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If the ruling of a Washington, DC, appeals court holds, millions of Americans may not be able to afford the coverage that puts them in line with the law's requirement that all Americans have insurance.

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Most people connect summer with beaches and vacations but a recent study said a third of Americans find summer to be the most stressful season of the year.

Have you ever felt like you were going to snap? That may have something to do with where you live. Real estate company Movoto used U.S. Census data to determine which states are the most stressed.

Spring is finally here. But along with warm temperatures, beautiful flowers and sunshine – plant allergies are flaring up. Check out the plants that health.com says it the worst for allergies.

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  • What's next for children's home following unsubstantiated claim?

    What's next for children's home following unsubstantiated claim?

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:25:09 GMT
    It was two months ago that 20 kids were taken from the Bridge of Hope Children's Home in Vanndale and Arkansas State Police began an investigation.
    It was two months ago that 20 kids were taken from the Bridge of Hope Children's Home in Vanndale and Arkansas State Police began an investigation.
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:44:39 GMT
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore...
    A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.
  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 08:00:57 GMT
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:17 GMT
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizen again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
  • Region 8 women's addiction rehab facility holds fish fry and auction

    Region 8 women's addiction rehab facility holds fish fry and auction

    Sunday, July 20 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-07-20 04:29:19 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Butterfly Ranch hosted its second annual fish fry and auction to raise funds for some of the non profit organization's construction projects.Click here for more information about Butterfly Ranch.Copyright 2014KAIT. All rights reserved.
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Butterfly Ranch hosted its second annual fish fry and auction to raise funds for some of the non profit organization's construction projects.Click here for more information about Butterfly Ranch.Copyright 2014KAIT. All rights reserved.
  • Crisis shelter for teens opening in Region 8

    Crisis shelter for teens opening in Region 8

    Sunday, July 20 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-20 04:07:58 GMT
    BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A new Region 8 youth organization held its first event in Blytheville Friday.Hope House is a non-profit organization geared towards providing crisis shelter for youth, ages 6 to 17."Right now there is currently in this area no one that provides that service. We'll actually allow the youth to come and reside at Hope House a minimum of 24 hours, but up to 30 days, and then if they need a longer stay they can be reassessed and get the longer length of time," said Hope Ho...
    BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A new Region 8 youth organization held its first event in Blytheville Friday.Hope House is a non-profit organization geared towards providing crisis shelter for youth, ages 6 to 17."Right now there is currently in this area no one that provides that service. We'll actually allow the youth to come and reside at Hope House a minimum of 24 hours, but up to 30 days, and then if they need a longer stay they can be reassessed and get the longer length of time," said Hope Ho...
  • Bacterial contamination leads to tattoo supplies recall

    Bacterial contamination leads to tattoo supplies recall

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:45:21 GMT
    Health officials are warning the public about a nationwide voluntary recall concerning tattoo equipment due to contamination.
    Health officials are warning the public about a nationwide voluntary recall concerning tattoo equipment due to contamination.
  • Some battling prolonged allergy season

    Some battling prolonged allergy season

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:25:21 GMT
    Usually in the middle of July folks are battling the heat but that isn't the only thing they’re dealing with this summer.
    Usually in the middle of July folks are battling the heat but that isn't the only thing they’re dealing with this summer.
  • Crittenden Regional Hospital opens one month after fire

    Crittenden Regional Hospital opens one month after fire

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:12:37 GMT
    (WMC) - Crittenden Regional Hospital will open at 7 a.m. Thursday, nearly a month after its intensive care unit burst into flames. That fire forced the evacuation of 14 patients and the indefinite closure
    Crittenden Regional Hospital opened at 7 a.m. Friday, nearly one month after its' intensive care unit burst into flames.
  • Those with HIV living longer

    Those with HIV living longer

    Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research.
    Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research.
  • Five Rivers Medical Center gathers signatures for half cent sales tax

    Five Rivers Medical Center gathers signatures for half cent sales tax

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:22:31 GMT

    After cutting expenses, salaries, programs and full time positions, Five Rivers Medical Center still needs help. The hospital is hoping to get assistance through a proposed half cent sales tax.

    After cutting expenses, salaries, programs and full time positions, Five Rivers Medical Center still needs help. The hospital is hoping to get assistance through a proposed half cent sales tax.

  • FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:33:52 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions. The Department of Justice
    Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions. 
  • Wipes in the Pipes: To Flush or Not to Flush

    Wipes in the Pipes: To Flush or Not to Flush

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:32:58 GMT
    They are marketed as a cleaner, fresher option to normal toilet paper. Many of them even read, "Flushable" on the side of their packaging, but flushable cleansing cloths and wipes are not out of the minds of everyone once they are flushed down the toilet.
    They are marketed as a cleaner, fresher option to normal toilet paper. Many of them even read, "Flushable" on the side of their packaging, but flushable cleansing cloths and wipes are not out of the minds of everyone once they are flushed down the toilet.
  • Delayed retirements may forestall predicted nursing shortage

