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San Fernando student’s award-winning art captures a masked moment of joy during a rotten year

Kathia Hernandez, 17, poses in Sylmar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with her painting “Skating Summer Days,” a selfie with her friends, which is headed to the U.S. Capitol after she won a Congressional Art Competition. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Because the year 2020 wasn’t turning out to be the very best for 17-year-old Kathia Hernandez, she wanted to capture one of the happiest moments of the pandemic in an art piece that won first place in a local congressional a...
Tags: Health, Art, New York, News, Education, Congress, California, Mexico, Government, America, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, House, Community, Bangladesh


LA Mayor Eric Garcetti joins Nancy Pelosi to urge boost to nation’s infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 12: (L-R) Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney participate in a news conference about infrastructure with fellow mayors and members of Congress outside the U.S. Capitol on May 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Pelosi (D-CA) met with President Joe Biden and her Republican counterparts earlier in the day to discuss Biden’s infrastructure plan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Congress, Washington, La, Government, US, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Washington Dc, House, Community


LAUSD, Sen. Padilla pitch power of transitioning to electric school buses

A vender sells apparel in front of a LAUSD gas school bus lot across the street from a news conference on electrifying America’s school bus fleet on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in another bus yard in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Tony Cárdenas were on hand to discuss their legislation, Clean Commute for Kids Act, that would invest $25 billion to replace diesel buses with electric buses. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In front of a LAUSD electric school bus ...
Tags: Health, Energy, News, Education, Congress, Government, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Lausd, SEIU, City Council


Salesforce, Google, Facebook. How big tech undermines California’s public health system.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has embraced Silicon Valley tech companies and health care industry titans in response to the covid-19 pandemic like no other governor in America — routinely outsourcing life-or-death public health duties to his allies in the private sector.
Tags: Health, California, America, Silicon Valley, Gavin Newsom, Salesforce Google Facebook


Australia news live: NSW records new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases

Man in his 50s tests positive for Covid in NSW; PM says case numbers in the Howard Springs quarantine facility are falling. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional Covid case locationsFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 5.29am BST ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, US, America, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian economy


Headway raises $70M at a $750M valuation to help connect therapists with people and insurance schemes

Mental health, and how it is getting addressed, has been one of the major leitmotifs of the past year of pandemic living. Covid-19 not only has led to a lot of people getting ill or worse; it has increased isolation, economic uncertainty, and led to a lot of other kinds of disappointments, and that all has had a knock-on effect on our collective and individual state of mind. Today a startup called Headway, which has been working on building a better way for people to attend to themselves — by wa...
Tags: Health, New York, Colorado, California, Funding, America, Tech, Mental Health, Therapy, Oxford, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, Andrew Adams, Scott Kupor, Kupor, GV


Study: People Of Color More Exposed Than Whites To Air Pollution

Across America, people of color are exposed to more air pollution than whites from industry, vehicles, construction and many other sources, a new study has found. Using government air pollution and census data, researchers found that disproportionate numbers of non-white people were exposed to potentially hazardous fine particle pollution from nearly all major U.S. emission sources, regardless of where they live or how much money they make. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science A...
Tags: Health, California, Race, America, Joe Biden, Pollution, Environmental Protection Agency, Blacks, University Of Michigan, Science Advances, Hill, Jason Hill, San Francisco Los Angeles, MOHAI, Paul Mohai, University of Minnesota Fine


U-M study finds low HPV vaccination rate among young adult men in the U.S.

The COVID-19 vaccine isn't having any trouble attracting suitors. But there's another, older model that's been mostly ignored by the young men of America: the HPV vaccine.
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Study examines smoking behavior after the implementation of California law

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America and causes about 30% of all cancer deaths. That's why researchers with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center wanted to study the impact of a California law passed in 2016 that raised the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.
Tags: Health, California, America, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


Sick and tired: UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Sick and tired: Former UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Only one vaccine is OK for older teens. It’s also the hardest to manage in rural America.

