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Older Americans often don’t prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

May 23, 2024, 8:45am Health

Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him. Read story

Black Americans are underrepresented in residential care communities, AP/CNHI News analysis finds

May 23, 2024, 7:38am Business

Norma Upshaw, 82, was living alone south of Nashville, when her doctor said she needed to start in-home dialysis. Read story

FILE - Marijuana plants are displayed at a shop in San Francisco, Monday, March 20, 2023. Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of high-frequency drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of survey data over four decades, according to research published Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the journal Addiction.

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

FILE - Marijuana plants are displayed at a shop in San Francisco, Monday, March 20, 2023. Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of high-frequency drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of survey data over four decades, according to research published Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the journal Addiction.

May 22, 2024, 8:54am Health

Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of national survey data over four decades. Read story

Recommendations support starting mammograms at 40

May 21, 2024, 6:01am Health

All women should begin breast cancer screening at the age of 40, says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In a new recommendation, the task force advises cisgender women and all other people assigned female at birth aged 40 to 74 years get screened every other year. Read story

U.S. pediatricians reverse decades-old advice against HIV-positive mothers breastfeeding

May 20, 2024, 4:21pm Health

People with HIV can breastfeed their babies, as long as they are taking medications that effectively suppress the virus that causes AIDS, a top U.S. pediatricians’ group said Monday in a sharp policy change. Read story

Capt. Kenny Warren leans on an ambulance at the Williamston, N.C., Fire and Rescue Squad on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Warren says run times have doubled since the local hospital closed last August. The struggle to reopen the city&rsquo;s only emergency room could signal trouble for President Joe Biden&rsquo;s re-election campaign, which is centered around his health care accomplishments. (AP Photo/Allen G.

After the only hospital in town closed, a North Carolina city directs its ire at politicians

Capt. Kenny Warren leans on an ambulance at the Williamston, N.C., Fire and Rescue Squad on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Warren says run times have doubled since the local hospital closed last August. The struggle to reopen the city&rsquo;s only emergency room could signal trouble for President Joe Biden&rsquo;s re-election campaign, which is centered around his health care accomplishments. (AP Photo/Allen G.

May 20, 2024, 8:42am Health

Weeds have punctured through the vacant parking lot of Martin General Hospital’s emergency room. A makeshift blue tarp covering the hospital’s sign is worn down from flapping in the wind. The hospital doors are locked, many in this county of 22,000 fear permanently. Read story

Alexis Bogan, whose speech was impaired by a brain tumor, uses an AI powered smartphone app to create a audible drink order at a Starbucks drive-thru on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lincoln, R.I. The app converts her typed entries into a verbal message created using her original voice.

Illness took away her voice. AI created a replica she carries in her phone

Alexis Bogan, whose speech was impaired by a brain tumor, uses an AI powered smartphone app to create a audible drink order at a Starbucks drive-thru on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lincoln, R.I. The app converts her typed entries into a verbal message created using her original voice.

May 20, 2024, 6:05am Health

The voice Alexis “Lexi” Bogan had before last summer was exuberant. Read story

A pro-choice demonstrator yells after chaining himself to the temporary security fencing outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2022.

Doctors saw younger men seeking vasectomies after Roe v. Wade was overturned

A pro-choice demonstrator yells after chaining himself to the temporary security fencing outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 2022.

May 19, 2024, 6:05am Health

Kori Thompson had long wrestled with the idea of having a child. Read story

An EA-18G Growler engine&rsquo;s thrust with afterburner propels its takeoff with a loud roar from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during an exercise, Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Navy jet noise could mean long-term health impacts for Washington’s Whidbey Island

An EA-18G Growler engine&rsquo;s thrust with afterburner propels its takeoff with a loud roar from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during an exercise, Thursday, March 10, 2016.

May 19, 2024, 6:03am Health

More than 74,000 people on Whidbey Island could face long-term health impacts from the U.S. Navy jet noise that’s blasted over residents several days a week for over a decade, new research shows. Read story

FILE - Police clear the area following a shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football Super Bowl celebration in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Three men from Kansas City, Mo.,, face firearms charges, including gun trafficking, after an investigation into the mass shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs&rsquo; Super Bowl parade and rally, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

Three people shot at Super Bowl parade grapple with bullets left in their bodies

FILE - Police clear the area following a shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football Super Bowl celebration in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Three men from Kansas City, Mo.,, face firearms charges, including gun trafficking, after an investigation into the mass shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs&rsquo; Super Bowl parade and rally, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

May 19, 2024, 6:00am Health

James Lemons, 39, wants the bullet removed from his thigh so he can go back to work. Read story