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LAUSD teachers’ union contemplating a refusal to return to in-person work

Faced with mounting pressure by some elected officials, parents and others who want schools to reopen, the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers announced Friday, Feb. 19, that its members will soon take a vote on whether they should refuse to return to campus if in-person instruction becomes mandatory. More than 900 chapter chairs voted on this question earlier this week, with 93% electing to “organize around a refusal to return for a full or hybrid physical reopening ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Gabriel Valley


Travis AFB One Of Two Bases Nationwide Testing Pilot Suicide Prevention Program

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Tags: Health, Technology, News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Department Of Defense, Virtual Reality, Cbs, Illinois, Benson, Megan, Travis, John Benson, Travis Air Force Base, Scott Air Force Base


Feds OK’d export of millions of N95 masks as U.S. workers cried for more

In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, the U.S. government quietly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear, allowing as many as 5 million of the masks per month to be shipped overseas.
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New single-payer bill intensifies Newsom’s political peril

A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to create a single-payer health care system to cover all Californians, immediately defining the biggest health policy debate of the year and putting enormous political pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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FDA warns 10 companies for selling unlawful dietary supplements that claim to treat mental health problems

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced warning letters to 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent depression and other mental health disorders, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
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LA County’s vaccine mission keeps getting more complex

Los Angeles County’s mission to vaccinate roughly 8 million adults continues to get whole lot more complicated — and few of the solutions are worked out. Meanwhile, L.A. County could surpass 20,000 deaths over the weekend. On Friday, the county reported 150 new deaths and 2,459 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 19,662 deaths and positive cases to 1,176,772. Currently hospitalized with COVID-19 were 2,498 people, another significant decline. Bracing for the mammoth vac...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Community, Blue Shield, Disneyland


Expanding the osteopathic concept for the health of all things [PODCAST]

“We are all interrelated. This is the foundational basis of osteopathic medicine. Whether considering internal relationships of the systems of the body or the external relationships of a person with the world around them, connection is a key principle at the core of osteopathy. Developed at a time when the baseline medical practice was lacking […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


How do we talk about race, racism, and white supremacy without screaming at each other?

In the recent impeachment trial, many Americans, alongside U.S. Representatives and Senators, are reliving the Capitol riot’s chaos and confusion. For us, that infamous day showcased a unifying emotion: anger. We can see the anger in the aggression and tumult of the rioters, in the fleeing representatives, in the senators’ testimonies, and most recently, in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Reframing the Trump Prophecies: When Prophecy Fails

Julia Duin, who has a long history of stellar religion writing, yesterday published at Politico a deep dive into the world of Trump prophets and prophecies.  I urge you to take the time to read it. The business of the charismatic church right now is in disarray because the prophets can’t get their prophecies straight. Some think Trump is about to return to the throne and others think those prophets are foolish. I am not very bothered by this. I have never had much confidence  in modern day proph...
Tags: Health, Michael Brown, Christ, Infertility, Trump, Charlotte North Carolina, Michael Brown Brown, Greg Locke, Jeremiah Johnson, Leon Festinger, Festinger, Julia Duin, Duin, Johnny Enlow, Duin Brown


Kaiser Permanente asks for patience as coronavirus vaccine supplies lag

Kaiser Permanente, the state’s largest health-care provider, seeks patience from Southern California members frustrated by limited COVID-19 vaccination appointments as it copes with vaccine shortages and shipments delayed by severe, cold weather across the United States. While many Kaiser members in the region say they have been able to get vaccination appointments through the system, others, including those over age 75 with high-risk health conditions, say they have had more success securing sl...
Tags: Health, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Public Health, Soccer, Hawaii, Kaiser, Disneyland, Orange County, Riverside County, East Coast


The Flu Season That Wasn’t

This winter has been a complete nightmare for Americans, thanks to the raging covid-19 pandemic. But new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to show one bright spot: The flu has been suppressed to some of the lowest levels on record. It’s likely that the interventions meant to slow the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Influenza, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Seasonality, Pandemic, Influenza Vaccine, Flu Season, Spanish Flu, United States Flu Season, Swine Flu Pandemic, Influenza A Virus Subtype H1n1


HOLISTIC PATH TO PREGNANCY

Pregnancy Over 40, Holistic Methods To Improve Fertility Every now and then I come across articles on holistic health as it relates to fertility and pregnancy. Meditation and Visualization for Pregnancy click here  The following article caught my eye and it discusses everything from nutrition, to massage, to meditation. Most things I recommend in my book don't require the services of paid professionals, however, this article talks about some of the therapies that are out there should ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Practitioners of Maya Abdominal Massage, Karlo Berger


Children cannot afford to wait: We need to all work together to help schools reopen

I hesitated to write this because I am just a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist.  Plus, I didn’t have any time until I dropped my kids off at school. Yes, you read that correctly.  I just dropped my kindergartener and third-grader off at school.  Because they are extremely privileged to go to a private school that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Promising new data shows Pfizer's vaccine can overcome its ultra-cold storage requirements, as new research hints at just how effective the shot is

Pfizer announced Friday that they are seeking approval from the FDA to store its COVID-19 vaccine at higher temperatures. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer is seeking approval from the FDA to store COVID-19 vaccines at higher temperatures. Pfizer released data that shows the shots can be stored at temperatures between -13°F to 5°F. New research has also found the two-dose shot to be highly effective after one dose. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer and BioNTech announc...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, BioNtech, Albert Bourla


