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Farmworker health is community effort in Arizona town

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A handful of voices softly chattering in Spanish filter into a building that's become the heart of Winchester Heights, a Willcox neighborhood filled with farmworkers. The community center is dedicated to connecting...

 

Woman in Arkansas acts to make cancer fight beautiful

DE QUEEN, Ark. (AP) — A recent photo shoot of Kelsey Johnson shaving wife Charlie's head after she started treatment for breast cancer has drawn national attention. The images convey the fear, bravery and strength that are all part of the journey...

 

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Oklahoma in Collaboration with INTEGRIS Health in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bright Health announced details of its individual and family plans for Oklahoma City area residents in 2020. Bright Health developed their plans in collaboration with INTEGRIS Health. Bright Health...

 

Major at Oklahoma base pleads guilty to health care fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An officer at an Oklahoma military base has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in kickbacks for referring health insurance beneficiaries to certain pharmacies. Federal prosecutors say Maj. Romeatrius Moss, a...

 

2 employees injured in Cargill plant explosion in Kansas

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two employees are being treated for burns after an explosion at a Cargill plant in southwest Kansas. Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan says the explosion occurred early Thursday in a stand-alone building away from the...

 

Judge orders New Mexico compound suspect hospitalized

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities arrested her and four other adult residents of a squal...

 

Kansas man sues after he was hurt in Branson go-kart crash

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man is suing after he was injured while driving a go-kart in the Missouri tourist town of Branson. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Ryan Landie, of Lenexa, Kansas, filed the lawsuit Saturday in federal court....

 
 By John Walk    Regional    October 13, 2019

Woman shares lessons from 9-year breast cancer battle

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — April Good noticed something odd when she grabbed her bra while getting dressed to walk her daughters to the bus stop. "I picked it up to put it on and there was a spot of blood on it," Good recalled of that September day in...

 

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed m...

 

Colorado regulators planning ban on cannabis vape additives

DENVER (AP) — Colorado marijuana regulators are finalizing a ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products in response to the spread of a lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens. The Denver Post reports the state's...

 

Medicaid advocates say petition meets signature requirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Supporters of a proposal to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma said they have enough signatures to put a state question on the ballot next year. Yes on 802's campaign manager Amber England said the community organization collected...

 

Jury rules for Kansas clinic operator in stalking case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury has sided with the operator of a Wichita abortion facility who contended she had reasonable grounds to seek a protection-from-stalking order against an abortion protester. The verdict returned Tuesday follows a...

 

Kansas sees rise in syphilis cases, newborns with disease

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has seen a big jump in syphilis cases over the past five years and a spike in the number of infants born with the sexually transmitted disease. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that...

 

Neighbors of Colorado cement plant raise concern about dust

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — People who live near a Colorado cement plant are raising concern about dust. The group Save Our St. Vrain Valley recently filed a report with Boulder County Public Health about dust clouds rising from Cemex's Lyons plant....

 

Texas A&M system bans e-cigarettes amid US vaping illnesses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University officials decided to ban e-cigarettes from all campuses because of the health risks associated with smoking them. Chancellor John Sharp announced Tuesday in a memo that the ban will go in effect "as soon...

 

More mental health care won't stop the gun epidemic, new study suggests

Tom Wickizer, The Ohio State University; Evan V. Goldstein, The Ohio State University, and Laura Prater, The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) Guns exact a heavy toll on the American public every day. On the average day, around 100 people die...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    October 2, 2019

Kansas conservatives push to undo abortion rights ruling

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives are trying to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that protects abortion rights and threatens years' worth of Republican-enacted restrictions, guaranteeing an election-year fight over amending the state...

 

Missouri AG silent on legality of sale of CBD products

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri tax officials are raising questions about the legality of stores selling largely unregulated CBD-infused products. Neither the tax officials nor the state's attorney general has been willing to release the attorney...

 

UofA scientists to study Yuma lettuce outbreak

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona scientists are hoping to find more answers about what caused a romaine lettuce outbreak that sickened dozens and put the spotlight on Yuma farmers last year. Researchers with the UofA Cooperative Extension...

 

Twelve Ardent Health Services Entities Ranked as Best Places to Work in Healthcare

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 30, 2019-- Modern Healthcare has announced rankings for health care organizations recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with twelve of Ardent Health Services hospitals, clinics and other entities among the top...

 

Health officials report Oklahoma's first vaping illness

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the first case of vaping related lung illness has been confirmed in the state. Department spokeswoman Jamie Dukes said Thursday only that the patient is a Tulsa County resident...

 

Johnson & Johnson appeals Oklahoma's $572M opioid ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson is appealing an Oklahoma judge's $572 million order against the company and its subsidiaries for helping fuel the state's opioid crisis. The company filed an appeal with the Oklahoma...

 

Judge blocks Missouri ban on Down syndrome-based abortions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge is blocking a Missouri law banning abortions based on signs of Down syndrome. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs temporarily put the ban on hold Friday as a lawsuit against it plays out in court. Abortions...

 

Confirmed vaping-related illnesses grows in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Health officials in eastern Missouri have added a seventh person to the list of Missourians diagnosed with lung illnesses related to vaping. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Jefferson County Health Department says a...

 

Abortion rights group challenges proposed Oklahoma law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An abortion rights group is challenging a new law in Oklahoma that would allow doctors who perform medication abortions to face felony charges for not informing women about the possibility of reversing the process. The lawsuit...

 

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