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Health care: I gambled with my life and got lucky. But too

Health care: I gambled with my life and got lucky. But too many Black women lose. I see women every day fighting to survive cancer, but also the health care system.

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Mix-and-match booster shots OK'd; Pfizer kids data: …

(7 days ago) In Michigan, about 70 Beaumont Health workers resigned rather than take the COVID-19 vaccine and 370 have been suspended for failing to meet an Oct. 18 deadline for vaccination, the health

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COVID vaccine: Why mental health disorders may qualify …

(8 days ago) People with mental health disorders are also more likely to smoke and to be incarcerated, he said. A study published Oct. 6 in JAMA found nearly 400,000 …

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Kids with COVID, RSV packed hospitals this fall. Winter

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New York mandates COVID vaccination for all city workers

(2 days ago) The city Health Department responded that "vaccination is particularly important in a public indoor setting where groups of people are gathering and removing their masks, factors that make it

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CDC reports fully vaccinated make up less than 1% of …

(Just Now) 2 days ago · Health and patient safety coverage at USA TODAY is made possible in part by a grant from the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare. The …

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Study finds 3rd Pfizer shot boosts protection: COVID …

(3 days ago) A National Institutes of Health study found that a shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine after J&J provides higher levels of protection from COVID-19 than two shots of J&J.

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COVID boosters get OK from CDC director, can begin as …

(1 days ago) The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which met Thursday, made its decisionsbased on data presented by the vaccine makers and a National Institutes of Health

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US Open tennis: Ballpersons honor COVID medical …

(9 days ago) All 135 workers to be honored are part of the Mount Sinai network – the Open’s official health system/hospital. Wearing a shirt with ‘Lazo’ stitched on the back will be Alejandro Varela

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CDC OKs J&J, Moderna and mix-and-match COVID boosters

(3 days ago) FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots for people 65 and older or at high risk for COVID-19 because of health problems, jobs or living conditions on Sept. 22.

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Climate change and heat waves are affecting health in

(4 days ago) “Climate change is first and foremost a health crisis,” said Dr. Renee Salas, an attending physician and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and lead

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New Local health workers face restrictive laws, difficult job

(6 days ago) KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is …

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Pfizer COVID vaccine safe, effective for children 5-11

(Just Now) Health and patient safety coverage at USA TODAY is made possible in part by a grant from the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare. The …

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COVID fights with family, friends don't end with vaccines

(Just Now) COVID fights with family, friends don't end with vaccines. Here's why. You're not really fighting about COVID. You likely have bigger problems. The past year and a …

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Vaccine appears to work in young kids, FDA says: COVID updates

(Just Now) Federal health regulators said for the first time late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school

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Mental health care has improved, but our job is not done

(1 days ago) Mental health and substance use disorder treatment are covered under essential health benefits, and insurers can no longer deny coverage or charge …

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FDA backs Moderna, J&J boosters and OKs mixing COVID

(9 days ago) The National Institutes of Health presented a study last week that included just 50 people in each category: Moderna after two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, J&J after Moderna, etc.

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Johnson & Johnson COVID boosters: FDA panel supports

(Just Now) British health officials said Friday an estimated 43,000 people in England may have received false-negative COVID-19 test results due to problems at a private laboratory.

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Native Hawaiian children suffer COVID-19-driven obesity

(5 days ago) Along with a surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Native children, who already suffer disproportionately from illnesses like obesity and asthma, saw their health

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Organ transplants with pig kidneys

(5 days ago) The surgical team at NYU Langone Health examines the pig kidney for any signs of rejection. The organ was implanted outside the body to allow …

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COVID treatments offer hope for those not well protected

(4 days ago) Health and patient safety coverage at USA TODAY is made possible in part by a grant from the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare. The Masimo Foundation does not

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COVID-19 updates: Europe air travel to US won't end, says

(3 days ago) Native Hawaiian kids struggled with poor health. Then came COVID-19. After American Indian and Alaska Native children, Native Hawaiian and …

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Fentanyl deaths rise, overdoses spike: Here's why drug is

(6 days ago) State and local health departments tied the increase to illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Deaths from the drug had previously been concentrated in 28 states east of the Mississippi River, but 10

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Broken heart syndrome cases increase in US, new study says

(9 days ago) The study revealed that both men and women have experienced broken heart syndrome at rising rates during recent years, with women aged 50 …

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LGBTQ mental health worsened during Trump presidency

(7 days ago) The health care law, known as Obamacare, "reduced the disparity in insurance" for LGBTQ individuals and its repeal would have had an especially harmful effect on that community, Grzenda said.

