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Large St. Louis-area urgent care chain to pay $9.1 million settlement over false claims allegations

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One of the largest urgent care chains in Missouri will pay $9.1 million to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims for medical services, including COVID-19 testing. The U.S. Attorney's office in St.
Saskatchewan announces plan to address crowding in Regina hospitals

Saskatchewan announces plan to address crowding in Regina hospitals

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it's taking steps to deal with overcrowding in Regina's hospitals days after breaking the fire code for having patients in beds in hallways.

Doctors, nurses call for reforms to prevent overcrowding in Canada's emergency rooms

Overcrowded emergency rooms are frustrating patients and staff in parts of the country as respiratory illness season exacerbates long waits for care.
A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is coming soon

A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is coming soon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans plan to unveil a proposal soon to legalize medical marijuana in the state and could vote on it sometime in 2024, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said.
Cat-owner duo in Ohio shares amputee journey while helping others through animal therapy

Cat-owner duo in Ohio shares amputee journey while helping others through animal therapy

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Each morning when she wakes up, Juanita Mengel removes the silicone liner of her prosthetic leg out from under a heated blanket so that the metal parts of the artificial limb don't feel as cold on her skin when she straps the pieces
Ukraine lawmakers vote to legalize medical marijuana and help ease stress from the war with Russia

Ukraine lawmakers vote to legalize medical marijuana and help ease stress from the war with Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament voted Tuesday to legalize medical marijuana, after the war with Russia left thousands of people with post-traumatic stress disorder that many believe could be eased by the drug.
Custom made by Tulane students, mobility chairs help special needs toddlers get moving

Custom made by Tulane students, mobility chairs help special needs toddlers get moving

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At 19 months old, Elijah Jack, born with no femur bone in one leg and a short femur in the other, is unable to walk on his own like most toddlers his age.
North Dakota judge to decide whether to temporarily block part of abortion law that limits doctors

North Dakota judge to decide whether to temporarily block part of abortion law that limits doctors

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge said Wednesday he will decide soon whether to temporarily block a part of the state's revised abortion laws so doctors can perform the procedure to save a patient's life or health.
Hundreds of foreign-trained doctors boosting B.C. family medicine: Dix

Hundreds of foreign-trained doctors boosting B.C. family medicine: Dix

RICHMOND, B.C. — British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix says almost all of the 666 international medical graduates registered in the province this year are now working as doctors, with more than half in family medicine.
Ohio prosecutor says he's duty bound to bring miscarriage case to a grand jury

Ohio prosecutor says he's duty bound to bring miscarriage case to a grand jury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says it is not within his power to drop a criminal charge against a woman who miscarried in the restroom at her home, regardless of the pressure being brought to bear by the national attention on her case.