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  • Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t…

  • Richard Sherman looking forward to fatherhood

    PHOENIX (AP) — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England. Sherman doesn’t seem worried about…

  • Anderson Silva returns at UFC 183 with his broken leg healed

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Gabriel Silva is a promising young boxer, and that doesn’t please his famous father one bit. Even while sitting amid speed bags, wrestling mats and mixed martial arts cages in his…

  • Famous photographer brings joy to hospitalized kids

    WASHINGTON — If you have watched Sesame Street over the years, you have most likely have seen William Wegman’s Weimaraner dogs. The grey short-haired pointers are usually donning human clothes with actors lending their arms…

  • Study: Too much wine could be risk factor for stroke

    WASHINGTON – Much has been written about the health benefits of a glass of red wine. But this is one case where too much of a good thing is not necessarily better. Researchers are finding…

  • Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One California doctor has posted a clear notice that his practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t get them vaccinated. It’s a sentiment echoed by a small number of…

  • Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths…

  • 2011 vehicle models with highest and lowest death rates

    The Insurance Institute for Highway safety examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looking at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as a…

  • Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. It’s part…

  • Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter J. Bernard to retire Aug. 31

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter J. Bernard plans to retire on Aug. 31. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1yRaJiD ) reports that Bon Secours Health Systems announced Bernard’s retirement on Thursday. He has…

  • Illness sickens more than 300 Hampden-Sydney students

    FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Hampden-Sydney College is canceling classes until Monday after an illness sickened more than 300 students this week. An email to faculty and students on Thursday says residence halls and some areas…

  • Attempt to repeal abortion ultrasound law fails in Senate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican-controlled state Senate committee has defeated an attempt to repeal a 2012 law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure first. The Education and Health Committee…

  • Virginia Senate panel OKs marijuana derivatives for epilepsy

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A proposal to legalize two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating epilepsy has cleared its first hurdle in the General Assembly. The legislation offered by Sen. David Marsden, a Fairfax…

  • WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

    LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus’ spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said the three…

  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/15W9x2B) on Wednesday that 79 of those…