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  • West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

    By Associated Press

    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. Published July 29, 2014

  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    By LINDA A. JOHNSON - Associated Press

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations. Published July 29, 2014

  • Veterans crisis center coming to Clarksburg

    By Associated Press

    The long delays for veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals have prompted The American Legion to plan a short-term crisis center in Clarksburg. Published July 29, 2014

  • Ga. health officials seek public input on spending

    By Associated Press

    Georgia health officials are looking for public input on spending. Published July 29, 2014

  • Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

    By TOM MURPHY - Associated Press

    Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. Published July 29, 2014

  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. Published July 29, 2014

  • New Yorkers lag as potential organ donors

    By Associated Press

    Fewer New Yorkers have signed up as organ donors than most Americans, prompting the state to seek help boosting enrollment and shortening its list of patients who die waiting. Published July 29, 2014

  • $1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. Published July 29, 2014

  • Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

    By MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press

    Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against raising the deficit. Published July 29, 2014

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power, Gaza's only power plant, in heaviest bombardment of war Published July 29, 2014

  • Fla mom in legal fight over C-section delivers son

    By Associated Press

    A woman who went to federal court in an attempt to avoid a fourth cesarean section has delivered her son after agreeing to the procedure. Published July 29, 2014

  • Concert pianist is all smiles in his new career

    By JULIE SWIDWA - Associated Press

    Dr. Peter VanBeck still works with his hands. Published July 28, 2014

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