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With Haitian migration growing, a Mexico City family of doctors is helping out

Jul. 17, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

CIUDAD NEZAHUALCOYOTL, Mexico (AP) — Last year, the Hernández Pacheco family began to notice a number of Haitians arriving at an apartment across the street from their medical clinic on the outskirts of Mexico City. Their two-story, mint-green office sits on a small street in...

What cognitive tests can show -- and what they can't

Jul. 09, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the new chant in Washington politics: “Get a cognitive test!” Political opponents, armchair pundits and even nervous supporters are demanding that President Joe Biden undergo such testing after his dismal debate performance – even though his physician...

Thanks to a $1 billion gift, most Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer pay tuition

Jul. 08, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

Most medical students at Johns Hopkins University will no longer pay tuition thanks to a $1 billion gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday. Starting in the fall, the donation will cover full tuition for medical students from families earning less than $300,000. Living...

North Carolina Medicaid managed care extended further starting this week

Jul. 02, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Medicaid managed care has finally been extended to Medicaid enrollees who also need services for behavioral health or intellectual or developmental disabilities. More than 210,000 people could benefit from “tailored plans” that launched on...

Crisis in the UK’s NHS shows why Conservatives are struggling after 14 years in power

Jun. 28, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nathaniel Dye believes he probably won’t live to see Britain’s next election. But the music teacher diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer is doing everything he can to make sure the Labour Party wins this one. Dismayed by delays in his diagnosis by the National...

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

Jun. 26, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory issued by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's top doctor, came as the U.S....

Lower your risk of falling as you get older with these simple steps

Jun. 15, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

One in four older adults in the U.S. will fall each year, putting them at risk of injury, broken bones and even death. Falls are a growing public health concern as the country's population sees record numbers of people turn 65 — now and in the future. But common as falls may be,...

How to find the right balance between telemedicine and in-person care

Jun. 03, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

Patients can now see an array of doctors without leaving their recliner thanks to telemedicine. But that doesn’t mean trips to the office should end. Finding the right balance between virtual and in-person visits can be a key to getting good care. Here’s what you...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 24, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. May 19, 2024. Editorial: Decline in overdose deaths is something to build on In response to the news, Gov. Mills encouraged ‘cautious optimism.’ That’s the right approach. According to provisional national data released...

Matthew Perry's death under investigation in connection with ketamine level found in actor's blood

May. 21, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have opened an investigation into how Matthew Perry received the supply of ketamine that killed him, police said Tuesday. Los Angeles police are working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with a probe...