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July 20

A California medical group treats only homeless patients -- and makes money doing it

Using GPS devices, the group tracks homeless patients and provides care.
July 20
Physician assistant Daniel Speller, who works for a new nonprofit medical group called Healthcare in Action, treats a leg wound on Robert Smith, who is homeless in Long Beach, Calif.
July 19

28 people sickened, 2 dead in listeria outbreak linked to deli meat, CDC warns

Cases have been reported in at least 12 states, the CDC said.
July 19
Products sold at the deli, especially those sliced or prepared at the deli, can be contaminated with Listeria.
July 19

Two deaths linked to listeria food poisoning from meat sliced at deli counters

At least two people have died and more than two dozen were hospitalized in an outbreak of listeria food poisoning linked to meat sliced at grocery store deli counters
July 19
FILE - This 2002 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a Listeria monocytogenes bacterium, responsible for the food borne illness listeriosis. (Elizabeth White/CDC via AP, File)
July 19

US health officials say a listeria outbreak linked to deli meat has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen

US health officials say a listeria outbreak linked to deli meat has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen
July 19
July 19

Do you really have to wait to go swimming after eating?

No, you don't really have to wait 30 minutes after eating to go swimming
July 19
FILE - Children cool off at the Hamilton Fish pool, July 18, 2017, in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. In most cases, there’s no need to wait at least 30 minutes after eating to go for a swim, doctors say. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 19

Two more bird flu cases reported in Colorado, but elsewhere a study finds no asymptomatic infections

U.S. health officials have announced two more bird flu cases among farmworkers
July 19
FILE - This 2005 electron microscope image shows an avian influenza A H5N1 virion. (Cynthia Goldsmith, Jackie Katz/CDC via AP, File)
July 19

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US

A global technology outage has curtailed treatment at hospitals across the country
July 19
This photo provided by the family in 2024 shows Gary Baulos, left, with his daughter, Alison, and her daughter, Athena, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Alison Baulos says her 73-year-old father was about to head to a Kentucky hospital for open-heart surgery when it was abruptly canceled Friday morning, July 19, 2024. His was one of the many operations and medical treatments halted across the country Friday because of a global technology outage. (Courtesy Alison Baulos via AP)
July 19

At Trump's GOP convention, there’s little to be heard on health care

Speakers focused on inflation, crime and immigration at the convention.
July 19
Delegates turn to pose for the official convention photographer at the end of the first session of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Fiserv Forum, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee.
July 19

Political divisions stall proposed gun policies in Pennsylvania, where assassin took aim at Trump

Months beforehand, some Pennsylvania lawmakers had proposed to outlaw the type of rifle that was used in the assassination attempt against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
July 19
FILE -Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents after an assassination attempt at a campaign rally in Butler, Pa., Saturday, July 13, 2024. Months before the assassination attempt, some Pennsylvania lawmakers had proposed to outlaw the type of rifle used in the shooting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 19

At least 12 major hospitals, health systems affected by global IT outage

Some hospitals opted to cancel elective and non-emergency surgeries.
July 19
The Cleveland Clinic is seen in Cleveland, OH, Nov. 14, 2020.
July 19

South Dakota anti-abortion group appeals ruling that dismissed its lawsuit over ballot initiative

An anti-abortion group in South Dakota is appealing a judge's dismissal of its lawsuit to remove an abortion rights initiative from the November ballot
July 19
FILE - South Dakota Republican Rep. Jon Hansen, co-chair of the Life Defense Fund and a lawyer for the group, stands in the House of Representatives in the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D., on Feb. 21, 2024. Life Defense Fund is an anti-abortion group in South Dakota appealing to the state's Supreme Court after a judge dismissed its lawsuit to take an abortion rights initiative off the November ballot. (AP Photo/Jack Dura, File)
July 19

Alabama birthing units are closing to save money and get funding. Some say babies are at risk

One of the last remaining birthing units in southern Alabama is slated to close to qualify for federal funding that will save the hospital’s emergency services
July 19
Dr. Max Rogers, the obstetrician-gynecologist at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, poses for a photo Monday, July 15, 2024, in Grove Hill, Ala. The hospital is one of the last remaining labor and delivery units in southern Alabama is slated to close next month in order to qualify for federal funding that will save the hospital’s emergency services. (AP Photo/Safiyah Riddle)
July 18

Kansas won't force providers to ask patients why they want abortions while a lawsuit proceeds

Kansas isn’t enforcing a new law requiring abortion providers to ask their patients why they want to terminate their pregnancies
July 18
FILE - Abortion-rights advocates gather outside a the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on abortion, June 24, 2022. Kansas isn't enforcing a new law requiring abortion providers to ask patients why they want to terminate their pregnancies, as a legal challenge against that rule and other older requirements makes its way through the courts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
July 18