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COVID: Biden, CMS requires all health care workers to get

(9 days ago) Health care systems are working hard to boost vaccine confidence among staff, but they say the federal government needs to support hospitals if …

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Biden administration to give $1B to community health

(9 days ago) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding nearly $1 billion to community health centers across the nation, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. The funds are …

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Joseph Lapado promotes Florida public health policies

(9 days ago) Being the state's top health officer and head of the Department of Health who serves at the pleasure of the governor has always had a political element to it, former health officials say.

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Rachel Levine sworn in as first openly transgender 4-star

(5 days ago) Rachel Levine is the highest-ranking openly transgender official Levine will lead a group of 6,000 uniformed public health officers Levine is sworn in as the nation's first openly transgender four

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COVID memes decrease stress, help us cope with the

(Just Now) HEALTH AND WELLNESS. Laughter is the best medicine: New study shows memes about COVID decrease stress. Daryl Austin. Special to USA TODAY. View Comments. Laughter really is the best medicine.

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Fact check: Vaccination required for military in New York

(8 days ago) The vaccine mandate for New York health care workers has sparked a misinformed conversation among social media users. By the Sept. 27 deadline, 92% of …

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FDA rule to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without

(Just Now) FDA rule would open access to millions of Americans. Millions of American with mild to moderate hearing loss would be able to buy hearing aids at stores or …

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John Deere will continue to give employees health

(3 days ago) Deere & Co. will continue to provide health insurance and pay performance bonuses to striking employees. The ag and construction machine maker …

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Democrats face tough choices in trying to fund health care

(7 days ago) Fiedler, the health policy expert at the Brookings Institution, has laid out ways to reduce the cost of the proposed new Medicare benefits. Seniors could …

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Climate change impacts heart health. People of color are

(1 days ago) Climate change, heat waves affect heart health, experts say. Here's why that puts people of color at higher risk. Martha Gabriel knows the effects of sweltering heat. For the last five years

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Some patients need a COVID shot to get lifesaving organ

(8 days ago) People on wait lists typically already are vaccinated to protect against hepatitis A & B, pneumonia, shingles and the flu, Kumar said. Several high-profile health systems are considering rules to

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Should you wash fruit, vegetables

(6 days ago) Health officials agree to stay away from any other types of cleaning products when preparing fruits and vegetables. The sink isn't your only solution for clean produce, either.

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NIH Director Francis Collins on his legacy, COVID-19 and

(5 days ago) Health and patient safety coverage at USA TODAY is made possible in part by a grant from the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare. The Masimo Foundation does not

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Zodiac sign and COVID vaccine: Utah health officials

(6 days ago) But that didn't stop health officials in Utah from investigating vaccination status by astrological sign, finding that vaccination rates varied widely by star sign. And the news didn't bode well

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How often should I dust

(2 days ago) Dust buildup can cause serious health problems, according to Johns Hopkins Hospital lung expert Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos, including serious lung infections and in …

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Philadelphia train rape shows how normal sexual violence

(2 days ago) On a train outside Philadelphia last week, police say a woman was harassed, groped and then raped over the course of two dozen train stops while fellow riders watched and did …

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The best health sites for kids

(7 days ago) The teen section addresses more mature issues, like relationships, drugs and sexual health, in addition to a wide range of health issues. The information is curated by health

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Gabby Petito, MAID, Tyga: Domestic violence is everywhere

(5 days ago) Advocates say the culture needs to think deeply about better ways of responding to abuse and preventing it, which can include public health approaches as well as community-based solutions.

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Daschle, Ridge: Nation's neglect of public health has

(7 days ago) And yet, after decades of neglect, spending on public health represents less than 3% of what the country spends on health care annually. After …

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Which state has the most sleep deprived residents

(1 days ago) 14 hours ago · Using data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program, 24/7 Wall St. identified America’s most

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Ex-Cowboys OL Brandon Knight to focus on mental health

(2 days ago) Ex-Cowboys offensive lineman Brandon Knight seems to be taking the mental health crusade of his former quarterback to heart. Knight was waived by …

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Health benefits of coffee

(2 days ago) A study from the National Institutes of Health published similar findings: those who drank at least three cups of coffee daily had a 10 percent lower risk of death. The review examined over

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