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Nurses, nonprofits, others take vaccine to homebound people

May. 13, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For months, Victoria McAllister searched online to make a vaccination appointment. Unlike other people who can hop into a car, though, she has ruptured discs that could slice her spinal cord if she hits a pothole or her wheelchair bumps floor molding. ...

School nurses, health service corps part of $7.4B virus plan

May. 13, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is providing $7.4 billion to expand the nation's public health capacity, including hiring school nurses to vaccinate kids, setting up a health care service corps and bolstering traditional disease detection efforts, White House officials said Thursday. ...

Hospital to hire permanent replacements for striking nurses

May. 13, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts hospital where nurses have been on strike for more than two months has started the process of hiring permanent replacements. The move was made after the union representing nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester “made their...

Maine starts COVID-19 shot rollout to kids; nurses honored

May. 12, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has started its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to middle schoolers and early high schoolers. U.S. regulators this week expanded the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. Health care providers in Maine said they began...

Massachusetts nurses on strike back at the bargaining table

May. 06, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Nurses and officials at St. Vincent Hospital are still undergoing negotiations to resolve a strike that has carried into a third month. Both parties restarted negotiations Wednesday morning, with the talks continuing into the evening. ...

Nurses, doctor help 'lucky' mom who gave birth on flight

May. 03, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A doctor and a team of neonatal medical professionals were in the right place at the right time — helping a Utah woman deliver her baby onboard an hourslong flight to Hawaii. Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was traveling from Salt Lake City to Hawaii on...

Nurses at Maine's largest hospital vote to unionize

Apr. 30, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nurses at Maine's largest hospital voted to form a union, meaning about 2,000 nurses will be represented by the Maine State Nurses Association and National Nurses United. The mail-in vote of 1,001 to 750 in favor of a union at Maine Medical...

US lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

Apr. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication. New guidelines announced Tuesday mean doctors and other health workers will no longer need extra hours of training to prescribe...

Nurses strike continues after renewed negotiations stall

Apr. 27, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A nurses strike at a Massachusetts hospital is no closer to a resolution after the first negotiating session with management in about two months ended without an agreement, the sides said. Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester met with...

Striking nurses, management to resume negotiations

Apr. 26, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Nurses and management at a Massachusetts hospital are scheduled to head back to the negotiating table on Monday in an effort to end a nearly two-month strike stemming from a dispute over staffing levels. Negotiations between nurses at St. Vincent...