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Oklahoma hospital tries GoFundMe to keep its doors open

Pauls Valley Regional Medical Center should stay open Tuesday, its CEO said, but it’s far from clear that the hospital can last...

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Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy...

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OU reports three cases of mumps in students

Dr. Craig Rice, chief of medical staff at OU’s Goddard Health Center, said three students with mumps are “close acquaintances,”...

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Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring...

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Rhode Island union wants courthouse shutdown due to bedbugs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Union workers say a Rhode Island courthouse should be shut down over reports of bedbugs.The Providence...

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Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of...

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White House sets 'new direction' in biodefense strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more...

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Winning the fair’s Food Row with better-for-you choices

If you’re watching what you eat for medical or dietary reasons, a trip to the state fair may cause some anxiety. But don’t...

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Microbead researcher among 6 recipients of Heinz Awards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 18

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 18

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Do kids get migraines?

Q: My 9-year-old son was in bed with a headache and vomiting. Our doctor thinks he might have had a migraine. Is that possible?...

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Which flu shot is right for you?

Dear Savvy Senior, I've been reading that there are a bunch of different flu vaccines for seniors this flu season. Which flu...

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Don’t act as if nothing happened

People will let you know if they want to talk about a handicap ― or not, but whether permanent or temporary, do not act as if...

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Children of sperm donors find their half siblings and demand change

BOSTON — Kianni Arroyo clasps 8-year-old Sophia's hands tightly as they spin around, giggling like mad. It's late afternoon,...

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There's a cancer research revolution in progress

Many of the cancer researchers and oncologists we know agree that we are presently in the midst of a revolution into our...

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Daily aspirin may be harmful for healthy older adults, large study finds

No detectable benefit was seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don't have heart disease,...

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Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign...

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GOP, Dems unite behind Senate bill fighting addictive drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats joined forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other...

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Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting money away from a congressionally mandated program meant to...

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Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic...

Oklahoma's electric utilities prepare for emerging technology

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Oklahoma's electric utilities must be flexible as they work with changing consumer and industry behaviors, industry leaders said this week at the 2018 Emerging Technology Conference.

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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health...

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Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of...

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Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

A doctors group took a stand in support of transgender children Monday, offering advice in what it called "a rapidly evolving"...

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To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users...

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Florence death toll at 17, including 3-month-old

The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 17, including 11 in North Carolina and six in South Carolina.—30-year-old...

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The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local):7:05 p.m.The death toll from Hurricane...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 16

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 16

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Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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Three Oklahoma women underwent lobotomies. What happened to them?

More than 60 years ago, doctors in Oklahoma City tried out what they thought could be a new standard of care for patients who...

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American Indian babies in Oklahoma face developing-world danger level

American Indian babies born in Oklahoma have only a slightly better chance of reaching their first birthday than infants in...

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Panel of alcohol and drug counselors to speak during meeting of Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents

A panel of alcohol and drug counselors will speak during the upcoming meeting of the Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents.

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New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction...

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Prominent health policy expert resigns over plagiarism claim

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College resigned after being accused of plagiarizing the...

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Lawsuit aims to block Trump 'short-term' health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for people with mental illness and HIV are joining other consumer groups in a lawsuit to block one...

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Oklahoma Medicaid providers see rate hike after 9 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma medical professionals will get more money for treating Medicaid patients for the first time in...

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Exec pushes back against drug hike 'moral requirement' quote

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The head of a small Kansas City pharmaceutical company is defending himself after a financial...

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FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

U.S. health regulators say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast...

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Bat tested positive for rabies at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for...

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Some Bob Evans sausage links recalled, may contain plastic

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds (21,318 kilograms) of pork...

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Cancer doctor resigns over failure to disclose pharma ties

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading cancer doctor has resigned from New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center over his reported...

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Oklahoma climbed to third-heaviest state in 2017

The obesity rate jumped to 36.5 percent, making Oklahoma one of seven states where more than 35 percent of adults have obesity....

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Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to find a sick young orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific...

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Funds for Florida health insurance helpers cut by millions

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has slashed funding for the second year in a row for counselors who help consumers sign...

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The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly...

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Family racks up $27k medical bill on 'holiday from hell'

family's dream holiday turned into their "worst nightmare" when three of them fell seriously ill, racking up £21,000 in medical...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 13

Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 13.

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Walk to benefit kids with apraxia of speech

The 2018 Oklahoma City Walk for Apraxia event will be held Sept. 29 at the South Lakes Event Center to benefit children with...

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Nevada prisons drug buyer knew firms opposed execution use

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's prisons pharmacy chief testified Wednesday that she obtained drugs for the lethal injection of a...

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Louisiana abortion clinic wants regulatory rewrite nullified

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana abortion clinic asked a state judge Wednesday to throw out a 2015 state rewrite of clinic...

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Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to...

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Offensive place name to be stricken from Alaska town code

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A place name deemed offensive to Alaska Natives who live there is being stricken from the municipal...

