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  • 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

  • MUSC picks department head as new president

    By Associated Press

    The Medical University of South Carolina has hired from within in selecting its new president, a surgeon who has worked at the university for two decades. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOSH LEDERMAN - Associated Press

    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Published April 18, 2014

  • Rapid City school's nursing program can stay open

    By Associated Press

    The head of the South Dakota Board of Nursing says Western Dakota Technical Institute has made significant progress in addressing board concerns and its nursing program can stay open. Published April 18, 2014

  • Lawsuit filed over Del. medical marijuana effort

    By RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press

    A lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is the target of a lawsuit accusing him of breach of contract in efforts to establish Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary. Published April 18, 2014

  • Horse virus cases showing up in Upper Midwest

    By BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press

    State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals. 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

  • 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

  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    By MIKE STOBBE - Associated Press

    A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. 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

  • Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions

    By RAE HODGE - Associated Press

    After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead Published April 18, 2014

  • Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women

    By SHEILA BURKE - Associated Press

    Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies. Published April 18, 2014

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