Illinois public health officials reported 37,048 new COVID cases and 142 related deaths Thursday as hospitalizations climbed to a new record high.
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- CBS News Videos
Bill of the Month: Hospital charges family over $1,000 even though they were not treated by a doctor
Dhaval Bhatt's toddler went to the emergency room after he burned his hand on the stove. His son was not seen by a doctor, but Bhatt's hospital bill still totaled more than $1,000. Kaiser Health News' Editor-in-Chief Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal breaks down how this happened and what you should know before visiting an emergency room.
Free N95 masks roll out at pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens this week. Here’s how to get yours.
The Biden administration is issuing 400 million free nonsurgical N95 masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Although it's a common occurrence, nothing is stranger than the feeling of having one nostril be completely clogged, while the other is perfectly clear. It can happen when you're sick or dealing with allergies, but sometimes you may notice that you simply wake up after a good night's rest with a stuffed up nostril, seemingly for no reason at all.
"Shouldn't we have more readily available treatment and testing?" she wrote in a new column about her experience, adding: "I thank God my case … wasn't worse. But for so many others it is"
- Democrat and Chronicle
There's a lot unknow about new variant, including whether it evades vaccines better or causes more severe disease. Here's what we do know.
The husband-and-wife stars of Chrisley Knows Best decided to tackling losing weight together using Nutrisystem's Partner Plan
- Eat This, Not That!
Visceral fat is a hidden health problem that many people don't know about. It's fat found deep in your abdomen that wraps around your vital organs. Since you can't see or touch it, oftentimes we don't realize we have it, but more than likely it's there. Visceral fat has been linked to serious health issues like stroke, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and more. Eat This, Not That! Health talked with experts who revealed the quickest way to get rid of visceral fat and why it's so dangerous. R
- The Columbus Dispatch
No amount of logic can convince the staunchly unvaccinated, but the risk and benefit calculus heavily favors vaccination, write two researchers.
- Charlotte Observer
The variant — sometimes referred to as “stealth omicron” — was first detected in the U.S. in December.
"I refuse to watch my patients die because of absolute chaos that could otherwise be avoided, while, sadly, we are told to keep quiet as the ship we’re on sinks."
Drugstores and retailers have already received some of the 400 million free N95 masks President Joe Biden has promised to distribute, in the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history.
- HuffPost Life
There are plenty of pain relief options available for the procedure, yet so many who opt for the birth control devices still say their pain is being dismissed.
- The AV Club
Last we checked in on porcine-derived organ transplants this past Halloween, doctors made the medical breakthrough of fooling a human host into accepting a genetically modified pig kidney—a feat as impressive as it was seasonally appropriate. Perhaps to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit of things, researchers have now pulled off yet another wonder of science that also doubles as a festive, if gallows, celebration: They successfully completed a pig-to-human heart transplant... and they owe it all
- The Telegraph
Two thirds of the people infected with omicron have previously already had the Covid virus, a major new study suggests.
When Savannah Combs gave birth to her twin daughters, she, like every new mom, knew they were special. What she didn’t realize was how rare they were.
People Who "Surprisingly Woke Up In The Hospital" Are Sharing What Happened, And It’s Absolutely Wild
"One moment, I was running a half-marathon with a friend. Next day, I woke up in the ICU."View Entire Post ›
- Yahoo News
The top public health authorities in the Biden administration denounced misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines following an anti-vaccine rally in Washington, D.C., over the weekend and a falsehood-laden segment on Fox News on Tuesday night that has been widely shared on social media.
- The State
His vantage point from inside the hospital is a rare glimpse inside how the COVID pandemic is impacting patients, the people who love them and the folks who are trying to save their lives.
Lylah Baker was diagnosed with meliodosis, a rare disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, typically found in Northern Australia and Southeast Asia
What to know about isolation, masking and more if you're still testing positive late into a COVID-19 infection.