Health

Some Pa. health care workers still can’t get vaccinated

Non-affiliated health care workers, who are not employed by a hospital system, have reported problems trying to schedule vaccinations. RUTHERFORD, Pa. — Six weeks after Pennsylvania started vaccine distribution, some health care workers are still unable to access the vaccine. Non-affiliated health care workers, who are not employed by a hospital system, have reported problems …

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Illinois health officials report 3,292 new cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

CHICAGO — Illinois health officials reported 3,292 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 40 additional deaths. The deaths were reported in the following counties: Clinton County: 1 male 70s Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 2 females 80s, …

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Cattaraugus County Health Department Reports 23 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Saturday

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 23 more COVID-19 cases and one death on Saturday. A 65-year-old woman became the 71st resident of Cattaraugus County to die of COVID-19 related complications since the county began tracking the pandemic in March. She had developed respiratory failure, according to a news release from the health department. The total number …

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WF-WC health district administers almost 1,500 doses of COVID vaccine at second clinic

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District held its second vaccine clinic today at the MPEC. The clinic was scheduled to have 975 appointments but the clinic was operating so well after two hours into the process, officials added 500 more appointments. Vaccines that were not given out today, will be …

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Oswego Health Welcomes New Mental Health Center – Oswego County Today

The Lakeview Center for Mental Health and Wellness. Picture courtesy of Oswego Health. OSWEGO – Oswego Health announced the opening of their newly renovated Lakeview Center for Mental Health and Wellness Friday, January 22; the former Bunner Street facility now located at 29 E. Cayuga St., a few blocks from Lake Ontario. Oswego Health, always …

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Virginia Senate passes bill to repeal ban on abortion coverage for health insurance plans

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On Friday, the Senate of Virginia passed a bill that would remove the ban on abortion coverage for health insurance plans offered in Virginia through the health benefits exchange. SB1276 would make Virginia the first state in the South to end these restrictions on abortion access, according to a statement from …

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Michigan health department director Robert Gordon resigns

CLOSE Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, addresses lawmaker questions on August 13, 2020. (Photo: Screen shot) The leader of the Michigan health department tasked with a leading role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has resigned.  Robert Gordon, head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced the …

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Legislator who questioned Black hygiene to lead health panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican legislator and doctor in Ohio who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting the coronavirus because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism after his appointment to lead the state Senate Health Committee. The controversy is over comments made in June by state Sen. Stephen Huffman. …

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