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The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

Jun. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

O’FALLON, Mo. — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way to popular destinations like Branson and Lake of the Ozarks. ...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 16, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Independence Day signals a return to normal To date, it appears Kingsport alone of the Tri-Cities will host a July 4th parade, and that means visitors from other localities may add to the excitement from...

Colorado health care, prescription drug bills are now laws

Jun. 16, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed into law legislation requiring insurers to offer a standard state-supervised health plan to people and small business. The law also provides for sanctions for hospitals and other health care providers that don't participate in...

Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

Jun. 14, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far. In...

With surge in virus, Oman faces shortage of hospital beds

Jun. 14, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coronavirus infections are surging in the Gulf Arab state of Oman, where health officials warned Monday that hospitals now face an acute shortage of beds amid a lagging vaccine rollout, the spread of highly transmissible variants and relaxed movement...

Hospital groups pledge to help minority-owned businesses

Jun. 13, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts hospital groups are among a dozen health systems nationwide that have pledged to increase spending with minority- and women-owned businesses by at least $1 billion over five years. The so-called Impact Purchasing Commitment...

Some Rhode Island hospitals ease visitation rules

Jun. 08, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital are loosening some of their visitation rules as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state continues to fall. The hospitals, all operated by Lifespan, announced...

Woman dies after passing out on Indiana theme park's ride

Jun. 07, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — An Ohio woman who passed out while riding a roller coaster at a southern Indiana theme park later died at a local hospital, a coroner said. Dubois County Coroner Katie Schuck said Dawn R. Jankovic, 47, of Brunswick, Ohio, died Friday night at a...

Experts look into possible cyberattack at Florida hospitals

Jun. 04, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

Experts are investigating after the computer systems of two central Florida hospitals showed signs of unusual activity, an official said. The Villages Regional Hospital and the UF Health Leesburg Hospital shut down multiple systems to protect patient information during...

California Senate rejects workers compensation proposal

Jun. 03, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate on Thursday rejected a bill aimed at making it easier for health care employees to have hospitals pay their medical bills related to COVID-19 and other diseases that may have been contracted on the job — a move business groups said would...