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Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix has blocked a local doctor from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder
Published: 05/26/16

New York makes it easier to sign up to be an organ donor

A new law in New York state aims to make it easier to sign up to be an organ or tissue donor
Published: 05/26/16

Federal study inconclusive on TCE and birth defects

A federal study prompted by concerns about health effects of exposure to the solvent TCE is inconclusive about the chemical's potential link to birth defects
Published: 05/26/16

The Latest: Bill on voting hours heads to Ohio governor

A proposal that spells out conditions where a court could order polling places to be kept open for extended hours on Election Day has cleared the Legislature
Published: 05/26/16

Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor

A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure
Published: 05/26/16

Medical marijuana OK'd by Ohio lawmakers in pre-break flurry

Ohio lawmakers have sent a medical marijuana legalization bill to the governor
Published: 05/26/16

Maine senator proposes fees on prescription opioids

A U.S. senator from Maine is co-sponsoring a bill that would impose a fee on prescription opioids to help pay for programs that would alleviate the country's opioid epidemic
Published: 05/25/16

Wisconsin first-grader receives kidney from teacher

An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl has received a life-changing gift from a special donor: a teacher at her school
Published: 05/24/16

The Latest: Wisconsin 1st-grader gets kidney from teacher

An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl has received a life-changing gift from a teacher at her school
Published: 05/24/16

NY bill would broaden contraception insurance coverage

Advocates are calling for the passage of a bill that would provide insurance coverage for all FDA approved contraceptive drugs and products in New York
Published: 05/24/16