Healthy Schools Oklahoma seeks to improve results in classroom

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"We have a lot of teachers that will schedule a lab session and then go take their spelling tests," said Dana Chambers, ABL coordinator for Healthy Schools Oklahoma. "So not only are the kids in there moving and have their brain nice and worked up...

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Experts prepare plan to capture ill orca as last alternative

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal biologists said Wednesday they are preparing a plan to capture and treat a sick, critically endangered...

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The Latest: High-quality heart readings in new Apple Watch

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple iPhone announcement (all times local):12:45 p.m.Apple's new smartwatch will have...

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The Latest: Experts prepare plan to capture, treat sick orca

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on efforts to save a sick whale (all times local):12:25 p.m.Experts say they are preparing a plan to...

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Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an...

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UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be...

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Ohio awards latest prizes in opioid science challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio awarded another round of prizes totaling $2.4 million Wednesday in its global technology challenge...

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Investigator at Oklahoma Health Department disciplined for affair with supervisor who emailed fake threats to herself

Disciplinary action is another twist in the controversy surrounding regulations on medical marijuana.

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Genealogy meeting to delve into DNA testing

An update on DNA and genealogy will be the focus of the Edmond Genealogical Society's Sept. 17 meeting.

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Doctors gave no reason for a third of opioid prescriptions, study finds

The study may help explain why so many unneeded opioid prescriptions get written.

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Law department: Baltimore should pay fees in abortion case

BALTIMORE (AP) — A finance panel will consider a recommendation that Baltimore pay more than $1 million in attorney's fees to a...

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Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

CHICAGO (AP) — Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using weapons that don't...

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Oklahoma investors await marijuana industry regulations

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma residents looking to invest in the state's upcoming medical marijuana industry are anxiously...

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Big safety testing failure rate for California pot products

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the...

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Medicare cuts payments to Oklahoma City surgery center

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cut off payments to ESEC Surgery Center on Aug. 18, citing concerns about the...

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Republicans lack votes _ and appetite _ to end 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican...

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Smoking pot can make you sick ... really

Nausea and vomiting associated with marijuana consumption is called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome or CHS and it occurs in...

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Can an experimental OMRF drug stop man's brain cancer?

Norman’s Mike Schuster continues to live with glioblastoma. As he nears the three-year anniversary of his diagnosis with the...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 11

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 11

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Savvy Senior: Financial aid for family caregivers

Caring for an elder parent can be challenging in many ways, but it can be especially difficult financially if you have to miss...

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Can probiotics slow osteoporosis?

A new study puts forth the possibility that certain probiotic supplements may help balance the bone loss/bone growth equation...

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Oklahoma Blood Institute pioneers ‘donor driven’ blood-based cellular therapies

In a room filled with blood donors at the Oklahoma Blood Institute's (OBI) donation center, Jennifer Chain, Ph.D., pronounces...

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Variety and the spice of life

Q: I am trying to take off a few pounds gradually, but in truth, it's so slow that it's adding up to nothing! I've been eating...

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Test results for legal marijuana in California

California began strict product testing for legal marijuana on July 1 and through Aug. 29 there were 10,695 samples tested and...

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4 honored for genetic research and developing anesthetic

NEW YORK (AP) — Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used...

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Alaska town seeks to remove offensive nickname from code

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A section of a small town in western Alaska has long been known as "Lousetown," which some residents...

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Records: Behavioral health centers deal with staff shortages

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Complaints filed with a West Virginia state agency say ResCare Agency facilities are struggling with...

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Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for 3rd time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Newton-John says she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades.The four-time...

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U.S. appeals court upholds MIT, Harvard patents on CRISPR gene editing

A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed a research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard...

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Woman dies more than a year after Ohio thrill ride accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has died just over a year after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill...

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Got an hour? Chalk up 4 quick financial wins

Sometimes money is like technology. Getting stuff done — whether it's updating an operating system or moving a bank account —...

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First OKC VegFest draws larger than expected crowds

Approximately 4,000 attendees came out for food, resources, yoga and exercise demonstrations and lifestyle presentations.

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OxyContin creator being sued for 'significant role in causing opioid epidemic'

Following hundreds of lawsuits over the years against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, Colorado’s attorney general is...

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Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer....

Nine being assisted through 'commutation campaign' advance to stage two

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Thirty-two individuals who are being assisted through a "commutation campaign" led by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform have advanced to the second stage of review. The Pardon and Parole Board voted to advance 23 individuals last month. The...

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Stand Up To Cancer raises best-ever $123 million in pledges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet.The organization...

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Hot, dry summer bringing fewer cases of Lyme disease

New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay.The Northeastern states — which are...

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Convenience shops go healthy as millennials choose wellness

MIAMI (AP) — In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused...

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A few Oklahoma doctors take the plunge on marijuana, but many wait

State Question 788, which voters passed in late June, doesn’t provide in-depth instruction on how to determine if a patient is...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 9

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 9

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Science Museum Oklahoma offers new options for children with sensory sensitivities

Families with children who have sensory processing disorders now have new options available at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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Feds give Oklahoma until July to prove medical school funding works

The federal government has thrown another twist into Oklahoma’s saga of money, medicine and 17 years’ worth of paperwork.

