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Biden: Clinton 'doing fine' and will be out of hospital soon

Oct. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Hillary and Chelsea Clinton arrived Saturday morning at the Southern California hospital where Bill Clinton is recovering after being treated for an infection. The former president is doing fine and will be released soon from the University of...

The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

Oct. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied...

Report: 89% of Conn. long-term care workers fully vaccinated

Oct. 15, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Data released Friday show 89% of the more than 61,000 long-term care workers in Connecticut required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order were fully vaccinated as of Oct. 8. The Department of Public Health said 7%...

Bill Clinton recovering from urological infection, aide says

Oct. 15, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton will remain hospitalized overnight as he recovers from a urological infection. But a spokesman said Friday that he was doing better and was in good spirits. “All health indicators are trending in the right direction, including his...

Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

Oct. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he'll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling to cope with the surge in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Minnesotans. “These folks need respite...

Advocates praise move to buy psychiatric hospital for kids

Oct. 15, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mental health advocates are praising the state’s decision to expand services for children by purchasing a private 111-bed psychiatric hospital. An association that represents the state’s 10 nonprofit community mental health centers called the...

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Oct. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said Thursday. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday...

New Hampshire to buy private pediatric psychiatric hospital

Oct. 14, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will use federal recovery funds to buy the private Hampstead Hospital in the latest effort to address a shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in the state, officials said Thursday. Gov. Chris Sununu announced that he expects the deal...

A more comfortable goodbye? Vets bring pet euthanasia home

Oct. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family. She and her husband, Steve, had recently lost their 21-year-old daughter in a car accident. Soon after, their other child...

COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access

Oct. 13, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby. “Is there any way that I could get there?” Arbelaez asked them, pointing to a small third-story...