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Jerry Kruse, right, dean and provost of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, discusses SIU’s pilot project with the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide inmate health care at two prisons with Dawn DeFraties, executive director of SIU’s Office of Correctional Medicine, in this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 photo. Defraties is responsible for the health care initiative that will begin this summer, add two prisons early next year, and eventually could expand statewide. (AP Photo/John O’Connor)

SIU Medical School to pilot state prison health care

Feb. 17, 2020 5:54 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will provide health care at two state prisons in a test that could expand statewide and which could provide answers for a troubled, $180 million-a-year medical program for 40,000 inmates, officials said Monday. SIU aims to have...

Ochsner to pay med school in exchange for 5-year commitment

Feb. 17, 2020 12:53 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ochsner Health System is going to start paying the medical school education of students who commit to work with Ochsner in Louisiana for five years, the organization's CEO said. The Advocate reported that Warner Thomas, who heads the medical system, discussed the plans Wednesday...

Arizona moves to require consent for pelvic exams

Feb. 4, 2020 5:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to require doctors and medical students to get explicit consent before performing pelvic exams on women under anesthesia. The approval puts Arizona a step closer to joining a growing list of states requiring explicit and informed consent from...

In this Nov 2018 photo, provided by Autumn Davis, Davis, poses for a selfie, in Charlotte, N.C. Davis says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment. She is suing in a case supported by the Time's Up movement legal fund. (Autumn Davis via AP)

Lawyer: Deposition gave wrong info in sexual harassment case

Feb. 1, 2020 8:07 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A student who was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school after reporting sexual harassment filed her complaint before she got a bad review and not afterward as an administrator has claimed, according to a deposition in a lawsuit filed by the ex-student. The deposition was filed...

Vegas-area med schools aim to boost student body diversity

Jan. 31, 2020 5:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Douglas remembers how the close relationship he had with his pediatrician growing up with a single mother in Brooklyn, New York, helped him feel safe and respected. “He kind of guided me toward a career in medicine, throughout my schooling, he pushed me more toward the...

Doctors allege anti-Semitism at CU School of Medicine

Jan. 31, 2020 12:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nine doctors have accused the University of Colorado School of Medicine of anti-Semitism and age discrimination in a letter delivered to the CU Board of Regents on Thursday. The nine took the unusual step of asking regents to look into the charges of discrimination and mistreatment in the...

Vaping devices are on display at the store, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in New York. U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Georgia lawmakers consider restrictions on vaping

Jan. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers considering restrictions on vaping products heard from doctors and students Tuesday who said e-cigarette use is prevalent among children and poses serious risks to their health. In emotional testimony, Amy Sedgwick, a nurse, recounted her son's hospitalization in July with...

Maine nursing school plans to expand to address shortage

Jan. 26, 2020 10:47 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine plans to expand its nursing school to deal with a shortage of nurses in the state. USM said it's going to use $2.5 million in public and private money to grow the capacity of its School of Nursing. The changes will double the size of the nursing...

Marshall University launches pediatric medicine fellowship

Jan. 13, 2020 10:08 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia university's school of medicine will welcome two fellows to a new pediatric hospital medicine program launching this summer. The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine says the two-year program focuses on developing physicians who will lead care for...

In this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, photo, Victoria Hall pauses before answering a question while talking to a reporter from her bedroom at the Friendship House, in Fayetteville, N.C. Hall, 28, was the first “friend,” or young adult with an intellectual or developmental disability, seeking independence by moving into the Hope Marie Duggins Campus of Friendship House Fayetteville. (Melissa Sue Gerrits/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Fayetteville Friendship House marks first year

Jan. 12, 2020 12:01 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Victoria Hall has two wall art decorations of characters Elsa and Anna from the Disney movie “Frozen” in her room. It’s one of her favorite movies. “I haven’t seen the new one,” Hall said. On another wall are photos of her two sisters,...