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Woman whose husband had cancer in prison loses lawsuit

Aug. 24, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A woman who blamed prison medical staff for failing to diagnose her husband's cancer has failed to persuade an appeals court to revive her lawsuit. Jeff Barrett, 59, of Newaygo County died of lung cancer in 2015, a month after he was released on parole. Judith Barrett claimed prison...

Nurse practitioner Sadie Paez uses a stethoscope to listen to the chest of William Merry, who is recovering from pneumonia at his home, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Ipswich, Mass.  As hospitals care for people with COVID-19 and try to keep others from catching the virus, more patients are opting to be treated where they feel safest: at home. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pandemic pushes expansion of 'hospital-at-home' treatment

Aug. 20, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

As hospitals care for people with COVID-19 and try to keep others from catching the virus, more patients are opting to be treated where they feel safest: at home. Across the U.S., “hospital at home” programs are taking off amid the pandemic, thanks to communications technology, portable medical...

Terri Donelson, left, and her husband, Stephen, walk up their driveway to see friends and family awaiting him at his home in Midlothian, Texas on Friday, June 19, 2020, after his 90-day stay in the Zale Hospital on the UT Southwestern Campus. Donelson’s family hadn’t left the house in two weeks after COVID-19 started spreading in Texas, hoping to shield the organ transplant recipient. Yet one night, his wife found him barely breathing, his skin turning blue, and called 911. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans

Aug. 1, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to save lives in the dark. With no playbook to follow and no time to wait for research, YouTube videos...