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  • Pop Warner implements concussion-awareness program for kids

    Pop Warner, the country’s largest youth football program, is implementing a concussion-awareness initiative aimed at educating young athletes about how to recognize symptoms of a head injury. The program is called CrashCourse and was developed with Stanford University education, engineering and medical researchers. It uses an interactive online video of a high school football game […]
  • Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

    The New England Journal of Medicine has retracted a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist, Dr. Piero Anversa. Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where Anversa had worked, have called for the retraction of dozens of articles involving him after […]
  • Breakfast Club helps former NFL players get healthy together

    Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017. With each step came stabbing pains because of severe plantar fasciitis. The Breakfast Club came to his rescue by figuring out what caused his […]
  • After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

    MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization. He’s off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and of […]
  • After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

    MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization. He’s off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and of […]
  • As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

    SEATTLE (AP) — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global standing likely will encourage others […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. says it has secured land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. The California-based company announced plans for the factory in July after Beijing said it […]
  • Woman: Michigan pharmacist refused to give miscarriage drug

    PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A woman says a Michigan pharmacist refused to fill a prescription to help her complete a miscarriage, telling her it was against his religion. Rachel Peterson of Ionia tells the Detroit Free Press the pharmacist worked at a Meijer store in Petoskey. She and her husband were in northern Michigan in […]
  • The Latest: More charges against California surgeon, friend

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California surgeon and a girlfriend accused of drugging and sexually assaulting victims (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Prosecutors say there are five additional victims in the case of a California surgeon and his girlfriend who were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women. The […]
  • Obituary for woman with opioid addiction inspires donations

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A powerful obituary for a Vermont woman with opioid addiction has inspired more than 100 donations to a local recovery center from around the country and as far away as Denmark. The family of 30-year-old Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir posted an obituary for her after she died Oct. 7 that appeared in […]