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Edith Jones, who integrated southern medical schools, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Dr. Edith Irby Jones, the first black student to enroll at an all-white medical school in the South and later the first female president of the National Medical Association, has died. She was 91. Jones' daughter Myra Jones Romain said mother died Monday in Houston of natural...

Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn't harmed patients

Jul. 11, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

When reforms shortened working hours for U.S. doctors-in-training, some worried: Was that enough time to learn the art of medicine? Would future patients suffer? Now a study has answers, finding no difference in hospital deaths, readmissions or costs when comparing results from doctors trained before and after...

Philadelphia hospital owner announces closure, citing losses

Jun. 26, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia announced its closure in September because of what the company called "continuing, unsustainable financial losses." Philadelphia Academic Health System, a subsidiary of American Academic Health System, said Wednesday that...

California Assembly committee backs vaccine exemption law

Jun. 20, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Assembly committee backed new rules for vaccination exemptions on Thursday following a raucous, hours-long hearing in the midst of a national measles outbreak and renewed scrutiny of immunization policies. The 9-2 vote showed support among lawmakers for a modified...

Correction: California-Vaccination Legislation story

Jun. 19, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 18 about changes to a vaccinations bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the group Educate. Advocate. remains opposed because the legislation now calls for using an existing state immunization registry instead of creating a separate database for...

Jury deliberates in trial of imprisoned sports doctor's boss

Jun. 11, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University did nothing to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on him after a sexual misconduct complaint, a prosecutor said Tuesday, while the defense countered that William Strampel...

Shooting poses Virginia governor's first test since scandal

Jun. 3, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is also a...

Duke University to pay $54M to end lawsuit over hiring limit

May. 31, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke University is agreeing to pay $54.5 million to settle claims that it and nearby University of North Carolina conspired to hold down salaries of medical professors by agreeing not to hire staff away from each other. Lawyers for the former Duke radiology professor who filed the...

Stanford catcher Handley's backup plan is career in medicine

May. 30, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Last summer in the Cape Cod League, when most everybody else focused on baseball and nothing more, Maverick Handley carved out extra time to work toward his pre-med path and future after sports. Observe a surgery in his spare time? Absolutely. Handley is a junior catcher at Stanford...

Opening statements begin in ex-medical school dean's trial

May. 30, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Opening statements have begun in the trial of a former medical school dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. William Strampel is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, misconduct and willful neglect of duty. He...