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Indiana lawmakers consider easing of nursing school rules

Jan. 17, 2022 09:36 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed loosening of Indiana’s regulations on nursing education programs is advancing in the Legislature, with supporters saying the step is needed to help address a statewide nursing shortage. Hospital officials and health care organizations supporting the...

Germany ending 'untenable' ban on advertising abortions

Jan. 17, 2022 09:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister on Monday launched a drive to remove from the country's criminal code a ban on doctors “advertising” abortion services, a provision that he said is untenable. The move is the first of several liberal social policies planned by...

GOP governors slam COVID limits while setting policy agendas

Jan. 14, 2022 12:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the omicron variant rages and fills up hospital beds around the country, Republican governors are highlighting their opposition to restrictions that have marked the COVID-19 pandemic even as they seek to move past it and set their agendas for the year. ...

Texts, pictures lead to 1st doping case under new US law

Jan. 13, 2022 09:41 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nigeria's top Olympic medal hopeful was thrilled. The drugs her doctor sent were working. “Eric my body feel so good,” Blessing Okagbare said in a text not long after running the 100 meters in a personal-best 10.63 seconds. “Whatever you did is working so...

Senators debate ending state control of expansion, equipment

Jan. 12, 2022 15:34 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators on Wednesday started what will likely be a debate over several days about whether to get rid of a state law that requires hospitals and other medical clinics to get permission to expand or buy most major medical equipment. The original...

Local COVID contact tracing now optional in New York

Jan. 11, 2022 18:05 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will no longer require local health departments to conduct contact tracing for people who test positive for COVID-19, state health officials said Tuesday. The shift will help public health staff across New York focus on testing and vaccination, Health...

Polis, Democrats outline top legislative priorities

Jan. 10, 2022 17:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's soaring cost of living and rising crime top a list of priorities outlined by Gov. Jared Polis and fellow Democratic leaders who control the statehouse for the 2022 legislative session that begins this week. After two legislative sessions largely devoted to...

Supreme Court skeptical of Biden's workplace vaccine rule

Jan. 07, 2022 21:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fully vaccinated and mostly masked, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of the Biden administration's authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation's large employers. The court seemed more open to a separate vaccine mandate...

California Democrats revive universal health care bill

Jan. 06, 2022 20:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What could be the nation's first universal health care system found new life on Thursday after California Democrats proposed steep tax hikes to pay for it, prompting strong opposition from insurers, doctors and Republicans at the start of an election year. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 05, 2022 13:47 PM EST

Tampa Bay Times. January 5, 2021. Editorial: What Floridians can do to beat omicron Forget the politics and focus on the practical for a few weeks. Two news events this week tell a tale about where Florida is amid the pandemic and what each of us can...