French president admits to past prostate surgery

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged having prostate surgery a year before he was elected, but his office says his health is now fine. The a……

Thousands expected to sing ‘Clouds’ at MOA

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Mall of America to mark the anniversary of the debut of a song written by a Minnesota teen who d……

Creighton U. to host Nebraska child summit

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University is hosting an annual summit focused on children’s education and health care issues in Nebraska. The summit on Wednesda……

EXCHANGE: Rehab keeps 99-year-old Ill. man going

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Chellis French recited a short poem during one of his weekly pulmonary rehabilitation visits last month at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Longtim……

Conway demands copycat website be taken down

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A website similar to Kentucky’s health insurance exchange site has been taken down and no longer appears in Google search results after ac……

Obama opens health plan sales campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has launched a campaign to bombard Americans daily about the benefits of his health care overhaul, pressing them to give the t……

Providence to hold free flu vaccine clinic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Anyone who needs a flu vaccine can get one for free at a clinic in Providence that will also offer vaccines to prevent whooping cough and pneumoni……

Court grants stay in fight over UNMH flu policy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district court judge has granted a temporary stay in the fight over UNM Hospital’s flu shot policy for its workers. Union offici……

Obama opens health plan sales campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has opened a campaign to bombard Americans daily about the benefits of his health care overhaul, pressing them to give the tro……

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CST

Judges in Chicago question Wisconsin abortion lawCHICAGO (AP) — An appellate court on Tuesday questioned a lawyer for the state of Wisconsin about why lawmakers sing……

Oregon food safety sleuth praised as pioneer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first reports of illness trickled in, just as they always do, to the offices of William “Bill” Keene, Oregon’s top food sa……

US warns of problems with Philips heart devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators are warning the public that certain cardiac defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare may fail to deliver a needed s……