Oklahoma health officials warn of dire budget consequences

For 66-year-old Richard Boston, an Army veteran who has been disabled for more than 20 years, Oklahoma's Advantage program is a lifeline that allows him to continue living in his modest home in southwest Oklahoma City. The state-funded program provides volunteers who do light housework and run err
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AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding, according to a poll released Thursday. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey finds that long-term caregivers don't just p
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The Latest: Massachusetts settles with fentanyl company

The Latest on lawsuits against Insys Therapeutics Inc. (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Massachusetts has announced a $500,000 settlement with a Phoenix-based drug company it says schemed to push sales of a powerful painkiller spray. Attorney General Maura Healey announced the settlement Thursday agai
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Cleaning up ‘Methadone Mile’ and other drug havens

A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning. Farther down the road, a man injects heroin in
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‘I wasn’t ready to die,’ Vegas victim says from hospital bed

Tubes connecting to veins in her arms, Natalie Vanderstay clutches a pillow to her stomach, over the spot where a bullet entered her body. Blankets cover the leg that was ripped apart, doctors believe by shrapnel. The 43-year-old Los Angeles nurse can hardly believe she's alive. In the past 48 hou
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UK rejects terminally ill man’s request to die

Britain's High Court has rejected a terminally ill man's request to be killed with medical help. In a ruling on Thursday, three judges turned down Noel Conway's request for assisted suicide. Conway, 67, has motor neurone disease and has been given less than six months to live. Conway had applied t
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Complicated recovery awaits victims injured in Vegas attack

Their concert turned into a siege, and now their lives may become a battle. The staggering count of people injured in the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival means their recoveries are likely to be as varied as the victims themselves. Some injuries are as simple as broken bones, others gunshot
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UN: More should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year. Dr. Peter Salama still expressed optimism that "we are turning (the) corner" on the preventable, water
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Angelina Jolie’s doctor shares top 10 breast cancer prevention tips

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, a renowned surgical breast care specialist -- and the doctor of Angelina Jolie -- discussed what to know about the recent advancements made in the battle to fight the disease that affects approximately one in eight women. Dr. Kristi Funk, the founder of t
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Americans win Nobel medicine prize for circadian rhythm work

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body's daily rhythms. The laureates are Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University, Young at Rockefeller University and Hall has
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