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EPA boss visits polluted mining sites in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency visited two contaminated mining sites in Montana on...

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AP Exclusive: Stable costs may shift 'Obamacare' politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two years of double-digit premium hikes, millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will...

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County not at fault after Wichita man set himself on fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A jury ruled that a Sedgwick County community mental health agency and one a psychiatrist were not at...

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The Latest: Analysts say insurers figuring out 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Affordable Care Act health insurance premiums (all times local):6:30 a.m.Business analysts say...

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Chicago hotel workers strike in pursuit of better benefits

CHICAGO (AP) — Workers are picketing outside several downtown Chicago hotels as housekeepers, servers, cooks and others...

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Probiotics 'not as beneficial for gut health as previously thought'

Probiotics, hailed by some as a cure for all kinds of digestive ailments and recommended by many GPs alongside antibiotics, may...

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AP Exclusive: Modest premium hikes as 'Obamacare' stabilizes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year,...

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Why probiotics may not always help — and could actually cause harm

Some people may not benefit as much as others from probiotics.

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2nd bank says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Democratic candidate for agriculture commissioner says a second bank has terminated her...

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Guidance on which flu vaccine to get: Shots for kids, maybe go egg-free

One major hospital system will buy only egg-free flu vaccines this year.

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New sugar label rules about maple syrup, honey coming soon

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says new guidance about added sugars that will provide an...

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AARP: Oklahoma nursing homes failing to give quality care

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A recent AARP report has found that Oklahoma's nursing homes are failing to provide quality care, with...

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Suit seeks payout for immigrant families separated at border

BOSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration should be held accountable for emotional trauma inflicted on children who...

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Testing, labeling, recalls not included in medical marijuana state question

Oklahoma's legislative working group on medical marijuana held its seventh meeting Wednesday to discuss testing, recalls and...

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California agency cites Disneyland over Legionnaires' cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California agency has fined Disneyland, saying the theme park failed to properly maintain cooling...

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BlueCross of Tennessee will stop covering OxyContin in 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's largest health insurer will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as part of several...

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Goop settles over claims its vaginal eggs have health perks

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company goop has agreed to pay $145,000 in civil penalties over products...

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Billy Graham's daughter asks for prayer in cancer fight

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz has asked people to pray for her as she fights breast cancer.Lotz...

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Hospital groups launch own company to make generic drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages...

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'Days were dark': Plane crash survivor describes recovery

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A plane crash nearly two months ago in Northern California took away his husband and friend and left...

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State sanctions dentist for excessive dentistry on child

TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been...

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Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's leg

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island National Seashore has been identified...

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The Latest: Lawyer questions drug company motive with grant

The Latest on Purdue Pharma's funding to help develop a lower-price overdose antidote (all times local):2:45 p.m.A lawyer for...

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Emirates airline says about 10 passengers were sick on plane that landed in New York, medical attention was precaution

NEW YORK (AP) — Emirates airline says about 10 passengers were sick on plane that landed in New York, medical attention was...

OKC City Manager Jim Couch's retirement coincides with start of new era

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The announcement by Jim Couch on Monday that he is set to retire doesn't just mark the end of a record stint as city manager, nor is it notable only for how it was a time of growth and innovation for Oklahoma City.

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Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

PHOENIX (AP) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe...

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Eastern Congo has new Ebola case in city of 1.4 million

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo health officials say that a case of Ebola has been discovered in Butembo, a city of 1.4 million people...

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107-year-old OKC woman recognized by Centenarians of Oklahoma

On Thursday, 107-year-old Hazel Bason was inducted into the Oklahoma Centenarian Club, becoming one of it's oldest members.

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Open house celebrates 20 years for Hearing Helpers Room

An open house is planned Friday to celebrate Hearing Helpers Room's 20th anniversary.

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Navigant Research Report Shows Global Annual Spending for Energy Efficient Building Technologies for Healthcare Facilities Is Expected to Reach $6.4 Billion...

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 5, 2018--A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy...

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The Latest: Mother, daughter hurt in plane crash identified

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in the Bay Area (all times local):6:40 p.m.A relative has identified...

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Some Oklahoma doctors won't prescribe medical marijuana

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma patients may have limited options for providers willing and able to sign medical marijuana...

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Review: 'Leave No Trace' looks at mental health recovery

"Leave No Trace: a Novel" (Emily Bestler Books/Atria), by Mindy MejiaA young woman's determination to overcome her past mental...

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For an easy and nutritional chicken dish, add a sheet pan

A sheet pan full of roast chicken, kale and butternut squash promised a satisfying, nutritious meal with minimal cleanup....

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thrilled about her 'Veep' return

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on "Veep" and said it feels "fantastic."The star of the HBO comedy series...

