With many people becoming more relaxed and returning to pre-covid behaviors...experts predict a more typical flu season this year.
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- CBS News
As Florida continues to have some of the highest numbers of COVID cases in the nation, the governor has appointed a doctor with a history of touting unproven treatments.
- The New York Times
Brittany Giroux Lane gave birth to her daughter, Alexandra, a few days before Christmas in 2018. The baby had dark eyes and longish legs. She had also arrived about 13 weeks early, and weighed just 2 pounds. Alexandra initially thrived in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mount Sinai West. Lane, 35, recalls the nurses describing her daughter as a “rock star” because she grew so quickly. But her condition rapidly worsened after an infection, and Alexandra died early on the morning of Jan. 15 at
- Washington Examiner
Upticks in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in central southeastern states such as West Virginia and Kentucky are considered signs that the pandemic is on its way out and shifting toward endemicity.
While the Delta variant’s dominance in the United States is nearly universal, news of another spreading strain of Covid-19 has recently surfaced. Known as R.1, the new variant was first found stateside in Kentucky which, according to Governor Andy Beshear, is among the three states with the highest infection rates. R.1 was first identified via […]
- Kansas City Star
The retired chief of staff of the Kansas City VA Medical Center knew he could put others at risk. | Opinion
- Idaho Statesman
“I certainly didn’t intend for it to go any further than our immediate staff.”
- Good Morning America
A mom who is in the final stage in herfight against ovarian cancer is sharing the details of her "gritty story" to help educate and inform women. Dr. Nadia Chaudhri, a 44-year-old neuroscientist and professor from Montreal, Canada, has been battling Stage 3 ovarian cancer for the past year, undergoing a hysterectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy. In May, Chaudhri, the mom of a 6-year-old son, was hospitalized again and learned the cancer had returned, forcing her to tell her son that her cancer was now terminal.
My first IUD insertion was - not exaggerating - the most painful experience of my life. I remember screaming, nearly fainting (I had to lie on the table for about 10 minutes afterward), throwing up on the way home, and weathering waves of debilitating cramps for days.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Are all these shots safe to be taken together? We talked to a doctor at UNC Health.
- The Conversation
What type of mask is best? Brais Seara/Moment via Getty ImagesDo masks work? And if so, should you reach for an N95, a surgical mask, a cloth mask or a gaiter? Over the past year and a half, researchers have produced a lot of laboratory, model-based and observational evidence on the effectiveness of masks. For many people it has understandably been hard to keep track of what works and what doesn’t. I’m an assistant professor of environmental health sciences. I, too, have wondered about the answe
- Associated Press
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers. “It is devastating," said Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician in the Kansas City, Missouri, area who has cared for babies delivered prematurely by cesarean section in a last-ditch effort to save their mothers, some of whom died.
- Business Insider
Cannabis experts predict more companies will follow Amazon in relaxing marijuana screening to appeal to workers.
- Yahoo Life
A doctor shares whether this TikTok constipation hack really works and what you can try for relief instead.
Before you panic, it's probably not what you think.
A study published this month found surgical masks especially effective at reducing symptomatic infections.
Jerry Messing, who also appeared in the photo that became the "Fedora Guy" meme, was hospitalized with COVID-19 and placed on a ventilator in August
- The Telegraph
Deaths are 20 per cent higher than normal in England and Wales, with experts warning that more than half are not related to Covid and may be due to waning immunity to other infectious diseases.
- Madame Noire
When you’re in Seattle, you can’t miss Cannabis City, the area’s very first recreational weed store. This historic shop, opened by a doctor, was the site of the very first legal purchase of recreational cannabis in the city.
Flu season might last longer than you'd expect.
- Business Insider
70% of fully vaccinated prisoners caught COVID-19 in a Texas Delta outbreak, the CDC says - but vaccines protected against severe disease
Of 129 fully vaccinated prisoners who caught COVID-19, only one was hospitalized. Unvaccinated people at the prison caught COVID-19 at a higher rate.