As states expand covid-19 vaccine eligibility to allow shots for 16- and 17-year-olds, teens in rural America may have trouble getting them.
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North Hollywood tiny homes community nears opening; activists protest at ceremony

A new “tiny homes” community at North Hollywood’s Alexandria Park — much like one that opened nearby two months earlier, only bigger — is getting ready to open its doors to people experiencing homelessness next week. The site, which cost $44,000 per bed or $8.6 million total, is on city parks property along the Hollywood Freeway and is Los Angeles’ largest such development so far. It will include more than 103 sheds provided by the company Pallet Shelters, and a total of 200 beds. Ken Craft, the...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Government, America, Los Angeles, City, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Homeless, CalTrans, Local News, Tim Allen, Eric Garcetti


Affect raises a seed round to grow its stimulant abuse recovery service

There are any number of seed rounds that cross our desks every day, a never-ending march of enterprise software, consumer apps, games, hardware, biotech, and sometimes even a space startup. But amid the regular flow of funding news, it’s still rare to come across a company raising money to take on addiction with software. So when Affect’s $1 million seed round from AlleyCorp came to my attention, I wanted to learn a bit more. As someone who went to rehab for alcohol use disorder in what appeared...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, America, Affect, Addiction, CBT, Kristin Muhlner, Muhlner


Listen: A rookie doctor starts her career, forged by the pandemic

On this week's episode of "America Dissected," host Dr. Abdul El-Sayed spoke with Dr. Paloma Marin-Nevarez, an emergency medicine resident at UCSF Fresno, and KHN senior correspondent Jenny Gold about the challenges Marin-Nevarez faced as a new doctor learning the ropes during a devastating pandemic.
Tags: Health, America, Abdul el Sayed, Jenny Gold, Paloma Marin Nevarez, UCSF Fresno, Marin Nevarez


3 lessons I’ve learned as a doctor during the pandemic

COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of society as we know it, and doctors in hospitals across America are at the forefront of those changes. As a pediatric infectious diseases doctor who also writes curriculum to help the next generation of doctors prepare for their medical exams, I’ve seen firsthand how this current pandemic is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Dr. Fauci is going on Snapchat to encourage younger people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci is reportedly taking to Snapchat to encourage people to get a vaccine. It's part of a White House media campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Fauci, 80, will use the app to reach younger people. All ov...
Tags: Health, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Johnson Johnson, Food and Drug Administration FDA


Dr. Fauci will take to Snapchat to encourage younger people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci is reportedly taking to Snapchat to encourage people to get a vaccine. It's part of a White House media campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Fauci, 80, will use the app to reach younger people. All ov...
Tags: Health, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Johnson Johnson, Food and Drug Administration FDA


Fear that Johnson & Johnson pause could heighten vaccine hesitancy in US

A deflating pattern is emerging in rural, conservative and vaccine-hesitant states as authorities worry that stakes could not be higher in those same communitiesTeton county, Wyoming, is at the vanguard of America’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign – but it isn’t celebrating.The county has vaccinated far more people proportionally than in most of America – 39% – compared to less than a quarter nationally. Local authorities are concerned they may have hit a saturation point. Vast, rural and conserva...
Tags: Health, Mississippi, Oregon, US, America, US news, Wyoming, South Dakota, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Johnson, Coronavirus


The missing link in the vaccine chain: caregivers

About half of America’s seniors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and close to three-quarters have gotten at least one shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. This is good news. Seniors have suffered disproportionately from the coronavirus. They have become gravely ill, passed away, and passed the time over the last year in complete isolation. When the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Infectious Disease, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


CVS is investing in healthy food and Beyond Meat burgers, which could drastically improve quality food choices to Americans in "food deserts"

CVS has more locations nationwide than Walmart and Kroger combined. CVS CVS is bringing Beyond Meat to 7,000 stores and increasing gluten-free, vegan snacks and foods. CVS, which has more US stores than Walmart and Kroger combined, could better serve "food deserts." "CVS is ubiquitous in neighborhoods and communities across America," Beyond Meat told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. CVS is bringing healthy foods and meat-alternatives to communities across America.T...
Tags: Health, News, Nutrition, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Analysis, Retail, Guardian, Johns Hopkins, Cvs, Beyond Meat, Joe, Taco Bell, Kroger


‘The Last Time a Vaccine Saved America’

