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CDC drops 5-day COVID isolation guideline

People recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after symptoms end, according to the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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People recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after symptoms end, according to the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses
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FILE - A student wears a mask and face shield in a 4th grade class amid the COVID-19 pandemic at Washington Elementary School on Jan. 12, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and upended child care, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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New York Attorney General says a county must rescind its ban on female transgender athletes

New York Attorney General Letitia James is demanding that a county on Long Island rescind its ban on transgender athletes competing in female sports
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CDC drops 5-day isolation period for recovering COVID-19 patients

People no longer need to stay isolated for five days after symptoms end.
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Pedestrians wear masks in Los Angeles July 13, 2022.
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Yogurts can make limited claim that the food reduces risk of type 2 diabetes: FDA

Yogurt sold in the U.S. can make claims that the food may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes based on limited evidence
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FILE - Yogurt is displayed for sale at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. on July 11, 2018. On Friday, March 1, 2024, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said yogurt sold in the U.S. can make claims that the food may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, based on limited evidence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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CVS and Walgreens plan to start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone soon

Drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens plan to start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in a few states
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FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. Drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens plan to start dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone in a few states. CVS Health will start filling prescriptions for the medication in Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts “in the weeks ahead,” spokeswoman Amy Thibault said Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
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U.S. health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19

U.S. health officials say Americans with COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days
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FILE - McKenna Shuster works on a linocut art print which she does as a hobby in her home on the last night of a two-week self-isolation while recovering from symptoms of COVID-19 in Somerville, Mass., on March 26, 2020. On Friday, March 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days. The CDC changed its longstanding guidance, saying that people can return to work or regular activities if their symptoms are mild and improving and it's been a day since they've had a fever. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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US health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19

US health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19
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CVS and Walgreens to begin selling abortion pill

Both pharmacies will provide the pill in a select number of states first.
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In this Oct. 18, 2023 file photo, a Box of Mifepristone pills is shown at a pharmacy in Tehatta, India.
March 01

At Duke, basketball provides the perfect backdrop to salute 'kid captains' facing medical battles

The Duke men's basketball program is in its second year of honoring patients of the nearby children's hospital
March 01
Marcelle Scheyer, right, wife of Duke coach Jon Scheyer, applauds after presenting a basketball signed by coach Scheyer to Samantha DiMartino as an honoree of the Scheyer Family Kid Captain Program, which recognizes patients and families of Duke Children's Hospital, during a timeout in an NCAA college basketball game between Duke and Louisville in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
March 01

What to know about the latest court rulings, data and legislation on abortion in the US

A judge in Montana ruled against restrictions in one of several developments this week on how abortion works in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade was overturned
March 01
FILE - Rabbis and supporters from around the country gather for a rally, one day after the midterm elections, to show their support for protecting abortion rights Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Clayton, Mo. The state of abortion access in the U.S. remains in flux with an accusation against Planned Parenthood in Missouri and a plan to educate doctors headed to the governor in South Dakota. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 01

The impact of weight loss drugs on relationships

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel talks about the how weight loss drugs can change relationships, tips for staying asleep at night and organ donor requirements.
March 01
VIDEO: The impact of weight loss drugs on relationships
March 01

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children has created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples trying to have families through fertility treatments
March 01
FILE - People gather outside the Florida Supreme Court, Feb. 7, 2024, in Tallahassee, Fla. The recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos can be considered children, halting IVF treatments in the state, is a clear example of why races for state supreme courts will be among the most hotly contested this year. State high court seats will be on the ballot in more than 30 states, and several of those races have the potential to flip political control of the court. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington, File)
March 01

The EU says it will send funds to Gaza's main aid provider after the UN agency agrees to an audit

The European Union says it will pay $54 million to the main provider of aid in Gaza next week
March 01
FILE - The Commissioner-General of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, Philippe Lazzarini, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.The head of the main United Nations agency supporting people in Gaza alleges that Israel is intent on “destroying” it along with the idea that Palestinians are refugees and have a right one day to return home. Philippe Lazzarini in an interview with a Swiss newspaper accuses Israel of having a “long-term political goal” of eliminating the agency created decades ago to assist Palestinians who fled during the war over Israel’s creation. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
March 01

