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  • Correction: Heroin Deaths-Ohio story

    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS - Associated Press

    In a story April 17 about heroin overdose deaths in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage increase in heroin overdose deaths from 2011 to 2012. It was 60 percent, not 37 percent. The story also erroneously reported the title for Orman Hall. He is director of the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team, not the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Published April 18, 2014

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    By M.L. JOHNSON - Associated Press

    Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Published April 18, 2014

  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    By GILLIAN FLACCUS - Associated Press

    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear. Published April 18, 2014

  • No link between norovirus, food at wedding

    By Associated Press

    An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding. Published April 18, 2014

  • Illness spreads; Oregon school district closes

    By Associated Press

    A school district in northwest Oregon that has struggled all week with an outbreak of intestinal illness closed on Friday so its buildings can be scrubbed down. Published April 18, 2014

  • Reno agrees to medical marijuana businesses

    By Associated Press

    The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits. Published April 18, 2014

  • 8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

    By Associated Press

    Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. Published April 18, 2014

  • Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder

    By MICHELE MUNZ - Associated Press

    When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Ill., into the headquarters for a foundation that she established. Published April 18, 2014

  • Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

    By Associated Press

    A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming. Published April 18, 2014

  • Nyack Hospital opening mental health center

    By Associated Press

    Nyack Hospital in New York's Rockland County is opening a behavior health center where patients can get mental and medical health care services in one location. Published April 18, 2014

  • Topeka nursing homes pursue culture change

    By MEGAN HART - Associated Press

    Nursing homes traditionally have run more like hospitals than homes, but a growing number around Topeka are changing business as usual. Published April 18, 2014

  • North Carolina flu deaths reach 100

    By Associated Press

    State health officials say 100 people have died from flu in North Carolina this season. Published April 18, 2014

  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    By Associated Press

    Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. Published April 18, 2014

  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    By CARLA K. JOHNSON - Associated Press

    Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that had angered gun owners - changes that are going down well with the law's supporters. Published April 18, 2014

  • Illinois prisons to use costly hepatitis C drug

    By Associated Press

    Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C, therapy that could cost tens of millions of dollars. Published April 18, 2014

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