South Dakota sees most syphilis cases in 44 years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Department of Health officials say the number of syphilis cases reported in the state last year was the most in 44 years. State epid……

Wake for Eugene boy, 5, killed by the flu

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ronan Burgess loved chocolate chip pancakes but he did not want to finish his vegetables and would try to sneak them to his pet dogs. The 5-year-old Eu……

Survey: 1 in 10 NH adolescents use marijuana

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As New Hampshire lawmakers consider a bill that would legalize up to an ounce of marijuana for adults, the state Health Department is drawing atten……

EXCHANGE: PTSD group looks to find its footing

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (AP) — The gruff man with the worn face squeezes his puffed eyes closed. Ted Biever’s mind tries to focus on the anxiety, the deep-seated fe……

MSU to pay out bulk of $7M health reimbursements

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University soon will pay out the bulk of $7 million in negotiated health care reimbursements to thousands of union workers. S……

Schools to stress benefits of exercise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Numerous Middle Tennessee schools will emphasize the benefits of exercise to students next month. As part of American Heart Month, the school……

Katie Couric makes documentary debut at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Along with her soon-to-end daytime talk show, fall engagement and recent move from TV to the web as Yahoo’s global anchor, Katie Couric als……

Zeeland man gets kidney from woman he barely knew

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — When Sarah Farkas decided to donate a kidney to a man she barely knew, she broke the news to him one Sunday at church. “This is going to sou……

Florida is fighting back against obesity rates

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials are launching a new program aimed at curbing alarming obesity rates in the state. State Surgeon General and Secretar……

Nepal doctor strike leaves thousands without care

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A strike by doctors in Nepal left tens of thousands of patients with access only to emergency care Monday as physicians demanded sweeping change……