A free call-in service called 'Let's Talk' just launched in Hillsborough County and it will assist anyone looking to talk about their mental well-being with a trained counselor.
- 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
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
- BuzzFeed News
“An Unprecedented Event In Modern Medicine”: What Happens When A State Fails To Flatten The COVID Curve
A COVID nightmare is unfolding in Idaho, where overwhelmed hospitals are starting to ration care and medical workers feel like the public has turned on them.View Entire Post ›
- HuffPost Life
Feeling tired no matter how much rest you get? These behaviors you probably do every day could be to blame.
The former reality TV star said she is "in a happy place" now after working through multiple eating disorders in therapy
- Good Morning America
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.
- The New York Times
It was a constant refrain from federal health officials after the coronavirus vaccines were authorized: These shots are all equally effective. That has turned out not to be true. Roughly 221 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been dispensed thus far in the United States, compared with about 150 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine. In a half-dozen studies published over the past few weeks, Moderna’s vaccine appeared to be more protective than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the month
- 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.
- 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
- Business Insider
Cannabis experts predict more companies will follow Amazon in relaxing marijuana screening to appeal to workers.
- LA Times
While California has not reinstituted sweeping restrictions, the state and many local health departments have taken steps to tackle the Delta variant.
- 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 Daily Beast
Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesAt Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ trial on Tuesday, an Arizona woman testified that she could have terminated her pregnancy because of a faulty blood test she received from the Silicon Valley startup’s finger-prick system.Brittany Gould, a medical assistant in Mesa, was the first patient to take the stand in Holmes’ wire fraud case in San Jose, California. Prosecutors say Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, her ex-boyfriend and Theranos’ former president, defrauded p
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nicole Calhoun, PhD, ERYT (@yogaelixir) Look, squats may be great for your butt and legs and even your core, but not every day is a good day to grab your heavy weights and pump out multiple sets. When you want to work your butt without the squats, yoga instructor Nicole Calhoun, PhD, ERYT, has some solutions.
- Chicago Tribune
Patients flood emergency rooms at Chicago area children’s hospitals, causing long wait times. Doctors urge parents not to bring kids to ERs unless necessary.
Chicago-area doctors are pleading with parents not to bring their kids to hospital emergency rooms unless necessary, saying that an unusual surge in respiratory illnesses is flooding ERs with children and leading to long wait times. University of Chicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital is seeing 79% more patients in its ER compared with the same time two years ago, said Dr. John ...
- Raleigh News and Observer
The ultimate penalty, losing their jobs, still lies ahead.
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