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Reproductive rights and justice advocates and experts discuss the recent legal interpretation of California???s definition of murder to exclude charging pregnant people with the crime when they allegedly cause the miscarriage or stillbirth of a fetus.

Q&A: Pregnant people with substance use issues need treatment, not jail, advocates and experts say

Reproductive rights and justice advocates and experts discuss the recent legal interpretation of California???s definition of murder to exclude charging pregnant people with the crime when they allegedly cause the miscarriage or stillbirth of a fetus.

January 23, 2022, 6:04am Health

Although the mother was initially charged and convicted of murder in the stillbirth of her child, serving more than a year in jail, the dismissal of her charges led to the California attorney general weighing in on how the state’s law on murder should be interpreted in these kinds of… Read story

Oxford shooting exposes limits, mental health needs for schools

January 23, 2022, 6:04am Health

Experts say a drawing that a teacher found ahead of a deadly shooting at Oxford High School suggested accused shooter Ethan Crumbley was suicidal, not a danger to others, and it’s likely why school counselors chose not to involve the police before four students were killed. Read story

On a cold rainy day a paramedic places a blanket on a patient he has brought to the Emergency Department at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital located on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Like ‘Tetris’: COVID surge turns staff scheduling at California hospital into a frustrating numbers game

On a cold rainy day a paramedic places a blanket on a patient he has brought to the Emergency Department at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital located on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

January 23, 2022, 6:01am Health

The 28 patients had camped out for hours and even days in the emergency room of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. With more than 100 COVID-19-positive patients in the hospital, there weren’t enough in-patient beds to put them in. Read story

What the No Surprises Act means for your medical bills

January 23, 2022, 6:00am Business

More Americans worry about unexpected medical bills than any other expense, according to polls by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2018 and 2020. Read story

Roger Strukhoff 67, looks out his kitchen window after making a cup of coffee Thursday in his DeKalb, Ill., home. Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack.

Omicron surge undermines other health care problems

Roger Strukhoff 67, looks out his kitchen window after making a cup of coffee Thursday in his DeKalb, Ill., home. Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack.

January 22, 2022, 6:04am Health

Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Omicron COVID-19 variant straining Clark County hospitals

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

January 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is rampant in Clark County. Read story

Free at-home COVID-19 tests on Washinton website

January 22, 2022, 5:56am Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Health launched a website Friday where people can order free at-home COVID-19 tests that will be shipped to their doorstep. Read story

FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.   Three new U.S. studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have received booster shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the studies, Friday. Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Studies suggest booster gives best protection against COVID

FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.   Three new U.S. studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have received booster shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the studies, Friday. Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

January 21, 2022, 3:28pm Health

Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. Read story