- VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates Updated: Feb-09-16 11:16 am
CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.
- Country legend Merle Haggard returns to stage after illness Updated: Feb-08-16 8:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Country legend Merle Haggard has returned to the stage after canceling several shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia.
- Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits Updated: Feb-08-16 7:11 pm
DETROIT - One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires' disease.
- Alabama governor authorizes tuberculosis response funding Updated: Feb-05-16 6:05 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday announced the authorization of more than $200,000 in emergency funding to help public health officials continue responding to a tuberculosis outbreak in Perry County.
- Officials warned of water, Legionnaires' link Updated: Feb-04-16 2:15 pm
LANSING, Michigan - High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.
- California trims number of inmates in Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Feb-01-16 7:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Officials say three fewer California inmates were sickened by a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year than originally reported.
- New federal coal mine dust rules taking effect Updated: Feb-01-16 1:57 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Underground coal mines will ramp up testing for the dust that causes breathing problems and leads to black lung disease under a new federal rule taking effect Monday.
- More airlines offer Zika refunds to pregnant women Updated: Jan-28-16 5:35 pm
DALLAS - More U.S. airlines and cruise operators are offering refunds or letting pregnant women change itineraries if they booked a trip to places dealing with an outbreak of Zika virus.
- Teen suspended for helping friend won't return to school Updated: Jan-25-16 4:02 pm
KILLEEN, Texas - A Texas teenager who was suspended from school after helping a classmate who was having an asthma attack won't return to the school, the teen's mother said Monday.
- Killeen teen suspended, assisted girl having asthma attack Updated: Jan-22-16 10:05 am
KILLEEN, Texas - A 15-year-old Texas boy has served a day's suspension for carrying a friend having an asthma attack to the school nurse.
- 1 new tuberculosis disease case confirmed in rural Alabama Updated: Jan-21-16 11:46 am
MARION, Alabama - Public health officials say another case of tuberculosis has been confirmed amid an outbreak in rural Alabama that has killed three people since 2011.
- Cattle farmers battle fluctuating winter temperatures Updated: Jan-20-16 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - Every job outdoors gets harder in extreme cold, but few have it tougher than cattle farmers. And it's not just the cold snaps that grind agricultural operations to a churning slog, but also the brief warm-ups, which are proving difficult for area farmers.
- Health officials: 47 in Perry County test positive for TB Updated: Jan-19-16 6:46 pm
MARION, Alabama - State health officials say 47 residents of Perry County have tested positive for tuberculosis amid an outbreak of the bacterial infection.
- Q&A: Legionnaires' disease adds to water concerns in Flint Updated: Jan-14-16 10:07 pm
DETROIT - A water crisis in Flint has focused mostly on the impact of drinking supplies containing lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources to save money. But Michigan officials stunned the community this week when they also reported an increase in Legionnaires' disease cases over the past two years in Genesee County, where Flint is located.
- Pneumonia ends DeAndre Jordan's streak of 360 straight games Updated: Jan-13-16 10:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has been scratched Wednesday night against Miami because of pneumonia, ending the NBA's longest active consecutive games streak at 360.
- Implanted coils help some lung disease patients, study says Updated: Jan-12-16 12:02 pm
CHICAGO - A novel, minimally invasive way to treat severe breathing problems caused by lung disease showed modest but promising benefits in a small French study.
- TB outbreak reported in west Alabama town of Marion; 3 dead Updated: Jan-12-16 10:44 am
MARION, Alabama - State health officials say three people are dead amid a tuberculosis outbreak in the west Alabama town of Marion.
- Pendleton prisoners sue Indiana over cases of tuberculosis Updated: Jan-11-16 2:47 pm
PENDLETON, Indiana - Dozens of inmates at Pendleton Correctional Facility in central Indiana are suing the state after cases of tuberculosis at the prison.