Gov. Huckabee Sanders speaks on Donald Trump's abortion policy

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders discusses her willingness to serve in second Trump administration.
July 18
VIDEO: Donald Trump softens abortion policy
July 18

Biden has COVID-19 and didn't wear a mask. The CDC's guidelines say he doesn't have to

President Joe Biden did not wear a face mask in public a couple of times after the White House announced he had tested positive for COVID-19
July 18
President Joe Biden walks down the steps of Air Force One at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Biden is returning to his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 18

FDA OKs best-selling e-cigarette Vuse Alto, but only in tobacco flavor

Federal health officials have authorized sales of Vuse Alto, the best-selling e-cigarette in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration made the decision Thursday, allowing Reynolds American to keep its reusable e-cigarette on the market for years to come
July 18
This illustration provided by Reynolds American in June 2024, shows packaging for the Vuse Alto e-cigarette. The U.S. The Food and Drug Administration authorized sales of Vuse Alto, the best-selling e-cigarette, on Thursday, July 18, 2024, allowing Reynolds American to keep its reusable e-cigarette on the market for years to come. (Reynolds American via AP)
July 18

US regulators OK best-selling e-cigarette Vuse Alto, but only in tobacco flavor

US regulators OK best-selling e-cigarette Vuse Alto, but only in tobacco flavor
July 18
July 18

After crash that killed 6 teens, NTSB chief says people underestimate marijuana's impact on drivers

A horrific crash that killed six high school girls in Oklahoma two years ago has the head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board urging parents to warn teenagers about the risk of driving after using marijuana
July 18
FILE - People embrace at a vigil in Tishomingo, Okla., March 25, 2022, for six high school students who died in a vehicle collision earlier in the week. The crash has the National Transportation Safety Board urging parents to warn teenagers about the risk of driving after using marijuana. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
July 18

Inquiry finds Britain was ill-prepared for COVID-19 pandemic and failed its citizens

An inquiry into the U.K. government's response to COVID-19 found it was ill-prepared for a pandemic and serious errors in planning failed its citizens
July 18
FILE - Protesters show pictures of COVID victims and placards outside Dorland House as Britain's former Prime Minister Boris Johnson testifies at Britain's COVID-19 public inquiry in London, on Dec. 7, 2023. The U.K. government was ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic and serious errors in planning failed its citizens, an inquiry found Thursday, July 18, 2024. Retired judge Heather Hallett, who is leading the ongoing inquiry, said the government wrongly believed in 2019 that it was one of the best-prepared countries in the world for an outbreak and it anticipated the wrong pandemic — influenza. “This belief was dangerously mistaken," Hallett said in releasing her first report. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 18

Bedwetting, nightmares and shaking. War in Gaza takes a mental health toll, especially on children

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are struggling to maintain their mental health, with few resources and no safe places to recover after nine months of war
July 18
Palestinians displaced by the Israeli air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip are seen at a United-Nation run school, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are struggling to maintain their mental health with few resources and no safe places to recover after nine months of war. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)
July 17

No significant risk of birth defects after 1st trimester COVID vaccine: Study

Birth defects were not linked to COVID infection in the first trimester either.
July 17
In this undated stock photo, a pregnant woman is seen receiving a vaccine injection.
July 17

EPA watchdog investigating delays in how the agency used sensor plane after fiery Ohio derailment

The EPA's internal watchdog will investigate why the agency didn’t get its specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors into the air over East Palestine until four days after the disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment last year
July 17
FILE - Whistleblower Robert Kroutil poses for a photo May 13, 2024, in Olathe, Kan. The EPA's Inspector General announced Tuesday, July 16, 2024, an investigation into why the agency didn't get its specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors into the air over East Palestine until four days after the derailment last year. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
July 17

Rural hospitals built during baby boom now face baby bust

More than half of rural U.S. hospitals now lack labor and delivery units.
July 17
The Mahaska Health hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa, includes a building built in 1928. The facility was expanded in the 1960s, during a rural-hospital building boom fueled by federal incentives.
July 17

Don't work in bed, and other tips for creating a peaceful sleep zone in a studio apartment

There’s a lot to be said for the work/play energy of a nice studio or other small apartment during the day
July 17
This photo provided by Resource Furniture shows the company's Oslo Sofa wall bed in a studio apartment designed by JG Neukomm Architecture in The Norfolk building in New York. Fold-down beds are good space savers in small apartments, where it's important to try to define a restful sleep zone. (Adam Macchia/The Suffolk by Gotham Properties via AP)
July 17

