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  1. Quarantine at Arkansas prison after chicken pox outbreak

    09.22 / 00:43 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) - Corrections officials have quarantined nearly 300 inmates after identifying five cases of chicken pox at an eastern Arkansas prison. The Arkansas Department of Correction said Thursday that the quarantine at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys would continue until Oct. 10 unless more cases…
  2. New Mexico insurance regulator opposes GOP health overhaul

    09.22 / 00:43 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's top insurance regulator says a Republican drive to erase the Affordable Care Act would cripple the state's efforts to provide health coverage to the poor. Insurance Superintendent John Franchini says the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill would greatly hinder New Mexico's efforts to provide health…
  3. Rand Paul, Graham-Cassidy holdout, under pressure on health care reform, Planned Parenthood funding

    09.21 / 23:45 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    Pro-life activists descended on Sen. Rand Paul's office in Kentucky on Thursday with a simple message: If he votes against a last-ditch bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, then he will betray the core of conservatives' beliefs. Mr. Paul is one of a handful of holdouts on the…
  4. The Latest: Doctor says official dismissive of Legionnaires'

    09.21 / 23:45 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The Latest on the criminal case against a Michigan health official who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Flint water crisis (all times local): ___ 6:40 p.m. A doctor hired by the state to investigate an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area says…
  5. Tuskegee airman among vets backing Ohio drug price measure

    09.21 / 22:43 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen is joining other military veterans in supporting a fall ballot measure in Ohio that would bar state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than those paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Don Elder attended a Statehouse news…
  6. The Latest: Montana preparing to take over asbestos cleanup

    09.21 / 22:43 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on efforts to clean up a Montana community where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure. (all times local): 3:30 State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of…
  7. Recovery high school idea grows with substance use disorder

    09.21 / 22:43 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    When John Edmonds was a teenager, a Maryland judge gave him an ultimatum: After racking up 16 felonies and struggling with addiction, he could either go to juvenile prison or a treatment program. He chose the latter and was sent to Phoenix High School, a public school in Montgomery County…
  8. Ross Spano, Florida Republican, sponsors bill to declare pornography a 'public-health crisis'

    09.21 / 21:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    Florida could be the next state to declare pornography a public health crisis if a Republican lawmaker has his say. State Rep. Ross Spano of Dover has filed a bill, H.R. 157, "recognizing the public health crisis created by pornography," the Orlando Weekly first reported Wednesday.…
  9. Police chief: 'A lot of concerns' after shooting of deaf man

    09.21 / 21:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The police chief of Oklahoma City says he plans to meet with advocates for the hearing- and speech-impaired following the fatal shooting of a deaf man. Police Chief Bill Citty said Thursday that the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez has raised "a lot of concerns"…
  10. State reports 2nd human case of West Nile Virus

    09.21 / 21:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts officials are confirming the second human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. The state Department of Public Health said Thursday the patient is a man in his 60s who lives in Hampden County. The man, who officials did not identify, was hospitalized…
  11. Laboratory files lawsuit over Chinese mouse breeding

    09.21 / 21:40 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - A Maine laboratory famous for breeding medical research mice claims it has a rat in its midst. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2wHBoR4 ) Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 18 alleging researchers at a Chinese University are breeding and selling…
  12. Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says test shows former Patriots tight end had 'severe' case of degenerative

    09.21 / 20:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BOSTON (AP) - Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says test shows former Patriots tight end had 'severe' case of degenerative brain disease…
  13. Legionnaires' disease reported at Maple Grove senior center

    09.21 / 20:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota health officials are investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease at a suburban Minneapolis senior center. The cases were reported in residents at the SilverCreek on Main facility in Maple Grove. The first resident's symptoms began Aug. 22, and the second resident's symptoms began Sept.…
  14. AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

    09.21 / 20:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest…
  15. Death Wish cold brew coffee recalled amid botulism concern

    09.21 / 20:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    ROUND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) - Death Wish cold brew coffee is being recalled because it could contain a deadly toxin. Death Wish Coffee Co. says it's recalling 11-ounce Nitro Cold Brew cans after determining that its manufacturing process could lead to growth of bacteria producing botulin toxin. The toxin causes…
  16. Judge: Arizona doesn't have to reveal execution drug sources

    09.21 / 20:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona can keep private what companies supply drugs for executions, a judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit that argued the public has a right to know that information about the death penalty. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow also rejected a bid to order the state to divulge…
  17. Opioid epidemic laws lead panel to revisit recovery schools

    09.21 / 19:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    BALTIMORE (AP) - A fire led to the eventual end of Phoenix - a groundbreaking Maryland public school program for children with addiction that closed in 2012 - but the state could see institutions like it rise again from the ashes. Recent spikes in the Maryland heroin and opioid epidemic…
  18. Legislative committee votes to relax school nurse standards

    09.21 / 19:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire legislative committee has voted to relax qualifications for school nurses. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2yf1pbC) the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules on Thursday voted to allow school districts to work around a state law that requires school nurses to have a bachelor's degree and…
  19. Death Wish coffee recalls product for potentially fatal bacteria contamination

    09.21 / 19:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    A coffee company that markets itself as "the world's strongest coffee" for its caffeine content issued a recall notice for one of its products that is possibility contaminated with a potentially deadly poison. Death Wish Coffee Co., based in Round Lake, New York, voluntary recalled its 11-ounce Death…
  20. Minnesota summit aims to boost black infants' survival rate

    09.21 / 18:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Health care providers, social workers and community members are working to address a disparity of infancy deaths between babies born to black women and babies born to white women in Minnesota. State health officials say babies born to black women in Minnesota are more than…