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Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3

May. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Maine children getting access to virtual dental services

May. 13, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine is now home to a network of virtual dental services that supporters said would make dental care more readily available to children. The practices are “virtual dental homes” in which children become patients with a dental practice but receive care...

Hospital gives LSU-Eunice $698K to expand 2 programs

May. 11, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

EUNICE, La. (AP) — A hospital in Louisiana’s largest system is giving Louisiana State University at Eunice $698,000 to expand allied health programs. Ochsner Lafayette General says it wants to boost the nursing and surgical technology programs at the college, news agencies...

Breast cancer survivor and lingerie designer shatters taboos

May. 09, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Dana Donofree had a bilateral mastectomy and implant reconstruction after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, the then 28-year-old fashion designer discovered only medical and uncomfortable bras catering to women with the disease. Such frustrations led...

North Dakota-based healthcare billing services group hacked

Apr. 25, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal investigators say a cyber attack on a North Dakota-based company that provides software and billing services for doctors and healthcare professionals affected more than a half-million customers. Adaptive Health Integrations of Williston was the target of...

FDA authorizes 1st breath test for COVID-19 infection

Apr. 14, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued an emergency use authorization for what it said is the first device that can detect COVID-19 in breath samples. The InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer is about the size of a piece of carry-on luggage, the FDA said,...

Feds: Medical device CEO owes more than $6 million in taxes

Apr. 06, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A CEO of a suburban Minneapolis medical device company is accused of failing to pay more than $6 million in payroll taxes, interest and penalties to the Internal Revenue Service. Larry Lindberg was charged Monday in federal court with one count of tax evasion....

Kansas nonprofit sends medical supplies to Ukraine

Apr. 06, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas nonprofit is sending medical supplies to Ukraine after hearing alarming accounts of a hospital in Kyiv low on treatments and basic tools. The Kansas City Star reports that Olathe, Kansas-based Global Care Force raised $21,000 to bring resources...

Engineers build a robot to perform surgery without a doctor

Mar. 26, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a high-tech lab on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus in Baltimore, engineers have been building a robot that may be able to stitch back together the broken vessels in your belly and at some point maybe your brain, no doctor needed. The robot has a...