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New medical director for local hospice

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CalFresh now accepted at local farm stands, CSAs

With help from the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, a growing number of farmers now accept CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) directly at their farms. CalFresh recipients will be able to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards to purc...

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    College football player to be bone marrow donor for infant

    MACOMB, Ill. (AP) A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life a bone marrow transplant.School officials said Sophomore Jordan Veloz, 20, signed up...

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    Hawaii fertility law omits single women, same-sex couples

    HONOLULU (AP) -- A proposal in Hawaii's Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women who are married to men.

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    Bill seeks to expand coverage for Hawaii fertility law

    HONOLULU (AP) A proposal in Hawaii's Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women who are married to men.Hawaii is one...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

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    Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.The teen, identified only as...

    By Pat Eaton-robb, Associated Press|

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    An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March,...

    By David Pitt, Associated Press|

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    Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program

    LARNED, Kan. (AP) Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public...

    By Nicholas Clayton, Associated Press|

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    Officials advise doctor's patients be tested for hepatitis

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) Health officials are advising former patients of a Santa Barbara physician to get tested for hepatitis and other blood-borne illnesses.The county's Public Health Department said Monday that Dr. Allen Thomashefsky's...

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    Source of Ohio botulism cases likely was potato salad

    LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad.The Ohio Department of Health...

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  • Politics

    US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    NEW YORK (AP) The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.It's the first change since the government urged cities to add fluoride...

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    Celladon shares dive on failed heart drug study

    NEW YORK (AP) Shares of Celladon Corp. plummeted after the biotechnology company said its developing heart failure treatment failed to meet key goals in a pivotal study.The stock shed $10.18, or 74 percent, to $3.50 in premarket trading about...

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