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University of Texas Medical Branch lung experiment in space

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Two hundred and fifty miles above the Earth's surface, scientists have begun testing the limits of human biology. In the sterile environment of the International Space Station, cells are being prodded to grow and multiply....

 

The Latest: Yoder says he wants to fix private health market

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder's town hall meeting. (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder says he wants to fix broken private health insurance markets rather than moving the U.S. toward expanded government...

 

61-year-old Farmington man dies from West Nile virus

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington officials say a resident of the northwestern New Mexico city has died of the West Nile virus, making him the first human fatality of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year. Officials say it's not known...

 

West Nile virus cases picking up in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health officials say more than a half-dozen cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Oklahoma so far this year. The Oklahoma Department of Health says the cases have been confirmed in Cleveland, Muskogee, Oklahoma and...

 

Cherokee Nation says opioid lawsuit belongs in tribal court

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is urging a federal judge to allow a tribal lawsuit against distributors and retailers of opioid medications to be litigated in the tribe's own court. Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree has filed...

 

Arkansas gets first medical pot dispensary application

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says it's received its first application for a medical marijuana dispensary license. Department spokesman Scott Hardin told The Associated Press Friday that the...

 

Osawatomie State Hospital unit passes federal inspection

Osawatomie, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say a state mental hospital that has suffered from years of neglect and staffing shortages has passed an inspection, moving it closer to being able to receive federal reimbursements. The Lawrence...

 

Texas OKs bill to address its high maternal mortality rate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers have voted to continue — and broaden the scope of — a task force on maternal mortality and morbidity, after a study found that the state had the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world. The...

 

First West Nile virus cases of 2017 identified in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Health officials say two cases of West Nile virus were identified last week in Arkansas, marking the first time this year that the illness has been confirmed in the state. The Arkansas Department of Health says most people...

 

Kansas joins interstate first-responder network

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has joined 13 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that the state has joined...

 

Arkansas therapy dog gets medal for making 400 visits

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The 22-pound animal is full of energy. He swings his tail left and right as patients circle in the Baxter Regional Medical Center's Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation to watch him perform old and new tricks. Barney, who is...

 

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices...

 

Fleas carrying plague found in 2nd Arizona county

TAYLOR, Ariz. (AP) — A second Arizona county in two weeks has confirmed that fleas in the area tested positive for plague. The announcement by Navajo County Public Health officials on Friday comes one week after Coconino County officials found...

 

Kansas may discipline doctor over 13-year-old's abortion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A doctor facing possible disciplinary action over allegations that he broke Kansas law in handling a 13-year-old girl's abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic told medical regulators Thursday he was unaware of the patient's...

 

Bubonic plague detected at Quarai mission in New Mexico

MOUNTAINAIR, N.M. (AP) — An animal case of bubonic plague has been detected at the Quarai mission of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in New Mexico. Monument staff discovered a dead rock squirrel in the square kiva at the mission on July...

 

4 mental health crisis centers to be established in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson says four Arkansas counties will receive up to $1.6 million each to fund facilities where people with mental health issues can receive treatment rather than be booked into jail. Hutchinson said in a...

 

Texas passes tough rules on reporting abortion complications

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature has approved requiring physicians and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and impose fines on those who don't. Final passage came Friday in the state Senate, sending the...

 

No applications to grow, dispense Arkansas medical marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period. Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin...

 

Texas doctor gets 35 years in prison for $375M medical fraud

DALLAS (AP) — A 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $375 million. A federal judge also ordered Dr. Jacques (ZHAWK) Roy on Wednesday to pay more than $268...

 

Arkansas medical marijuana industry group forms

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and the chairman of Arkansas' medical board are overseeing a new industry group representing people and corporations doing business under the new amendment legalizing medical...

 

Texas House votes to restrict insurance coverage of abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has given preliminary approval to a a bill requiring women to purchase separate insurance policies for coverage of abortions, except during medical emergencies. Amarillo Republican Rep. John Smithee's proposal...

 

Inspection backlog affects kidney dialysis clinics in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight nearly new kidney dialysis clinics in Kansas are sitting mostly unused because the state is more than two years behind in inspecting and certifying the facilities. Another four clinics have halted expansions as they wa...

 

New Mexico county accused of not responding to medical calls

MORA, N.M. (AP) — After a teenage boy died before an ambulance could get to him, Mora County Ambulance must now prove to the state of New Mexico that it's capable of responding to medical emergencies. More than a dozen other patients in need of...

 

Texas urges reversal in Planned Parenthood Medicaid case

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general is urging a federal appeals court to overturn an order halting the state from cutting Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015. In a 5th...

 

Analysis: Rulings deepen fight over Arkansas abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered mixed verdicts over Arkansas' abortion restrictions, with one ruling blocking four laws limiting the procedure and another letting new requirements for administering the abortion pill take...

 

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