Health & Lifestyles

Stolen laptop contained patient records, hospital says

Community Hospital in McCook has told nearly 4,200 former patients that their identity information was contained on a laptop computer that was stolen in December
Published: 02/11/16

Medical pot advocates oppose proposed Rhode Island plant tax

Medical marijuana advocates are opposing an annual $350-per-plant fee that Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to impose on some growers as part of her revenue plan
Published: 02/11/16

Police: Woman dies after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Police say a 61-year-old woman died and her husband was sickened after suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in suburban Detroit
Published: 02/11/16

Flu now widespread in Arizona; over 3,700 cases reported

State health officials say the flu is now widespread in Arizona
Published: 02/11/16

Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills that would ban a commonly used form of a second-trimester procedure and would label it "dismemberment abortion"
Published: 02/11/16

EMT dies after ambulance at mechanic shop falls on him

An emergency medical technician has died after an equipment failure caused an ambulance to fall on him
Published: 02/11/16

Poland approves child benefits to aid families, boost births

Polish lawmakers have passed a new child benefit scheme under which the government will make monthly payments of 500 zlotys ($125) for all second and subsequent children in a family
Published: 02/11/16

Louisville's needle-exchange program expands to new site

Louisville's needle-exchange program is expanding to another site where people can swap dirty needles for clean ones
Published: 02/11/16

CDC to host Zika conference call with hospital workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a conference call and webinar with Florida hospital workers to discuss the spread of the Zika virus
Published: 02/11/16

Woman accused of cancer treatment scam found guilty

A 71-year-old woman charged with fraud in an alleged cancer treatment scam has been found guilty in Tulsa
Published: 02/11/16