Health care services
Japan to limit hospital care as COVID-19 cases hit new high
By Mari Yamaguchi Aug. 04, 2021 05:51 AM EDT
Explainer: How will the virus emergency affect the Olympics?
By Mari Yamaguchi Jul. 12, 2021 04:38 AM EDT
As virus surges in Uganda, hospitals accused of profiteering
By Rodney Muhumuza Jun. 26, 2021 04:50 AM EDT
Lawmakers vote to bank pandemic funds, boost schools funding
By Mark Scolforo Jun. 25, 2021 11:37 AM EDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state budget that dumps billions in federal coronavirus money into savings, boosts spending on education and provides aid to nursing...
South Africa battles rapid rise of COVID-19 in Johannesburg
By Mogomotsi Magome Jun. 25, 2021 11:15 AM EDT
Michigan lawmakers announce bills after opioid deaths spike
By Anna Liz Nichols Jun. 23, 2021 03:48 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich (AP) — A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers announced a package of bills Wednesday to curb opioid overdose deaths in the state, which experts...
Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Jun. 22, 2021 12:02 AM EDT
Most Idaho nursing home workers unvaccinated for COVID-19
Jun. 21, 2021 04:58 PM EDT
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Less than half of nursing home workers in Idaho have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
Pandemic-delayed surgeries share blame for blood shortage
Jun. 20, 2021 01:09 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. ...
The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay
By The Associated Press Jun. 20, 2021 05:32 AM EDT
New York law gives nurses a voice in hospital staffing plans
Jun. 19, 2021 02:36 PM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Tennessee
By The Associated Press Jun. 16, 2021 01:30 PM EDT
Kingsport Times News. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Independence Day signals a return to normal To date, it appears...
Colorado health care, prescription drug bills are now laws
Jun. 16, 2021 01:15 PM EDT
The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas
By The Associated Press Jun. 16, 2021 01:25 AM EDT
Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines
By Juan A. Lozano And Brian Melley Jun. 14, 2021 03:22 PM EDT
With surge in virus, Oman faces shortage of hospital beds
By Isabel Debre Jun. 14, 2021 06:41 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coronavirus infections are surging in the Gulf Arab state of Oman, where health officials warned Monday that hospitals now...
Connecticut legislature addresses nursing home deficiencies
By Susan Haigh Jun. 12, 2021 08:21 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some big changes are expected at Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies...
Some Rhode Island hospitals ease visitation rules
Jun. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital are loosening some of their visitation rules as the number...
California Senate rejects workers compensation proposal
By Adam Beam Jun. 03, 2021 08:16 PM EDT
Michigan health chief: Nursing home death toll is accurate
By David Eggert Jun. 03, 2021 01:11 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top health official said Thursday that nursing homes are accurately reporting the number of coronavirus-related deaths, amid...