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  • Former Army psychiatrist to be NYC's veterans head

    NEW YORK (AP) — A retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest-ranking psychiatrist was named Monday as New York's veterans affairs' commissioner, promising she'll use her expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder to serve the city's 200,000 veterans. "I'm a warrior for veterans," Dr....

  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...

  • New Illinois laws target senior care complaints

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed two pieces of legislation giving seniors and the disabled greater access to people who can address complaints about their care or their living conditions. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to help people living in nursing homes. A...

  • New Veterans Affairs secretary apologizes for 'stunning lack of clarity' over preventable deaths

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged Congress and the public were misled in a report released in April, which tied the deaths of 23 patients due to gastrointestinal cancers to unacceptable delays in getting colonoscopies and other procedures at VA hospitals nationwide.

  • Study charts health risks of Md. gas drilling

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland researchers say there's a high likelihood that shale gas production in far western Maryland would negatively affect air quality in the region. The report (http://bit.ly/1oKrWGI ) released Monday also found a high likelihood of negative impacts on...

  • UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

    GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday. The agency didn't spell out which countries should start screening passengers, but noted...

  • Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum. Health officials were combing Monrovia's...

  • Community Health details attack on patient records

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, Tennessee, company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which...

  • Federal Circuit sides with U.S. PTO in appeal over stem cell patent

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has ruled against a consumer group challenging a patent on stem cells. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in its June 4 decision, dismissed an appeal by Consumer Watchdog, a not-for-profit public charity. The group...

  • Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The national airline of the United Arab Emirates said Monday it has disinfected one of its planes after health authorities there announced that a Nigerian woman who died after flying in to the capital, Abu Dhabi, may have been infected with the Ebola virus....

  • Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

    LONDON (AP) — Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't the only problem: Health workers struggle to convince patients they're...

  • UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations says it is undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children. Jeffery Bates of the U.N.'s child agency, UNICEF, says it is trying to reach 4 million children under 5 throughout Iraq. The campaign was launched after...

  • Governors tout benefits of Medicaid expansion

    Three governors who expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul said Saturday there are economic and moral arguments for embracing a key part of the law, despite strong political opposition in their southern states.

  • Big money, sharp elbows in Virginia special senate election

    The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest.

  • North Carolina session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

    The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control. It ushered in a rightward shift in state government philosophy on taxes, education and...



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