Hospice to pay $3 million for Medicare billings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida hospice company has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare. The U.S. Departm……

Troicki ban cut to 12 months for doping offense

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki had his doping ban reduced from 18 months to a year on Tuesday, although he still cannot play in next w……

Judge throws out student nut allergy lawsuit

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed a western Pennsylvania elementary school was wrong to make a boy with a nut allergy sit alone i……

South Carolina editorial roundup

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 4 The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., on major advance against AIDS: Scientists from Cornell and Scri……

White House sidesteps on “Obamacare” change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under growing pressure, the administration refused repeatedly to state a position Tuesday on legislation formalizing President Barack Obama……

Testosterone treatments linked with heart risks

CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatments may increase risks for heart attacks, strokes and death in older men with low hormone levels and other health problems, a big Ve……

Marshalltown hospital to build new facility

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A hospital in Marshalltown is building a new facility to replace its current structure. The Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center wil……

Parent upset with NM mental health shake-up

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe father appealed to lawmakers on Tuesday for help in obtaining behavioral health services that he said have been disrupted because the st……

NJ gov: Mall suicide a wakeup call for lawmakers

MENDHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie said a suicide inside a shopping mall should be a wake-up call to lawmakers to concentrate on mental health issues as a……

Paralyzed deer hunter chooses to end life support

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Bowers got to decide for himself whether he wanted to live or die. When the avid outdoorsman was badly hurt Saturday in a hunting accident, docto……