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Oct. 19—The Cass County-run ambulance service that is replacing Phoenix Paramedic Solutions now has a director. On Monday, Cass County commissioners appointed Mikel Fort to head the new department, on recommendation from the Cass County EMS Board. That's pending approval by the Cass County Council, which has a special meeting planned Oct. 29. Fort will be responsible for hiring the new ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chances that a grievously ill Florida woman will be given an unproven drug to battle COVID-19 appeared to dim Tuesday when a judge — for a second time in three days — rejected a petition asking that a hospital be ordered to administer the medication. In a brief order, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge James Nutt asked that attorneys representing the husband of 47-year-old ...

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Oct. 19—A woman accused of participating in a drive-by shooting spree the morning of Sept. 30 died last week in a local hospital from the effects of a drug overdose she suffered in jail, Santa Fe police confirmed Monday. Officers learned during their investigation Brianna Romero, 20, died Oct. 10 at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center, Deputy Chief Paul Joye said. Romero was one of three ...

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University Medical Center of El Paso is offering $50 mammograms to uninsured women in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mammograms also are covered by most insurance plans at no cost to the patient as a preventive exam, UMC said in a news release. To schedule an appointment, call 915-200-2662. The mammograms will be conducted at the UMC campus, 4815 Alameda Ave., and at its ...

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Pennsylvania hospitals are treating 3,025 COVID-19 patients as of Tuesday, up more than 100 from a day earlier. That includes 694 in intensive care, up from 665 on Monday. The state also registered 3,899 new COVID-19 infections and 64 new deaths on Tuesday. Pennsylvania’s death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 30,587. ©2021 Advance Local Media LLC. Visit pennlive.com. Distributed by Tribune ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Palm Beach County judge has rejected a petition to order Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center to give a grievously ill Loxahatchee woman an unproven drug to help her combat COVID-19. In a three-page order, Circuit Judge James Nutt ruled that attorneys representing the husband of 47-year-old Tamara Drock didn’t use the correct legal procedure to ask that he order the ...

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Oct. 19—Each year, Randolph County officials and employees get together to discuss ways to protect, preserve and improve the community's health. Their mission to collect health information, education and service programs works toward preventing diseases, protecting the environment and enhancing the quality of county citizens. The teams perform an analysis that looks at the strengths, ...

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Oct. 19—Mercy Health-Springfield's affiliation with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is expected to provide more comprehensive treatment to local patients diagnosed with cancer. Representatives of the hospital network, that includes Springfield Regional Medical Center and the Urbana Hospital, say ...

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AdventHealth Daytona Beach is the only hospital in Volusia County still exceeding capacity for licensed inpatient beds despite the continued drop in COVID-19 patients, according to federal data released Tuesday. Last week, two AdventHealth hospitals exceeded capacity. Statewide, 2,852 inpatient beds and 762 ICU beds across 238 reporting hospitals were assigned to COVID-19 patients Tuesday, ...

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A Palm Beach County judge has rejected a petition to order Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center to give a grievously ill Loxahatchee woman an unproven drug to help her combat COVID-19. In a three-page order, Circuit Judge James Nutt ruled that attorneys representing the husband of 47-year-old Tamara Drock didn't use the correct legal procedure to ask that he order the hospital to administer the ...