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Workers plan to picket three Tenet Healthcare hospitals Wednesday, June 16, alleging the facilities are understaffed and have left some employees without health insurance while the company has received billions in federal COVID-19 relief funds and spent $1.1 billion to buy 45 surgery centers. The employees, including respiratory therapists, housekeepers, nursing assistants and medical technicians, …

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Shelby County Health Department is hosting health fair events throughout the summer to promote health and safety for everyone in the community. The next “Safety is No Accident” health fair will be Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be located at Gatson Park. The event …

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 34 new COVID-19 cases today. Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 110,593 cases and 1,400 deaths. The department says 39,854 residents have recovered and 68,254 are presumed recovered. An additional 1,056 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that …

Passengers walk by a security sign warning about a facial recognition area at the Suedkreuz train station in Berlin, Germany.(Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images) The King County Council recently passed an ordinance that bans government use of facial recognition technology. That was fairly controversial within the council, but also with a group called the Information …

News COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) After a delay due to the coronavirus, the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health has issued their recommendations to help reduce teen vaping rates in the county. The report states that “harmful health and mental health effects of youth vaping are far-reaching, and more interventions are needed to bring down the number …

Los Angeles County’s health director on Thursday stressed the importance of ramping up vaccination efforts, saying the Delta coronavirus variant being blamed for massive outbreaks in India has been detected in the county since in April. The variant is already circulating in the U.S. and several of other countries, and it’s not yet clear whether …

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala (WALA) — In the last seven days Baldwin beach lifeguards have had to rescue more than 25 people. For many swimmers, they are in the water having fun when suddenly a rip takes hold, but there is hope that new technology will help keep people safe. On Wednesday, a red flag was …

More than three quarters of people age 65 and older in Austin-Travis County are fully vaccinated, public health officials said Tuesday. For the entire eligible population – that’s people 12 years and older – the number is more than 54 percent. The area remains in stage 2 of Austin Public Health’s risk-based guidelines, and the …

Courtesy Orange County Department of Education The well space at McAuliffe Middle School in Los Alamitos is meant to be a quiet, comfortable place for students to relax. Courtesy Orange County Department of Education The well space at McAuliffe Middle School in Los Alamitos is meant to be a quiet, comfortable place for students to …

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a break-in at a bicycle shop in Lyons just after midnight on May 11. The burglars, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, used a tow strap to attach the front doors of the shop to a Chevy pickup truck. They then used …