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Former COVID patient pushes more resources for ill patients

Oct. 16, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — As Maria Young came to, she had visions of being held captive on a cruise ship. Trapped against her will, she cried out for help. It was early February, more than three months since the health communications specialist from Rockville contracted...

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Oct. 14, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among...

Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon

Oct. 12, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic. Kaiser, one of...

Gallup physicians, nurses call for action at town hall

Oct. 10, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — When local educator Lindsey Mingus’ water broke in the middle of the night while she was pregnant with her second child, she drove herself to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital because her husband had to stay home to care for their son, who was 3 years old at the...

Nashville Nursing Schools Try To Fill Void Left By Pandemic

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tn. (AP) — Molly Ricks is taking notes while watching a virtual lecture on her computer. In the next room, her three elementary school-aged kids are entertaining themselves with a program, but they’re not really watching. One comes over to ask her to take...

Missouri lawmaker demands explanation for stalled program

Oct. 08, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is demanding to know why a program that would pay parents of disabled children to care for them at home hasn't yet started. Sen. Brian Williams, a University City Democrat, wrote to Budget Director Dan Haug on Thursday,...

Vaccine mandate latest hurdle in Oregon nursing shortage

Oct. 07, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to overwhelm Oregon's health system — with hospital beds and intensive care units more than 90% full — the looming statewide vaccine mandate, which applies to healthcare workers, is the latest hurdle in a nursing shortage. ...

Pandemic making nursing shortage a crisis in St. Louis

Oct. 03, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The relentless toll of the pandemic has worsened the ongoing nursing shortage at St. Louis area hospitals. Over the past decade, the nation's nursing shortage has been growing but now with the number of nurses leaving the profession during the pandemic,...

Nurses picket Mercy Hospital in Buffalo after talks fail

Oct. 01, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — About 2,000 nurses and other employees at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo went on strike Friday after their union and Catholic Health System failed to reach an agreement. The Buffalo News reports that hundreds of workers represented by Communications...

Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

Sep. 29, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a year after U.S. health care workers on the front lines against COVID-19 were saluted as heroes with nightly clapping from windows and balconies, some are being issued panic buttons in case of assault and ditching their scrubs before going out in public for...