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  • Rhode Island health official: Flu widespread again

    By Associated Press

    Rhode Island's health director says the flu is widespread in Rhode Island, triggering a requirement that health care workers who have not been vaccinated wear surgical masks during direct contact with patients. Published April 17, 2014

  • State psychiatric prison under federal scrutiny

    By Associated Press

    A federally funded watchdog group has launched an investigation into the treatment of inmates at Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison. Published April 17, 2014

  • New Life Lodge to pay $9.25M over fraud claims

    By Associated Press

    Owners of the New Life Lodge drug and alcohol treatment facility in Burns have agreed to pay $9.25 million to settle allegations of TennCare fraud. Published April 17, 2014

  • Iowa insurance agency probed for overbilling

    By Associated Press

    The Iowa Insurance Division is investigating an insurance agency that's accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage. Published April 17, 2014

  • Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

    By Associated Press

    Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died. Published April 17, 2014

  • No leads in Gunbarrel dog poisonings

    By Associated Press

    Authorities say there are still no suspects or motives after as many as three dogs were suspected of eating poisoned meatballs at a Gunbarrel park this week. Published April 17, 2014

  • Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

    By STEVEN DUBOIS - Associated Press

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original. Published April 17, 2014

  • Judge orders Maricopa County to pay attorney fees

    By Associated Press

    A judge is ordering Maricopa County to pay $190,000 for attorney fees incurred by a Sun City medical dispensary operator which successfully challenged the county's refusal to provide zoning clearance for the facility. Published April 17, 2014

  • New Hampshire hospitals share innovations

    By Associated Press

    New Hampshire hospitals trying to both improve quality and lower costs are sharing their strategies at a luncheon in Manchester. Published April 17, 2014

  • Van Hollen, Stepp promote drug take-back day

    By Associated Press

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Published April 17, 2014

  • Mumps cases at central Ohio community college

    By Associated Press

    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues. Published April 17, 2014

  • 4 students taken to hospital after smoking spice

    By Associated Press

    Officials say central Indiana high school students were taken to a hospital after becoming ill from smoking the synthetic marijuana known as spice. Published April 17, 2014

  • New Evansville fire truck honors former inspector

    By ZACH EVANS - Associated Press

    Minutes before climbing into the driver's seat of a new platform quint fire truck Tuesday afternoon, Donnie Mosby said working with the Evansville Fire Department was his late father's passion. Published April 16, 2014

  • Rabid cat bites 2 people in Norfolk

    By Associated Press

    Norfolk health officials are canvassing a neighborhood for potential rabies exposure after a rabid cat bit two people. Published April 16, 2014

  • Flora's lone physician takes on new challenges

    By MITCHELL KIRK - Associated Press

    The safe at a downtown bank building, once used for protecting cash and valuables, is now stocked with medical supplies. Published April 16, 2014

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