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Tumor registrar collects cancer patient data, helps doctors

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Maxine Glenn Morgan knows every cancer patient who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle since 2006, though most of them have never met her. The Columbus native is the sixth of eight children, a stepmother and fan of gardening, cooking and Mississippi State sports....

Missouri doctor indicted in alleged fentanyl fraud scheme

Jan. 23, 2020 8:10 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a southwest Missouri physician accused of receiving tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks for prescribing fentanyl spray to hundreds of patients in a $2.4 million medical fraud scheme. Randall D. Halley, 63, of Nixa, was charged in a...

This combination photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019, left, and Swift's mother Andrea Finlay at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas on April 19, 2015.  Swift has revealed in a new interview that her mother has a brain tumor. Swift, who has spoken about her mother's battle with cancer over the years, told Variety in an interview published Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, that while her mother was going through treatment, “they found a brain tumor.

Taylor Swift reveals her mother has a brain tumor

Jan. 21, 2020 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has revealed in a new interview that her mother has a brain tumor. Swift, who has spoken about her mother's battle with cancer over the years, told Variety in an interview published Tuesday that while her mother was going through treatment, “they found a brain tumor."...

Illinois healthcare company closes briefly to meet state law

Jan. 21, 2020 1:10 PM EST

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois healthcare manufacturing company has temporarily closed because it couldn't meet new state standards for ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing chemical. Medline Industries in Waukegan is in the process of completing $10 million in upgrades designed to bring the plant into...

This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows generic acetaminophen capsules in Santa Ana, Calif.  A fight is coming to California over whether to list acetaminophen,  one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles for things like alcohol and coffee. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

Jan. 21, 2020 10:54 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee. The drug is acetaminophen, known outside the U.S. as paracetamol and used to treat...

Muscatine woman sentenced to federal prison for fraud

Jan. 17, 2020 6:21 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Muscatine woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for wire and mail fraud. Federal prosecutors for Iowa said Friday that Ashley Erin Murphy Schneider, 37, was sentenced Thursday in Davenport's federal courthouse after pleading guilty to five counts last year....

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation

Jan. 16, 2020 3:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland, Oregon TV outlets reported Thursday. Kylee Dixon, 13, was recovering in an...

Louisville Archbishop: No more cancer after treatment

Jan. 15, 2020 6:11 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said he is cancer-free after surgery and months of treatment. Kurtz said in a video posted on his blog Wednesday that he got results before Thanksgiving that showed “no evidence of malignancy.” Kurtz said he thought he would...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 15, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 14 The Gadsden Times on developments with a long-awaited interstate extension project: With apologies to the Bard of Avon — and we’ll drop the part about the sweet fragrance — “What’s a road by any other name?” Local...

Air Force announces health study amid concerns about cancer

Jan. 13, 2020 12:08 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Officials at an Air National Guard base in New Hampshire announced that the Air Force will conduct a study amid concerns about exposure to carcinogens at the base. The occupation health study will take place at the Pease Air National Guard Base and will be conducted with assistance...