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HOUSTON (AP) — Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus. The Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/2mLrfyy ) reports that Harris County officials are...
BOSTON (AP) — Backers of legalized recreational marijuana are urging Massachusetts legislators to hold off on any major changes to the voter-approved law. The appeal came as a special legislative committee reviewing the law opened hearings at the Statehouse on Monday. Members of...
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Officials say two children severely sickened after drinking what they believed to be apple juice at a Chinese buffet have been released from a Pennsylvania hospital. The 10-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl were taken March 3 to Penn State Hershey Medical...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to respect the will of the voters, but aren't ruling out changes to the state's recreational marijuana law. A special legislative committee reviewing the law opened hearings at the Statehouse on Monday. The panel is expected to...
CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small...
CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) — Rural hospitals and communities are watching the debate closely in Congress over the future of health care. Those hospitals have been hit hard in recent years by closures of facilities, particularly in the South and Midwest. They face a host of challenges...
WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettucine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But...
WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for the disabled, elderly and chronically ill in New York are concerned the state's move to a $15 minimum wage could deepen a shortage of home health aides. More than 180,000 Medicaid patients in New York are authorized to receive long-term, in-...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers. Connecticut and Alaska are two of the latest considering...