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Maine's sole med school to boost opioid disorder training

Nov. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EST

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — The federal government's supporting an effort by Maine's only medical school to train medical students to treat opioid use disorders. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's providing the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine with a...

Boy injured at North Carolina church event pronounced dead

Nov. 4, 2019 6:56 AM EST

OAK RIDGE, N.C. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy who attended a church Halloween event in North Carolina has been fatally injured. New outlets report Noah Chambers was pronounced dead Sunday, two days after being hit by a vehicle in Oak Ridge. He was attempting to cross the road at the "trunk-or-treat" event at...

Parkland commission urges boost in mental health funding

Nov. 1, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A commission investigating the Parkland school shooting is calling for improved mental health services, including more funding, to help schoolchildren deal with the stresses in their lives — a strategy the commission hopes will help prevent more violence from erupting at...

Sheriff: Woman sold medical excuse notes to students

Oct. 31, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

EVANS, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a woman who worked at a medical clinic has been arrested for selling fake doctor's notes to high school students so they can get out of class. News outlets report 52-year-old Belinda Gail Fondren was charged with filing or maintaining false public records....

The Latest: Chicago mayor: No makeup days in teachers strike

Oct. 30, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Chicago's mayor refused to grant striking teachers demands to add school days making up for two weeks of classes canceled by the walkout. The union's elected delegates voted Wednesday night to accept a...

Lawsuit: Muslim boy questioned at Ohio school about religion

Oct. 29, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The parents of a 10-year-old Muslim boy who said he was questioned by an Ohio student teacher about his patriotism and religious beliefs and was told to undress to determine if he had been physically abused at home have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the boy's civil rights were violated...

Mississippi clinic focuses on LGBTQ community

Oct. 27, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi Medical Center has opened a primary care clinic focused on serving LGBTQ patients. The university says it's the first multidisciplinary LGBTQ health clinic in Mississippi. Dr. Scott Rodgers, head of the school's Department of Psychiatry and Human...

Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortages

Oct. 22, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched. Unions and professional groups for such...

UNMC dentistry college opens renovated Omaha dental clinic

Oct. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry has announced the opening of a renovated dental clinic in Omaha. UNMC officials cut the ribbon earlier this week on the $2.6 million renovation of the school's old Omaha dental clinic at the Durham Outpatient Center. As...

Ruling: Records can be withheld in IU student's 1977 killing

Oct. 13, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's public access counselor has ruled that state police can withhold records in an Indiana University student's unsolved 1977 slaying because they remain part of an ongoing investigation. Ann Harmeier was a 20-year-old IU sophomore when she was abducted, raped and killed in...