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Hospitals launch campaign to overcome affiliation rejection

Nov. 16, 2019 10:55 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two seacoast-area New Hampshire hospitals that want to affiliate with Massachusetts General Hospital are launching a public-relations campaign aimed at overcoming the objections of state regulators. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Exeter Health Resources, which includes Exeter...

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...

Arizona Senate ad targets McSally health care vote

Nov. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A dark-money group opposing Republican Sen. Martha McSally began airing a new ad Thursday blasting her recent vote on a health care measure, the latest effort by Democrats and their allies to focus the top-tier Senate race on an issue that worked well for them in 2018. McSally has been the...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Nov. 14, 2019 11:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South...

Spotlight on Texas’ ‘10-day rule’ in life support cases

Nov. 13, 2019 10:57 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas law that gives families 10 days to find a new hospital if they disagree with doctors who decide to take a patient off life support is once again under the spotlight after a judge halted a Fort Worth hospital’s plan to remove a 9-month-old girl from a ventilator against her...

Trump appeals court nominee in jeopardy following GOP revolt

Nov. 12, 2019 2:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal appeals court is in jeopardy following a conservative revolt from two Republican senators who have said publicly they won't support him. Trump nominated federal judge Halil "Sul" Ozerden of Mississippi to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital

Nov. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at the Independence Mental...

Lawmakers to hold forum on reducing high health care costs

Nov. 9, 2019 11:41 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers want to explore ways to reduce health care costs, including efforts taken by neighboring Massachusetts. The General Assembly's Insurance and Real Estate Committee plans to hold an informational forum on Thursday at the Legislative Office Building. They're...

Indiana to get more baby boxes for abandoned newborns

Nov. 9, 2019 11:19 AM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana is adding more baby boxes that allow people to anonymously leave newborns in hospitals and firehouses, various officials said. Crown Point added one box last week at a firehouse after an anonymous donation, the Post-Tribune reported. Now there are six boxes in Northwest...

Oklahoma abortion clinic takes on 'physicians only' laws

Nov. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Friday challenging longstanding state laws that allow only physicians to perform abortions in Oklahoma, marking the sixth time in five years that the state's abortion restrictions have ended up in court. The lawsuit, which was filed on...