Hospital and clinic services

CORRECTS YEAR TO 2008 FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accompanied by his daughter Meghan McCain, waves to supporters as he enters a campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio. Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s cancer on ABC’s “The View.” McCain is battling the same aggressive type of brain cancer that killed Biden’s son Beau in 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
December 14, 2017 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rushed toward votes next week on their sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes. The 81-year-old McCain is at a local military hospital being treated for the side...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is out of the hospital more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack and is continuing his recovery in a Texas rehabilitation facility. A Tuesday statement issued through a family spokesman quoted Ridge saying he's making...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 17, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA...
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November 09, 2017 - 7:39 am
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina hospital has laid off nearly 100 employees and eliminated 65 vacant positions. Local media report that AnMed Health in Anderson has laid off 94 employees, including both full-time and part-time employees. Hospital spokesman Ross Norton said the workers were...
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Patrick Cantlay reacts to a very close putt on the eighteenth hole during the final round playoff of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament from TPC Summerlin, Sunday, Nov 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)
November 05, 2017 - 9:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Cantlay won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in a playoff for the first victory in a PGA Tour career mostly derailed by a severe back injury. The 25-year-old former UCLA star hit from behind a tree and got up-and-down for par from off the back of the 18th...
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FILE - This March 25, 2014, file photo shows a CVS store and pharmacy in Philadelphia. According to a Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 report in The Wall Street Journal., the drugstore chain is in talks to buy Aetna, the nation’s third-largest insurer. Analysts say such a deal would create a health colossus that can reach deeper into the average customer’s life to manage care and cut costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 27, 2017 - 5:24 pm
A CVS-Aetna combination could create a health colossus that can reach deeper into the average customer's life to manage care and cut costs, according to analysts who follow the companies. Drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy the nation's third-largest...
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This photo shows a sequoia on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, after workers used giant rollers to move it two blocks to make way for a hospital expansion at St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho. Naturalist John Muir sent the tree as a seedling to Boise more than a century ago where it was planted in a doctor's yard. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)
October 25, 2017 - 5:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 10-story-tall giant sequoia that was moved two city blocks on giant rollers last summer has new growth and appears happy in its new location, a tree expert said Wednesday. Tree mover David Cox of Environmental Design examined the 800,000-pound (363,000-kilogram) sequoia in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin speaks during a visit to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in, Manchester, N.H. Shulkin is touting an overhaul plan to give veterans even wider access to outside doctors than under its troubled Veterans Choice health care program. He is stressing stronger ties with the private sector, even while acknowledging key questions of cost and sharing of medical records were still unresolved. Shulkin on Oct. 24, acknowledged the program would run out of money sooner than expected and urged Congress to provide new stopgap funding by year's end. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 24, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted an overhaul plan Tuesday to give veterans even wider access to outside doctors than under its troubled Choice health care program, stressing ties with the private sector even while acknowledging key questions of rising cost and...
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Angry protesters gather near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack, near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to at least 231 with more than 275 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in this Horn of Africa nation, a senator said Sunday. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 15, 2017 - 5:53 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise. In a...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 13, 2017 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September. Printer and PC maker HP sent technology companies higher after releasing a...
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