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This June 2020 photo provided by VillageMD shows a Walgreens with an adjoining VillageMD in Houston. Walgreens will squeeze the primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers. The drugstore chain said Wednesday, July 8 that it will partner with VillageMD to set up doctor-led clinics that also use nurses, social workers and therapists to provide regular treatment for patients. (VillageMD via AP)

Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

Jul. 8, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers. The drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will partner with VillageMD to set up doctor-led clinics that also use nurses, social workers and therapists...

FILE - This March 18, 2010, file photo shows the main thoroughfare in Walsenberg, Colo. The Huerfano County Hospital District, which serves the southern Colorado city and surrounding area, is one of over a dozen rural health care providers in the state which applied for federal loans designed to keep staff employed during the coronavirus pandemic. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, File)

Colorado rural hospitals stay afloat with federal loans

Jul. 7, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — More than a dozen rural Colorado hospitals and primary care facilities applied for federal loans designed to keep staff employed during the coronavirus pandemic, federal data show. The loan approvals came as rural hospitals across the country struggle with dwindling income, higher costs and...

A woman wearing a protective mask to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus crosses a flooded street during a brief downpour on Monday, June 15, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: New Zealand is no longer coronavirus-free

Jun. 16, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —- New Zealand is no longer free from the new coronavirus after health officials say two women who flew from London to see a dying parent had tested positive. But before they were tested, the women had been given an exemption to leave quarantine on compassionate grounds and had...

Medical workers administer tests for the coronavirus to people in vehicles, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Boston is offering those who were involved in protests following the killing of George Floyd access to coronavirus testing at the mobile site whether or not they are showing signs of COVID-19. Floyd, who was black, died May 25th after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck as he pleaded for air. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Azar joins governor on tour of Boston hospital

Jun. 12, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar joined Gov. Charlie Baker on a visit to Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Friday to see how the state is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Azar toured the hospital’s COVID-19 test kit assembly areas and visited the...

This undated photo provided courtesy of Anisha Khanna, shows, from left, Anisha, Sughanda, Kamlesh, Satyender and Priya Khanna. The northern New Jersey family of five doctors has lost two members to COVID-19. Satyender Khanna, who died at 77, was a practicing surgeon for more than four decades. His daughter, Priya Khanna, who died at 43, specialized in the study of kidney diseases.  (Courtesy of Anisha Khanna via AP)

Lives Lost: Family of doctors loses 2 shining lights

Jun. 9, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Priya Khanna may have been destined to practice medicine all along, and not necessarily because she grew up in a family of doctors. The middle daughter of a surgeon and pediatrician who had immigrated from India and settled in northern New Jersey in the early 1970s, Khanna tested the waters...

Hawaii survey says doctors struggling under new payment plan

May. 29, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A survey of Hawaii primary health care providers reveals struggles to stay in business following changes to compensation by the state’s largest insurer. More than 80% of providers surveyed believe the Hawaii Medical Service Association payment system is putting physicians out of...