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West Valley Hospital opens new trauma center

A new top-level trauma center has opened to serve the western part of the Phoenix area and western Arizona as far as the California line.

CDC director to be at Kentucky events

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is holding four events in eastern Kentucky to discuss the region's high rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.

Ark. university awarded $1.5M for cancer research

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop new molecules and biopharmaceuticals that improve a patient's immune response against tumors.

NY ranks among top 5 states for kids' health

New York ranks among the top five states for children's health, according to the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.

Study: Nearly 1 in 3 Arkansas kids live in poverty

Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that shows how children fare in each state.

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks and the overall Palestinian death toll surpassed 560.

State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health care

The rate of people without health insurance in Hawaii has dropped below 6 percent since the implementation of the federal health care law, state officials said Monday.

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.

4th Greenville patient with rare infection dies

A fourth patient at Greenville Memorial Hospital is dead from a rare infection that may have been spread by health workers using tap water before surgery.

Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report

The Food and Drug Administration can't use an advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Official: State can send inmates to medical site

California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.

Soldier mauled by bear was wearing protective gear

An Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said Monday.

Agency: No plans to use Fort Knox as shelter

A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.

Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

Obama bans discrimination against federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender

Correction: Marijuana Research-Professor Fired

In a story July 18 about a marijuana researcher who was fired from the University of Arizona, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the university is looking for a new researcher who can raise more money. The study is already funded.

Arkansas AG rejects medical pot measure wording

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016.

Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused.

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