The pediatric flu death, which was reported by health officials in Pinal County, comes as health workers in the state are dealing with a 'twindemic' of flu and RSV cases. FOX 10's Lauren Clark reports.
Thanksgiving kicked off a COVID surge, and it’s slamming U.S. hospitals already battling the tripledemic: ‘It’s the perfect storm for a terrible holiday season’
Residents of nearly 6% of U.S. counties should mask up due to high levels of COVID hospital admissions, CDC head Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, in addition to those who travel by plane, train, or bus.
- The Daily Beast
SimpleImages / GettyThe fight against COVID seems to have fallen into a ping-ponging rhythm at this point, where every step forward seems undercut by one backward. Vaccines are available, and hospitalization rates have fallen dramatically from previous peaks. But just a sliver of eligible Americans have received the most recent bivalent shot, and the specter of a new, somehow worse variant looms large in our collective psyche. Elsewhere, such as in China, we seem to be losing ground to the virus
Dr. Sandra Bonat, pediatric advisor at VIPStar Network, answered TheStreet's questions about the looming health situation in Las Vegas.
- USA TODAY
Cases of the disease formerly known as monkeypox are down as the Biden administration declares an end to the public health emergency.
China dumping its draconian ‘zero COVID’ policy could come at the huge cost of rampant infections: ‘This will spread like wildfire’
The end result could be “hundreds of millions” of infected Chinese, Dr. Ali Mokdad, a professor at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, said.
A 'game changer' weight-loss drug helped people lose weight after years of dieting and exercise. They say it highlights how society unfairly blames weight gain on low willpower.
The weight-loss drug semaglutide, sold as Ozempic and Wegovy, is helping people realize their failure to lose weight from dieting wasn't their fault.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Dr. Anthony Fauci's comments seem especially tone deaf after studies have shown just how damaging school shutdowns have been on America's children.
- KCRA - Sacramento Videos
California is reporting very high flu levels this month, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Health officials are urging people to get their flu shots as hospitals fill up. "I think our hospital, like everywhere in Northern California are seeing increased rates of flu and RSV and that is really impacting all hospitals in our area for sure," said Dr. Rich Florio with Kaiser Permanente, Roseville Physician-in-Chief. Florio said they are seeing a spike in people hospitalized with severe flu symptoms.
- CBS News
Health officials are redoubling calls for Americans to get vaccinated, with flu shots lagging previous seasons.
- The Palm Beach Post
With Palm Beach's older population, it is wise to get boosters, and take precautions to stay healthy during this 'tripledemic'
- The Telegraph
“Middle-aged spread is a myth!” screamed headlines last year, after a study by an international team of researchers revealed that the body’s metabolism doesn’t actually slow down until we reach our 60s.
- The Telegraph
Strep A is a common bacterial infection which causes strep throat, tonsillitis and scarlet fever and it is easily treatable with antibiotics. Penicillin is the preferred medication of choice in the UK. But while it is a common infection it can also, in rare cases, lead to a severe condition called invasive Group A Strep (iGAS).
- Harper's Bazaar
Years after going under the knife, writer Iris Kim examines her complicated relationship with Korean plastic surgery and impossible standards of beauty.
- HuffPost Life
Feeling exhausted today? Here's what the pros do after a night of little or no rest.
- Motley Fool
Millions of older Americans rely on Medicare for health coverage. While Medicare Part A, which covers hospital care, is free for most enrollees, Part B, which covers outpatient services, comes at a cost. Specifically, enrollees pay a monthly premium for Part B -- either a standard premium or a standard premium plus a surcharge, depending on income.
- Eating Well
Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure. A promising 5-minute daily breathing practice and other proven lifestyle strategies may help change that.
- Tacoma News Tribune
Getting sick this winter? We talked to a UC Davis infectious diseases expert about what to know.
- LA Times
Hospitalizations among those 70 and older have surpassed the summer peak. Coronavirus cases for all age groups are up nearly 50% in just one week.
- Idaho Statesman
“Be careful out there,” said Dr. David Pate, former CEO of the St. Luke’s Health System in Boise.
A woman who mistakenly visited an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center said she was met with pushback for seeking an abortion: 'I just was not ready, and words can't make you ready for that'
Crisis pregnancy centers use online ads that appear in searches such as "abortion pill" or "abortion information" in order to appear like clinics.