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Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions

Sep. 19, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dental work for seniors on Medicare. An end to sky’s-the-limit pricing on prescription drugs. New options for long-term care at home. Coverage for low-income people locked out of Medicaid by ideological battles. Those are just some of the changes to...

COVID kills 6 members of Florida family in 3 weeks

Sep. 19, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For months, Lisa Wilson went door to door in Belle Glade, trying to convince people to get the coronavirus vaccine. Wilson, a longtime aide to Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, persuaded pastors to preach about the need to get...

Tennessee woman’s breast cancer diagnosis helped save mom

Sep. 19, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Karen Boyd says her daughter Allison Robertson was “born to save my life.” “Thank God (Robertson) slept in her bra,” Boyd said. If she hadn’t, a lineage of breast cancer genes may never have unraveled, and Boyd, 50, to this day might not...

Maricopa County attorney: Returning to work after treatment

Sep. 18, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel plans to return to work Monday after getting treatment for nearly three weeks for anxiety as well as an eating disorder and alcohol use. Adel said in a statement Friday that she had returned home and would continue...

Rep. Zeldin was treated for leukemia and is now in remission

Sep. 18, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to treatments and is now in remission. Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who's running for New York governor,...

Alabama could see COVID medication supplies reduced

Sep. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could see its shipments of monoclonal antibodies reduced as federal officials take over distribution to equitably dispense the limited life-saving resource during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state health officer said. The U.S. Department...

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in the office, the governor's office said Friday. Elected treasurer in...

Tommy Thompson has surgery after water-skiing accident

Sep. 16, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and current interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, had surgery Thursday following a water-skiing accident. “On my way in to surgery this morning,” the...

Arizona reports 2,855 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths

Sep. 16, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Arizona health officials are reporting 2,855 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and another 27 related deaths. The state Department of Health Services dashboard released the new figures Thursday morning. This brings the totals for Arizona since the pandemic's onset to 1,058,774...

Latest: Alaska's biggest hospital begins rationing treatment

Sep. 14, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s largest hospital has begun rationing care, saying it has been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Providence Alaska Medical Center said Tuesday it will prioritize resources and treatment to those patients who have the potential to benefit...