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Oklahoma American Cancer Society hosts Cattle Baron’s Ball Sept. 15

The Oklahoma American Cancer Society will host the 16th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Historic Farmer’s...

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YogaFest offers Oklahomans escape from stress

On Sept. 15 and 16, Oklahomans will have a chance to relax and experience what it means to achieve “mindfulness” at Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 4

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 4

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How older people can find clinical trials

You need to be aware that clinical trials can vary greatly in what they’re designed to do, so be careful to choose one that can...

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Book discussion examines ‘Living with Limits’

“Living with Limits” is the topic for The Oklahoma Humanities book discussion series this fall and will feature five books...

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OMRF scientists to examine how damaged DNA is repaired

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist recently received a five-year grant f to study cellular mechanisms that regulate...

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Are all toothpastes created equal?

The most important thing you and your family need to do is brush regularly: once in the morning, once before bedtime (when you...

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With industry in decline, wild blueberries sing the blues

DEBLOIS, Maine (AP) — In the era of superfoods, Maine blueberries aren't so super.The Maine wild blueberry industry harvests...

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Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country.So it was no...

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Trump's rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country.So it was no...

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New documentary looks at opioid crisis in Oklahoma

"Killing Pain" is available online for free.

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Mercy program offers virtual checkups for patients with cancer

Dr. Carla Kurkjian, an oncologist at Mercy Hospital, said video visits and monitoring don’t replace in-person care for patients...

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Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Randy Brooks' son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting...

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Ebola survivors returning home to fear, stigma in Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — Leoni Kahumbu remembers the night her 15-year-old daughter, Pascaline, first showed signs of Ebola. She...

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Oklahoma follows most states in Rx pot, with some unique aspects

Oklahoma is following 29 other states that have already legalized medical marijuana, many of which faced the same types of...

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Business of Health: The promise and pitfalls of immunotherapy, cancer treatment’s new star

Business of Health: The promise and pitfalls of immunotherapy, cancer treatment’s new star

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Connecting with fellow survivors can help those who have lost loved ones to suicide

Connecting with fellow survivors can help those who have lost loved ones to suicide to feel less isolated as they grieve and...

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Driving force: Transportation network for seniors seeks volunteers

The Independent Transportation Network of Central Oklahoma is seeking volunteers to help the nonprofit continue to offer safe...

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OU researchers study cancer that killed Aretha Franklin

Pancreatic cancer kills about 92 percent of people who have it, including Apple CEO Steve Jobs, “Harry Potter” actor Alan...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 2

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 2

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor out with 2 new books

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor got some unsolicited health advice the last time she wrote a book.The...

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Lawsuit: Surgeon left needle inside patient, who later died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of a Tennessee man who died shortly after a surgeon left a needle inside his chest cavity...

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Oklahoma follows national trend in increase in sex diseases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is following a national trend with a sharp increase in the number of sexually transmitted...

Stitt backs city option to levy property tax for public safety in Oklahoma

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Republican gubernatorial candidate says he would back bill allowing cities to levy property tax for public safety if farm land is exempted.

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OKC surgeon develops easier way to get air to patients in emergencies

On TV, quick-thinking doctors save people’s lives by thrusting anything from a ball-point pen to a drinking straw through a...

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Oregon's only heart transplant program shuts down

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The only Oregon hospital to offer heart transplants abruptly shut down its program Friday, leaving nearly...

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Oklahoma Medicaid could up provider pay after years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma providers who treat patients covered by Medicaid may soon get their first pay rate increase in...

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NOAA declares seal die-off as 'unusual mortality event'

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is declaring the deaths of hundreds of seals off the New England coast this...

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Colorado says it's cut methane leaks as Trump eases US rules

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling...

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Cancer survivor uses Times Square billboard to seek kidney

NEW YORK (AP) — A cancer survivor who lost both kidneys to the disease is using a Times Square billboard to plead for a new...

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Oklahoma nonprofit premiers opioid addiction documentary series

Free documentary tells the story of the opioid addiction epidemic in Oklahoma; released days before International Overdose...

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Oklahoma Medicaid could pay providers more for first time in nine years

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers the state’s Medicaid program, known as SoonerCare, announced Wednesday...

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Judge rejects request to split trial in state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

NORMAN — A judge Thursday rejected a request to use two jury trials instead of one to decide Oklahoma's claims against opioid...

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How to protect yourself from spread of sexually transmitted infections

Oklahoma’s nowhere near getting recent increases in sexually transmitted diseases under control, state health officials said...

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Q&A with Devin Wilcox: Annual 'holiday' supports those battling substance addiction

Q&A with Devin Wilcox: Annual 'holiday' supports those battling substance addiction

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Judge tosses lawsuit against California drug price law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a California law requiring pharmaceutical...

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Lawsuit alleges newborn died after hospital virus outbreak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the family of a premature baby who was treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...

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Last heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The only remaining doctor in Oregon's only heart transplant program has resigned, leaving the state with...

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Ex-Wisconsin inmate sues over shackles during childbirth

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee County Jail inmate has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she was forced to wear shackles...

