Health care services

November 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients, two of whom were voluntary patients who were allegedly prohibited from leaving. SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental...
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Dr. Assaad Sayah, chief medical officer of Cambridge Health Alliance, right, embraces Pete DeMarco Nov. 13, 2018 after a meeting where he and other executives answered questions about the death of DeMarco's wife, Laura Levis, in Boston. Levis, 34, suffered a fatal asthma attack after encountering a locked emergency room door when she walked to CHA Somerville Hospital and called 911 for help in 2016. Patrick Wardell, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, told Peter DeMarco during a two-hour meeting on Tuesday that he was "very sorry" for what happened. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man whose wife collapsed outside a locked hospital emergency room door and later died has received a face-to-face apology from the chief executive of the hospital's parent company. Patrick Wardell, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, told Peter DeMarco during a two-hour...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 09, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is home after being released from the hospital. She had been admitted for treatment and observation after fracturing three ribs in a fall. The court said Ginsburg was released Friday. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Stocks are climbing in early trading on Wall Street as results of the U.S. midterm elections came in as investors had expected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn't produce any big surprises, but it was especially good for the health care industry and several other companies. Health insurers rose sharply Wednesday as investors anticipated...
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This undated image provided by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals shows the company's medication Dsuvia. On Friday, Nov. 2. 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. (Craig Sherod Photography/AcelRx Pharmaceuticals via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 2:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a statement, FDA...
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A general look of the marquee outside of the Wanaque Center For Nursing And Rehabilitation, where New Jersey state Health Department confirmed the 18 cases of adenovirus, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Haskell, N.J. The outbreak has left six children dead and 12 others sick. The facility has been told it can't admit any new patients until the outbreak ends. Adenoviruses usually just cause mild illnesses. But officials say this outbreak is particularly severe because it's affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems. They also note this strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living facilities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 29, 2018 - 1:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials said Monday they are sending infection-control teams to four long-term pediatric centers and a hospital to assist with training amid viral and bacterial outbreaks that have left a combined 10 people dead. The teams will assess infection prevention...
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October 23, 2018 - 12:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments, officials said...
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October 19, 2018 - 11:56 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 9-year-old Texas girl at the center of a three-week court battle with a hospital to keep her on life support has died hours after an appeals court allowed her parents more time to find a facility to maintain her life support. A spokeswoman for Cook Children's Medical...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, the Anthem logo hangs at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Federal officials say the nation’s second-largest health insurer will pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential violations of privacy requirements in a 2015 case that still stands the biggest health care hack in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
October 15, 2018 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday. The personal information of nearly 79 million people — including...
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This aerial photo shows debris and destruction in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, after Hurricane Michael went through the area on Wednesday. Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town, was nearly obliterated by the hurricane, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer. (Bronte Wittpenn/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
October 13, 2018 - 1:44 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems...
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