Hospitals are relying more and more on expensive travel nurse agencies to fix staffing shortages, an issue that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. And that’s hurting their bottom line and... Read more
In the rural northeastern corner of Missouri, Scotland County Hospital has been so low on staff that it sometimes had to turn away patients amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The national COVID-19... Read more
The Alaska House of Representatives reversed course June 28 to make sure the whole state government won’t shut down July 1, but politics will still leave many longstanding and broadly popular... Read more
Despite the economic upheaval of the last year, Alaskans on individual health insurance plan premiums got a little break this year.
The state’s two remaining individual health insurance plan... Read more
When travelers venture back out, many — especially those flying overseas — will need to manage new requirements to prove they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 or received a vaccine.
Travel industry... Read more
Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association CEO Jared Kosin wrote to the Journal via email that the organization recieved a letter from federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Read more
A third COVID-19 vaccine is coming to town: this time from American pharma giant Johnson &Johnson.
The Food and Drug Administration authorized the vaccine on Feb. 27, after it was encouraged to... Read more
Health care has been at the center of the limelight since this past March when the COVID-19 pandemic really began affecting Alaska.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy preemptively issued emergency orders meant to... Read more
People around the world are feeling overwhelmed, lonely and more stressed than they used to be — but they’ve also found ways to adapt to and cope with the effects of the global pandemic.
Those are a... Read more
AstraZeneca Plc is likely to conduct an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine, according to the company’s chief executive officer, after current studies raised... Read more
The next month or two has the potential to wreak havoc in the health-care sector and the market as a barrage of COVID-19 vaccine test results roll in at the tail end of the U.S. presidential... Read more
Health insurance costs for Americans who get their coverage through work continued a relentless march upward with average family premiums rising 4 percent to $21,342 this year, according to a study... Read more
Alaska’s health care providers are following the number of new of coronavirus infections with trepidation as it trends upward while they try to manage the cases and urge people to take precautions.... Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up... Read more
State Health Department officials are partnering with the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Center for Rural Health and Workforce to quickly train 500 contact tracers needed to help limit coronavirus... Read more
The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as part of the gargantuan task of preventing the spread of the new... Read more
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening May 4 after being shuttered for more than two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that... Read more