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Mom's use of opioids in pregnancy may stunt kids' learning

CHICAGO (AP) — Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms...

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Global Hearing Aid Batteries Market Outlook (2017-2026) Featuring Beltone, Duracell, Energizer, iCellTech, Miracle-Ear, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, and more -...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 30, 2018--The "Hearing Aid Batteries - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)" report has been added to...

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A good prescription for fun

Gather a team of five costumed health workers, a hospital bed and a racing lane and you have the formula for Integris' fifth...

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Drinking water to be shut off at all Detroit public schools

Detroit Public Schools Community District will shut off drinking water at all of its 106 schools after the most recent round of...

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California closer to making colleges offer abortion drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A measure that would make California the first state to require all public universities to offer...

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Shark attack victim says he punched shark in gills to escape

BOSTON (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the...

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Officials confirm remains are those of missing Iowa boy

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Iowa have confirmed the human remains found in a creek earlier this...

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Pot industry wants to see 'stoner' stereotype go up in smoke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says...

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The Latest: Doc: Symptoms consistent with fentanyl exposure

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on suspected drug exposure at prisons (all times local):5:20 p.m.A doctor says symptoms...

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Veterans affairs secretary vows not to privatize agency

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The new secretary of veterans affairs pledged to the American Legion on Wednesday that he won't privatize...

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Americans Are Getting STDs at Record Rates

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in the U.S. are at a record high for the fourth year in a row, according to new data...

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New Illinois law allows medical marijuana pain prescriptions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Doctors in Illinois can now prescribe marijuana as a painkiller thanks to a new law intended to...

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Montana had the highest suicide rate in the country. Then budget cuts hit.

WOLF POINT, Mont. — Mourners in this small town in northeast Montana, where a strip of appliance shops and bars are dwarfed by...

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Buildings, landmarks to be illuminated for cancer efforts

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — More than 100 buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be awash in colors in...

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Ex-CEO of ambulance service agrees to $80K settlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former CEO of an Oklahoma ambulance service has agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars to settle a...

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Son who donated kidney to Chicago police chief becomes cop

CHICAGO (AP) — The son of Chicago's police chief has been sworn-in as a rookie officer, a year after donating a kidney to his...

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Global Probiotics Market Report 2018: Ingredients, Supplements, Foods Analysis & Forecasts 2017-2022 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2018--The "The Probiotics Market: Ingredients, Supplements, Foods" report has been added to...

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Muskogee backs off stricter medical marijuana rules

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A city in eastern Oklahoma has rejected a proposed ordinance that would've required local medical...

Let the games begin: State Fair returns to Oklahoma City

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Neal Petersen has attended the Oklahoma State Fair since before he can remember, and for years he's tried to ride every ride. “I moved to Oklahoma when I was 14,” Petersen said. “But I was coming before because my dad has always lived here.”...

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Worldwide gun deaths reach 250,000 yearly; US ranks high

CHICAGO (AP) — Gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly and the United States is among just six countries that make up...

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11-year-old girl gets heart transplant after visit by Drake

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit...

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Dr. Oz column: Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise

Q: Our local paper published an alert that hand, foot and mouth disease is on the rise, and I don't even know what that is. My...

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Simple ways to keep osteoporosis at bay

Your bones are living tissue. Although you can't feel it happening, they are constantly being broken down and replaced with new...

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Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 28

Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 28

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Making sense of new food labels

Food labels reflect American diet deficiencies

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After fleeing Katrina, musician and lawman resettles, becomes police chief in Luther

LUTHER — Hurricane Katrina destroyed his house, disrupted his law enforcement and musical careers and uprooted his family. But...

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Savvy Senior: Retirement planning tips for single women

Dear Savvy Senior, What retirement planning tips can you recommend to single women? I'm 54 and divorced with a teenage daughter...

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This Labor Day, find meaning in your work

Roberto Assagiolo, Italian psychiatrist, wrote a parable about interviewing three stonecutters building a cathedral in the 14th...

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Former EMSA CEO agrees to pay $80,000 settlement

U.S. Justice Department reveals more details of settlement of kickback lawsuit.

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Despite strong economy, many Americans struggling to get by

Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year,...

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Coroner: Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul died of heart disease

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera,...

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Law firm criticizes ICE for toddler's death after release

HOUSTON (AP) — A law firm representing the family of a toddler reported to have died after being released from an immigration...

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Tulsa sees more CBD shops amid medical pot legalization

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's market growth for cannabis-derived products without the high of THC was inevitable regardless of...

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Poet laid to rest under unique tombstone he commissioned

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America got what he wanted Monday: His remains were laid to...

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Court records: Man accused of killings at video gaming competition had been hospitalized for mental illness

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Court records: Man accused of killings at video gaming competition had been hospitalized for mental...

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Judge rules artist can get drug spoon sculpture back

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the artist who helped place a steel sculpture of a bent drug spoon at Purdue...

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Cape Cod shark attack victim released from hospital

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts this month has been released from the hospital.A...

