All Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it violated anti-kickback laws by paying inflated salaries and bonuses to doctors so that they would bring in more patients and revenues.

Josie Parker has little to no balance, and walking without a cane would find her stumbling or falling.

With his left hand on the edge of a microscope and his right hand tapping commands into a keyboard, cell biologist Dr. Richard Kurten nods to the computer screen.

A publicly traded firm that appears to be positioning itself in advance of a medical marijuana vote in Florida later this year has acquired a trio of industrial buildings just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

New rules for Ohio's county jails cover a variety of topics, including revised mental standards and emails.

Health officials in Pasco County are expanding the boundaries for a previously issued rabies alert.

Nine-year-old Zain Hafeez hears the world differently.

A southwest Ohio hospital says it's one of the first in the Midwest using a robotic catheter system to aid in vascular surgery.

NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements.

Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.

A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.

A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes.

A Wisconsin chef is teaching school food service workers in the Green Bay area the art of preparing healthy meals from scratch.

When they married 31 years ago, Dave Johnson joked that someday his younger wife, Alicia, would be pushing him around in a wheelchair.

Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session. Tougher restrictions on the payday lending industry and efforts to lessen marijuana penalties are on life support. And none of the major budget decisions have been settled.

A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists is forcing many mentally ill Indiana patients to wait months for an appointment.

More than anything, Gerrie Steed noticed the difference in smells when she quit smoking.

Four Colorado prisons have canceled or restricted inmate visitation because of a virus that is causing flu-like symptoms.

It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.

Susan Lovejoy once won the $700 jackpot playing bingo at Colts Community Center in Dubuque. Her eyes still light up when she recalls that night.

A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes.

The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The characterization comes in a report that one oil company called inaccurate.

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would completely ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses.

A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists is hitting home in Indiana, where patients battling mental illness can be forced to wait months for an appointment.

March 9, the first anniversary of his daughter's death, and Ronald Pierce was anxious.

The Boston Globe, April 18, 2014

A new law taking effect this summer requiring New Mexico schools stockpile medicine to treat students for severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks has officials concerned, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1hXHX7X ).

The Oregon Legislature's vote last year to regulate medical marijuana shops created new business opportunities for another kind of pot enterprise — marijuana testing — but leaves it virtually unregulated.

When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Ill., into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.

When they married 31 years ago, Dave Johnson joked that someday his younger wife, Alicia, would be pushing him around in a wheelchair.

Medical marijuana supporters are flocking to Bangor, Maine, for the industry's largest trade show.

Prosecutors say the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever left poisoned meatballs at a Gunbarrel park — sickening three dogs — is now up to $3,500.

Helen Bohnenberger of Falmouth had never run more than two miles before she began to train for Monday's Boston Marathon.

Brown University's School of Public Health has received a $1 million grant to launch a center to improve long-term care for the elderly.

Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women

Montgomery County Police say three people were injured after a party in Potomac.

Susan Lovejoy once won the $700 jackpot playing bingo at Colts Community Center in Dubuque. Her eyes still light up when she recalls that night.

Nursing homes traditionally have run more like hospitals than homes, but a growing number around Topeka are changing business as usual.

The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.

Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead.

State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals.

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that had angered gun owners — changes that are going down well with the law's supporters.

A Northern California couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento in connection with the peanut allergy-related death of their 13-year-old daughter at a city operated camp.

A northern Arkansas hospital says it will open a new women's clinic to fill the gap in coverage for prenatal and post-delivery care in Paragould.

Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been released from the hospital after a severe bout with the flu.

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