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  1. EXCHANGE: Drug, mental health court grads get second chance

    05.27 / 05:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two years ago, Vincent Chavez of Springfield was facing prison time for a drug charge. The only options he saw were living in a prison cell or leaving town. Luckily, he learned about a third possibility, the Sangamon County Drug Court that has been in operation…
  2. Madison author overcomes limitations to achieve his dreams

    05.27 / 05:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - For 11 hours a day Steve Salmon secludes himself in his office, decorated as a shrine to the Green Bay Packers, to work alone - save for the company of his sweet-tempered cat Lindy. Most people wouldn't find such long hours ideal, but for Salmon, it…
  3. Indiana couple starts foundation after sons' overdose deaths

    05.27 / 05:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    GRANGER, Ind. (AP) - Seeing the faces of her sons, Nick and Jack, still takes Becky Savage's breath away. No matter how many public talks she gives, it's always hard to turn and see the sons she lost projected onto a screen behind her. Becky faced it for the first…
  4. Iowa farm teaches adults with autism life lessons

    05.27 / 05:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Homestead farm is governed by a set of distinct ecosystems. Like many other acreages across Iowa, the symbiotic relationships between soil, weather, farmers, seeds and pollinators produce the foods that make up our dinners. But unlike so many other farms, the most important ecosystem…
  5. Iowa nonprofit provides free flights for medical treatment

    05.27 / 05:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) - Doug and Robyn Pralle of Hampton have started a non-profit to provide free flights for those who need to travel a long distance to receive medical treatment. Compassion Flights officially took off in January, the Globe Gazette (http://bit.ly/2qMgY9W ) reported. When Doug was younger, his father…
  6. Hospital chaplain offers spiritual healing on daily rounds

    05.27 / 04:48 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Charles Headrick pulls a yellow gown over his suit before setting off down the hallway of the NICU at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. The gown, and a pair of lavender gloves, are part of his uniform in a unit full of babies born too…
  7. Autism didn't stop Liam Reynolds from become an Eagle Scout

    05.27 / 04:48 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The best part of Boy Scouts, Liam Reynolds says, is archery. When the 21-year-old earned his merit badge, he shot a bullseye, just like the hero of one of his favorite movies. "I fired my arrow at the middle target to get a score like…
  8. Governor's proposal to up opioid tracking advances in Nevada

    05.27 / 01:56 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the state to do more to identify patients with addictive behavior and foresee regional drug overdose trends. One of the governor's priority bills moving through the Legislature attempts to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic. It would expand a computerized system…
  9. Woman indicted on charges of faking cancer to raise money

    05.27 / 01:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama woman on multiple charges that she falsely claimed she had terminal cancer to get thousands of dollars from family, friends and strangers. Acting U.S. Attorney Robert Posey says in a news release that the Friday indictment charges 37-year-old…
  10. 11-year sentence for Woman in fatal silicone injection

    05.26 / 23:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    ATLANTA (AP) - A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections - including one that caused a woman's death. Court records show 47-year-old Deanna Roberts of Sanford, Florida, was sentenced Friday. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta said Roberts pleaded guilty…
  11. Charges: Adult son killed parents with screwdriver

    05.26 / 23:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An Eden Prairie man with a history of mental health problems and methamphetamine addiction is accused of killing his parents with a screwdriver. Thirty-eight-year-old Nathan Lehman was charged Friday with two counts of second-degree murder. The bodies of Robert and Debra Lehman were found Thursday in their…
  12. Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

    05.26 / 23:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature approved a sweeping package of new abortion limits Friday, despite the legal challenges they're likely to provoke and nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled a 2013 law that prompted more than half the state's abortion clinics to close. The bill…
  13. Brown University announces new Rhode Island physicians group

    05.26 / 22:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown University's medical school has announced a partnership with six Rhode Island academic medical practices in a new group that will employ more than 500 doctors. The university made the announcement Thursday night, saying the new nonprofit federation, Brown Physicians Inc., will become one of the…
  14. Attorney named interim head of Arkansas alcohol agency

    05.26 / 22:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An attorney who had planned to resign from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division is staying on to serve as the agency's interim director. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Friday that Mary Robin Casteel had agreed to head the agency after Bud Roberts announced his resignation…
  15. Snyder appoints members to Marijuana Licensing Board

    05.26 / 20:48 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed five board members to the state Medical Marijuana Licensing Board. The board will regulate growth, processing, transportation and selling of medical marijuana. Former Republican Speaker of the House Rick Johnson will be chairman. Senate Marjority Leader Arlan Meekhof appointed Johnson. Other…
  16. The Latest: Prosecutor says nurse could have killed dozens

    05.26 / 19:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Latest on a former nurse imprisoned in Texas who's suspected in the deaths of dozens of infants (all times local): 12:20 A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse convicted in 1984 of killing a toddler and facing a new murder charge in the 1981…
  17. Albania returning Brazil poultry shipment with salmonella

    05.26 / 19:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Food authorities in Albania say they are returning a poultry shipment to Brazil after tests found high levels of salmonella. The National Food Authority statement said Friday that the 26 metric tons (28.6 tons) of frozen poultry imported by a local Albanian company was blocked at…
  18. Oakland County Jail takes precautions after Hepatitis A case

    05.26 / 16:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are taking steps to limit hepatitis A exposure at the Oakland County Jail in suburban Detroit after an inmate was confirmed to be infected. The Oakland County Health Division and the sheriff's office announced Friday that they're advising those detained at the jail in Pontiac…
  19. Chicago colleges, leaders address immigrant mental health

    05.26 / 16:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago universities and community leaders have launched efforts aimed at addressing mental health concerns unique to immigrants living in the country without legal permission. The Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health convened an inaugural summit Friday, saying issues have been exacerbated in the wake of a presidential election…
  20. Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

    05.26 / 16:50 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children who were in her care around that time.…