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A new low point for state governance 10.2.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Washingtonians deserve better leadership than they’ve been getting from Olympia recently.
Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department ‘toxic’ 10.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical director of the District of Columbia’s long-troubled fire department is stepping down, saying “people are dying needlessly” because the department is resistant to reform. Dr. Jullette Saussy (SOW-see) has been on the job for seven months. She previously ran the ambulance service in New Orleans. In her resignation letter, dated […]
DMX is OK after being revived in New York hotel parking lot 10.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary
DMX is out of the hospital after collapsing in the parking lot of a Yonkers, N.Y., hotel on Monday night, his attorney said Tuesday. The 45-year-old rapper, real name Earl Simmons, didn't have a pulse when authorities arrived, police told the Associated Press. Murray Richman, DMX's lawyer, told...
Rapper found unconscious at hotel 10.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Earl Simmons, the rapper known as DMX, is on the mend after he was found unconscious in a hotel parking lot.
Parents: Surgery on wrong baby 10.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
For most, the birth of your child is a moment you will never forget.
Runners in the Olympic Trials and L.A. Marathon will be up against unusual winter heat 10.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

L.A. Marathon organizers had hoped to avoid the kind of run-in with warm weather that could lead to heat exhaustion and dehydration.

For the second year in a row, they moved up the starting time to give runners more time to enjoy the cool morning air. And they are holding the marathon weeks earlier...

School bus accident in Douglas County; three students hurt 10.2.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A Douglas County Schools bus was involved in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon. Three students were ...
Police: Jay Cutler’s brother-in-law death was accidental 10.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler’s brother-in-law’s death was accidental, saying the man died of hypothermia after walking away from his car in rocky southern Utah terrain in frigid temperatures. Grand County Sheriff officials announced the findings Tuesday in a news release. The 30-year-old Michael Cavallari […]
YVMC to host reception for “Is There a Hospital in This Place?” 10.2.2016 Steamboat Pilot

A book signing and reception for Christine McKelvie, author of the new book “Is There a Hospital in This Place?”, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

The book looks at a century of hospital care in Steamboat Springs. McKelvie will speak at 5 p.m. along with YVMC CEO Frank May and Jim Stanko, great-nephew of Dr. Frederick Willett.

No RSVP required. Books will be sold during the reception, and refreshments will be served.

Hallberg's Picture of Health: The dangers of lead 10.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the Flint water crisis continues, MPR News' regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg answered some questions on what lead can do to the body, and why it's worse for children and developing bodies.
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Sheriffs, Franken criticize Medicaid gaps for jail inmates 10.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sheriffs organizations in Minnesota and elsewhere criticized policies that allow those who are able to post bail maintain Medicaid coverage, while others who remain in custody lose it.
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U of M study finds 'health care homes' model pays off 10.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Developed as a way of coordinating patient care, the model improves quality and saves money at the same time.
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Photos: Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski visits Tufts Floating Hospital for Children 10.2.2016 Boston Globe: Latest
Photos: Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski visits Tufts Floating Hospital for Children
Brockton boy dies month after fall through ice 10.2.2016 Boston Globe: Latest
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A 12-year-old Brockton boy who spent a month in the hospital after falling through the thin ice of a pond has ...
Department of Health OKs new psych hospital in Spokane 10.2.2016 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- State Department of Health officials have approved the construction of a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Spokane....
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91,000 state Medicaid clients warned of data breach 10.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Two state employees, a sister and brother, apparently exchanged emails for nearly two years that contained private health information from Medicaid clients, said a Health Care Authority risk manager.
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Judge's error could set man free without trial for murder 10.2.2016 AP National
ATLANTA (AP) -- A mistake by a superior court judge may set a Georgia man free without him ever having to stand trial for the stabbing death of a 75-year-old woman....
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Wyndham and Viacom are big market movers 10.2.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Wyndham Worldwide Corp., up $1.58 to $63.21 The hotel operator reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue and raised its quarterly dividend. Most Read StoriesSeahawks' Marshawn Lynch announces retirement in his own, unique fashionWith Marshawn […]
Judge’s error could set man free without trial for murder 10.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ATLANTA (AP) — A mistake by a superior court judge may set a Georgia man free without him ever having to stand trial. Geary Otis is accused of killing a 75-year-old woman and injuring a 71-year-old man at an apartment complex for seniors in Atlanta in June 2013. His lawyer told a jury Otis “just […]
A huge coal miners’ pension plan is on the brink of failure. One senator is blocking a fix. 10.2.2016 Ezra Klein
When Sen. Mitch McConnell strode into the Capitol for last month’s State of the Union speech, he took with him a guest whose presence was sure to be seen as a slap against the Obama administration and its policies on coal. “I brought along this unemployed coal miner here,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said, gesturing to fourth-generation ...
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