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  • Vegas mom gives birth to healthy quintuplets

    PHOENIX (AP) – A Las Vegas mother is resting Wednesday after delivering a healthy set of quintuplets in a suburban Phoenix hospital, bringing five new additions to her family’s already full house. Evonne Derrico, 33, gave birth to three girls and two boys after carrying the babies for eight months, about four weeks longer than […]
  • Rice Diet shuts down NC home after 70 years

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – One of the country’s best-known diet centers is closed after more than 70 years of attracting celebrities, business executives and others suffering chronic illness and obesity to North Carolina. The Rice Diet Program has operated a year-round clinic where people from around the world came to live the low-salt, low-calorie, low-protein […]
  • Clinton defends federal health care law in speech

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton is urging opponents of the federal health care overhaul to help implement it rather than continue “replaying” debates about the measure and trying to repeal it. Speaking at his presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., Clinton on Wednesday offered a detailed defense of the law as […]
  • 6 ways to protect yourself in case of serious injury

    If you have been seriously injured, you're no doubt feeling overwhelmed with the number of decisions that need to be made. Here are six tips to guide you through the chaos.
  • APNewsBreak: Alaska may make gay partners ‘family’

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska State Personnel Board is considering including same-sex partners of state employees in the definition of “immediate family” for purposes of leave. The proposed change in rules would allow state employees to take leave due to a serious health condition of a same-sex partner. Same-sex marriage is not legal in […]
  • Health care and the free market

    I love my DVR. I can watch what I want when I want and I can pause a show and YELL AT THE TV!
  • Salmonella outbreak linked to NM poultry hatchery

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – State health officials say a national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores. The Department of Health said Monday a strain of salmonella that’s infected more than 300 people in 37 states […]
  • 3-day marijuana festival, rally at Seattle park

    SEATTLE (AP) – Thousands are packing a Seattle waterfront park for the opening of a three-day marijuana festival _ an event that is part party, part protest and part victory celebration after the legalization of pot in Washington and Colorado last fall. Hempfest was expected to draw as many as 85,000 people per day. On […]
  • Could smoking be hurting how much you earn at work?

    If you would like to kick the habit of smoking out of your life but can't find the motivation to do it, new research might just be the answer.
  • Peanut allergy suspected in teen summer camp death

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A 13-year-old girl with a peanut allergy died after taking a bite of a treat at a family summer camp in Sacramento, Calif. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office tells the Sacramento Bee ( http://bit.ly/14wBTHK) that Natalie Giorgi died Saturday at Camp Sacramento after ingesting a Rice Krispies treat with peanuts, […]