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Crisis intervention training expanded to Loudoun jail

- Associated Press

Nearly three years after the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office established a Crisis Intervention Team aimed at promoting positive and safe encounters between law enforcement officers and people experiencing a mental health crisis, the program has trained scores of deputies who police Loudoun's neighborhoods.

New measles case confirmed in Northern California

Associated Press

Northern California health officials confirmed a new case of measles in San Mateo County on Friday, bringing to 13 the number of known measles cases in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Virginia doctor checks drivers at truck stop

- Associated Press

The massive truck stops just off I-81 here offer diesel, hot coffee and "the best dang BBQ in Virginia." There's something else, too: a small-town doctor who performs medical exams and drug tests for long-haul drivers, an innovative effort to keep his beloved family practice afloat.

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

- Associated Press

It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.

Health Department: 7 kids, 1 adult positive for tuberculosis

- Associated Press

Seven children and an adult from the Charlotte Central School have tested positive for tuberculosis and will be given antibiotics for nine months to ensure they do not get sick with the disease that usually attacks the lungs, Vermont Health Department officials said Friday.

Jamaica Senate starts debate on pot decriminalization bill

- Associated Press

Jamaica's Senate on Friday started debating a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited.

VA investigator visits Tomah to meet VA staff

- Associated Press

The lead investigator of a probe into alleged overmedication of military veterans at the Tomah VA Medical Center met with hospital staff Friday to outline the scope of the review.