How Traveling The English Countryside is Good for your Mental Health

Among the many effects of the recent Covid-19 pandemic has been a widespread deterioration in mental health, felt most keenly by those who are living alone, without access to outdoor green spaces. Polling from the Mental Health Foundation in November found that 54% of the population had experienced feelings of worry as a result of the pandemic.  Rail provider Govia have collaborated with support charity Samaritans to offer training and guidance to their staff, having seen a 57% increase...
Tags: Fashion, London, Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation, Govia, Cornish coast, Lake District the Peak District


UNH's new report on child maltreatment shows mixed trends

A new report from the University of New Hampshire's Crimes against Children Research Center, using data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, showed a marked increase in the share of child maltreatment cases resulting in fatalities as well as a decline in cases of physical abuse and neglect in 2019.
Tags: Health, UNH, University of New Hampshire, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Children Research Center


It’s never too late for physicians to change directions and land new jobs

Changing direction once established is not easy, but it can be rewarding. I recently read the essay on KevinMD (“How this physician escaped the system“) from a physician who shifted gears to her own business after some discouraging experiences in “the system.” During her residency, her attending physician asked her what her purpose was in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


How Your Partner's Birth Control Can Affect Your Sex Life (And What to Do About It)

Birth control is unique among medical interventions, not least of all because its name straight-up tells you what it does—it controls birth by preventing pregnancy. Beyond that, though, there are a lot of other things birth control can do. Some are great: Hormonal birth control can clear skin and make periods or…Read more...
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To vaccinate veterans, health care workers must cross mountains, plains and tundra

A Learjet 31 took off before daybreak from Helena Regional Airport in Montana, carrying six Veterans Affairs medical providers and 250 doses of historic cargo cradled in a plug-in cooler designed to minimize breakage.
Tags: Health, Montana, Helena Regional Airport


Spurred by pandemic, Little Shell Tribe fast-tracks its health service debut

Linda Watson draped a sweater with the words "Little Shell Chippewa Tribe" over her as she received the newly recognized tribal nation's first dose of covid-19 vaccine.
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Companies pan for marketing gold in vaccines

For a decade, Jennifer Crow has taken care of her elderly parents, who have multiple sclerosis. After her father had a stroke in December, the family got serious in its conversations with a retirement community — and learned that one service it offered was covid-19 vaccination.
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One Pfizer/BioNTech shot gives 85% Covid protection - study

Research from Israel lends support to UK’s decision to increase dosing gap to 12 weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine gives people 85% protection from Covid-19, according to a study from Israel.Pfizer has consistently said that two doses of the vaccine are needed for high efficacy. In clinical trials, it reported efficacy of 52.4% after one dose, but 95% after two doses. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, COVID, Israel Pfizer


Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine just got a lot easier to transport and distribute

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech now has less stringent and extreme transportation requirements than it debuted with. Originally, the mRNA-based vaccine had to be maintained at ultra-low temperatures throughout the transportation chain in order to remain viable – between -76°F and -112°F. New stability data collected by Pfizer and BioNTech, which has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review, allow it to be stored at temps between 5°F and -13°F...
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The path out of lockdown: can Boris Johnson keep his boosterism at bay?

England waits to see if PM will stay restrained or bow to backbench pressure with Covid planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was an uncharacteristically subdued Boris Johnson who announced from Downing Street that Britain had surpassed the first, phenomenally ambitious target of giving 15 million people a coronavirus vaccine: this was a success, yes, but it was “no moment to relax”, the prime minister said on Monday.The boosterish rhetoric has been restrained for se...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Britain, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Coronavirus


Matt Hancock acted unlawfully by failing to publish Covid contracts

High court rules that failure to publish details of contracts within 30 days was transparency breach Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, acted unlawfully by failing to publish multibillion-pound Covid-19 government contracts within the 30-day period required by law, a high court judge has ruled.The judge, Mr Justice Chamberlain, ruled the failure to do so breached the “vital public function” of transparency over how “vast quantities” of...
Tags: Health, Politics, Law, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, Mr Justice Chamberlain


How chess can make you a better physician

“Checkmate,” she whispered. A silent wave swept across the tournament area. Players turned their heads in our direction, eager to see who had lost 30 seconds into the round. It was me—I had fallen victim to the infamous four-move checkmate. My opponent, a five-year-old girl who could barely reach the other side of the chessboard, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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One in 3 COVID survivors may suffer from symptoms even after recovery. Researchers don't yet know how long it could last.

People with lingering symptoms may experience brain fog, pain, or debilitating fatigue. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images About one in three people retain symptoms after recovering from COVID-19, says scientist Stephanie LaVergne. Patients with both severe and mild cases are susceptible to lingering symptoms. Researchers are still trying to determine why some symptoms remain and how long they will persist. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A few months ago, a young athleti...
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Rush Limbaugh, the "isolate."

From "Rush Limbaugh’s Complicated Legacy/He was a gifted entertainer and advocate, but in his later years certain flaws became more evident" by Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal: To create a community of tens of millions of people in fractured, incoherent America was an astounding feat. To pretty much sustain it over 30 years was equally astounding. It is perhaps ironic but probably inevitable that that community was created by a man whom one of his closest friends this week called “an iso...
Tags: Psychology, Law, John Lennon, America, Language, Peggy Noonan, Solitude, Don, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Althouse


Live attenuated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate shows protective efficacy in vivo

A new preprint on the bioRxiv* server describes the development of a live attenuated vaccine candidate to counter the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Llama-derived nanobodies show neutralizing activity against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in vitro

A new study reports the development of nanoantibodies (nAbs) – also called or nanobodiesTM or single-domain antibodies – that effectively bind the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein from the ancestral Wuhan variant as well as the recently detected UK and South African variants.
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