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Proposal to remove ultrasound requirement from abortion ban legislation rejected

Republican House and Senate negotiators declined to remove a proposal requiring ultrasounds before abortions in New Hampshire Wednesday, closing off the likelihood of any...

Medical experts challenge lawmakers’ thinking on abortion ban

The 24-week abortion ban headed to Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk would do more than just dictate a deadline providers say is medically dangerous. It...

In long-term care settings, reliable statistics on staff vaccinations elusive

Statistics make plain why vaccinating long-term care health workers is critical. Residents in these places account for 65 percent of the state’s coronavirus deaths,...

Senate committee unanimously rejects ‘medical protective custody’ proposal

A state proposal to give hospitals their own power to detain people in emergency rooms while deciding their mental health needs was rejected, 4-0,...

ACLU-NH raises concerns about proposed change to ER hold rules for...

This story was updated June 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. with new information. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire has joined those raising...

Commentary: School nurses have a big job – is 1 for...

When many people think of a school nurse, they imagine a person who hands out Band-Aids for boo-boos. But school nurses do so much more....

Proposal would change ER hold rules for mental health patients

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed last-minute legislation Friday that would allow hospitals – in addition to the state – to detain...

‘Get a shot and have a beer’: Biden touts vaccination incentives

WASHINGTON — Free child care during COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Late-night appointment slots on Fridays.  And free beer for everybody over 21 if President Joe Biden’s vaccination...

With new urgency, efforts to address mental health crisis getting back...

The Legislature’s $20 million plan in 2019 to expand desperately needed mental health services stalled after the pandemic hit. A recent state Supreme Court...

Senators remove one abortion restriction from budget, shifting focus to Executive...

This article was updated May 26, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. to correct the spelling of Ben Vihstadt's name. A last-minute amendment to the Senate’s budget...

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