty over dispensaries’ tax obligations, amid a lawsuit over whether it's legal to collect both a state sales tax and an...

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An 'extra' special Christmas

Most kids this time of year count down until it is Christmas morning. But for Macey Dickinson, she’s counting down the days...

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State audit slams San Diego response to hepatitis A outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city and county of San Diego failed to quickly recognize and control a Hepatitis A outbreak that grew into...

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Judge refuses to overturn $4.7 billion talc powder verdict

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri judge denied Johnson & Johnson's bid to overturn a $4.7 billion jury verdict awarded to nearly two...

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Health law's fines are not the big stick everybody thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was one thing that supporters and detractors of former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul...

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Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems...

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CORRECTS: Former pediatrician Johnnie Barto admits in court to sexually assaulting 31 children, mostly patients

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — CORRECTS: Former pediatrician Johnnie Barto admits in court to sexually assaulting 31 children, mostly...

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Global Primary Lithium Battery Market 2017-2018 & Forecast to 2022 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2018--The "Global Primary Lithium Battery Market 2018-2022" report has been added to...

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Congo: Ebola outbreak 'certainly' to last 3-4 months more

BENI, Congo (AP) — The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is "certainly" expected to continue for another three or four...

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Tobacco giant strides into vape market with $13B Juul stake

Altria, one of the world's biggest tobacco companies, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company...

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Barack Obama delivers gifts to kids at children's hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama surprised patients as he delivered gifts at a children's hospital in...

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US adults aren't getting taller, but still putting on pounds

NEW YORK (AP) — You don't need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies.A new report...

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Obama health law sign-ups beat forecast despite headwinds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act has yet again beaten predictions of its downfall, as government figures released...

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Missouri begins to process toward medical marijuana

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has begun the move toward legalized medical marijuana by naming an outgoing lawmaker to a leadership...

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Health law sign-up figures better than expected following judge's ruling that Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health law sign-up figures better than expected following judge's ruling that Affordable Care Act is...

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US debuts childhood-lead plan that critics say falls short

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration released an "action plan" Wednesday against devastating childhood exposure to lead,...

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US urges doctors to write more Rx for overdose antidote

The U.S. government told doctors Wednesday to consider prescribing medications that reverse overdoses to many more patients who...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

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The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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Air Force: Injured jogger led to 'active shooter' reaction

CINCINNATI (AP) — A jogger who called a hospital employee screaming and crying in pain from a twisted ankle led to a series of...

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Autopsy: Tumor, not ambulance crash, caused toddler's death

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An amended autopsy says the toddler whose ambulance overturned after being struck by a drunken...

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Medical emergency led to crash into base security barrier

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a driver having a medical emergency led to a car slamming into a security...

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OKC students win at Cane Quest competition

Four Oklahoma City residents earned top awards at the sixth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest competition hosted recently in...

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Blake Shelton starts cancer research program in Oklahoma

Oklahoma native and country music star Blake Shelton is helping pediatric cancer patients in his home state.

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US reverses policy on migrant children's sponsors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is changing the way it reviews sponsors who want to care for migrant children in...

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Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died...

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Universities tapping into Sioux Falls' medical tech industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two universities in South Dakota are teaming up to train biomedical engineers in an effort to help...

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To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to...

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Publicist: 'Laverne & Shirley' star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes complications

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Publicist: 'Laverne & Shirley' star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes...

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Tilray stock jumps on collaboration agreement with Sandoz

Shares of Tilray are surging in Tuesday afternoon trading after the medical cannabis company announced that one of its...

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Stanley the cat, recipient of $19K kidney transplant, dies

BALTIMORE (AP) — The 18-year-old Baltimore cat who received a $19,000 kidney transplant just over a year ago has died.Stanley...

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AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local.Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by...

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US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging...

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Doctors demystify the flu vs. cold question

People often think they have the flu when it's just a cold. How do you know?

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Breaking the screen monopoly

It is a familiar drill. Exhausted after a harried day, we all — parent, tot, tween and teen alike — melt in cozy, but lonely...

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More Oklahomans get flu shot after severe flu season last year

It’s too early to know if Oklahoma will face another difficult flu season this year, but reports suggest more people are trying...

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Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 18

Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 18

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Savvy Senior: Have you checked your Social Security statement for errors?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I've heard that Social Security sometimes makes mistakes on our earnings record, which can reduce our...

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Celebrating a loved one’s presence

A look at ways to celebrate the life of a loved one who is no longer with us.

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US defeated trying to rid references to reproductive health

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has faced overwhelming defeat in two attempts to eliminate references to "sexual and...

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Okla. man tased by police had heart disease, drugs in system

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An autopsy report says a 25-year-old Oklahoma man who died after being tased by police more than two dozen...

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Country band Alabama mark 50 years with new tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after...

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a...

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Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up.It's a radical idea:...

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Michigan man, 90, brings Christmas to wife in nursing home

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A 90-year-old Michigan man dressed up as Santa and brought Christmas to a local nursing home so his...

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Insulation Monitoring Devices Market by Response Time, Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2018--The "Insulation Monitoring Devices Market by Response Time, Application (Power...

