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Indiana lawmakers consider easing of nursing school rules

Jan. 17, 2022 09:36 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed loosening of Indiana’s regulations on nursing education programs is advancing in the Legislature, with supporters saying the step is needed to help address a statewide nursing shortage. Hospital officials and health care organizations supporting the...

West Virginia native works with legends at Kennedy Center

Jan. 17, 2022 09:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — On a busy holiday afternoon at the Capitol Market, Kanawha County native Kevin Struthers was trying not to sound too excited about his job, but sometimes it’s near impossible for him not to gush. “I’m the Kennedy Center’s Director of Programming...

IU Health gives Ivy Tech $8.75 million to expand nursing

Jan. 15, 2022 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has given an $8.75 million grant to Ivy Tech Community College to expand its nursing program and increase student enrollment. Ivy Tech will use the money to pay faculty and recruit staff, buy equipment and fund support services for...

German med students praised for standing up to protesters

Jan. 14, 2022 10:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German officials have praised a group of medical students who held a silent vigil outside a hospital in Dresden late Thursday in protest against a rally by far-right vaccine skeptics. Saxony's governor, Michael Kretschmer, thanked the students Friday on Twitter,...

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

Jan. 10, 2022 17:48 PM EST

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery. While it’s too soon to know if the operation really will work, it...

$15B from Gates, French Gates tops 2021 biggest gift list

Jan. 04, 2022 10:30 AM EST

It was a healthy year for big gifts to charitable causes in 2021, a year that saw one of the largest multibillion-dollar contributions in more than a decade, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy tally. The power philanthropists Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced in May...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ NY lawmakers aren’t voting on...

GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs ‘born alive’ abortion bill

Dec. 22, 2021 15:15 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday imposing criminal penalties on doctors who fail to give medical care in the extremely rare circumstance when a baby is born alive following an abortion attempt. The Republican governor signed the measure over the...

California to require booster shots for healthcare workers

Dec. 21, 2021 21:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will require health care workers to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday, pledging to make sure hospitals are prepared as a new version of the disease begins to spread throughout the state. ...

Big gift will go for youth mental health at medical school

Dec. 18, 2021 16:01 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A donation of $34.2 million will establish a youth mental health center at Indiana University medical school in Evansville. Evansville natives Bill and Mary Stone announced the donation Friday. The gift will endow three chairs and support six...