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Doctors, hospitals in crisis-hit Lebanon go on 2-day strike

May. 26, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of doctors, nurses and medical personnel rallied Thursday outside the Central Bank in the Lebanese capital of Beirut after declaring a two-day general strike to protest rapidly deteriorating economic conditions. The strike was declared by two medical...

Florida suspends abortion clinic after hospitalizations

May. 23, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who underwent procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year. The state...

NC Medicaid expansion gets serious attention from Senate GOP

May. 23, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are strongly considering legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Such legislation would mark a key step in an extraordinary turnabout by GOP members in the chamber set against...

State's mental health facilities for children are strained

May. 21, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On the website for Tamarack Center, big bold letters read “DOES IT WORK?” “We answer that question with an enthusiastic ‘Yes’,” the center says of its offerings: a children’s residential program in Spokane, where kids with serious mental health...

1 coastal Mississippi hospital will stop delivering babies

May. 21, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A New Orleans-based health care system will stop delivering babies after this month at a hospital it operates on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ochsner Health System started managing Hancock Medical Center in 2013. Then in April 2018, the hospital in Bay...

Spokesman: Hospital treating 23 people hurt in Michigan tornado; at least one person was killed

May. 20, 2022 19:56 PM EDT
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Spokesman: Hospital treating 23 people hurt in Michigan tornado; at least one person was killed.

Here's how abortion clinics are preparing for Roe to fall

May. 19, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights. They chose Carbondale...

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

May. 17, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

THOMASVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A whole town celebrated in 2020 when, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened, offering state-of-the-art medicine that was previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part of Alabama. The timing for the ribbon-cutting seemed perfect:...

Missouri House OKs hospital visitors on final day

May. 13, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's GOP-led House spent its last day of the session Friday passing language protecting patient visitor access at hospitals after senators hindered work by leaving a day early. House lawmakers had little left available to do after the...

Inspectors: State hospital campus failed to protect patients

May. 09, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State inspectors have found a series of lapses at the Oregon State Hospital’s campus in Junction City, including failures to take steps to protect patients from physical harm. The inquiry began last year when a Junction City patient walked away from an...