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Hospital works to direct ER patients to smaller facility

Dec 9, 2019 • 6:43 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire hospital officials have been trying to steer more emergency room patients to a smaller hospital as part of a …

Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctors

Dec 9, 2019 • 6:34 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it allegedly paid doctors in …

Mother donates organs of child killed in Thanksgiving crash

Dec 9, 2019 • 5:28 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio mother donated the organs of the 18-month-old daughter she lost in a Thanksgiving Day car crash, the Springfield …

Idaho child protection panels say they lack information

Dec 9, 2019 • 5:27 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Members of panels established to review Idaho child protection cases say they are not getting access to all the documents …

Flu season strikes earlier than usual

Dec 9, 2019 • 5:25 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

The U.S. is experiencing its earliest start to the winter flu season in more than 15 years, largely due to an influenza strain that has dominated at …

5th illness tied to vaping reported in Las Vegas area

Dec 9, 2019 • 3:44 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A regional health authority is reporting the Las Vegas area’s fifth case of respiratory illness linked to an e-cigarette or vaping …

Pete Frates, Who Promoted the Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies at 34

Dec 9, 2019 • 2:59 PM ET Health The New York Times  

The former college baseball player’s involvement in the viral trend helped raise more than $100 million toward fighting …

Margaret Lawrence, 105, Dies; Pioneering Black Female Psychoanalyst

Dec 9, 2019 • 2:08 PM ET Health The New York Times  

She overcame many hurdles, including rejection by Cornell’s medical school, which told her a black man before her “didn’t work out.” (He had …

American Samoa to begin mass measles vaccination this week

Dec 9, 2019 • 2:06 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - Health officials in the U.S. territory of American Samoa say they will begin mass measles vaccinations later this …

Missouri settles lawsuit on foster kids on psychotropic meds

Dec 9, 2019 • 1:58 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri will have to overhaul how it monitors children in foster care on psychotropic drugs as part of a settlement …

Flu blamed for 3 deaths in Missouri

Dec 9, 2019 • 1:46 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The cold and flu season is just beginning, but the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Monday that …

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

Dec 9, 2019 • 1:31 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. …

More than 1,000 vaccinated as hepatitis A strikes Virginia

Dec 9, 2019 • 12:33 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - A confirmed case of hepatitis A in a Virginia restaurant worker prompted a health division to launch a public vaccination effort …

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Dec 9, 2019 • 12:00 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

Des Moines Register. Dec. 6, 2019 Planned Parenthood’s new online tool helps connect Iowa women with abortion services A rose to Planned Parenthood …

Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

Dec 9, 2019 • 11:29 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday by an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a new sentencing trial, arguing the …

Teens drinking and smoking less, but more feel hopeless

Dec 9, 2019 • 10:53 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's high school students are drinking less and using less tobacco, but more young people are having extended periods …

UnitedHealth plans bargain bid for Diplomat Pharmacy

Dec 9, 2019 • 10:35 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

UnitedHealth plans to acquire Diplomat Pharmacy at a steep discount about a month after the specialty drug provider said it may not be able to make …

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky ultrasound law in place

Dec 9, 2019 • 9:43 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients …

Lawrence district considers suing e-cigarette maker Juul

Dec 9, 2019 • 9:25 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Another Kansas school district is considering suing a leading e-cigarette maker. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the …

New rule proposed for out-of-state medical marijuana users

Dec 9, 2019 • 8:38 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island agencies have proposed a new regulation on the sale of medical marijuana that would require out-of-state …