A decision to strip Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status was justified by an audit that outlines the nonprofit health insurer's stockpiling of $4 billion in surpluses, state tax officials said in a report.
An eastern Indiana county that's facing a surge in hepatitis cases tied to needle-sharing among intravenous drug users could soon become the state's third county to request approval for a needle-exchange program under a new state law spurred by an HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana.
At Oregon Health & Science University recently, the lunch offerings included sandwiches made with organic chicken breast — locally sourced — on focaccia bread, baked locally and delivered daily. Plus salad made from local greens. Not a pre-packaged, mass-produced item in sight.