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  1. Water troubles in Artesia may not be over after E. coli find

    07.28 / 08:08 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) - Water problems may continue in a southeastern New Mexico community despite the lifting of a boil-water alert in the wake of the discovery of E. coli. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (https://goo.gl/LtfksC) state experts say the chlorine flushing used to disinfect Artesia's water of E. coli could…
  2. GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

    07.28 / 07:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repeal," it was…
  3. The Latest: Health care amendment defeated in Senate vote

    07.28 / 07:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health law, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP agenda.…
  4. New Zealand warns against synthetic marijuana after 9 deaths

    07.28 / 06:04 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand officials are urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after they say nine people have died this month in the city of Auckland after using the drug. Police say they suspect a 31-year-old woman was smoking synthetic marijuana shortly before her death Thursday…
  5. Missouri woman gets new smile after years of bullying

    07.28 / 06:04 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pat McGee noticed her daughter had not returned to the oral surgeon's waiting room shortly before her surgery was supposed to start. She walked to the nearest bathroom and found Jessica McDaniels, 32, outside the stall, crying. Pat took her daughter into her arms. "We are…
  6. New Jersey agrees to new quarantine rules to end Ebola suit

    07.28 / 05:05 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey agreed to put in place new rules regarding quarantines after a nurse who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak filed a lawsuit against the state, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. In…
  7. Institute to develop transplant organs for injured vets

    07.28 / 05:05 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A bio-research and manufacturing institute that hopes to develop transplant tissues and organs for injured American soldiers and other patients is set to open in New Hampshire. The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute opens Friday in Manchester and will be led by a collation that includes DEKA…
  8. Samaritan Health & Wellness in Cape Coral

    07.28 / 02:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - Before she starts her workday, Dr. Susan Hook gathers with her staff at Samaritan Health & Wellness for a morning devotional. "Lord, whoever is supposed to be our patient, we know you're going to bring them," they say. And the patients keep coming in. In…
  9. The Latest: E. coli found after international pipe breaks

    07.28 / 01:07 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    RIO RICO, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a sewage pipeline break at the Arizona-Mexico border(all times local): 4:26 p.m. Santa Cruz County said Thursday that tested samples found excessive E. coli levels in water near a breach in an international pipeline that carries untreated sewage from Mexico into Arizona.…
  10. Medical marijuana job fair in Pennsylvania draws hundreds

    07.28 / 00:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - A job fair for one of Pennsylvania's first medical marijuana processing plants has drawn hundreds of potential applicants. Videos posted on social media Thursday show hundreds of people in line hoping to land a job at PurePenn's future facility in McKeesport, a city about 12 miles…
  11. Mexico responds to US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas

    07.27 / 21:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's food safety agency says it is "premature" to point to Mexican papayas as the source of a salmonella outbreak in the U.S. One person in New York has died of the disease and 46 have fallen ill in 12 other states. A Thursday statement by…
  12. Health officials warn of increase in snakebites

    07.27 / 21:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Snakebite season is here. The Maryland Poison Center says it has seen an increase in snakebite reports, handling 52 so far this year. It says the majority of those have occurred since June 1 and 28 have been copperhead bites. The center says there are many myths…
  13. The Latest: Lawyer says Shkreli never bilked investors

    07.27 / 21:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the trial of Martin Shkreli (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A defense attorney at the securities fraud trial of former biotech CEO Martin Shkreli says his client didn't rip off investors. Lawyer Ben Brafman told the jury in closing arguments on Thursday that…
  14. UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospice

    07.27 / 19:54 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    LONDON (AP) - A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill baby Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time. As the medical and legal story that has sparked compassion and controversy around the world entered its final…
  15. Montana health providers warn cuts would be disastrous

    07.27 / 19:54 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana health officials are proposing Medicaid cuts that health care providers said Thursday would force nursing homes to turn away patients, put more people with mental illnesses in jail and prompt layoffs of workers who care for the disabled. Health industry representatives lined up to protest…
  16. Maryland's highest court hears medical marijuana case

    07.27 / 19:54 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - An attorney for the state of Maryland is asking the state's highest court to allow finalists for licenses to grow medical marijuana to intervene in a lawsuit. Julia Bernhardt, an assistant attorney general, said Thursday the finalists have a direct economic interest in the lawsuit's outcome.…
  17. AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates progress at Veterans Affairs

    07.27 / 19:54 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump paints a rosy picture of an improved Department of Veterans Affairs under his watch where accessing electronic medical records is "so easy and so good" and health care is freely available without any delays. The problem: It's not true. At a campaign-style event in…
  18. Terminally ill Maryland woman now home from Alaska hospital

    07.27 / 18:52 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a terminally ill woman has arrived home in Maryland from Alaska, where she was stuck in a hospital after suffering a respiratory crisis on a cruise ship. WRC-TV reports that 71-year-old Nancy Greathouse of Beltsville arrived shortly after 10…
  19. Cancer patient sues over license photo

    07.27 / 17:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A cancer patient in New Jersey is suing the state Motor Vehicle Commission for compelling her to remove her headscarf to take a driver's license photo. Forty-year-old Jennifer Giordano says she was still uncomfortable without wearing a wrap to cover her balding head caused by chemotherapy.…
  20. Students begin class at new metro Phoenix medical school

    07.27 / 17:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Fifty students began the first steps of a four-year journey in Arizona to become medical doctors. The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/2eQMwrw ) reported Wednesday the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, also called Mayo Med School, began instruction last week at its metro Phoenix campus in Scottsdale. Its…