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Illinois awards $350K for women's preventative health care

Oct. 6, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials in Illinois have awarded $350,000 in grants to help improve the health care of women of reproductive age. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced earlier this week that the competitive grants are going to 14 organizations and public health...

Doctor focuses on serving health needs of LGBTQ community

Sep. 18, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Dr. Jeremy Stoepker was only in elementary school when his father, a gay rights activist, was diagnosed with AIDS. Doctors initially told Stoepker's father that he had a year to live, but he ended up surviving 19 years with the disease. "His doctors were, of course, these crazy...

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

Sep. 17, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. Kim Hyun-soo, South Korea's agricultural minister, said the country's first case of the highly contagious disease was confirmed...