Hong Kong reports 1st case of H7N9 bird flu

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has reported its first case of the H7N9 bird flu strain, in a possible sign the virus is spreading beyond mainland China since it first emerged t……

4th UC Santa Barbara student has meningitis

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a fourth student has come down with meningitis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where an outbreak of the ba……

Colorado health insurance site gaining steam

DENVER (AP) — Enrollment in Colorado’s health insurance exchange and expanded Medicaid programs is ramping up steeply, according to totals released Monday,……

Updated healthcare.gov gets mixed reviews

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Counselors helping people use the federal government’s online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with……

Broncos’ Fox back at work after heart surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthus……

Heart disease led to death of former lawmaker

PHOENIX (AP) — The wife of former Arizona lawmaker Ben Miranda says her husband’s death was the result of heart disease. Rep. Catherine Miranda announced Monda……

Embattled head of Cover Oregon taking leave

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The embattled director of Oregon’s problem-plagued health insurance exchange said Monday that he’ll be taking a leave of absence……

BC-IL–Illinois Daybook, IL

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Los Angeles County death rate dips 19 percent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s death rate has dropped 19 percent in a decade — greater than the national decline of 13 percent. Health department figure……

Fallin warns of $60M spike in health care costs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin said Monday that state agency heads should be looking for ways to save money in next year’s budget, given reports of lacklus……