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Officials in several Bay Area counties issued mask mandates for healthcare workers in patient care settings. (KTVU Fox)
Nationwide, weekly COVID hospitalizations reached 20,000 for the first time since March, CDC data showed.
But wastewater surveillance suggested COVID's spread may be plateauing in certain states. (NBC News)
President Biden will announce the creation of the federal office of gun violence prevention on Friday. (Politico)
Among the consequences of a potential government shutdown would be stalled cancer research and delayed FDA food inspections, the White House said. (The Hill)
Nurses on strike for more than 6 weeks at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey rejected a 3-year contract offer. (CBS New York)
The Department of Homeland Security rolled out its plan to stop illegal fentanyl and precursor chemicals. (Washington Post)
Temple University's acting president died after becoming ill onstage at a memorial service on campus in Philadelphia. (AP)
More than half of pediatric endocrinologists providing gender-affirming care said they were concerned about the risk of legal action against them. (Journal of the Endocrine Society)
The NIH released its strategic plan for herpes simplex virus research.
A new chatbot called Charley aims to help women access abortion care. (The Hill)
At $2,500 a pop, full-body MRIs are a new status symbol. (New York Times)
Eli Lilly sued medical spas, wellness centers, and compounding pharmacies for selling products claiming to contain the type 2 diabetes drug tirzepatide (Mounjaro), which may be approved for weight loss this year.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finalized its B-level recommendation for screening for hypertensive disorders throughout pregnancy.
Early convalescent plasma use during acute SARS-CoV-2 infection led to lower long COVID risk. (mBio)
Medical staffing company American Physician Partners said it filed for bankruptcy protection after shutting down earlier this year.
A subsidiary of the digital health firm UpHealth also filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, the company announced.
Oracle said it will integrate generative AI services into its electronic health record (EHR) system.
PGA champion Phil Mickelson said he's in recovery from his addiction to gambling. (The Guardian)
Elon Musk's Neuralink said it is recruiting for its first-in-human implantable brain-computer interface clinical trial.
American Foods Group recalled more than 58,000 pounds of raw ground beef in multiple states due to possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
A Buffalo, New York-based hematologic oncologist is a player on "Jeopardy!" tonight. (WIVB 4)