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Hospital psychiatric wards now feel like prisons, some say

Nov. 19, 2019 6:06 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric facilities and wards removing bathroom doors, stripping artwork from walls and requiring patients to wear paper gowns instead of their own clothes. The...

Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data

Nov. 12, 2019 5:22 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant's latest foray into the health industry. Announcement of its arrangement with the Catholic health care system Ascension...

Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data

Nov. 12, 2019 2:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is working with large health care system Ascension, the latest foray into the health industry by the tech giant. The partnership is intended to use artificial intelligence to find patterns that could help doctors, but some are concerned about privacy and protecting patients'...

The Latest: Democrat wants investigation of period tracking

Oct. 29, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a hearing over state efforts to revoke the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A top Missouri Democrat is calling for an investigation of the health director, who said he tracked menstrual periods of Planned Parenthood patients. State...

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fear

Oct. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones. The agent in the olive-green uniform freely stepped in and out of the...