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FILE - Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews back to her room, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. The federal government will, for the first time, dictate staffing levels at nursing homes, the Biden administration said Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, responding to systemic problems bared by mass COVID deaths.

Biden administration sets higher staffing mandates. Most nursing homes don’t meet them

FILE - Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews back to her room, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. The federal government will, for the first time, dictate staffing levels at nursing homes, the Biden administration said Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, responding to systemic problems bared by mass COVID deaths.

April 28, 2024, 6:03am Health

The Biden administration finalized nursing home staffing rules Monday that will require thousands of them to hire more nurses and aides — while giving them years to do so. Read story

The TheraLight red light therapy bed is pictured at the MIORA clinic at the Life Time at Target Center, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Minneapolis. Luxury athletic club operator Life Time launched a program that offers comprehensive medical testing, personalized training and a host of alternative therapies like cryotherapy. The Miora program also offers Ozempic and other weight loss drugs through the clinic that opened in Minneapolis last year.

What do weight loss drugs mean for a diet industry built on eating less and exercising more?

The TheraLight red light therapy bed is pictured at the MIORA clinic at the Life Time at Target Center, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Minneapolis. Luxury athletic club operator Life Time launched a program that offers comprehensive medical testing, personalized training and a host of alternative therapies like cryotherapy. The Miora program also offers Ozempic and other weight loss drugs through the clinic that opened in Minneapolis last year.

April 28, 2024, 6:00am Business

Ever since college, Brad Jobling struggled with his weight, fluctuating between a low of 155 pounds when he was in his 30s to as high as 220. He spent a decade tracking calories on WeightWatchers, but the pounds he dropped always crept back onto his 5-foot-5-inch frame. Read story

Native Americans have shorter life spans. Better health care isn’t the only answer

April 28, 2024, 6:00am Health

Katherine Goodlow is only 20, but she has experienced enough to know that people around her are dying too young. Read story

Amanda Zurawski, center, speaks during a press conference outside the Travis County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Austin, Texas. A Texas state court will hear arguments from both sides in Zurawski v. State of Texas, a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of 13 Texas women denied abortions despite serious pregnancy complications.

How treatment of miscarriages is upending the abortion debate

Amanda Zurawski, center, speaks during a press conference outside the Travis County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Austin, Texas. A Texas state court will hear arguments from both sides in Zurawski v. State of Texas, a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of 13 Texas women denied abortions despite serious pregnancy complications.

April 28, 2024, 6:00am Health

For decades, the abortion wars have centered on whether a woman should be able to decide when and if she has a child. But with increasingly strict restrictions on reproductive rights being enacted across the United States, these debates are charting new, unfamiliar territory — medical care for women who… Read story

Medicare’s push to improve chronic care attracts businesses, but not many doctors

April 28, 2024, 5:11am Health

Carrie Lester looks forward to the phone call every Thursday from her doctors’ medical assistant, who asks how she’s doing and if she needs prescription refills. The assistant counsels her on dealing with anxiety and her other health issues. Read story

FILE - An attendee at Planned Parenthood's Bans Off Our Bodies rally for abortion rights holds a sign reading outside of the Idaho Statehouse in downtown Boise, Idaho, on May 14, 2022. (Sarah A.

Stroke, hemorrhage, sepsis: Idaho doctors detail ways abortion ban risks patients’ health

FILE - An attendee at Planned Parenthood's Bans Off Our Bodies rally for abortion rights holds a sign reading outside of the Idaho Statehouse in downtown Boise, Idaho, on May 14, 2022. (Sarah A.

April 27, 2024, 5:57am Health

Dr. Becky Uranga has always loved working in emergency obstetrics. As an OB-GYN, she and her colleagues at OGA Women’s Health rotate emergency shifts, when Uranga spends 24 hours covering labor and delivery and caring for Treasure Valley patients with urgent medical needs. Read story

FILE - A vial containing 2mg of fentanyl, which will kill a human if ingested into the body, is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va., on Aug. 9, 2016. Nearly a dozen children, including a 1 year old, have overdosed on fentanyl since June in Portland, Oregon, its police bureau said Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, intensifying alarm in a city like so many others that has struggled to address its drug crisis.

Police in Everett issue alarm after 3 babies overdosed on fentanyl in less than a week

FILE - A vial containing 2mg of fentanyl, which will kill a human if ingested into the body, is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va., on Aug. 9, 2016. Nearly a dozen children, including a 1 year old, have overdosed on fentanyl since June in Portland, Oregon, its police bureau said Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, intensifying alarm in a city like so many others that has struggled to address its drug crisis.

April 26, 2024, 3:29pm Health

Officials are sounding alarms after a baby died and two others apparently also overdosed in the past week in separate instances in which fentanyl was left unsecured inside residences, authorities said. Read story

USDA tells producers to reduce salmonella in certain frozen chicken products

April 26, 2024, 8:32am Health

Poultry producers will be required to bring salmonella bacteria in certain chicken products to very low levels to help prevent food poisoning under a final rule issued Friday by U.S. agriculture officials. Read story

FILE - Containers of Zyn, a Phillip Morris smokeless nicotine pouch, are displayed for sale among other nicotine and tobacco products at a newsstand Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in New York. The product has been making big headlines, sparking debate about whether new nicotine-based alternatives intended for adults may be catching on with underage teens and adolescents.

What to know about Zyn, the tiny nicotine pouch that’s sparked a big health debate

FILE - Containers of Zyn, a Phillip Morris smokeless nicotine pouch, are displayed for sale among other nicotine and tobacco products at a newsstand Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in New York. The product has been making big headlines, sparking debate about whether new nicotine-based alternatives intended for adults may be catching on with underage teens and adolescents.

April 26, 2024, 7:34am Health

A tiny Philip Morris product called Zyn has been making big headlines, sparking debate about whether new nicotine-based alternatives intended for adults may be catching on with underage teens and adolescents. Read story

Ashley Judd, center, Shelby Rowe, right, Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention Research Center, and others in the audience raise their hands after Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, left, asked the group if any of the them knew a person in crisis during an event on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2024, with notable suicide prevention advocates. The White House held the event on the day they released the 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to highlight efforts to tackle the mental health crisis and beat the overdose crisis.

Ashley Judd and Aloe Blacc help the White House unveil its national suicide prevention strategy

Ashley Judd, center, Shelby Rowe, right, Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention Research Center, and others in the audience raise their hands after Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, left, asked the group if any of the them knew a person in crisis during an event on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2024, with notable suicide prevention advocates. The White House held the event on the day they released the 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to highlight efforts to tackle the mental health crisis and beat the overdose crisis.

April 25, 2024, 3:13pm Health

Actor Ashley Judd and singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, who both lost loved ones to suicide, on Tuesday helped the Biden administration promote its new national strategy to prevent suicide. Read story