Why Missouri currently doesn't allow pregnant women to be legally divorced

Judges some places don't grant divorces when one of the parties is pregnant — and one Missouri lawmaker is trying to change that, at least in her state
March 01
FILE - The Missouri State Capitol stands on Sept. 16, 2022, in Jefferson City, Mo. A Missouri lawmaker has introduced legislation in Feb. 2024, to spell out that the state’s judges can grant divorces even when one spouse is pregnant. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 01

Paramedic convictions in Elijah McClain's death spur changes for patients in police custody

Medical responders across the U.S. are rethinking how they treat people in police custody after a jury last December handed down rare convictions against two Colorado paramedics for their roles in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain
March 01
FILE - Sheneen McClain, Elijah McClain's mother, is consoled by Omar Montgomery outside the Adams County Colo., Justice Center after verdict rendered Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in Brighton, Colo. Paramedic Peter Cichuniec, the senior medical responder on the scene during the altercation with Elijah McClain, faces a yearslong prison sentence when he is expected to be sentenced on Friday, March 1, 2024. A jury found him guilty in December for his involvement in the 2019 death of McClain following an overdose of a powerful sedative. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 29

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Missouri’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally taking minors into Kansas to obtain abortions without parental consent
February 29
FILE - Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey speaks to reporters in Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 3, 2023. Bailey filed a lawsuit on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, that seeks an injunction against Planned Parenthood Great Plains. The suit accuses the organization of transporting minors to Kansas for abortions without parental consent, in violation of Missouri law. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)
February 29

Montana judge declares 3 laws restricting abortion unconstitutional, including a 20-week limit

A Montana judge has declared that three state laws restricting abortion access are unconstitutional, including a ban on abortions beyond 20 weeks of gestation
February 29
February 29

Officials investigate rare nervous system disorder in older adults who got RSV vaccine

Health officials are investigating whether there's a link between two new RSV vaccines and cases of a rare nervous system disorder
February 29
FILE - This electron microscope image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virions, colorized blue, and anti-RSV F protein/gold antibodies, colorized yellow, shedding from the surface of human lung cells. On Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, health officials said they are investigating whether there's a link between two new RSV vaccines and cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare nervous system disorder, in older U.S. adults who got the shot. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH via AP, File)
February 29

Texas prosecutor is fined for allowing murder charges against a woman who self-managed an abortion

A Texas prosecutor whose office filed murder charges against a woman who self-managed an abortion has been disciplined and fined
February 29
FILE - Abortion rights demonstrators attend a rally at the Texas state Capitol in Austin, Texas, May 14, 2022. In news reports Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, a prosecutor whose office charged a woman with murder for a self-managed abortion in 2022 has been disciplined for his role in the case. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
February 29

A large US health care tech company was hacked. It's leading to billing delays and security concerns

A massive U.S. health care technology company says it was attacked by the ransomware group ALPHV, also known as Blackcat
February 29
Pages from the United Healthcare website are displayed on a computer screen in New York on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. On Thursday, Change Healthcare, a massive U.S. health care technology company owned by UnitedHealth Group, announced a ransomware group claimed responsibility for a cyberattack and is assessing the impact of the attack, which it first acknowledged on Feb. 21 and says has affected billing and care authorization portals. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
February 29

South Dakota Republican lawmakers want clarity for the state's abortion laws. They propose a video

South Dakota’s Republican-controlled Legislature has approved the creation of a video to outline the state’s abortion laws and to clarify when health care providers are legally allowed to intervene
February 29
The South Dakota Senate begins a floor session, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D. The Senate on Thursday, Feb. 29, approved a bill mandating an informational video on the state's abortion laws. The House previously passed the same bill, which now goes to Gov. Kristi Noem. (AP Photo/Jack Dura)
February 29

Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

A small nicotine pouch called Zyn has sparked a big debate among politicians, pundits and experts
February 29
Containers of Zyn, a Phillip Morris smokeless nicotine pouch, are stacked for sale at a newsstand Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in New York. It has stoked debate among politicians, parents and pundits that reflects an increasingly complex landscape in which Big Tobacco companies are aggressively pushing alternative products while experts are divided about their potential benefits and risks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 29

Norovirus illnesses are up in some places. Here's what you need to know

Cases of norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug, are climbing in the Northeastern U.S. Nationwide, about 12% of most recent norovirus tests sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were positive
February 29
This electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a cluster of norovirus virions. On Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that cases of norovirus, a nasty stomach bug that spreads easily, are climbing in the Northeastern U.S. (Charles D. Humphrey/CDC via AP)
February 29

