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  • New Yorkers lag as potential organ donors

    By MICHAEL VIRTANEN - Associated Press

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

  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    By MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press

    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. Published July 29, 2014

  • Singing River Health System closing 2 more clinics

    By Associated Press

    Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D'Iberville will close Aug. 29. 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

  • Ohio base pressured to fill more hospital beds

    By Associated Press

    Ohio's largest military base is under pressure by the U.S. Department of Defense to fill more beds in its hospital. 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 second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. Published July 29, 2014

  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    By MICHAEL TARM - Associated Press

    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough. Published July 29, 2014

  • Akron schools to pay autistic child's education

    By Associated Press

    The Akron school district has agreed to pay just over $100,000 a year to send an autistic child to a private school after a longstanding challenge by the child's parents. Published July 29, 2014

  • Stories of athletes named in NCAA lawsuit

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced Tuesday. In all of the lawsuits combined, dozens of plaintiffs who said they suffered concussions playing contact sports in college are named. Here are some of their stories: Published July 29, 2014

  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    By Associated Press

    A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa. Published July 29, 2014

  • More patients take on in-home dialysis

    By ADAM SMELTZ - Associated Press

    Brad Davern could commute for his dialysis treatments, like about 400,000 Americans who depend on clinics to filter their blood. Published July 29, 2014

  • Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

    By AMY FORLITI - Associated Press

    An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, which has the largest Liberian immigrant population in the United States. Published July 29, 2014

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: Published July 29, 2014

  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    By MARY CLARE JALONICK - Associated Press

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Published July 29, 2014

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