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Texas abortion clinics sue to undo laws dating back decades

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas abortion providers who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2016 that blocked a new wave of anti-abortion efforts are now using that decision to try to undo laws on the books for decades in a lawsuit filed...

 

Hawley wants state workers removed from wrongful death suit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is asking a federal judge to remove state employees from a lawsuit over the death of developmentally disabled man. The Missouri Department of Mental Health and its developmental...

 

Study: 4 Texas cities are vaccine opt-out 'hot spots'

HOUSTON (AP) — A new study has found that four Texas cities are among those in the country with the highest number of kindergartners not getting vaccinated for non-medical reasons. The Houston Chronicle reports that the study published Tuesday in...

 

US to open temporary shelter in Texas for immigrant children

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government will open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in far west Texas, as existing facilities for children reach capacity under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on migrants and the...

 

Oklahoma optometry petition may appear on ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state question that would allow eye doctors to practice inside Oklahoma retail establishments has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot if approved. The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma's secretary of state has...

 

Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

DALLAS (AP) — A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit. Jessica Love pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...

 

NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career. The lawsuit in...

 

Arkansas agency says 36 have contracted hepatitis A

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Three dozen people have contracted hepatitis A amid a series of exposures in northeastern Arkansas this year, according to state health officials. Last year, only seven cases were reported statewide. The Arkansas Health Depar...

 

Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital announced Friday that it has reactivated its renowned heart transplant program after a two-week suspension of all medical procedures following the deaths this year of several patients. Baylor St. Luke's Medical...

 

Oklahoma death row inmate found dead in his cell

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate on the state's death row has apparently taken his own life. Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Matt Elliott said Wednesday that 35-year-old Jeremy Williams was found dead in...

 

St. Luke's to use $25M for spine care, new rehab center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City hospital network plans to use $25 million in donations to expand spine care offerings and establish a new rehab center in the area. St. Luke's Health System will invest the donation by the Marion and Henry...

 

Arkansas may combine children's Medicaid programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislative committee has approved rules that could tighten the eligibility requirements for state Medicaid programs serving children with developmental disabilities or delays. The rules approved Tuesday by the...

 

AG: New Mexico's opioid case to be heard in New Mexico court

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's Office says the state's lawsuit against major opioid manufacturers will be heard by a state court in New Mexico where it was originally filed, not in a federal court in Ohio. The Attorney...

 

Texas company recalls 205 tons of beef smoked sausage

WAELDER, Texas (AP) — A Texas company is recalling more than 205 tons (186 metric tons) of beef smoked sausage due to an ingredient issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall by J Bar B Foods of Waelder involves beef brisket smoked...

 
 By Morgan Lee    Regional    June 13, 2018

New Mexico health exchange attracts additional competitor

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest health care provider said Tuesday it is seeking to re-enter the state's federally subsidized insurance exchange for individuals and families after a two-year absence, potentially providing consumers with i...

 

Judge limits sanction for New Mexico medical pot producer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has ruled that New Mexico health officials went beyond the scope of the law when they sanctioned a licensed medical marijuana producer for displaying a marijuana plant at the 2016 State Fair. The...

 

Hundreds tested for HIV after Oklahoma nurse reused syringes

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — A Cherokee Nation hospital in Oklahoma is testing more than 180 patients for HIV and hepatitis after allegations that a nurse reused syringes to administer medications. Cherokee officials tell the Tulsa World that the nurse...

 

Texas inspectors find series of violations at youth shelters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State regulators found approximately 150 health violations at more than a dozen shelters across Texas housing children taken into custody while attempting to cross the border illegally. The Houston Chronicle reports violations...

 

Oklahoma health agency restores child abuse prevention fund

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say they are restoring funding for mandated child abuse prevention programs. The state Department of Health says it will restore $2 million for contracts for the Office of Child Abuse Prevention for...

 

Kansas teen pushes for fewer organ donation restrictions

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Starting July 1, those applying for a driver's license, renewing a license or adjusting to an expired license will have a much easier time signing up as organ donors. All this thanks, at least partially, to a kid who isn't...

 

Compound in marijuana now legal in Kansas with caveat

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Cannabidiol products are coming back to Kansas after lawmakers approved to bring back the marijuana extract often used as alternative medicine. Lawmakers voted in April to exclude cannabidiol, or CBD, from the state's...

 

Guests could get paid to stay at St. Louis hotel, get flu

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Guests can get paid $3,500 to stay at a St. Louis hotel for up to 12 days with catered meals, as long as they sign up to be exposed to the flu virus. A St. Louis University research unit is testing the effectiveness of flu...

 

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Caito Foods LLC on Friday recalled pre-cut...

 
 By JOHN DALEY    Regional    June 10, 2018

Campaign hopes to squelch addiction shame

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's $1.8 million Lift The Label campaign is all about challenging the perceptions of people with opioid addiction and encouraging them to get help. The campaign leverages a memorial wall, as well TV and online ads and a...

 

Oklahoma losing progress on high child mortality rates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Advocates say Oklahoma has lost much of the progress made over recent years to reduce infant deaths. Oklahoma ranks 47th in the United States for infant deaths, according to The Oklahoman , which reported that, on average, 7.7...

 

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