Alabama lawmakers advance plan to protect IVF clinics

Alabama lawmakers have moved closer to approving protections for fertility clinics
February 29
Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
February 29

LGBTQ+ advocacy group sues Texas AG, says it won't identify transgender families

A national LGBTQ+ advocacy group is suing the Texas Attorney General, rather than handing over information about transgender children receiving gender-confirming medical care
February 29
February 29

Aid groups appeal to the European Union to release urgent funds for Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Aid groups are appealing to the European Union to release tens of millions of euros in funding due to the main U.N. agency that helps most people in Gaza
February 29
Palestinian children walk in an alley of the Aida Refugee Camp, near the health clinic and school run by the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
February 29

Young South Korean doctors resist back-to-work orders, risking prosecution

South Korea’s government is making a last appeal to junior doctors to end a walkout just hours ahead of a Thursday deadline or risk the suspension of their medical licenses and prosecution
February 29
South Korean Vice Health Minister Park Min-soo speaks during a press conference after a meeting with trainee doctors at the National Health Insurance Service in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. As South Korea's government made a last plea for junior doctors to end a walkout hours before a Thursday deadline, many were expected to defy orders to return to work, risking suspensions of medical licenses and prosecution. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 28

Fired scientists in Canada failed to acknowledge links to China, newly released records say

Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after security reviews found they failed to protect sensitive material and information and did not acknowledge links with China, newly released records show
February 28
The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is pictured on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Newly released records made public Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, show that two scientists at Canada’s top infectious disease laboratory lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive assets and information and failed to acknowledge collaborations with China. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 28

Abortions via telehealth medication have been on the rise, report finds

Post-Roe restrictions have also led to more patients traveling out of state.
February 28
February 28

Owners of St. Louis nursing home that closed abruptly face federal fine of more than $55,000

Federal regulators have issued a $55,000 fine after St. Louis’ largest nursing home closed without warning, although experts said the amount collected will likely be smaller
February 28
February 28

Frequent marijuana use linked to stroke, heart disease: Study

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down a study that links frequent marijuana usage to heart disease and strokes
February 28
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Republicans block Senate bill to protect nationwide access to IVF treatments

Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would protect access to in vitro fertilization, objecting to a vote on the issue Wednesday even after widespread backlash to a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that threatens the practice
February 28
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks about a bill to establish federal protections for IVF as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, listens during a press event on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 28

Flu shots are doing OK vs. virus, US numbers indicate

Early estimates suggest flu shots are performing OK in the current U.S. winter flu season
February 28
FILE - A sign for flu vaccination is displayed on a screen at a pharmacy store in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Early estimates suggest flu shots are performing OK in the current U.S. winter flu season. The vaccines were around 40% effective in preventing adults from getting sick enough from the flu that they had to go to a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital, health officials said during a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccines meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
February 28

West Virginia House OKs bill doctors say would eliminate care for most at-risk transgender youth

West Virginia’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates has approved a bill that doctors treating transgender youth in the state say would prevent the prescription of certain medical interventions like hormone therapy to patients at risk for self-harm...
February 28
FILE - West Virginia University students El Didden, Bri Caison and Lia Farrell hold materials from the Rainbow Coats, March 8, 2023, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia's Republican-controlled House of Delegates passed a bill on Wednesday that doctors treating transgender youth in the state say would prevent the prescription of certain medical interventions like hormone therapy to patients at risk for self-harm or suicide. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten, File)
February 28

Fast-food wrappers that contain PFAS are no longer sold in the US, the FDA says

Fast-food wrappers and packaging that contain so-called forever chemicals are no longer being sold in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration says the voluntary effort that began in 2020 between the agency and U.S. food manufacturers has been completed
February 28
FILE - A Burger King Whopper in a wrapper, left, rests next to a McDonald's Big Mac in a container, in Walpole, Mass., Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Food wrappers and packaging that contain “forever chemicals” that can harm human health are no longer being sold in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 28

Medicaid expansion proposal advances through Republican-led Mississippi House, will go to Senate

Mississippi’s Republican-led House has passed a bill to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands more residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. It would be a landmark shift after state leaders refused to consider the policy for years
February 28
Members of the Mississippi House of Representatives Medicaid Committee listen as representatives from the Hilltop Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, left, present a brief on the economic impact of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi, to the legislators, media and lobbyists at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 28

Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, health officials recommend

