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Republican Rep. Tom Dent diagnosed with COVID-19

Oct. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Tom Dent of Moses Lake is the second Washington lawmaker known to have tested positive for COVID-19. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Monday that Dent, who is up for reelection, talked about his diagnosis on NewsTalk-KIT Radio and said he's been recovering at...

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What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

Oct. 20, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

What are the treatment options for COVID-19? There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is. For example, steroids such as dexamethasone can lower the risk of dying for severely ill patients. But they may do the opposite for those who are only mildly ill. In the United States, no...

Police: X-ray tech killed in crash outside Ballwin clinic

Oct. 19, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — An X-ray technician in suburban St. Louis has died after being hit by a sport utility vehicle outside the clinic where she worked, and the driver has been arrested, police said. Marissa Politte, 25, of Ballwin, had left Total Access Urgent Care in Ballwin and was on the sidewalk when...

First Kansas City-area medical marijuana dispensary opens

Oct. 19, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Kansas City area drew a good-sized crowd when it opened Monday, despite having limited supplies or varieties for customers. Dozens of people lined up before Fresh Green opened in Lee's Summit. The owners, Rob and Bianca Sullivan, plan...

National Drug Take-Back Day events are this weekend

Oct. 19, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this weekend, and events are scheduled to collect unwanted medications. Kentucky has taken more than 163,000 pounds of unwanted prescription medications at drug take-back events and locations during the last nine years, the Kentucky Office...

Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open

Oct. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines. The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in Ellisville and Manchester. Another dispensary is expected to open Monday in the Kansas City area nearly two years after...

Clinic volunteers struggle with not helping during pandemic

Oct. 18, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Harold Conrad spent 95 days in 2010 recovering from a liver transplant at University of Louisville Jewish Hospital. With all the time hooked up to IVs and resting in bed, you wouldn’t think that he’d be eager to go back. But for the past eight years after his recovery,...

Alabama program helps breast cancer patients feel at ease

Oct. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A heart-shaped pillow and a chat may seem like small gestures but for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at DCH Health Systems, it could be just the kind of support they need as they begin treatment. Behind the Ribbon is an outreach program at DCH Health Systems that has been...

Coach raises awareness about breast cancer in South Carolina

Oct. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — High school coach Travis Gilliam of Newberry says it was by chance his breast cancer was detected. “I went to a yearly check-up with a pulmonologist for a follow-up on a nodule found on a lung a year prior,” Gilliam explains. “It had not grown and was pretty much...

Virginia's 1st medical cannabis processor opens in Bristol

Oct. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Virginia's first medical cannabis processor has officially opened to patients. Dharma Pharmaceuticals held a grand opening Saturday morning in Bristol. It's one of four pharmaceutical processors approved in the state to produce medical marijuana, TV station WCYB reported. Lisa Smith...