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Kansas records its first flu death of the season

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two deaths in the state have already been directly attributed to...

 

New Mexico officials warn of troubling mosquito species

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State and local health officials say a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses has been found along the Rio Grande in the Albuquerque area. The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes also have been found in...

 
 By Mike Stobbe    Regional    October 17, 2018 

Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at...

 

Topeka Veterans Affairs opens new women's health center

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Female veterans now have their own Veterans Affairs' health center in Topeka. The Topeka VA opened the new women's center on Friday. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports said nearly 4,000 women veterans use the VA Eastern Kansas...

 

New Oklahoma lawmakers offer a new anti-tobacco opportunity

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's leading tobacco-cessation organization says there will be new opportunities to cut tobacco use when a new class of Oklahoma lawmakers takes office. Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Executive Director...

 

Arkansas drops 4,100 more from Medicaid over work rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has nearly doubled the number of people removed from its expanded Medicaid program for not meeting a new work requirement, state officials said Monday, with more than 4,100 losing their health insurance under the...

 

How the devastating 1918 flu pandemic helped advance US women's rights

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Christine Crudo Blackburn, Texas A&M University ; Gerald W. Parker, Texas A&M University , and Morten Wendelbo, American University...

 

Financial issues force closure of hospital in Pauls Valley

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — A financially troubled community hospital in southern Oklahoma has closed its doors and discontinued ambulance service. Officials at Pauls Valley Regional Medical Center closed the facility Friday. A telephone call by...

 

Business brisk at Oklahoma medical marijuana business

FAIRFAX, Okla. (AP) — The operator of one of Oklahoma's first medicinal marijuana businesses says he's selling all of the seedlings he can produce. Scott Huffman owns Wild Herb LLC in Fairfax, about 89 miles (143 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma...

 

Drug treatment program shows promising results in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A study released Thursday shows an initial reduction in arrests and other promising results from a pioneering drug treatment program in New Mexico in which police refer nonviolent drug users to comprehensive counseling and...

 

Oklahoma Veterans Affairs to build new center

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — The state Department of Veterans Affairs plans to build a new veterans center in southern Oklahoma. The agency announced on Wednesday that a new Ardmore facility will replace the city's existing center, The Oklahoman reported...

 

Man likely got 'brain-eating amoeba' at Texas resort

WACO, Texas (AP) — A New Jersey man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba " was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Texas water resort last month, health officials said Friday. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District said...

 

Three's a crowd: Missouri voters must sift medical pot plans

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri supporters of medical marijuana will have their say in the November election. The only question: Do they cast a yes vote once, twice or three times? Thanks to successful petition drives for three competing proposals, all...

 

Kansas takes over 21 financially insolvent nursing homes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A nursing home in Derby was running out of money fast last month, unable to pay basic bills for utilities or prescription drugs. So the state of Kansas took it over. Just as it's done for 20 other financially insolvent...

 

Missouri parents push for medical marijuana reform for son

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Chris and Ashley Markum have always been fighters. They met when Chris Markum took a martial arts class in college that Ashley was teaching. Sixteen years later, they're still fighting, but now it's for their son Ayden....

 

EXCHANGE: Medication aids helps to ease opioid dependency

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Cecily Melton, 30, shook her head quickly when asked if she could have tackled her opioid habit without help from a medication called Suboxone. "No way," said the mother of five, more than three years after she weaned herself of...

 

Statewide setback controversy plays out in Battlement Mesa

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Charlie Farr moved west from Michigan after his doctor recommended he head to a drier climate because of his mild bronchial asthma. He built his home in Battlement Mesa 20 years ago. "It's been really good until a coupl...

 

Suicide rates on the rise in Idaho, Mountain West

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — On a mid-September evening, as the sun sank into the Snake River Canyon, several dozen strangers gathered at the Perrine Bridge to send a simple message. Using pipe cleaners, they adorned the bridge with bright orange brace...

 

Financial judgments awarded victims of ex-Oklahoma doctor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma pain management doctor who pleaded guilty in the overdose deaths of several of his patients owes millions of dollars to his victims' families, but it's unlikely they'll ever receive much money. The Oklahoman...

 

Fort Scott hospital closing revives debate over Medicaid

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — The controversial issue of whether to expand Medicaid in Kansas has been revived after the announcement that another hospital in a small town will close by the end of the year. Officials announced Monday that the 46-bed...

 

Oklahoma gets 600 medical marijuana dispensary applications

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received nearly 7,330 license applications for patients and 600 applications for dispensaries, signaling the potential start of a competitive marketplace with light regulations....

 

Suit blames Kansas foster agency in killing of girl by dogs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally mauled by dogs at her father's home is suing Kansas welfare workers. The Wichita Eagle reports that the lawsuit filed last month says the Kansas Department for Children and...

 

Colorado's Safe2Tell program sees surge of suicide reports

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's program for parents, students and teachers to share information has seen a substantial increase in reports related to youth suicides. The Denver Post reports the Safe2Tell program received nearly 2,800 reports related to...

 

Internal Oklahoma agency candidate to oversee medical pot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials have appointed an internal candidate to head up the state's new Medical Marijuana Authority. Oklahoma State Department of Health Interim Commissioner Tom Bates announced Thursday that Adrienne Rollins...

 

Doctor who reported understaffing wins $29 million verdict

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury has awarded $29 million to a doctor who said he was fired after complaining about understaffing at a hospital. The Kansas City Star reports a Jackson County jury this week found in favor of emergency room physician...

 

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