In 1955, epidemiologist Thomas Francis Jr. announced the results of a field trial of the polio vaccine that Jonas Salk had developed. America erupted in joy. Now a phalanx of bulky television cameras focussed on Francis as he prepared to report on the efficacy of the vaccine. He had good news to share: to cheers from the audience, he explained that the Salk vaccine was sixty to seventy per cent effective against the most prevalent strain of poliovirus, and ninety per cent effective against the ...
Tags: Health, Usa, Congress, White House, New York City, America, Francis, Jason Kottke, Salk, Dwight D Eisenhower, Edward R Murrow, Joseph McCarthy, Jonas Salk, Murrow, Thomas Francis Jr, Salk Universities


New high-tech Hoag program recruiting trials for breast, prostate, bone marrow cancers

Cancer cells have secrets. And Dr. Gary Ulaner aims to unlock them. Peering deep into the human body with a clarity traditional scans can’t match, molecular imaging can find tiny cancers that standard scans are blind to. The technology powering this uber-vision also can be harnessed to search out and destroy sneaky cancer cells where they hide — dangling the promise of more individualized and effective cancer treatments in the near future. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian lured Ulaner from on...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, Cancer, New York City, America, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Long Beach, Orange County, U S Centers for Disease Control, Irvine, Newport Beach, Hoag Hospital, Hoag


Fauci thanks US health workers for sacrifices but admits PPE shortages drove up death toll

Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America's health care workers, who "every single day put themselves at risk" during the pandemic, even as he acknowledged that PPE shortages had contributed to the deaths of more than 3,600 of them.
Tags: Health, US, America, Anthony Fauci, Fauci


For some, the pandemic eased mental health distress

While COVID-19 physically affects adults more than children, mental health distress has increased across all age groups. Children between 5 and 17 sought help for mental health issues at much higher rates in 2020. However, a new study found children with pre-existing mental health issues experienced reduced symptoms when lockdowns began.While the physical effects of COVID-19 have dominated headlines for the last 13 months, mental health effects are considered a simultaneous pandemic that could o...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Children, Germany, America, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, University Of Houston, Derek, Latinx, Bartlett Illinois, COVID-19, COVID, Carla Sharp


'Howling anger': How Angels in America and The Normal Heart confronted the Aids crisis

The pandemic inspired many works of art but two furious, turbulent plays written at its onset still tower over the rest. As both return, we explore their enduring powerOn 3 July 1981, a single-column item appeared on page 20 of the New York Times under the headline: “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals.” In the four decades since, the cultural response to Aids has spanned every art form. It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’s Channel 4 series, is only the most recent entry on a very long list. But even n...
Tags: Health, Activism, Aids, Theatre, America, Society, Culture, Sexuality, New York Times, Stage, LGBT rights, Broadway, Aids and HIV, Russell T Davies, Kramer, Larry Kramer


Deaths in America Surged in 2020, Well Beyond Official Covid-19 Toll

The covid-19 pandemic drove a horrifying surge in U.S. deaths last year, new research published Friday has shown. According to the study, over half a million more people died than would have been expected during the last 10 months of 2020. Most of these deaths were directly attributed to the viral illness, but some…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, America, Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Pandemic, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Mortality Displacement, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic


Why socialized health care is not right for America [PODCAST]

“We need full transparency and empowerment of patients and doctors to make wise decisions. We must renew and restore the sanctity of the patient-doctor relationship. We need to stop pretending that health care can be ‘free,’ stop calling premium price prepaid care ‘insurance,’ and use market forces like choice and competition to cut our bloated […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, America, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


The pandemic’s epidemic: opioid use disorder and subpar suboxone access   

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated America’s health, taking more than 500 thousand American lives, upending the economy, and perpetuating racial health disparities. It also has worsened the country’s ongoing opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic. In fact, in the twelve-month period ending June 2020, 83 thousand Americans died of a drug overdose, the highest ever recorded in a one-year period and 21 percent higher than the previous year. This dramatic increase in overdose deaths is mostly attribut...
Tags: Health, America, Psychiatry, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


'It wasn't completely accurate': Fauci criticizes AstraZeneca's COVID-shot disclosure, calling it an 'unforced error'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that a statement from AstraZeneca on its COVID-19 vaccine wasn't "completely accurate." "This is reall...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, The National Institutes of Health, Andrew Dunn, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine



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