Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities
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Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities

Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors

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Bill to create Michigan mental health hotline is approved

Michigan is poised to create a permanent statewide mental health hotline under legislation going to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Lawyers unable to reach new deal over inmate care in Arizona
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Lawyers unable to reach new deal over inmate care in Arizona

Attorneys trying to renegotiate a settlement over health care in Arizona’s prisons say they’re unable to reach a new deal

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Clinics awarded grants to help uninsured, underinsured

Nearly four dozen clinics will share $860,500 through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Strengthening the Safety Net program

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Adams County Health Department warns of norovirus outbreak

The Adams County Health Department encourages residents to develop a rigourous hand washing regimen to reduce the spread of the norovirus. The precaution is urged in light of an increase in diagnosed and reported cases of acute gastroenteritis.

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Lee hopeful feds will respond by summer to block grant plan

Republican Gov. Bill Lee says he's hopeful Tennessee will have a response by this summer from the federal government on a request to become the first state to receive funding in a lump sum for its Medicaid program

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Employees on SC health plan now can get virtual urgent care

Employees and others on the state health plan in South Carolina can now get free urgent care visits online

Program meant to curb repeat hospital stays fails big test
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Program meant to curb repeat hospital stays fails big test

Researchers are reporting disappointing results from a promising program in Camden, New Jersey, to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital

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Idaho exchange enrollment dips due to Medicaid expansion

State officials say fewer people signed up for health insurance under the state's insurance exchange program following Medicaid expansion

Cancer group finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. death rate
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Cancer group finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. death rate

Researchers are reporting the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, and they are crediting advances in lung-tumor treatments