New US hospitals face budget crisis over COVID relief money | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By JAY REEVES – Associated Press THOMASVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A whole city celebrated in 2020 when, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened its doors, providing cutting-edge drugs that were previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part from Alabama. The timing of the inauguration seemed perfect: new treatment … Read more

Shortage of infant formula fuels spike in interest in milk banks | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MIKE CATALINI and PAT EATON-ROBB – Associated Press The shortage of infant formula in the United States has sparked renewed interest in milk banks in the United States, with some mothers offering to donate breast milk and desperate parents calling to see if it is a solution to feed their babies. It’s a path … Read more

Shortage of infant formula fuels spike in interest in milk banks | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MIKE CATALINI and PAT EATON-ROBB – Associated Press The shortage of infant formula in the United States has sparked renewed interest in milk banks in the United States, with some mothers offering to donate breast milk and desperate parents calling to see if it is a solution to feed their babies. It’s a path … Read more

While Others Stranded, Colombians Reach US Via Mexico | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CLAUDIA TORRENS and GISELA SALOMON – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When his cellphone and computer accessories business was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alvaro started thinking about leaving Colombia for the United States The 55-year-old, who said he also faces discrimination in Colombia because of his sexual orientation, learned this year … Read more

Travel is back: Dubai airport records busiest quarter in years | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ISABEL DEBRE – Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, said Thursday it handled more than 13.6 million passengers in the first three months of 2022 – more than double the number from last year, a clear sign that a long-awaited travel revival has … Read more

Governor candidate: No abortion law change, but tell parents | Health, Medicine and Fitness

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski released a statement Wednesday saying he would not try to change existing law in Connecticut regarding abortion if elected governor in November. However, the Madison businessman said the state “should consider” legislation that would impose parental notification requirements for minors under 16, except in cases of … Read more

New Zealand to fully reopen borders and welcome skilled workers | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By NICK PERRY – Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will reopen its borders to tourists from all countries by July, allow cruise ships to return and ease the immigration of skilled workers as it turns back to the world after the COVID-19 pandemic, the government announced on Wednesday. New Zealand imposed … Read more

This financial advisor charges $1,000 a year. Is it worth it?

Is your financial planner overcharging you? Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: My resolution this year is to make saving money a bigger priority and I thought it would be helpful to have someone much more qualified than me to review my 401k, ESPP, and IRA contributions. I’m meeting a financial advisor for the first time tomorrow, but … Read more

Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to the office | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona began weaning himself off an all-remote work schedule by showing up at the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule of his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut still allowed him to spend time cooking dinner for … Read more

Harris urges graduates to tackle the problems of an unstable world | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday urged Tennessee State University graduates to apply their leadership skills to help meet the multitude of challenges posed by an unstable world. In his undergraduate commencement speech at the historically black University of Nashville, Harris said the class of 2022 is “on the … Read more