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Oklahoma to open treatment center for foster kids with mental health needs

A key component of the program goes beyond treating adolescents on-site. Professionals also will train caregivers or parents on...

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Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing...

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Interview and video: Former actress Suzy Amis Cameron touts her 'OMD' book and movement in OKC hometown visit

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, the former model and actress, whose film credits include the Oscar-winning blockbusters...

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Insider Q&A: CVS Health CEO seeks bigger role in your care

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo wants customers to think about more than prescriptions and shampoo when they visit his company's...

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Goats cut overgrowth for Oklahoma Girl Scouts, Midwest City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Oklahoma City Girl Scouts and the government of a nearby city have handed over landscaping...

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Half of Oklahoma counties have no OB/GYNs, delivery hospitals

The March of Dimes reports 41 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties are what it calls “maternity deserts,” meaning they lack a hospital...

Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

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Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Dems will push Medicaid expansion — at Capitol or ballot box

House Democrats plan to push for Medicaid expansion in 2019, inviting Republicans to help craft their own plan or risk a...

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Oklahoma City native Suzy Amis Cameron returns to hometown to tout her new book

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, the former "Titanic" actress Suzy Amis Cameron has released the book, “OMD: The Simple,...

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Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 16

Oklahoma health notes for Dec. 16

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Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among...

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All evacuation orders lifted in deadly California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The remaining residents who fled from the deadliest wildfire in California history were allowed to...

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ProCure cancer treatment center will be sold

Oklahoma's ProCure cancer treatment center will be sold by the end of the year.

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Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of...

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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

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Federal judge in Texas rules Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal judge in Texas rules Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional.

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Fate of Kansas' ban on telemedicine abortions uncertain

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas clinics still don't know whether it will be legal for them to offer telemedicine abortions in...

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Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest...

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Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been...

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Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three Alaska groups sued Friday to demand the Environmental Protection Agency enforce the cleanup of...

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Senator wants to strip prenatal health care for low-income women

A state senator wants to strip prenatal health care from undocumented mothers, even though the unborn child will become a U.S....

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The Latest: Kansas telemedicine abortion ban's fate in doubt

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over banning telemedicine abortions in Kansas (all times local):4:35 p.m.A...

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J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson on Friday forcefully denied a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of...

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Arkansas lawmakers eye more abortion restriction next year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' predominantly Republican Legislature is preparing to take up new abortion restrictions when...

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Oklahomans have until Saturday to buy insurance on the exchange

As deadline approaches, numbers are down in Oklahoma and nationally of people signing up for health insurance through the...

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Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress received criticism Thursday from top state leaders...

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Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in...

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Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more...

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Human heart prompts Southwest flight to return to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left...

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Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in...

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First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's...

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US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free birth control

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free...

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With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin,...

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7 flu deaths reported in Oklahoma by health department

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say seven people have died from influenza during the current flu season that...

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Head of UN AIDS agency announces plan to quit post early in wake of scathing report into "defective leadership"

GENEVA (AP) — Head of UN AIDS agency announces plan to quit post early in wake of scathing report into "defective leadership"

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Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research denounced by...

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Judge tosses challenge to Oklahoma's abortion waiting period

An Oklahoma County judge tossed out a challenge to a law extending the time women must wait before an abortion, but the law’s...

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More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

SEATTLE (AP) — High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start...

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Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just days left to enroll, fewer people are signing up for the Affordable Care Act , even though premiums...

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Oklahoma health board approves marijuana edibles rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will soon consider food safety rules on marijuana edibles, which advocates say...

636 furloughed workers here have filed for unemployment since the shutdown

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That figure offers the starkest evidence to date that the shutdown has jeopardized the financial well-being of Oklahoma’s federal workforce.

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Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin.But their target...

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Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which...

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Bar chain to change the name of its 'Crack Fries'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain plans to change the name of its "Crack Fries" in January...

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Parents to discuss 'Emerging from the Storm of Addiction'

'Emerging from the Storm of Addiction into Recovery' will be the topic of the Dec. 18 meeting of the Edmond chapter of Parents...

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Cold-stunned turtles flown from New England to Florida Keys

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in...

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To grow sales, yogurt makers change their culture to expand beyond breakfast

Yogurt producers look for new ways to revamp their product amid diet concerns.

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Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical...

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Court declines to block additional waiting period for abortions

House Bill 1409, which has been in effect since Nov. 1, 2015, increased the waiting period from 24 hours.

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Landmark study shows screen time is impacting kids' brain development

A new study takes a closer look at the impact the amount of time children spend on cell phones, computers and TV is having on...

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Health board sends marijuana edibles rules to governor

Some advocates welcomed the vote, saying it would bring clarity to the market for cannabis-infused food.

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Farm bill exempts pure maple, honey from added sugars label

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The new farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday prevents maple syrup and honey producers from...

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Oklahoma agriculture board punts poultry rules to lawmakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture wants state lawmakers to develop rules for poultry operations. The board...

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Oklahoma agriculture board punts poultry rules to lawmakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture wants state lawmakers to develop rules for poultry operations.The board...

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As U.S. suicides rates rise, Hispanics show relative immunity

Overtaken by feelings of anxiety and despair, and increasingly lonely after the last of her older sisters left for college,...