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FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

Oct. 12, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been sold in the U.S. for more than...

FDA authorizes the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying the R.J. Reynolds products could help smokers quit

Oct. 12, 2021 15:57 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA authorizes the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying the R.J. Reynolds products could help smokers quit.

Maryland residents eligible for free medical equipment

Oct. 06, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — From the moment doctors said she would have to undergo intensive foot surgery, Prince George’s County resident Janice Joyner knew she would have to pay for more than just a procedure. A mobility device was needed for her recovery. However,...

Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics

Oct. 05, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — She was orphaned during Rwanda’s genocide and lost much of one of her legs to childhood cancer, but Claudine Humure has dreams of giving back to her once war-torn homeland. First, though, she needed a new leg to propel her on the next part of her...

From paints to plastics, a chemical shortage ignites prices

Sep. 30, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

In an economy upended by the coronavirus, shortages and price spikes have hit everything from lumber to computer chips. Not even toilet paper escaped. Now, they're cutting into one of the humblest yet most vital links in the global manufacturing supply chain: The plastic...

University of Alabama medical school gets record $95M gift

Sep. 29, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An eye surgeon is donating $95 million to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's medical school in what officials say is the single largest philanthropic pledge in the university's history. University trustees announced the gift from Dr....

Virtual healthcare 'a necessary alternative' during pandemic

Sep. 27, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Miles Johnson isn’t the easiest patient to work with. Retired from a hard life of farming 340 acres near Mondovi, his deeply tanned face has a stern look as nurses-in-training at Chippewa Valley Technical College suddenly appear at his bedside...

Georgia hospitals swamped by COVID-19 postpone surgeries

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's public safety net hospital became the latest to temporarily cancel elective surgeries on Wednesday, saying it's being overrun with COVID-19 patients. Grady Memorial Hospital CEO John Haupert made the announcement, saying that the hospital was...

Man pleads guilty to stealing and selling VA masks, supplies

Sep. 08, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Veterans Affairs supply manager in south Mississippi made more than $50,000 stealing and selling medical masks during the coronavirus pandemic, federal prosecutors say. Court records show Chad Paul Jacob, 54, of Saucier, Mississippi, pleaded...

Spinal device company, execs charged with bribing surgeons

Sep. 07, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts spinal device company and two of its top executives have been charged with carrying out a scheme to bribe surgeons to use the company's products, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. SpineFrontier, Inc.'s chief executive officer and chief...