Latest Emergency care News

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Apr. 19, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman miscarried in the lobby restroom of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to check her in. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina,...

Texas fined $100,000 per day for failing to act on foster care abuse allegations

Apr. 16, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is fining Texas $100,000 per day for routinely neglecting to adequately investigate allegations of abuse and neglect raised by children in the state’s struggling foster care system. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in Corpus...

Fill up your gas tank and prepare to wait. Some tips to prepare for April's total solar eclipse

Mar. 23, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Stock up on groceries. Print off driving directions. And be very, very patient. Small towns and rural enclaves along the path of April's total solar eclipse are steeling for huge crowds of sun chasers who plan to catch a glimpse of day turning into dusk in...

Shooting stuns indigenous whaling village on Alaska's desolate North Slope

Feb. 27, 2024 20:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shooting that killed two adults and severely wounded two others has stunned a tiny Alaska Native whaling village above the Arctic Circle, where parents were told they could keep their children home from school Tuesday to hug them. A 16-year-old boy has...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 21, 2024 14:51 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 16, 2024. Editorial: Find a fix to aid cops in schools Some want school resource officers in their buildings, and the Legislature needs to help. Last fall, an estimated 40 or so Minnesota police chiefs and sheriffs...

Alaska's chief medical officer, a public face of the state's pandemic response, is resigning

Feb. 19, 2024 15:29 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dr. Anne Zink, who was a public face of Alaska's pandemic response, is resigning as the state's chief medical officer. Zink plans to continue working full-time in the role until early April, the Anchorage Daily News reported. An email...

Texas emergency room's aquarium likely saved lives when car smashed through wall, doctor says

Feb. 14, 2024 17:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A large aquarium in the lobby of a Texas emergency room likely saved lives when it absorbed the impact of a car that smashed through the entrance, a hospital official said Wednesday. The crash Tuesday evening at St. David's North Austin Medical Center killed...

1 person killed and 5 injured when vehicle crashes into emergency room in Austin, Texas

Feb. 14, 2024 04:01 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A car crashed into a Texas hospital’s emergency room Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring five other people, including a child with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The car smashed into the lobby of the ER at St. David’s North Austin Medical...

Arizona lawmaker Amish Shah resigns, plans congressional run

Feb. 01, 2024 17:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Amish Shah resigned his House seat Thursday and announced that he plans to run for Congress. “This has been a super educational experience for me,” Shah said Wednesday on the House floor. “I went from an ordinary citizen to now a man running for...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 31, 2024 14:11 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 29, 2024. Editorial: Improve oversight of charter programs More is needed to ensure schools are financially sound. After an auditing firm that served dozens of Minnesota charter schools failed under a cloud of...