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Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in big sources of ocean pollution...

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Training to stop bleeding to take place at Maryland school

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Reading, writing, arithmetic and now training on how to stop life-threatening bleeding is taking place at...

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Some patients at OKC Indian Clinic may have gotten ineffective vaccine

A refrigerator unit malfunctioned over Memorial Day weekend, dropping vials containing vaccines against HPV, polio and...

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Mind-altering breast milk? New pot study poses that question

CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that...

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Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their...

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Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 26

Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 26

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Seniors get serious about health, compete in Oklahoma Senior Games

There will be 22 different events during the two-month-long Oklahoma Senior Games, which will begin Sept. 1.

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Mercy chief answers calling to health administration career

Executive Q&A with Donn Sorensen: Mercy chief answers calling to health administration career

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Putnam City grads asked to help solve riddles of aging

Science still doesn’t have a clear answer to why some people’s mental abilities remain strong for a lifetime, while others’...

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Presidents, lawmakers honor McCain's life of service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain's decades of service to his country in...

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Abrams tells Georgia Democrats turnout is key to success

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor told more than 1,000 attendees at the party's state convention...

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Oklahoma awards first medical marijuana patient licenses

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 1,600 people and businesses applied for Oklahoma medical marijuana licenses on the first day...

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The Latest: Thousands apply for OK medical pot licenses

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma opening online application system for medical marijuana licenses (all times...

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Cargill says 25K pounds of ground beef may be tainted

DENVER (AP) — U.S. agricultural officials say Fort Morgan, Colorado-based Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling nearly 25,300...

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Applications for medical marijuana beginning in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is now accepting applications for medical marijuana licenses in...

Oklahoma State Fair offers wild encounters

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Clad in scuba gear, a man swims closer and closer to a live shark. Hundreds of feet away, a woman cracks a whip as a horse gallops around an arena. In the distance a chainsaw’s engine revs as sawdust flies in the air. Visitors to the Oklahoma...

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In Democratic New Jersey, Senate race is surprisingly tight

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — For months, Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin has assailed Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez in TV ads,...

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What you need to know before applying for a medical marijuana license

The Oklahoma State Department of Health expects about 80,000 people to apply for licenses over the course of the first year,...

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Judge orders attorneys to make opioid witness available

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a lawsuit against more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies last summer, accusing...

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McCain stops cancer treatment as remarkable life nears end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, says his...

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Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are 'negative, nasty'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio's fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly...

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The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local):1:40 p.mAmerican political leaders of both parties...

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Treasurer credits bull market for $65M tobacco earnings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller is crediting sound investments and a bull market for nearly $65 million in...

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Judge orders ex-Centers for Disease Control boss Tom Frieden to stay away from woman he's accused of groping in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Judge orders ex-Centers for Disease Control boss Tom Frieden to stay away from woman he's accused of groping in...

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AP FACT CHECK: Heitkamp overstates pre-existing denials

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says in a television ad released last week that 300,000 North Dakota residents...

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Tobacco-funded group starts Montana anti-initiative ad blitz

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund...

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Ex-Centers for Disease Control director Frieden says woman's New York groping allegation 'does not reflect' who he is

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-Centers for Disease Control director Frieden says woman's New York groping allegation 'does not reflect' who...

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Correction: Disabled Child Shot story

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about a mother accused of killing her 7-year-old son and then attempting suicide, The...

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Sen. John McCain's family says he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's family says he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.

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UN agency: Ebola reaches area of 'high insecurity' in Congo

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says Ebola has spread to an area of high security risk in...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 24

Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 24.

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Report: Personnel issues at migrant child housing facilities

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials have spotted personnel records concerns at several facilities housing migrant children...

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Senate backs $854B bill to fund health, education, military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved an $854 billion measure Thursday that funds much of the government, including $675...

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West Coast officials tell tourists not to worry about fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors' fear of wildfires,...

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Abortion opponents lose appeal in fetal tissue research case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abortion rights opponents who challenged the University of Minnesota's use of aborted fetal tissue for...

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Arkansas abortion pills restriction remains on hold

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't allow Arkansas to enforce a law that critics say would make the state...

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Autistic Michigan boy likely will be able to keep ducks

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism likely will be able to keep his ducks, which...

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Oklahoma doctors express concern over medical pot rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enthusiasm for Oklahoma's medical marijuana laws could be tempered by hesitant doctors who will be...

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Avian flu, distemper may be to blame for rash of seal deaths

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two common diseases, avian flu and distemper, may be to blame for a rash of seal deaths that caused...

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Report: Trump administration needs to step up on 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional watchdog said Thursday the Trump administration needs to step up its management of sign-up...

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Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in worst West Nile illness

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and Mississippi are leading the nation in the number of people who have become the most seriously...

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Health care at forefront of North Dakota US Senate race

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Health care has emerged as a major issue in North Dakota's U.S. Senate race, with Democratic U.S. Sen....

