HEALTH NEWS: Collins’ skillful piloting helped NIH steer clear of political minefields
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HEALTH NEWS: Collins’ skillful piloting helped NIH steer clear of political minefields

HEALTH NEWS: Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, holds a speaks at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on July 2, 2020. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Bloomberg via Getty Images) It’s remarkable that the reputation of the National Institutes of Health has remained mostly intact through the covid-19 pandemic, even as other federal science agencies, including…

HEALTH NEWS: California Vaccine Mandate Expands to Assistance for People with Disabilities
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HEALTH NEWS: California Vaccine Mandate Expands to Assistance for People with Disabilities

HEALTH NEWS: Tim Jin wants everyone who comes through his front door to be vaccinated against covid-19. The state vaccine mandate does not force the state to give the shot to the health care providers that Jin relies upon for his daily life. (Jackie Fortier / LAist) Workers at adult and senior care facilities as…

FRONT PAGE: Region, Race, And Age Linked With Likelihood Of Cancer Patients Using Telehealth Services
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FRONT PAGE: Region, Race, And Age Linked With Likelihood Of Cancer Patients Using Telehealth Services

Key takeawaysCancer centers in the west were more than six times as likely to offer telehealth visits than other regions in the country.Race, older age, and income level linked to use of telehealth services at cancer centers.Each 10-year increase in patient age decreased the odds of a telehealth video visit by nearly 20 percent in…

FRONT PAGE: COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns Sharply Increased Bicycle-Related Injuries; Gun-Related Injuries Rose Too
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FRONT PAGE: COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns Sharply Increased Bicycle-Related Injuries; Gun-Related Injuries Rose Too

Key takeawaysDespite regional variations in COVID-19-related restrictions, trends in trauma center activity followed similar patterns in four trauma centers in different regions of the United States.Trauma cases involving bicycle-related injuries increased 100 percent, and gunshot wounds increased 23.5 percent, during lockdown.Study findings indicate allocating more resources for wellness may be a priority in future pandemic-related…

FRONT PAGE: Chance Of Postoperative Complications After Hospital Discharge Increases With Shorter Hospitalization
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FRONT PAGE: Chance Of Postoperative Complications After Hospital Discharge Increases With Shorter Hospitalization

Key takeawaysThe relationship between length of stay (LOS) and post-discharge complications for surgical patients has been underexplored as inpatient stays have decreased over the past two decades.Serious post-discharge complications were lower when hospital stays were longer. Median LOS after surgery dropped by one-third during a five-year period (2014-2019), while post-discharge complications rose 12 percent.The initial…

FRONT PAGE: Surgery Has Survival Benefits For Male Stage IV Breast Cancer Patients Who Are Receptive To Systemic Therapy
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FRONT PAGE: Surgery Has Survival Benefits For Male Stage IV Breast Cancer Patients Who Are Receptive To Systemic Therapy

Key takeawaysMen with Stage IV breast cancer who are receptive to systemic therapy benefit from surgical intervention.Patients also benefitted who received trimodal therapy consisting of systemic therapy, surgery, and radiation compared to just receiving systemic therapy.The authors hope their findings prompt reconsideration of National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for this group of male breast cancer…

FRONT PAGE: UCI-Led Study Projects Health Insurance And Population Growth Rates Among Undocumented Latino Immigrants With An Eye Toward Health Equity
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FRONT PAGE: UCI-Led Study Projects Health Insurance And Population Growth Rates Among Undocumented Latino Immigrants With An Eye Toward Health Equity

Newswise — Without proper access to health care, older undocumented Latino immigrants will experience higher unmet medical need in the next 20 years, according to a recent study conducted by University of California, Irvine public health researchers.“Unless we see improvements in access to care, our projections show that the share of older uninsured, undocumented Latino…

HEALTH NEWS: Our Covid Cocoon: Parents aren’t Alright (But help May Be Coming)
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HEALTH NEWS: Our Covid Cocoon: Parents aren’t Alright (But help May Be Coming)

HEALTH NEWS: Matt Volz and son Thomas take a selfie while waiting for a covid test in Helena, Montana, on Sept. 22. (Matt Volz / KHN) HELENA, Mont. Unvaccinated 7 year-old son started hacking and sneezing in September after the covid surge hit Montana hospitals. When his symptoms didn’t improve, I took him to the…

HEALTH: Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 90% effective in Preventing COVID-19
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HEALTH: Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 90% effective in Preventing COVID-19

Oct. 22, 2021 — Pfizer says its vaccine for children is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. The Pfizer vaccine is 10 micrograms for children ages 5 to 11. This is roughly one-third the dose that is given to adults and adolescents. In data presented to the FDA ahead of the agency’s review of its…

HEALTH: E-cigarettes No Guarantee Against Relapse for Smokers
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HEALTH: E-cigarettes No Guarantee Against Relapse for Smokers

