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Kansas to treat most dire of 600 inmates with hepatitis C

Feb 23, 2019 • 11:51 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas corrections officials are focusing on treating the most advanced cases of hepatitis C among the nearly 600 inmates with …

2 students at Indiana University-Bloomington have mumps

Feb 23, 2019 • 11:51 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Health officials are investigating two confirmed cases of mumps at Indiana University in Bloomington. The university and the …

Librarians pore over books to keep out the bedbugs

Feb 23, 2019 • 11:39 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lincoln library officials say librarians have been inspecting each item checked back into the eight branches, committed to …

Michigan schools, health system training doctors on opioids

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:12 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Three Michigan universities are teaming up with Spectrum Health to tackle the state's opioid crisis through physician …

Cost of Washington's measles outbreak tops $1M

Feb 23, 2019 • 9:50 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The cost of Washington's measles outbreak has surpassed $1 million as more than 200 health-department staffers from the state …

When an Injury Sidelines a Runner

Feb 23, 2019 • 8:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

For nearly 13 years of running, I had avoided the dreaded walking boot. That streak ended last …

Pinterest Restricts Vaccine Search Results to Curb Spread of Misinformation

Feb 23, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

The digital platform is grappling with the proliferation of anti-vaccination content online, a problem also faced by Facebook, YouTube and …

Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis

Feb 23, 2019 • 2:35 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Carlos Acosta thought his prayers had been answered when he was able to fly his son out of Venezuela, where hospitals lack …

Flowers from Meghan Markle's baby shower donated to charity

Feb 22, 2019 • 10:52 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - Flowers from Meghan Markle's New York baby shower are getting a second life. WNBC reports that the flowers from the Duchess of …

Company: Bus driver given overdose antidote had diabetes

Feb 22, 2019 • 10:19 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been …

UPMC fires back in legal battle over health insurance rules

Feb 22, 2019 • 4:44 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania health care giant UPMC went on the legal offensive this week against the state attorney general's office in a …

Connecticut reports first pediatric flu death of season

Feb 22, 2019 • 3:29 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut public health officials have reported the state's first pediatric flu death of the season. The Department of …

Giraffe dies in accident at Kansas City Zoo barn

Feb 22, 2019 • 3:23 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Zoo officials say an adult male giraffe died after suffering a spinal cord injury in a zoo barn. The zoo says …

UnitedHealth Loses Case to the Health Venture Begun by Amazon, Berkshire-Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase

Feb 22, 2019 • 3:18 PM ET Health The New York Times  

A court battle over trade secrets highlighted how the Big Three corporations’ new unit is unnerving major insurers in the …

Senate committee advances bill limiting vaccine exemptions

Feb 22, 2019 • 1:50 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state Senate committee advanced a measure Friday that would do away with the option for parents to claim a …

Trump to bar abortion referrals by family planning clinics

Feb 22, 2019 • 1:38 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration said Friday that it would bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, …

Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths

Feb 22, 2019 • 1:31 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City …

Trump administration plan would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring wome

Feb 22, 2019 • 1:28 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump administration plan would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. …

Billings hospitals see higher than usual patient numbers

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:48 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials say hospitals in Billings are seeing an unusually high number of patients. The Billings Gazette reports the Billings …

Legionnaire's outbreak linked to hotel H2O park in Casselton

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:21 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota health officials say three people have contracted Legionnaire's disease linked to a hotel water park in …