Amazon to Shut Down Amazon Care Health Unit

Amazon com Inc. is closing its Amazon Care service as the company looks to retool its healthcare offerings following the purchase last month of a line of primary care clinics. The technology giant Wednesday said it had decided to shut down the business by year-end because it didn’t offer a robust enough service for the customers Amazon is targeting. The unit has operated as an employee-based telehealth service that has also dispatched medical providers to patients’ homes. Read More...

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Heavy rain causing flooding, evacuations in Mississippi

Heavy rain and flash floods drenched Mississippi, prompting rescue operations, closures and evacuations Wednesday including dozens of residents at a nursing home in the central part of the state. In statements posted to Twitter, the National Weather Service said flash flood warnings were in effect for several areas from Jackson, the state capital, to Meridian and southward to Laurel and Prentiss, with numerous reports of flooding Wednesday. Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said 42 residents of the Peach Tree Village nursing home in Brandon had been moved to a safe room until conditions improve, WLBT-TV reported.

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