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RI has 1st human case of Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013

Dec. 06, 2021 14:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island public health officials on Monday confirmed the state's first human case of the Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013. The person who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus is a resident of Kent County in their 50s, the state Department of...

His Cause: NFL broadcaster's shoes will show damaged brain

Dec. 03, 2021 16:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — NFL player turned broadcaster Ross Tucker will wear shoes showing an image of a traumatized brain to raise money for the families of players who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. As part of the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” initiative,...

Former Raiders fullback Steve Smith dies at age 57

Nov. 20, 2021 20:07 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders fullback Steve Smith has died after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 57. The Raiders announced Smith's death Saturday, calling him an inspiration for “smiling every day while always working for a cure for”...

Checkup finds Biden 'vigorous'; Harris briefly in power

Nov. 19, 2021 18:34 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden remains “healthy” and “vigorous” and fit for duty, but is showing some signs of aging, his doctor said Friday after the oldest president in American history underwent his first routine physical in office and — in a history-making moment —...

Alzheimer's drug cited as Medicare premium jumps by $21.60

Nov. 12, 2021 21:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's “Part B” outpatient premium will jump by $21.60 a month in 2022, one of the largest increases ever. Officials said Friday a new Alzheimer's drug is responsible for about half of that. The increase guarantees that health care will gobble...

Medicare Part B outpatient monthly premium jumps by $21.60 next year; new Alzheimer's drug cited in one of largest hikes

Nov. 12, 2021 17:05 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare Part B outpatient monthly premium jumps by $21.60 next year; new Alzheimer's drug cited in one of largest hikes.

Delaware health officials: Raccoon that bit person was rabid

Nov. 12, 2021 15:09 PM EST

BEAR, Del. (AP) — A raccoon that bit and scratched a person in the Bear area last weekend has tested positive for rabies, Delaware health officials announced Friday. The person who was bitten and scratched on Nov. 7 has begun treatment for rabies exposure, the Division...

Missing art historian with Alzheimer's found dead in woods

Nov. 09, 2021 10:16 AM EST

UPPER NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A leading art historian diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease was found dead by police in the woods of Nyack Beach State park on Monday after having gone missing on Nov. 3. Neighbors, residents and police had been searching for Richard Kendall,...

3 NH adults test positive for Jamestown Canyon virus

Nov. 05, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three adults have tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, three months after an adult who became infected with the mosquito-borne virus died, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. The three adults are from...

Possessions of man behind ice bucket challenge up for sale

Nov. 04, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jerseys, baseball bats and other items that belonged to Pete Frates, the former college baseball player whose inspiring fight with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped popularize the ALS ice bucket challenge, are being auctioned. Proceeds from the online auction...