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Oklahoma medical pot rules proceed amid court challenge

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — More than 20 medical marijuana rules recently adopted in Oklahoma will stay in place after a judge shot...

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Grocery stocks clerk gets car after his kind act went viral

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A grocery store clerk whose act of kindness toward an autistic 17-year-old went viral has been given a...

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US denies liability after boy is sprayed by its cyanide trap

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government said an Idaho family is to blame for any injuries it alleges a boy received after he...

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Appeals court rules against Alabama abortion restriction

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Alabama law that sought to ban the most commonly...

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Carlsbad Caverns' 500K bats face threat of deadly syndrome

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The half a million bats that call Carlsbad Caverns National Park home could face the threat of the deadly...

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Oklahoma officials say challenges ahead for Medicaid work requirement

In March, Gov. Mary Fallin ordered the health care authority to pursue a work requirement. The Oklahom Health Care Authority...

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Variety Care celebrates opening of Britton Health Center

Variety Care recently celebrated the opening of the Britton Health Center at 721 W Britton Road.

Oklahoma River to get a tree makeover

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A mostly barren 3.5-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River south of downtown is set to get an influx of 1,000 trees, patches of wildflowers and natural grasses, and about 50 natural stone benches as part of a 50th anniversary celebration next year by...

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42 weeks pregnant, New Zealand minister cycles to hospital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand's minister for women, so after 42 weeks of...

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US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of...

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Michigan man who swallowed BBQ grill bristle loses lawsuit

QUINNESEC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who says he swallowed a stray bristle from a grill brush after barbecuing chicken has...

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Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers diabetes

Dear Savvy Senior, How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I'm 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have...

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Oklahoma-Texas musician recorded final album while coping with aggressive terminal cancer

A pioneer of the influential red dirt music scene who came of age in Stillwater and went on to become an Austin, Texas, music...

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Lankard: Learning how to respond to grieving parents

M.O.M.S (Mothers Overcoming Mourning Support) is a group of mothers who have experienced the death of a child. They meet the...

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OU Health Sciences Center gets fed money to work with communities

Dr. Judith James, associate vice provost for clinical and translational science at OU Health Sciences Center, said the grant...

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Dr. Oz: How to change doctors and stay safe

Q: I need to change several of my doctors because I changed jobs and my old doctors don't take my new health insurance. What am...

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Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 21

Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 21

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If you’re confused about how to apply for a medical marijuana license, the people at a new call center might be able to help.

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has set up a phone line for licensing questions, 405-522-6662. It is staffed from 8:30...

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Ask the Doctors: Dehydration takes a mental, physical toll

DEAR DOCTOR: How does someone know they're dehydrated? I'm worried because my husband swears he drinks "tons" of water, but as...

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Dietary carbohydrates could lead to osteoarthritis, new study finds

Do your knees ache? According to new findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, your diet could be a culprit. In a...

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Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon...

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Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the...

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Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called "ground zero" Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs,...

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Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors with severe autism can move ahead with their lawsuits claiming Disney's U.S. parks didn't do...

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Banking giant says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida candidate running to become the state's next agriculture commissioner says banking giant...

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New report confirms East Chicago lead troubles

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Northwestern Indiana residents and environmental advocates say they're concerned that a federal...

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In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

BALTIMORE (AP) — The portrait used to hang in the hallway, welcoming children and parents to the Archbishop Borders School in...

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7-year-old boy reopens lemonade stand shuttered by inspector

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A 7-year-old New York boy is back selling lemonade and raising money for a friend in need after a...

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14 injured at Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled...

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Lab billing fraud alleged at rural Oklahoma hospital

Just over two years ago, Newman Memorial Hospital was within a week of financial collapse, when outsiders came to town with an...

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Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 19

Oklahoma health notes for Aug. 19

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Legal wrangling surrounds four rural Oklahoma hospitals

The way the plaintiffs in one lawsuit tell it, Health Acquisition Company promised a flat, well-trod road ahead, but instead...

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Beach where man bit by shark closed to swimming indefinitely

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming...

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Integris, Community Hospital, surgery centers join forces

Brooke Cayot, spokeswoman for Integris, said the hospital system is going into a joint venture with United Surgical Partners...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma adds rig to state count The number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas increased by one in Oklahoma this week...

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Healing and prevention are topics of meeting

'Hearing the Traumatized Child Within: A Key to Healing and Prevention' will be presented by the featured speaker at Tuesday's...

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Senior veterans soar

There were plenty of veterans among the residents of Epworth Villa, and many pilots to boot who would be interested in the...

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Jefferson Airplane co-founder: Botched surgery ruined career

NEW YORK (AP) — A co-founder of Jefferson Airplane is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his musical career with a...

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Chicago couple makes scrapbooks to preserve history, memory

CHICAGO (AP) — Anne and Bruce Hunt of Chicago have made scrapbooks for years, amassing 48 and counting.But the effort to...

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Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered...

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Drive for medical pot in Oklahoma Constitution comes up shy

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma secretary of state says the number of signatures submitted in a push to enshrine the use of...

