There's growing concern about a nursing shortage in the Baltimore region as hospitals are reportedly struggling to meet patients' needs. One nursing school dean said the shortage is the worst she has seen in the past 40 years. Nurses are stretched thin, stressed out and spent. According to the Maryland Nurses Association, before COVID-19, 17% of nurses surveyed considered leaving the profession. Today, that number is 33%.
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Phthalates, also found in consumer goods, may contribute to loss of life among older Americans costing US $40-47bn a year Phthalates are found in common products. In the US, three types have been restricted or banned in toys, but are less restricted in cosmetics and food packaging materials. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images The group of chemicals called phthalates, also known as plasticizers, may contribute to the early deaths of 91,000 to 107,000 older adults in the US each year, acco
- Rolling Stone
Hint: A lot more likely
- The Daily Beast
Municipality of Anchorage/The Daily BeastA Republican lawmaker in Alaska reportedly harassed hospital officials to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient—and even claimed to have power to make medical decisions for the patient— before the man died on Wednesday.William Topel, a well-known figure in Anchorage’s conservative circles, had been a frequent opponent of public health measures intended to curb the pandemic and regularly showed up at Anchorage Assembly meeting
People Are Sharing Their Most Heartbreaking Medical Bill Stories, And It Just Goes To Prove The US Has A Long Way To Go
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released its official public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For young children who aren't yet eligible for the vaccine, the CDC suggests reducing risk of exposure by making sure the people around them are vaccinated. The CDC also recommends that people continue to wear masks indoors in public spaces.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
United Airlines is targeting workers seeking reasonable accommodations and violating their rights. [Opinion]
Jimmy Killeen has since undergone surgery for a "major brain bleed" and now remains in the ICU "with a poor prognosis," according to a CaringBridge site
Sure, you know about CBD and THC, but what about CBN? Meet the cannabinoid stealing the spotlight for its sleep-inducing, anxiety-reducing potential.
Black ticks on their foreheads marking the eye to be operated on, dozens of patients in green overalls wait in line, beneficiaries of a pioneering Indian model that is restoring sight to millions.
Have you ever finished a tough workout or an intense set only to feel suddenly lightheaded, faint, or dizzy? It's a fairly common phenomenon, but it can still be unsettling to go from sprints or squat sets to struggling to stay upright.
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Amanda Shoultz said she spent most of the past year trying to lose weight after noticing that her stomach kept getting bigger. When Shoultz, of Dallas, Texas, went to her annual checkup with her primary care physician in February, she said she was shocked at the number she saw on the scale. "I remember telling her, 'The next time you see me I'm going to be 10 pounds lighter,'" said Shoultz.
Doctors discuss if weight gain is linked to insulin treatment for diabetics, and if insulin therapy really makes you gain weight.
- Yahoo Finance
Despite the recent progress, health officials warn Americans should brace for another wave this winter.
- Eat This, Not That!
Many of us grew up hearing that we need to drink a glass of milk to get enough calcium for strong bones, but this barely even scrapes the surface of what calcium can really do.Our bodies need calcium for many things like bone health and muscle strength, and when we are getting adequate amounts of calcium we may also experience things like more energy, lower blood pressure, and even better moods.Yes, you can certainly get calcium from milk, but you can also get it from foods like sweet potatoes,
Advisory committee supports authorizing a third, smaller dose of Covid vaccine for people aged 18 to 64 at high risk of severe disease, or whose work puts them at higher risk.
Hillary Clinton Visits Husband Bill Clinton at Hospital as Others Wish Former President a 'Speedy Recovery'
The former president is responding well to a treatment of IV antibiotics and fluids for an infection, doctors said Thursday
'Sweet' 11-Year-Old Boy Battling Deadly Brain Cancer: 'His Tumor Is So Rare, It's Inoperable' Dad Says
Silas Kurtz was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer over the summer after he began experiencing weakness in his left hand
- Business Insider
Scientists gave J&J vaccine recipients different booster shots in a highly anticipated trial, and found they got a much better immune response with Moderna and Pfizer
A J&J booster gave a 4-fold jump in antibodies, but those who got Moderna or Pfizer boosters in the mix-and-match trial saw up to 76-fold increases.
- Idaho Statesman
Predictions vary significantly — particularly with delays in state data.
- The Conversation
How many lives have coronavirus vaccines saved? We used state data on deaths and vaccination rates to find out
Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool CC BY-ND More than 200 million U.S. residents have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine with the expectation that the vaccines slow virus transmission and save lives. Researchers know the efficacy of the vaccines from large-scale clinical trials, the gold standard for medical research. The studies found the vaccines to