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4 HBCU medical schools join NFL diversity initiative

May. 24, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Students from four Historically Black College and University medical schools will be selected for clinical rotations with NFL team medical staffs this year. The joint program with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS) aims to...

Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

May. 18, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — He was known by all as simply Dr. John, the quiet, calm physician who mentored kids in kung fu, finding time between patient appointments to encourage people to learn self-defense. So it was no surprise to friends and colleagues that John Cheng spent his final moments...

Drug diversion program expanded to address opioids crisis

May. 03, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's top prosecutor is bolstering a program meant to steer those dealing with substance abuse disorder into drug treatment rather than prosecution as a way to address a part of the city hardest hit by the opioid crisis. Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden on...

Free agent Conforto has shoulder surgery, will miss season

Apr. 24, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free-agent outfielder Michael Conforto will miss the entire season after having surgery on his right shoulder. Conforto's agent, Scott Boras, confirmed late Saturday night in a text message to The Associated Press that Conforto had surgery last week performed by Dr....

13 Nassar victims seeking $130M from FBI over bungled probe

Apr. 21, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thirteen sexual assault victims of Larry Nassar are seeking $10 million each from the FBI, claiming a bungled investigation by agents led to more abuse by the sports doctor, lawyers said Thursday. It's an effort to make the government responsible for assaults that...

Mets manager Showalter to miss game for medical procedure

Apr. 19, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First-year New York Mets manager Buck Showalter says he will miss a game Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants for an undisclosed medical procedure. The 65-year-old Showalter said Tuesday after a doubleheader sweep over San Francisco that he expected to be back...

California university ex-trainer charged with sexual assault

Mar. 10, 2022 21:22 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University’s former director of sports medicine faces charges of civil rights violations for allegedly sexually assaulting female student athletes while treating them for injuries, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. Scott Shaw,...

All-Star Allen injured during Cavs' 104-96 win over Raptors

Mar. 06, 2022 23:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers couldn't even celebrate a signature win. They've got another significant injury to overcome. All-Star center Jarrett Allen reportedly suffered a fractured finger during the first quarter of Sunday's 104-96 win over the Toronto Raptors, a potentially...

Judge approves fix to stem race bias in NFL concussion deal

Mar. 04, 2022 13:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Black retired football players who were denied payments for dementia in the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement can seek to be retested or have their claims rescored to eliminate racial bias in the testing and payout formula, under a revised plan finalized Friday. ...

Judge: Black retired NFL players denied payments for dementia in $1B concussion settlement can seek rescoring, retesting

Mar. 04, 2022 12:25 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Judge: Black retired NFL players denied payments for dementia in $1B concussion settlement can seek rescoring, retesting.