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Nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital vote to unionize

Nov. 14, 2019 10:38 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say registered nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital have voted to unionize. Service Employees International Union spokeswoman Sherri McKinney told The Herald-Dispatch that voting ended Wednesday night with an “overwhelming majority” in favor of being...

Ohio abortion clinic lands license needed to stay open

Nov. 14, 2019 5:28 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton area's last abortion clinic has prevailed in a years-long battle over Ohio’s stringent new licensing requirements and will remain open. The Ohio Department of Health has granted Women’s Med Center a surgical facility license. The center in Kettering had...

New Mexico still lagging despite broadband investments

Nov. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than $300 million has been funneled to New Mexico in recent years to boost broadband access for schools, hospitals and other institutions, but many rural areas remain unserved, a report says. Legislative analysts outlined their findings in the report for state lawmakers,...

Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data

Nov. 12, 2019 5:22 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant's latest foray into the health industry. Announcement of its arrangement with the Catholic health care system Ascension...

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from his spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma,...

The Latest: Former President Jimmy Carter out of surgery

Nov. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on former President Jimmy Carter's surgery at Emory University Hospital (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Jimmy Carter's spokeswoman says the former president is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain. Deanna Congileo...

Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

Nov. 12, 2019 5:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital, Deanna Congileo said...

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...

Arkansas youth treatment center allegations investigated

Nov. 10, 2019 11:56 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas youth mental health treatment center is being investigated by the state Department of Human Services amid allegations of abuse, neglect and sexual contact among residents. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the allegations also include excessive use of physical and...

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...