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Native American woman rose from poverty to become a doctor

Jan. 25, 2021 1:02 AM EST

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Born to teenage parents who divorced when she was 10 and watching her mom struggle to overcome poverty and alcoholism, Dr. Amy DeLong had long battled self-doubt to find a place in this world. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and had felt, at first, that the only reason why she...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jan. 18, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Jan. 15, 2021. Editorial: Challenges are daunting, but Omaha area makes progress on mental health front Omaha-area residents suffering from a mental health crisis face heavy burdens. So, in many cases, do hospitals and law enforcement officers who struggle to find an available facility to help...

Creighton University gets $25M donation for new program

Jan. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University has received a $25 million donation from an unnamed foundation to create a program at its medical school for students interested in addressing poverty and improving health care in other countries. Creighton President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson said the program will...

South Carolina giving up on some contact tracing efforts

Jan. 14, 2021 4:44 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's health department says it is giving up on trying to contact trace each individual coronavirus case in the state. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday that it was switching from a “containment” to a “mitigation”...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus walks at a train station in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

The Latest: New Zealand visitors must show negative test

Jan. 11, 2021 11:57 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will soon require that travelers from most countries show negative coronavirus tests before they leave for New Zealand. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand is in a fortunate position to have stamped out community spread of the virus, but takes...

Boston unveils tentative plan to resume in-person learning

Jan. 11, 2021 5:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston schoolchildren will return to the classroom starting next month using a four-phase hybrid model announced Monday, under a tentative agreement reached by school officials and the city's teachers union. “The best learning environment for our students is in their classrooms, with...

Father Stephan, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church priest, wearing a special suit to protect himself against coronavirus enters an intensive care unit of the emergency hospital to visit visiting patients with COVID-19 in Lviv, Western Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.  (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

AP PHOTOS: Ukraine's hospitals grapple with COVID-19 surge

Jan. 10, 2021 2:14 AM EST

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — A medical college in western Ukraine has been transformed into a temporary hospital as the coronavirus inundates the Eastern European country. The foyer of the college in the city of Lviv holds 50 beds for COVID-19 patients, and 300 more are placed in lecture halls and auditoriums to...

Shortage of Hawaii doctors worsens during COVID-19 pandemic

Jan. 6, 2021 11:49 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s doctor shortage has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic, and experts say the chances of a rebound hinge on the state’s ability to help doctors stay in business. More than 400 Hawaii doctors say COVID-19 has forced them to close their practices, reduce hours or...

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waits to receive his COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Aaron and others received their vaccinations in an effort to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated for Black Americans who might be hesitant to do so. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Hank Aaron, civil rights leaders get vaccinated in Georgia

Jan. 5, 2021 3:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Georgia on Tuesday, hoping to send a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe. ...

Book recounts story of Auburn nursing during COVID-19

Dec. 19, 2020 10:57 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University's nursing school is publishing a free book to tell the stories of some of its alumni and their work during the coronavirus pandemic. Titled “Auburn Nursing — Living the Creed During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the book includes stories of...