Oct. 22, 2021 — Former smokers who use e-cigarettes are just as likely to light back up, compared to those using other nicotine alternatives, new evidence reveals. A recent study showed that people who quit cigarette smoking and then started using electronic cigarettes were just as likely to return to traditional tobacco cigarettes as people…

HEALTH: COVID Vaccine vs. Flu Vaccine: What to Know
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HEALTH: COVID Vaccine vs. Flu Vaccine: What to Know

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: How does a COVID-19 Does the mRNA vaccine work The COVID vaccines can be purchased now available. Some of the COVID-19 vaccines Are mRNA vaccines available? What does this mean? mRNA vaccines are Different from traditional vaccines. mRNA vaccines don’t expose you Instead, try any virus real They are made with messenger…

HEALTH: Is Grit and Resilience real? What are the best ways to get them?
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HEALTH: Is Grit and Resilience real? What are the best ways to get them?

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN WHYTE : Hello, everybody. I am Dr. John Whyte Chief WebMD Medical Officer. The past few months have been a challenging time. I have been speaking to experts about COVID-19 The effects Part of the pandemic Get the latest news from our Daily News Show, also known as Coronavirus In context How…

HEALTH: As The Americas Celebrates 30 Years Without Polio, PAHO Calls For Increased Vigilance
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HEALTH: As The Americas Celebrates 30 Years Without Polio, PAHO Calls For Increased Vigilance

Declining immunization rates, which have worsened amid the COVID-19 pandemic, have raised concerns about reintroduction of the disease. Washington, DC, October 22, 2021 (PAHO) – On the eve of World Polio Day, celebrated on October 24, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is marking the 30th anniversary of the last case of poliomyelitis in the…

HEALTH NEWS: KHN’s “What the Health?”: Abortion Politics Front and Center
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HEALTH NEWS: KHN’s “What the Health?”: Abortion Politics Front and Center

HEALTH NEWS: Can’t see the audio player? Click Here to Listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Click here for a transcript of the episode. Abortion, an issue that has mostly been simmering under the surface lately, is taking center stage in…

HEALTH NEWS: “An Arm and A Leg”: How One State Protects Patients from Hospital Lawsuits
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HEALTH NEWS: “An Arm and A Leg”: How One State Protects Patients from Hospital Lawsuits

HEALTH NEWS: Can’t see the audio player? Click to listen. In Maryland hospitals were suing patients — taking them to court, garnishing their wages — even though they knew these patients were legally eligible for financial assistance (also known as charity care). These lawsuits are now illegal thanks to the state’s Medical Debt Protection Act….

HEALTH: Mayo Clinic Minute – Bats Can Pose A Threat To Your Health
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HEALTH: Mayo Clinic Minute – Bats Can Pose A Threat To Your Health

October is Bat Month and a good time to make sure they are not roosting in your home. The Humane Society of the United States has tips to evict them so they don’t hibernate in your home for the winter. Bats play an important role in many ecosystems around the world. They are a major…

HEALTH: Mayo Clinic Q&A Podcast: Advancing Colorectal Cancer Screening With AI
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HEALTH: Mayo Clinic Q&A Podcast: Advancing Colorectal Cancer Screening With AI

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, accounting for almost 2 million new cancer cases each year, according to the World Health Organization. Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, typically affects older adults, although it can happen at any age. Screening for colorectal cancer is important to identify precancerous polyps that could…

HEALTH: Consumer Health: What Is Stuttering And How Can It Be Prevented?
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HEALTH: Consumer Health: What Is Stuttering And How Can It Be Prevented?

International Stuttering Awareness Day will be observed on Friday, Oct. 22, which makes this a good time to learn more about this speech disorder. Disfluency in speech, including stumbling over words, and word or phrase repetition, likely affects up to 5% of all children at some point in their development, according to the American Academy of…

HEALTH: Un GPS Robotico Para Dirigir Y Administrar Bioterapias Regenerativas
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HEALTH: Un GPS Robotico Para Dirigir Y Administrar Bioterapias Regenerativas

Un broncoscopio controlado a distancia que actúa como un sistema de posicionamiento global (GPS) persigue aquellos tumores pulmonares difíciles de encontrar y obtiene una buena biopsia, dice un estudio colaborativo de Mayo Clinic. Esta investigación realizada en varios lugares y publicada en Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Anales de Cirugía Torácica), sienta las bases para  descubrir con precisión…

FRONT PAGE: AI Tool Pairs Protein Pathways With Clinical Side Effects, Patient Comorbidities To Suggest Targeted Covid-19 Treatments
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FRONT PAGE: AI Tool Pairs Protein Pathways With Clinical Side Effects, Patient Comorbidities To Suggest Targeted Covid-19 Treatments

Newswise — The symptoms and side effects of Covid-19 are scattered across a diagnostic spectrum. Some patients are asymptomatic or experience a mild immune response, while others report significant long-term illnesses, lasting complications, or suffer fatal outcomes.Three researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and one from Emory University are trying to help clinicians sort…

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