Labs test marijuana for purity

PHOENIX (AP) — Hunched over a microscope, Steve Cottrell peered at a bud from a plant that is increasingly used as medicine in Arizona and across the nation. He pointed a……

9 flu deaths reported at 1 St. Louis hospital

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Flu cases are rising sharply in Missouri, with nine deaths reported so far this season at one St. Louis hospital alone. All nine deaths at Barnes-Jewish……

Naalehu physician appointed to state House

HONOLULU (AP) — A Naalehu physician fluent in Marshallese is replacing a Big Island member of the state House of Representatives who resigned for personal reasons. Go……

Nurse sentenced in cancer clinic fraud case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second woman has been sentenced this week to house arrest for failing to report a crime at a Mississippi cancer clinic that was shut down over unsa……

3 more health insurers extend payment deadlines

CHICAGO (AP) — Giving Illinois customers more leeway, three more health insurance carriers extended payment deadlines Friday for people who signed up in the Decembe……

Flu spreads in California; 7 deaths confirmed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven people have died from the flu so far this season, and more people are ending up in the hospital than expected as flu season ramps up, state health o……

Idaho exchange: Enrollees blossom to 20,000

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Enrollment in Idaho’s insurance exchange has blossomed after the federal government in December fixed the website that residents use to si……