Experts: Floydís health issues donít affect homicide ruling
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Experts: Floydís health issues donít affect homicide ruling

George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts say the medical problems donít change the conclusion that the handcuffed manís death was a homicide

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Oklahoma health agency reverses decision on COVID-19 data
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Oklahoma health agency reverses decision on COVID-19 data

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reversing course on its decision to no longer release COVID-19 data by city and zip code

Ohio Democrats push to declare racism a public health crisis
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Ohio Democrats push to declare racism a public health crisis

Democratic lawmakers in Ohio have proposed legislation to declare racism a public health issue amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd

Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study says
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Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study says

A study found the number of emergency room visits for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring in the U.S. The results support fears that the coronavirus outbreaks scared away many heart patients from going to the hospital

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Hancock County reports first COVID-19 death

Hancock County has reported its first COVID-19-related death. The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital said that a county resident in their 60s or 70s died on Sunday at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

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QMG's 'If These Sidewalks Could Talk' honors National Cancer Survivors Day

Quincy Medical Group plans to use the power of chalk to mark the annual National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 7.

Concerns mount about two studies on drugs for coronavirus
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Concerns mount about two studies on drugs for coronavirus

Concerns are mounting about studies in two influential medical journals on drugs used in people with coronavirus, including one that led multiple countries to stop testing a malaria pill

Masks and social distancing work, new analysis finds
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Masks and social distancing work, new analysis finds

A new analysis finds masks and social distancing help but hand washing and other measures are still needed to control the coronavirus

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control
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Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Health experts are concerned that protests erupting across the nation and the law enforcement response to them will upend efforts to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway

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Possible COVID exposure reported at Ralls County church

The Ralls County Health Department announced that any churchgoers who attended the May 24 service at Antioch Baptist Church might be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.