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Less is more: Independent clinics find niche in North Dakota

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A desire to give patients a more personal style of health care and sometimes a broader range of services has led to a growing number of independent clinics operated by mid-level providers in the Minot region. In recent years, Minot has gained several...

US Navy medics due at New Mexico hospital strained by COVID

Dec. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the hospital to more than 200% of its critical care capacity. ...

Belgium tightens virus rules again as hospitals suffer

Dec. 03, 2021 10:03 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium must tighten its coronavirus restrictions another notch as the latest surge in cases weighs heavily on health services and deprives people with other life-threatening diseases like cancer of necessary treatment, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Friday. ...

Governor, AG sue Defense Department over vaccine requirement

Dec. 03, 2021 00:23 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Republican governor and the state attorney general filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday, challenging the Defense Department's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the Oklahoma National Guard. In a statement, Gov. Kevin Stitt argued that the...

Live updates: California reports 2nd omicron case in 2 days

Dec. 02, 2021 21:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES — California is reporting its second confirmed case of the omicron COVID variant in as many days. The Los Angeles County public health department says a county resident is self-isolating after apparently contracting the infection during a trip to South...

Nurse gets 10 years for sex assault of incapacitated woman

Dec. 02, 2021 18:08 PM EST

A former Arizona nurse was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman at a long-term care facility where she later gave birth. Nathan Sutherland received the maximum punishment called for under his agreement to plead guilty...

Indiana elder care providers tap lawmakers for hiring help

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana elder care providers are tapping state legislators to help recruit and retain workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate strains on nursing facility staffs. The number of Indiana residents living in nursing facilities or...

Former pharma exec, publicist charged with insider trading

Dec. 02, 2021 17:09 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former executive and and a former communications director at a New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company used nonpublic information to illegally profit on sales of the company's stock shares, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. ...

3rd federal team to assist Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19

Dec. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third federal medical team will arrive in Minnesota to support hospitals dealing with the high number of coronavirus patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday. A team of 14 doctors, nurses, and hospital staff from the federal Department of...

Wisconsin COVID patients packing hospitals, no omicron yet

Dec. 02, 2021 14:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Patients with COVID-19, most of them unvaccinated, are packing Wisconsin hospitals at levels not seen for a year, a worrying development even before the new omicron variant has been detected in the state, health care leaders said Thursday. Amid...