Federal health officials say older U.S. adults who got a COVID-19 shot in the fall should get a booster dose now
February 28
FILE - Comirnaty, a new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination booster for COVID-19, is displayed at a pharmacy in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. Older U.S. adults should roll up their sleeves for another COVID-19 shot, even if they received a booster in the fall, an influential government advisory panel said Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
February 28

Missouri lawmakers try again to block Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood

Missouri lawmakers are once again trying to block Medicaid funding from going to Planned Parenthood
February 28
FILE - A Missouri and American flag fly outside Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, June 24, 2022. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, the Republican-led Missouri House gave initial approval to a bill that would bar Medicaid funding from going to Planned Parenthoods, which are already banned by state law from providing abortions in almost all circumstances. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 28

Patient's family owes $81,000 for a single air-ambulance flight

Premiums for certain services are only covered by parts of Medicare.
February 28
Alicia Wieberg’s mother, Debra Prichard, took an air ambulance flight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center last year before her death, The flight cost $81,739.40 -- and none of it was covered by insurance.
February 28

Patients urge Alabama lawmakers to restore IVF services in the state

More than 200 in vitro fertilization patients have gathered at the Alabama Statehouse to urge lawmakers to find some way to restore IVF services in the state
February 28
Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
February 28

The secret to living a long and healthy life

Dr. Alok Patel shares his tips for how to live your best life for as long as possible.
February 28
VIDEO: The secret to living a long and healthy life
February 28

Biden 'continues to be fit for duty,' his doctor says, after president undergoes annual physical

President Joe Biden's doctor says he “continues to be fit for duty” after conducting an annual physical that will be closely watched as the 81-year-old seeks reelection
February 28
President Joe Biden meets with law enforcement officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 28

About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

The number of monthly abortions in the U.S. is similar to what it was before the nation's top court overturned the right to abortion
February 28
FILE - Activists mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, by displaying neon signage in support of abortion access in front of the Supreme Court on June 23, 2023, in Washington. A report finds the total number of monthly abortions in the U.S. increased after state bans started kicking in in 2022. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)
February 28

Norway's King Harald, Europe's oldest monarch, in hospital in Malaysia after falling ill on vacation

King Harald V of Norway remains hospitalized in Malaysia in the country’s northern resort island of Langkawi after falling ill while on vacation
February 28
A security officer walks outside the Sultanah Maliha Hospital, where King Harald V of Norway is believed to be admitted with an infection, on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Malaysian national news agency Bernama cited unidentified sources as confirming that Europe's oldest monarch was warded at the hospital’s Royal Suite. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 28

French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

France’s Senate has adopted a bill meant to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the French Constitution, clearing a major hurdle
February 28
A pro-abortion rights activist holds signs read ' my body, my uterus, my choice' and 'never again' during a rally for abortion rights outside La Sorbonne university in Paris, Wednesday Feb. 28, 2024. France's Senate is voting on a bill meant to enshrine a woman's right to an abortion in the French Constitution. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
February 28

States offer services for disabled kids, then make their families wait 10 years for them

The parents of hundreds of thousands of U.S. children with physical or intellectual disabilities are waiting for state-covered services designed to foster independence and job skills for adulthood
February 28
Anna Elskamp, left, and her husband, Rick, right, stand with their oldest daughter, Sheridan, on the front porch of their home, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, outside Topeka, Kan. The state recently told the family that Sheridan, now 21, would receive intellectual disability services after she spent 10 years on a waiting list. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
February 27

Ban on gender-affirming care for minors allowed to take effect in Indiana

Indiana's ban on gender-affirming care for minors is being allowed to take effect by a federal appeals court in Chicago
February 27
FILE - Protesters stand outside of the Senate chamber at the Indiana Statehouse, Feb. 22, 2023, in Indianapolis. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, a federal appeals court in Chicago stayed an injunction from an Indiana district court that blocked most of the state's ban on gender-affirming care for minors, allowing the ban to take effect. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 27

Mississippi's Republican-led House will consider Medicaid expansion for the first time

Mississippi is one step closer to what would be a landmark shift in health care policy
February 27
Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, center, confers with Mississippi House Speaker Jason White, R-West, left, and Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, after his State of the State address to a joint session of the Mississippi State Legislature, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 27

Federal court dismisses case against Iowa governor's ban on school mask mandates

A federal court has dismissed a legal challenge to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ policy prohibiting schools from instituting mask requirements
February 27