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Paramedic convictions in Elijah McClain's death spur changes for patients in police custody

Mar. 01, 2024 00:33 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Medical responders across the U.S. are rethinking how they treat people in police custody after a jury last December handed down a rare decision: It convicted two Colorado paramedics for their roles in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain following an overdose of a powerful sedative. ...

Officials investigate rare nervous system disorder in older adults who got RSV vaccine

Feb. 29, 2024 17:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating whether there's a link between two new RSV vaccines and cases of a rare nervous system disorder in older U.S. adults. The inquiry is based on fewer than two dozen cases seen among more than 9.5 million vaccine recipients, health...

A large US health care tech company was hacked. It's leading to billing delays and security concerns

Feb. 29, 2024 17:31 PM EST

Health care providers across the country are reeling from a cyberattack on a massive U.S. health care technology company that has threatened the security of patients’ information and is delaying some prescriptions and paychecks for medical workers. The hack could also disrupt...

Norovirus illnesses are up in some places. Here's what you need to know

Feb. 29, 2024 15:33 PM EST

Cases of norovirus, a nasty stomach bug that spreads easily, are climbing in the Northeastern U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Nationwide, about 12% of most recent norovirus tests sent to the CDC were positive, but the proportion was about 16%...

Flu shots are doing OK vs. virus, US numbers indicate

Feb. 29, 2024 14:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Early estimates suggest flu shots are performing OK in the current U.S. winter flu season. The vaccines were around 40% effective in preventing adults from getting sick enough from the flu that they had to go to a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital, health...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Feb. 29, 2024 07:27 AM EST

Kingsport Times News. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Tennessee falling behind on road projects Some states issue bonds to fund highway projects, but Tennessee isn’t among them. Tennessee hasn’t borrowed money for roadwork for 45 years, and while its pay-as-you-go...

Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, health officials recommend

Feb. 28, 2024 17:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Older U.S. adults should roll up their sleeves for another COVID-19 shot, even if they got a booster in the fall, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Americans 65 and older should get another dose of the updated...

West Virginia House passes bill to allow religious exemptions for student vaccines

Feb. 26, 2024 17:12 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia would join 45 other states that allow religious exemptions from childhood vaccines required for school attendance under a bill that passed the House of Delegates on Monday. The religious exemption is included in a bill that would let private...

Bears great Steve McMichael returns home after more than a week in hospital

Feb. 23, 2024 21:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael, who is battling ALS, is back home after spending more than a week in the hospital with several ailments, publicist Betsy Shepherd said Friday. The 66-year-old McMichael, who went public with an ALS diagnosis three years ago, was...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 23, 2024 16:58 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Executive Order 9066 authorized...