European Commission didn't provide enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals, EU court says

The EU general court says the European Commission did not allow the public enough access to information about COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreements it secured with pharmaceutical companies during the pandemic
July 17
July 17

The European Commission did not give the public enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals, EU court says

The European Commission did not give the public enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals, EU court says
July 17
July 17

With Haitian migration growing, a Mexico City family of doctors is helping out

At a clinic in the working class neighborhood, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl on the outskirts of Mexico City, Doctor Hernández Pacheco attends to Haitian migrants
July 17
Dr. Sarahí Hernández Pacheco and Haitian Bellantta Lubin embrace at the Bassuary medical clinic in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, east of Mexico City, Thursday, June 20, 2024. Hernández Pacheco has turned her family-run clinic into a safe haven for Haitian migrants whether they are planning to stay in Mexico or continue the journey north toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Mariana Martínez Barba)
July 17

As Gaza’s doctors struggle to save lives, many lose their own in Israeli airstrikes

Israel’s 9-month-old war with Hamas in Gaza has decimated the territory’s medical system
July 17
FILE - Palestinians wounded in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip are brought to Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, on March 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ismael abu dayyah, File)
July 16

FACT FOCUS: Trump falsely claims babies can be seen to change 'radically' after vaccination

In an excerpt of a recent conversation between former President Donald Trump and independent presidential candidate Robert F
July 16
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump appears during the Republican National Convention Monday, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 16

How extreme heat can impact your mental health as high temperatures sweep across US

Studies have shown that extreme heat can exacerbate anxiety and depression.
July 16
Children play in a water fountain during a summer heat wave in the Bronx borough of New York on July 11, 2024.
July 16

Arkansas is sued for rejecting petitions on an abortion-rights ballot measure

Arkansas is being sued for rejecting petitions in favor of a proposed ballot measure to scale back the state’s abortion ban
July 16
FILE - A demonstrator holds a sign protesting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade outside the Arkansas Capitol, June 24, 2022, in Little Rock, Ark. Supporters of a proposal to ask voters scale back Arkansas’ abortion ban sued the state on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, for rejecting their petitions to get the measure on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
July 16

Supporters of a proposal to scale back Arkansas abortion ban sue state for rejecting ballot measure petitions

Supporters of a proposal to scale back Arkansas abortion ban sue state for rejecting ballot measure petitions
July 16
July 16

Women diagnosed with ADHD as adults open up about the life-changing event

"I believed the lies that I was lazy, dumb, unmotivated," a woman told ABC News.
July 16
VIDEO: Inside ADHD: More adult women are being diagnosed
July 16

Judge refuses to extend timeframe for Georgia's new Medicaid plan, only one with work requirement

A federal judge has ruled that the Biden administration complied with the law when it declined to grant an extension to Georgia’s year-old Medicaid plan, which is the only one in the country that has a work requirement for recipients of the publicly fu...
July 16
FILE - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, right, sign healthcare waivers at the state Capitol in Atlanta, Oct. 15, 2020. Pathways to Coverage launched last July and is the only Medicaid plan in the country that requires beneficiaries to work or engage in other activities to get coverage. As of June, it had about 4,300 members. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)
July 16

Detroit-area county to pay $7 million to family of man killed while jailed for drunken driving

A Detroit-area county has agreed to pay $7 million to the family of a man who was severely beaten by another man while in jail for drunken driving
July 16
July 16

A sweet, native and nutritious snack from the garden? Look no further than blueberries

AP gardening writer Jessica Damiano has been growing dwarf blueberries for three years and her plants outside New York City are covered in green fruits right now
July 16
This July 11, 2024 image provided by Jessica Damiano shows blueberries ripening on a potted plant on Long Island, New York. (Jessica Damiano via AP)
July 16

A Baltimore man died after being sedated and restrained by medics. His mom wants answers

The mother of a Baltimore man who died in police custody after being sedated by medics wants to know whether the actions of first responders caused his death
July 16
Lori Ellinger wears a heart-shaped ring that holds the ashes of her late son, Trea Ellinger, Monday, July 1, 2024, in her home in Glen Burnie, Md. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)
July 15

Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86

The whistleblower who exposed the Tuskegee syphilis study that left hundreds of Black men untreated has died at age 86
July 15
July 15

Ruling keeps abortion question on ballot in South Dakota

A judge's ruling keeps an abortion-rights question on the South Dakota ballot in November
July 15
FILE - South Dakota Republican Rep. Jon Hansen stands in the House of Representatives in the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D., on Feb. 21, 2024. A judge rejected the lawsuit in a ruling Monday, July 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Jack Dura, File)
July 15

