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AP Health Issues

Agency: Medical pot would be big cost for North Dakota

North Dakota's Health Department estimates legalizing marijuana for medical purposes would cost state taxpayers more than $3.5 million annually
Published: 07/14/16
Concerns over violence as protesters head to Cleveland

Concerns over violence as protesters head to Cleveland

Protest groups will gather outside the Republican National Convention to raise their voices on issues from the party's nominee and agenda, to immigration reform and poverty, and race relations and police accountability
Published: 07/14/16
New peak for US health care spending: $10,345 per person

New peak for US health care spending: $10,345 per person

Rising spending means Obama will pass the problem of high health care costs to his successor
Published: 07/13/16
Updated: 07/14/16

The Latest: Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout package

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a $1.3 billion revenue package into law
Published: 07/13/16

House bill allows companies to deny abortion coverage

The House has passed an election-year bill to circumvent a California order that requires health insurance companies to pay for elective abortions
Published: 07/13/16
Correction: Hawaii-Medical Marijuana story

Correction: Hawaii-Medical Marijuana story

Correction: Hawaii-Medical Marijuana story
Published: 07/13/16

Alabama editorial roundup

Summary of recent Alabama newspaper editorials
Published: 07/13/16

Medical Marijuana measure qualifies for Montana ballot

A measure that seeks to expand the availability of medical marijuana in Montana has qualified for the November ballot
Published: 07/13/16
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