Latest Military healthcare News

US Navy medics due at New Mexico hospital strained by COVID

Dec. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the hospital to more than 200% of its critical care capacity. ...

'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant

Dec. 02, 2021 22:06 PM EST

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant that is popping up around the country, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., swamping hospitals with record numbers of patients in the Midwest and New England. ...

3rd military medical team sent to Michigan amid COVID surge

Dec. 02, 2021 17:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A third 22-member medical team from the U.S. military is being deployed to Michigan, where hospitals are grappling with record-high numbers of COVID-19 patients amid the state's fourth surge of infections. The nurses, doctors and respiratory...

Appeals court upholds sentence of former VA pathologist

Dec. 01, 2021 13:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the 20-year prison sentence for a former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans hospital who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient he misdiagnosed. The three-judge panel of...

Pharmacy marketer gets 30 months in health care fraud scam

Dec. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pharmacy marketer has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a military health care program and private insurance companies, federal prosecutors said. Thomas Wilburn Shoemaker, 57, of Rayville, Louisiana, was...

Bill signed into law would help medical veterans with jobs

Dec. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Mike Braun to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to help recruit military medical personnel with less than a year left in their service to work in federal health care...

Navy medical team heading to New Mexico to help with COVID

Nov. 30, 2021 13:18 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is sending a 20-member medical team to New Mexico to help the San Juan Regional Medical Center cope with a staff shortage for treating COVID-19 patients. The military team is being deployed at the request of the Federal Emergency...

Jailed former president of ex-Soviet Georgia faces court

Nov. 29, 2021 08:30 AM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The imprisoned former president of ex-Soviet republic Georgia appeared in court Monday on charges of abuse of office, proceedings that triggered scuffles between his supporters and police. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as president in 2008-13,...

COVID-19 positive Czech president discharged from hospital

Nov. 27, 2021 11:05 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness on...

Worker at Fort Campbell sues union over religious beliefs

Nov. 26, 2021 13:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A hospital custodian at the Fort Campbell Army post has filed a lawsuit against her union arguing she shouldn't have to pay dues because of her religious beliefs. The lawsuit was filed by Dorothy Frame, who works at Fort Campbell's Blanchfield...