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Kentucky House passes bills allowing new academic roles for Murray State and Eastern Kentucky

Feb. 15, 2024 17:47 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two universities wanting to carve out ambitious new roles to help overcome shortages of doctors and veterinarians won overwhelming support from the Kentucky House on Thursday. The House passed separate bills that would allow Murray State University to create a...

Virginia lawmakers advancing bills that aim to protect access to contraception

Feb. 15, 2024 11:35 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats who control the state Legislature are advancing legislation that aims to protect access to a wide range of contraception, something they say should not be taken for granted after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. ...

Minnesota might be on the verge of a normal legislative session after a momentous 2023

Feb. 09, 2024 13:19 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota might be on the verge of a normal legislative session. The House and Senate convene Monday with a relatively modest agenda after a momentous 2023 session that saw Democrats use their newfound full control of the statehouse to enact practically...

Community health centers serve 1 in 11 Americans. They're a safety net under stress

Jan. 29, 2024 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Elisa Reyes has come to Plaza del Sol Family Health Center for doctor’s appointments for more than a decade. Though she moved away a while ago, the 33-year-old keeps returning, even if it means a two-hour roundtrip bus ride. That’s because her two children see...

Community health centers serve 1 in 11 Americans. They're a safety net that's under stress

Jan. 29, 2024 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Elisa Reyes has come to Plaza del Sol Family Health Center for doctor’s appointments for more than a decade. She moved away a while ago but keeps returning — even if it means a two-hour roundtrip bus ride. That’s because her two children see the same doctor...

Subscription-based care moves beyond peddling birth control and helping with hair loss

Dec. 26, 2023 09:17 AM EST

Need help losing weight or handling depression? How about a pill that lowers cholesterol and treats erectile dysfunction? Online subscription services for care have grown far beyond their roots dealing mainly with hair loss, acne or birth control. Companies including Hims & Hers,...

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry names heads of Louisiana's health, family and wildlife services

Dec. 20, 2023 17:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov.-elect Jeff Landry announced Wednesday that he has chosen Ralph Abraham, a former Republican congressman who ran for governor in 2019, to lead the Louisiana Department of Health — the state's largest agency that serves millions of residents. Abraham...

Florida mother fears her family will be devastated as trial on trans health care ban begins

Dec. 13, 2023 18:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a transgender girl sobbed in federal court Wednesday as she contemplated having to move away from her Navy officer husband to get health care for her 12-year-old if Florida's ban on gender dysphoria treatments for minors is allowed to take affect. ...

‘Shadows of children:’ For the youngest hostages, life moves forward in whispers

Dec. 09, 2023 15:33 PM EST

HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — After seven weeks held hostage in the tunnels of Gaza, they are finally free to laugh and chat and play. But some of the children who have come back from captivity are still reluctant to raise their voices above a whisper. In theory, they can eat what they...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 06, 2023 07:33 AM EST

Greensboro News and Record. December 1, 2023. Editorial: Maybe we should make Dec. 1 a holiday: Medicaid Expansion Day Tomorrow begins today. At long last, Medicaid expansion becomes a reality in this state, so you’ll likely hear some facts and...