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Coroner: Autopsy confirms no foul play in police van death

Oct. 13, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy confirmed that a woman found dead inside a police van parked outside headquarters wasn't the victim of foul play and didn't suffer any trauma, an official said Wednesday. Dr. Tyler Berryhill, Madison County's coroner, said the...

4th Aussie rules football player had CTE before death

Oct. 08, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The former captain of a championship-winning team in Australian rules football has become the fourth league player to be posthumously diagnosed with a debilitating neurological disease linked to head trauma and concussions. Murray Weideman,...

Kentucky surpasses 9,000 coronavirus-related deaths

Oct. 07, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's coronavirus-related death toll surpassed 9,000 on Thursday, a grim reminder of the trauma still being inflicted by the pandemic despite the downward trend in virus cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Andy Beshear said. In its daily report,...

Filling a critical need, West Virginians train to be EMTs

Oct. 03, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MONONGAH, W.Va. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many medical systems to the brink, but one of the most short-staffed positions in this chain of care are emergency medical technicians. West Virginia Public Service Training is a state program that trains over...

Hospital aims to regain higher designation for trauma center

Oct. 01, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University Medicine Wheeling Hospital is working to regain a higher designation for its trauma center, officials said. The hospital was downgraded recently from a Level II to a Level IV trauma center following a survey with the...

Police investigating death at Virginia retail store

Sep. 26, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Police in Alexandria are investigating a death at a retail store. The Alexandria Police Department said in a tweet Saturday night that there was a heavy police presence at BJ's Wholesale Club due to the death investigation. They said that a man...

US boarding school review prompts calls for trauma support

Aug. 23, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some members of Congress want to ensure that protections are put in place to address ongoing trauma as more information comes to light about the troubled history of Indigenous boarding schools in the United States. A group of 21 Democratic...

Top Mississippi hospital tightens its COVID vaccine policy

Aug. 20, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only Level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital announced Friday it will now mandate all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The policy is a reversal from a rule put in place last month that allowed employees or students to skip the...

As COVID surges, Mississippi sets up second field hospital

Aug. 16, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only Level 1 trauma center is setting up a second emergency field hospital in a parking garage that will handle some of the sickest COVID-19 patients as the virus continues to ravage the state. Samaritan's Purse will set up the...

Nightmares, panic attacks: Belgian flood survivors struggle

Jul. 29, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

TROOZ, Belgium (AP) — Visions of cars being swept away in a raging current keep coming back to trouble Eric Mouqué. His wife, Cindy, gets triggered by the slightest noise. So when her husband turns on the hose to clean a few things, all she can think about are those...