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Public clinic a model for rural care in southern New Mexico

Public clinic a model for rural care in southern New Mexico

A nonprofit public health clinic has set out to develop a model for delivering quality, affordable health care to rural communities
Published: 07/13/16

Researchers get US grant to study obesity in Arkansas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $1.4 million grant for scientists to study why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the highest in the country
Published: 07/13/16

Online fundraiser for man injured in Central Park explosion

Friends of a Virginia man who lost part of his leg after stepping on a firework in Central Park have started an online fundraiser to help with his medical expenses
Published: 07/12/16
Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up from FDA panel

Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up from FDA panel

A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers unanimously endorsed a lower-cost version of Humira, setting stage for U.S. competition to the blockbuster biotech drug
Published: 07/12/16

Federal health insurance in Wyoming up 7 percent on average

Some Wyoming residents will pay more for health insurance next year as rates rise 7 percent on average from the state's lone provider under the federal health care program
Published: 07/12/16

Panel OKs religious opt-out for Arkansas counselors

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a ruling allowing counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them, a measure that critics say could deny mental health services to gay and lesbian people
Published: 07/12/16

Number of medically uninsured people falls in Montana

Officials say the number of medically uninsured in Montana dropped from 15 percent to 7.4 percent over the past year, continuing a dramatic decline
Published: 07/12/16

Maine says medical marijuana can't treat opiate addiction

The state says the science just isn't there to allow opiate addiction to be treated with medical marijuana
Published: 07/12/16
Hawaii law lets nurses certify medical marijuana patients

Hawaii law lets nurses certify medical marijuana patients

Hawaii patients may have more options to gain access to medical marijuana now that nurses can certify them for the drug
Published: 07/12/16

Arizona court: Pot smell still can allow search warrant

Arizona's top court says the mere smell of marijuana can still be the basis for police to obtain a warrant to conduct a search
Published: 07/11/16