Three local teens to paddle in Europe for Team USA

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When they started paddling on the Oklahoma River half a dozen years ago, local high schoolers Colin McMullen, Camden Sexton, and Gus Cook probably didn’t weigh more than 150 pounds — together. The three were so small they were in a constant battle...

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U.S. Grant High School celebrates opening of child care center

U.S. Grant High School recently opened a child care center for children of teen parents. Having the child care center at the...

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Q&A with Charlie Plumb: Employers should abandon '100 percent healed' return-to-work policies

Q&A with Charlie Plumb: Employers should abandon '100 percent healed' return-to-work policies

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Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 17, 2018

Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 17, 2018

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FDA approves generic EpiPen that may be cheaper

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first generic version of EpiPen, providing new competition that could...

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NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

NEW YORK (AP) — New York University is offering free tuition for all of its medical students.The Wall Street Journal reported...

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Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said...

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US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication...

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Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

MIAMI (AP) — Health officials are urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles after three cases...

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Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to...

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The Latest: Beach where shark attacked closed through Friday

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local):1:45 p.m.A Massachusetts beach where a New York man...

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Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain...

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Woman sues surgeon who wrongly removed her kidney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An Iowa woman is suing a South Dakota surgeon and his practice for wrongly removing one of her...

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Chipotle to retrain workers after Ohio illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it will retrain all restaurant employees on food safety procedures after Ohio heath officials...

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over newborn blood draws in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of Michigan parents who alleged that the...

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Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer...

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Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday.Washington state had...

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Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic...

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Best Buy to buy a provider of health devices for the aging

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is pushing more into the health field, acquiring a company that provides...

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Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another....

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Minnesota family sues Hy-Vee over pasta salad illness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based...

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Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson's disease, but he said he's working hard to get...

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Oklahoma agency urges judge to not block new marijuana law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Health Department has warned a judge that the public will be harmed if the state can't...

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Cause of seal die-offs still unknown as more wash ashore

SACO, Maine (AP) — Rehabilitation facilities are reaching full capacity in Maine as investigators are still trying to determine...

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Judge: Firm can mandate drug test for medical marijuana user

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A federal court judge has ruled that a New Jersey business doesn't have to waive its mandatory drug...

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3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are...

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OKC Indian Clinic hosts back-to-school health fairs

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic recently held its back-to-school children’s and adolescents' health fairs, treating more than 340...

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Global Cesium Market 2018-2022 - Growing Importance of Cesium in Cancer Treatment Driving the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 14, 2018--The "Global Cesium Market 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's...

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Oklahoma health notes from Aug. 14

Oklahoma health notes from Aug. 14

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New insights into preventing Type 2 diabetes

Q: I know people who have developed Type 2 diabetes who aren't particularly overweight or sedentary. Does that mean anyone can...

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How to make the most of your doctor’s visit

Dear Savvy Senior, I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of seniors each year, and we've have found that...

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Bodywork: Losing your crackers over food poisoning

Adam's Journal When I received the email from Target, I figured it had to be some sort of phishing scheme. Or a joke. But a...

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OU researcher, business school dean connect at BioScience Networking event

Serendipity showed up at the recent Oklahoma BioScience Networking luncheon in the person of Daniel Pullin, dean of the Michael...

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Medical marijuana bill would protect employees, change tax rules

An advocacy group for patients who want to use medical marijuana unveiled a model bill over the weekend, offering a simplified...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

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Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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At this camp for burned kids, hanging out with firefighters helps emotional scars fade

When Dana Csonka was 8 years old, a house fire left burn scars over 18 percent of her body, including her face, neck and arms....

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Watch for behavioral clues of a troubled child

Learning is difficult if a child or a teenager is being bullied. Bullying can take the form of name-calling, writing mean...

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New knees getting better all the time

The materials and designs used to manufacture artificial knees, and more importantly the techniques surgeons use to implant...

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Michigan pastor apologizes over breastfeeding incident

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pastor apologized to a woman who said she was shamed for breastfeeding inside a church in a...

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Texas firefighters with cancer often denied workers' comp

HOUSTON (AP) — Many Texas cities are denying workers' compensation to firefighters with cancer, according to union leaders and...

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White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic...

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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of...

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Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying...

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Virginia investigators find no evidence of abuse after immigrant teens describe harsh treatment at detention facility

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia investigators find no evidence of abuse after immigrant teens describe harsh treatment at detention...

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Man donates to firefighter drive, leaves wedding ring behind

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts firefighters say a man who donated to their muscular dystrophy drive accidentally...

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A medical marijuana card does not legitimize impaired driving

Even before Oklahomans approved State Question 788 in June, the state had a serious problem with drugged drivers on the...

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Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

RENO, Nev. (AP) — William A. "Bill" Galt, the founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food...

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Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging...

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Some fear impact as Oklahoma seeks Medicaid work requirement

Some fear impact as Oklahoma seeks Medicaid work requirement. Work fewer than 80 hours per month, and they would lose...