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Canada sees suspected carbon monoxide cases in wake of Fiona

Sep. 27, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island (AP) — A Canadian hospital said Tuesday it is treating several patients for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning as many people in the Atlantic area hit post-tropical storm Fiona are using generators for electricity. More than 180,000 homes and...

Nursing home complaints rise in Wisconsin, staffing is cited

Sep. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Complaints against Wisconsin nursing homes continue to pile up and could surpass a record number filed last year as the state struggles to find enough nurses and nursing home inspectors. State officials have contracted with two private companies — Healthcare...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

Sep. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a care facility for military veterans in Truth or Consequences. ...

Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After an Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, phones starting ringing across Indiana abortion clinics, which are preparing to resume the procedure a week after the ban had gone into effect. “People are getting the...

Social media posts spark calls to investigate Tenn.'s VUMC

Sep. 21, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into a pediatric transgender health clinic after videos surfaced on social media of a doctor touting that gender-affirming procedures are “huge money makers” for hospitals and a staffer saying anyone with a...

Senate leader: NC hospitals' Medicaid proposal not 'serious'

Sep. 20, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday called an offer from state hospitals to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of the working poor “not a serious proposal,” saying loosened regulations for medical construction projects didn't go far enough. ...

Indiana judge weighing bid to block state's new abortion ban

Sep. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top state lawyer derided arguments that Indiana’s new abortion ban violates the state constitution, saying Monday that opponents of the ban are trying to invent a state right to privacy. A judge heard arguments for about an hour in a Bloomington courtroom on...

Sarah Sanders released from hospital after cancer surgery

Sep. 17, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, a Republican who is running for governor in Arkansas, was released from a hospital Saturday after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer. “Following successful surgery on Friday to remove her thyroid and...

N. Carolina hospitals offer new Medicaid expansion proposal

Sep. 16, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's hospitals and hospital systems on Friday unveiled an offer that could shake up stalled negotiations to pass legislation that would expand Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of low-income adults in the state. The North Carolina Healthcare...