Weather swings can hurt physical, mental health

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Biometeorology — the study of weather’s impact on living organisms including humans — uses different terminology but concludes that weathe……

NH health board gets clearer picture of uninsured

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Are you a young New Hampshire man who shops at Wal-Mart and Market Basket and spends a lot of time on Facebook? Expect to hear a lot about the Affordabl……

States urged to register compounding pharmacies

BOSTON (AP) — The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent letters to state agencies and other stakeholders across the country calling on them to……

House passes bill targeting health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new security requirements on President Barack Obama’s health care law as Republicans maint……

Ky. Senate leader critical of medical marijuana

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Allowing the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes could result in a system riddled with abuse, the Kentucky Senate’s top leader sai……

NFL: 2 players violated concussion protocol

BOSTON (AP) — Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend’s wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL’s head, neck……

Juvenile center looks to separate from state

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — As the Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility approaches its 30th anniversary, it’s faced with a daunting challenge. Receiving les……

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates.……

Winter weather cuts into Illinois blood supply

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Health officials are putting out the word that supplies are running low after blood drives in Illinois were canceled because of this week’s……

City says Tuskegee nursing home could soon close

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — City officials in Tuskegee say a nursing home could soon close over a loss of eligibility to receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. WAKA-……

12 UF Shands patients have died of flu since Oct

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville say 12 people have died of flu there — including five under 40 years old. According to a ne……

USC School of Medicine hosts white coat ceremony

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is bestowing its 92 second-year medical students their white physician coats in a special ce……