    Delayed retirements may forestall predicted nursing shortage

    The nation's supply of registered nurses has been growing faster than expected, largely because baby boomers in nursing are working longer than ever before, according to a new study.
    The nation's supply of registered nurses has been growing faster than expected, largely because baby boomers in nursing are working longer than ever before, according to a new study.
  • Study: smartphone "microbreaks" during work day are productive

    Study: smartphone "microbreaks" during work day are productive

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:07:00 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - If your boss doesn't let you use your cell phone at work, you might want them to read this. According to a study from the University of Kansas, employers often see phone use
    According to a study from the University of Kansas, employers often see phone use as a distraction to a productive work day. But new research shows smart phone "microbreaks" may actually increase productivity.
  • Mission Outreach feeds more children during summer months

    Mission Outreach feeds more children during summer months

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:49:28 GMT
    Nearly 57,000 meals have been served up since this time last year but it's during the summer that their demographics change up and their shelves go bare.
    Nearly 57,000 meals have been served up since this time last year but it's during the summer that their demographics change up and their shelves go bare.
  • Local retail store raises money for March of Dimes

    Local retail store raises money for March of Dimes

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:43:35 GMT
    A local retail store has made a huge difference in the lives of babies.
    A local retail store has made a huge difference in the lives of babies.
  • Sheriff: Toddler dies after receiving bear hug from family friend

    Sheriff: Toddler dies after receiving bear hug from family friend

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:41:59 GMT
    Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said his department has arrested a 26-year-old man accused of giving a 14-month-old child a bear hug which resulted in the toddler's death.
    Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said his department has arrested a 26-year-old man accused of giving a 14-month-old child a bear hug which resulted in the toddler's death.
  • Protect yourself from flesh eating bacteria

    Protect yourself from flesh eating bacteria

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:47:47 GMT
    Dr. David Spencer, Sr. has seen a lot of Vibrio vulnificus over the years, and says most people survive infections, if they take the right action.
    Tuesday, an Ocean Springs family laid to rest their beloved son, brother, and uncle. Nick Duvernay died just days after coming into contact with the flesh eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, during a fishing trip in the Gulf. Dr. David Spencer, Sr. has seen a lot of Vibrio vulnificus over the years, and says most people survive infections, if they take the right action.
  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-16 08:51:24 GMT
    New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
    New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
  • Hospital wants to ask residents for new sales tax

    Hospital wants to ask residents for new sales tax

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:01:13 GMT
    The Mississippi County Hospital System wants to ask voters to approve a new sales tax to help fund the Blytheville and Osceola campuses.
    The Mississippi County Hospital System wants to ask voters to approve a new sales tax to help fund the Blytheville and Osceola campuses.
  • Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

    Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:40:16 GMT
    For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.
    Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.
  • Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

    Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:06 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is...
  • Mother fights to get justice for blind son reportedly bullied by teacher's aide

    Mother fights to get justice for blind son reportedly bullied by teacher's aide

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:23:29 GMT
    (WMC) - A Holly Springs, Miss. mother is fighting for her voice to be heard after she said a teacher's aide pushed and kicked her son, who has special needs. The teacher's aide denies doing anything wrong.
    A Holly Springs, Miss. mother is fighting for her voice to be heard after she said a teacher's aide pushed and kicked her son, who has special needs. The teacher's aide denies doing anything wrong.

    For more than one year, the two sides have been at a standstilluntil now.
  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:31:39 GMT
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
  • Nixon vetoes electronic cigarette measure

    Nixon vetoes electronic cigarette measure

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:25:45 GMT
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes while also exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes while also exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.
  • Mosquito spray shortage at Region 8 stores

    Mosquito spray shortage at Region 8 stores

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:42:02 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - There is a shortage of mosquito spray in Region 8.Dollar General employee Brandi Williams said supply is low at the store on North Church Street and at other Dollar Generals in Jonesboro."We got the Cutter (Skinsations insect repellent) twin pack in Wednesday and now we only have five left."Even though Williams ordered extra spray before the Fourth of July, repellent for flying insects, specifically mosquitoes, has been flying off the shelves."Couldn't keep it in stock....
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - There is a shortage of mosquito spray in Region 8.Dollar General employee Brandi Williams said supply is low at the store on North Church Street and at other Dollar Generals in Jonesboro."We got the Cutter (Skinsations insect repellent) twin pack in Wednesday and now we only have five left."Even though Williams ordered extra spray before the Fourth of July, repellent for flying insects, specifically mosquitoes, has been flying off the shelves."Couldn't keep it in stock....
  • Groups say 12-week ban should remain struck down

    Groups say 12-week ban should remain struck down

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-07-11 10:47:47 GMT
    Opponents of Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban say a federal appeals court should rule the law unconstitutional, arguing the state is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent by seeking to reinstate the...
    Opponents of Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban say a federal appeals court should rule the law unconstitutional, arguing the state is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent by seeking to reinstate the prohibition.
  • Missouri enacts law requiring meningitis vaccine

    Missouri enacts law requiring meningitis vaccine

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-11 10:41:26 GMT
    Students living in campus housing at Missouri's public universities will be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis beginning next year.
    Students living in campus housing at Missouri's public universities will be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis beginning next year.
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