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Eleanor Sanchez, manager of CrossOver Healthcare Ministry's Richmond clinic, helps Sara Eunice Cruz check out Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Clinic provides safety net for Black, Latino residents

Nov. 28, 2020 9:01 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Maria Julia Cruz ruffled her purple-streaked hair while clutching a plastic Food Lion bag that contained the medicine keeping her alive. One bottle for her high blood pressure. Another for low blood sugar. Eye drops for her glaucoma. On a recent afternoon, health care workers checked...

Georgia Cancer Center offers skin cancer screenings on phone

Nov. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Loretta Davis takes the device attached to her iPhone and presses it against a sunspot on the wrist of Dr. Jorge Cortes, the director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. After glancing at the sharp image it sends to her screen, the chair of the AU Department of...

Jaws Acquisition targets primary care with Cano Health deal

Nov. 12, 2020 12:08 PM EST

Primary care provider Cano Health will receive a nearly $1.5 billion infusion as investors push deeper into a growing form of care delivered to Medicare Advantage patients. The privately held Miami-based company said Thursday that it will merge with a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, Jaws...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2020, file photo, Idaho Gov. Brad Little wears a protective mask printed with his state's flag in Boise, Idaho, before announcing a COVID reopening plan. Earlier this week, Little again urged Idahoans to wear masks, wash hands and practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But he has declined to issue a statewide mask mandate, instead leaving the decision up to regional health districts. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

Idaho's coronavirus surge overwhelms primary care clinics

Nov. 11, 2020 7:21 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's unchecked spread of the coronavirus has become so overwhelming in some areas that medical care providers are struggling to even answer all the phone calls from would-be patients, a health care executive said Wednesday. Dr. David Peterman, the CEO of Primary Health Medical...

FILE - In this April 24, 202, file photo, a nurse demonstrating in favor of business closures is surrounded by demonstrators against Gov. Tony Evers' restrictions on daily life due to the coronavirus pandemic at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. Doctors and nurses treating those sick and dying from the coronavirus said politics around social distancing and the lethality of the virus are complicating treatment efforts. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

'So frustrating': Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics

Oct. 8, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Treating the sick and dying isn't even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her corner of red America. It's dealing with patients and relatives who don't believe the virus is real, refuse to wear masks and demand treatments like hydroxychloroquine,...

Colorado will vote on paid family, medical leave program

Oct. 2, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters will decide whether to create a state program mandating paid family and medical leave for workers across all industries and income levels — with supporters saying the coronavirus has made such a program essential and opponents countering they can’t afford it in...