Windstream Holdings bested analyst forecasts, reporting a first-quarter profit of 5 cents a share. Consumer broadband revenue rose 2% from a year earlier, and revenue from integrated services climbed 3%. Analysts expect a volatile period in coming quarters as a result of the hiring of CEO Tony Thomas in December.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a measure into law that will require facilities offering mammograms to notify women of their dense breast tissue and that subsequent screenings may be warranted. The law goes into effect in January.
A 12-year-old New Mexico boy who died of hantavirus is the state's second death from the zoonotic disease this year. The deer mouse is the most common source of the virus in New Mexico, according to the state Department of Health, and people may become infected by breathing in aerosolized virus while cleaning areas where mice have been.
A program developed by a veterinarian in Pasco, Wash., gives pet owners access to discounted veterinary-health services to allow for early detection of potential problems and reduce costs in the long run. AVMA promotes pet wellness and preventive care, and offers guidelines about pet health plans and insurance on its website, according to spokeswoman Sharon Granskog.
Citizens for Medical Isotopes sponsored a medical isotope symposium Wednesday, which included the Rev. Jesse Jackson along with experts who discussed the progress isotopes have made toward disease treatment.