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Correction: Psychiatric Units-Suicide Prevention story

Dec. 11, 2019 12:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about changes inside hospital psychiatric units, The Associated Press incorrectly described the standards and requirements of The Joint Commission, an accrediting agency. It introduced new safety guidelines and called for assessments for suicide risks, but the...

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of Afghanistan's capital, the U.S. military and Afghan officials said. Two civilians were killed and more than 70 people wounded. The Taliban...

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Dec. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist...

New judge to decide on removing life support for Texas baby

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A new judge will consider if a Texas hospital can take a 10-month-old girl off life support despite her family's opposition after the impartiality of the previous judge was questioned. A temporary restraining order stopping Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth from removing...

Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctors

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it allegedly paid doctors in Texas and waived patient co-payments in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday....

Boy on hospital floor dominates Britain's election campaign

Dec. 9, 2019 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took center stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a symptom of the country's ailing health system and branded Prime Minister Boris Johnson heartless for avoiding looking at his photo....

Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

Dec. 4, 2019 4:21 PM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection. Carter, 95, was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. “He said he looks...

Missouri couple says stillborn son’s remains are missing

Dec. 3, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri couple whose son was stillborn in November said the baby’s body disappeared from the hospital and no one has explained how or why it happened. Kyle and Brianna Dudley, of Springfield left the body at Cox South Hospital in Springfield after he was stillborn in early...

Hospital barred from admitting patients, treating them in ER

Dec. 3, 2019 11:54 AM EST

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — State health authorities have barred a western Pennsylvania hospital from admitting any patients or treating anyone in the emergency room, citing alleged violations of unspecified health and safety regulations. The Department of Health said Ellwood City Medical Center can continue...

Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection

Dec. 2, 2019 6:04 PM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said Monday. Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for The Carter Center, said in a statement that the 95-year-old former president was...