State livestock officials say one Lane County horse has died and four others from the same stable have tested positive for a neurological form of equine herpes virus.
A South Dakota legislative panel has passed a bill to study the effect of Autism Spectrum Disorder on children in the state.
A Portland medical clinic for the homeless has received a grant that will allow it to stay open beyond its scheduled April 1 closing.
An immigrant-rights attorney said Monday that detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state were being threatened with forced feeding if they continue their hunger strike. But federal officials say the step would have to be medically necessary and court-ordered.
A Huntsville legislator is working on changes to a bill that he hopes will persuade the Senate to approve the use of marijuana oil to treat children's seizures.
Accidental heroin and cocaine deaths rose sharply in Connecticut last year from the previous year, the medical examiner's office reported Monday, as Attorney General Eric Holder called an increase in heroin-related deaths nationwide a growing public health crisis.
Gov. Terry Branstad says he worries drug abuse would increase if medical marijuana became legal in Iowa.
An aneurysm is blamed for an accident in southeast Missouri in which a van crashed into a restaurant.
The Kentucky House has passed a measure aimed at blocking minors from using tanning beds.
Federal prosecutors in Denver want to seize more than $850,000 from a medical marijuana business that was indicted in state court last year.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Monday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, a bill that was written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.
A bill to use federal Medicaid money to pay for private health insurance for an estimated 50,000 poor adults is moving quickly through New Hampshire's House.
The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to review Maryland's troubled health care exchange, a congressman said Monday.
The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners could change rules on emergency response and training after a second death linked to "conscious sedation."
A Texas mother who drowned her five children in 2001 had dropped her request for permission to participate in group outings with other patients in the psychiatric hospital where she's under treatment.
Women are the focus of a new statewide AIDS public health campaign.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is calling on the government's top health official to overturn the approval of a powerful painkiller, arguing that the pill Zohydro could add to the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that there's little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year, water supply experts said Monday.
After relentlessly criticizing Democrat Gary Peters for his support of the federal health care law, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is outlining her own ideas about health care while also embracing some elements of the four-year-old law.
A suburban Detroit hospital plans to show off an inflatable colon display for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Wildlife officials on Monday finally released an endangered Florida panther that was rehabilitated after a car crash.
Public health officials say 16 mumps cases have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University.
Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.
Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, who lost a younger brother to suicide, called on lawmakers Monday to restore proposed cuts in community-based behavioral health programs and help eliminate the stigma attached to mental illness.
A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some cases.
The University of Delaware is considering a proposed ban of all tobacco products on campus.
Utah legislators are trying to work out an agreement on Medicaid expansion as their 2014 legislative session draws to a close at the end of the week.
Kearney Hub. March 8, 2014.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent and growing public health crisis" and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
Nurses at a psychiatric hospital in suburban Chicago are on strike to call attention to what they say are delaying tactics from management during contract negotiations.
Two golden eagles have been released back into the wild in Utah after months of rehabilitation.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that tried to ban students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness, ending a case that began more than three years ago with the suspension of two middle-school girls who refused a principal's order to take them off.
Hawaii lawmakers are proposing charging a fee to insurers that are not participating in the state's insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul.
Kim Fischer, 50, didn't know who she was anymore.
"He's Sew Fine" by the Chiffons?
A free one-day dental clinic in Suffolk drew 500 people seeking cleanings, fillings and other care.