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Amid firestorm created by Austin's cancer secrecy, missed opportunities to build trust and educate

Amid firestorm created by Austin's cancer secrecy, missed opportunities to build trust and educate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The secrecy surrounding Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's hospitalizations due to prostate cancer surgery set off a political firestorm, launched multiple reviews and triggered calls for his ouster.
Gov. Laura Kelly calls for Medicaid expansion, offers tax cut plan that speeds up end of grocery tax

Gov. Laura Kelly calls for Medicaid expansion, offers tax cut plan that speeds up end of grocery tax

Democratic Gov.
Nearly 10,000 died from COVID-19 last month, fueled by holiday gatherings and new variant, WHO says

Nearly 10,000 died from COVID-19 last month, fueled by holiday gatherings and new variant, WHO says

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency said Wednesday holiday gatherings and the spread of the most prominent variant globally led to increased transmission of COVID-19 last month.
South Carolina Republicans back trans youth health care ban despite pushback from parents, doctors

South Carolina Republicans back trans youth health care ban despite pushback from parents, doctors

COLUMBIA, S.C.

Gov. Laura Kelly calls for Medicaid expansion, offers tax cut plan that speeds up end of grocery tax

Democratic Gov.
California Gov. Newsom proposes some housing and climate cuts to balance $38 billion budget deficit

California Gov. Newsom proposes some housing and climate cuts to balance $38 billion budget deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom released details Wednesday of a new $291 billion state spending plan for the 2024-25 budget year that accounts for an estimated $37.9 billion deficit.
B.C. hospital admissions break record as respiratory illness season nears peak

B.C. hospital admissions break record as respiratory illness season nears peak

VANCOUVER — Hospitals in British Columbia are treating a record number of patients as the province's respiratory illness season nears its peak, with the health minister saying the situation is challenging but being managed.

Ohio House overrides Republican governor's veto of ban on gender affirming care for minors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-dominated Ohio House voted Wednesday to override GOP Gov.
Cancer society, gynecologists hope for national shift in cervical cancer screening

Cancer society, gynecologists hope for national shift in cervical cancer screening

TORONTO — The rest of Canada should follow British Columbia's lead in its new approach to cervical cancer screening, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the B.C.
People with private drug coverage more likely to stick to prescriptions: StatCan

People with private drug coverage more likely to stick to prescriptions: StatCan

OTTAWA — A new Statistics Canada study confirms that financial limitations are keeping people without private or employer-sponsored drug coverage from following through with their prescriptions.