3 hikers die in Utah parks as triple-digit temperatures linger in western US

Three hikers have died in suspected heat-related cases at state and national parks in Utah
July 15
FILE - A sign for Canyonlands National Park is seen, May 6, 2003, in Moab, Utah. Three hikers died over the weekend in suspected heat-related incidents at parks in Utah, including a father and daughter who got lost on a strenuous hike in Canyonlands National Park in triple-digit temperatures. The Canyonlands hikers died Friday, July 12, 2024, while a third deceased hiker was found in Utah's Snow Canyon State Park. (AP Photo/Mickey Krakowski, File)
July 15

A 'new era' in malaria control has begun with a vaccination campaign for children in Ivory Coast

Health workers in Ivory Coast have begun giving children the latest malaria vaccine
July 15
A woman waits to administer the malaria vaccine Oxford-Serum R21 to her child in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Monday, July. 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)
July 15

How witnessing traumatic events affects the mind

Psychiatrist and trauma specialist Dr. Frank Anderson discusses how watching traumatic events, in person or on video, can have lasting effects.
July 15
VIDEO: How witnessing traumatic events affects the mind
July 15

Celebrities are getting $2,000 MRI scans to learn about their health. Should you?

Celebrities and influencers are helping promote high-tech medical scans that companies claim can help catch deadly diseases, including cancer
July 15
This image provided by Prenuvo in July 2024 shows an MRI scan. Magnetic resonance imaging uses magnetic fields to produce detailed images of organs, bones and other structures inside the body. Unlike many other types of scans, MRIs don't use radiation. (Prenuvo via AP)
July 15

Childhood vaccine coverage not yet back to pre-pandemics levels: WHO, UNICEF report

Coverage for the DTP and measles vaccines stagnated from 2022 to 2023.
July 15
July 15

Gambia upholds its ban on female genital cutting. Reversing it would have been a global first

Lawmakers in the West African nation of Gambia have rejected a bill that would have overturned a ban on female genital cutting
July 15
FILE - A Masai girl holds a protest sign during the anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) run in Kilgoris, Kenya, on April 21, 2007. Lawmakers in the West African nation of Gambia on Monday July 15, 2024 rejected a bill that would have overturned a ban on female genital cutting. The attempt to become the first country in the world to reverse such a ban had been closely followed by activists abroad. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)
July 14

US health officials confirm four new bird flu cases, in Colorado poultry workers

Four poultry workers in Colorado have been diagnosed with bird flu
July 14
FILE - Chickens stand in their cages at a farm, in Iowa, Nov. 16, 2009. Four more people, all Colorado poultry workers, have been diagnosed with bird flu infections, health officials said late Sunday, June 14, 2024. The new cases are the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth in the United States diagnosed with the bird flu, which so far has caused mild illness in humans. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
July 14

Can a Medicaid plan that requires work succeed? First year of Georgia experiment is not promising

By now, Georgia officials expected their new Medicaid plan to provide health insurance to 25,000 low income residents
July 14
FILE - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, right, sign healthcare waivers at the state Capitol in Atlanta, Oct. 15, 2020. Pathways to Coverage launched last July and is the only Medicaid plan in the country that requires beneficiaries to work or engage in other activities to get coverage. As of June, it had about 4,300 members. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)
July 13
FILE - Richard Simmons at St. Patty's Day Slimdown benefiting the Lollipop Theatre Network held at Slimmons on Sunday, Mar., 17, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Simmons, a fitness guru who urged the overweight to exercise and eat better, died Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the age of 76. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lollipop Theatre Network/AP Images, File)
July 13

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s diminutive and pioneering sex therapist, dies at 96

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and best-selling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, has died
July 13
FILE - Talk show host Phil Donahue, center, poses with several other prominent television personalities after the taping of "Donahue: The 25th Anniversary," in New York, Oct. 1992. From left, Jenny Jones, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Faith Daniels, Larry King, Donahue, Connie Chung, Maury Povich, Jerry Springer and Montel Williams. Westheimer, the sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and best-selling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, died on Friday, July 12, 2024. She was 96. (AP Photo/Joe Major, File)
July 13

Historically Black town in Louisiana's Cancer Alley is divided over a planned grain terminal

In a clash over the past versus the future, some descendants of enslaved people in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, are fighting to keep a grain terminal from being built in their historic Black neighborhood
July 13
A sign that reads "Stop the Wallace Grain Elevator" sits in the front lawn of Fee-Fo-Lay Café, March 13, 2024, in Wallace, La. (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)