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Food allergies complicate hungry Americans' search for meals

SACRAMENTO, California – When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the co...

Experts see strides on AIDS, but COVID-19 halted progress

NEW YORK– Some researchers believe COVID-19 has derailed the fight against HIV, siphoning away health workers and other resources and setting back a U.S. campaign to decimate the AIDS epidem...

Centura Health’s Mercy Regional Medical Center recognized among top 5% of U.S. hospitals for outstanding patient experience

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center achieved the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 13 consecutive year, which places Mercy among the top 5% of hospitals nati...

Nurse recognized at Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center

Lisa Eason, intensive care unit registered nurse, of Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently honored with the Daisy Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of th...

Boom in volunteers crucial to La Plata County vaccination effort

Medical Reserve Corps grows by hundreds to tackle COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Centura Health-Mercy nationally recognized with ’A’ grade for safety

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center received an “A” grade for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes achievements protecting patients from er...

Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem equ...

Colorado vaccine bus rolls into Bayfield

Mobile program distributes thousands of doses statewide

U.S. birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

NEW YORK — The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday. The rate dropped for moms of...

U.S. officials: Anxiety drove vaccine reactions in 5 states

NEW YORK – It was anxiety – and not a problem with the shots – that caused fainting, dizziness and other short-term reactions in dozens of people at coronavirus vaccine clinics in five state...

Pfizer, BioNTech seek EU’s OK to use COVID vaccine on kids

LONDON – Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech have submitted a request to the European drug regulator for the approval of their coronavirus vaccine to be extended to include children 12 to 15 years old,...

AP analysis: The expected COVID baby boom may be a baby bust

Births have fallen dramatically in many states
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