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Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem....
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AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man....
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Are face transplants still research, or regular care?
Is replacing a severely disfigured person's face with one from a dead donor ready to be called regular care, something insurers should cover? Mayo Clinic has raised that question by doing the first U.S. face transplant that's not part of research....
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VP Pence's wife aims to raise awareness about art therapy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Karen Pence wants people to know that art therapy isn't exactly arts and crafts....
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Michigan sports doctor to stand trial in sexual assault case
MASON, Mich. (AP) -- A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics was ordered to stand trial Friday after a woman described how he sexually abused her for years during her childhood....
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Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies - and recording their attempts....
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China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak
BEIJING (AP) -- China is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions as it grapples with the worst outbreak of bird flu in years that has killed at least 87 people....
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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- Tanzania's government has stopped 40 privately run health centers from providing AIDS-related services, accusing them of catering to homosexuals in a country where gay sex is criminalized....
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AP Explains: Why there's a US surge in mumps despite vaccine
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifty years ago, mumps was once a childhood rite of passage of puffy cheeks and swollen jaws. That all changed with the arrival of a vaccine in the late 1960s, and mumps nearly disappeared....
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NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues....
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