The giving spirit in the Aspen area continues unabated.

A federal judge has rejected a state plan designed to reduce the segregation of people with disabilities, saying the plan was too vague and lacked measurable goals.

Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

An Eagle Butte man accused of beating and wounding his common-law wife has been sentenced to home confinement and probation.

The epidemiologist seeks the common thread among people infected with disease. The weaver seeks to make thread uncommon.

More Indiana students are being granted exemptions from vaccine requirements, but health officials say they don't have an accurate count because many parents won't let their child's immunization status be reported.

A federal grand jury has indicted a 49-year-old Baton Rouge man, already accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, with trying to steal almost $300,000 from other health care centers.


More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries.

Virginia has its first confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis.

President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday.

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and AIDS patients at dispensaries it owns in other cities.

Although the numbers are small, more parents over the past few years are exempting their children from vaccinations in Springfield Public Schools, according to one school official,

When local middle school students sit down for lunch, cafeteria monitors watch for brightly colored aluminum cans full of sugar and caffeine.

State health officials report 11 new cases of West Nile virus, including one new death in Louisiana that brings the total number so far to five.

The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of them, witnesses say.

The Kansas City-area medical relief nonprofit Heart to Heart International is sending a team to West Africa to assess how its volunteers could help with the Ebola crisis.

A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower is raising questions about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.

Two children recently treated at a Seattle hospital tested positive for enterovirus D-68, a severe respiratory illness, health officials said Friday.

Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island.

Newly released data shows that many Ohio seniors could be paying more for their prescription drug coverage next year.

The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday it has received 29 letters of intent from people interested in growing medical marijuana, the first official step in selecting medical cannabis manufacturers under the state's new program.

A Georgetown student who died after contracting meningitis had the most serious form of the infection.

The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.

The Central Michigan University medical school will expand in Saginaw with a $12 million construction project for clinics and a neuroscience center.

Several debates have been set between the major candidates for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Democratic House candidate John Lewis also introduced a plan this week he says will support women and families, while Democratic Senate candidate Amanda Curtis filed her personal financial statement.

More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs.

AP Interview: El-Sissi portrays Egypt as a model in the fight against extremism

A Virginia Beach ophthalmologist who allowed unlicensed workers to perform skin laser procedures and Botox injections at three clinics has received a one-month suspension of his medical license.

The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that two of New Mexico's most populous counties can poll their voters in the November general election about lowering penalties for marijuana possession.

All eight members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say the Department of Veterans Affairs is hurting the credit of hundreds of Louisiana veterans by failing to pay on time for emergency health care at private facilities.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to help combat prescription drug abuse.

State health officials say they assume a respiratory infection that has caused some serious illness in other states will soon be in Rhode Island, if it isn't here already.

This time of the year is the peak season for two mosquito species most likely to carry the West Nile virus, which can cause high fevers and brain-swelling, an Iowa State University researcher said.

A state agency is preparing a multimedia campaign aimed at trying to reduce Indiana's high infant-mortality rate.

Tigers catcher Alex Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is, for the first time, requiring each of its employees to get a flu shot.

The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official with the Caribbean country's health ministry said Friday.

Construction crews have broken ground on a medical facility to replace a Moore hospital destroyed by a tornado.

Quick: Multiply 3.14159 by 1.61803.

A young dog that was found branded with a profane word has undergone cosmetic surgery in Kentucky to mask part of the word that was chemically burned into her.

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.

The Miriam Hospital has finished a major emergency department renovation that it says will reduce patients' visit time and improve privacy.

Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

A southern Indiana woman who gave birth prematurely after a vehicle allegedly driven by a drunken driver hit her is recovering with her newborn in Louisville.

At a time when New York City jail officials are struggling to quell rising levels of violence and better care for a growing number of mentally ill inmates, a civilian oversight board is being criticized for having no minorities or experts in mental illness.

Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.

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