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Checking in on your friends and coworkers isn't enough - here are steps you can take at work to help fight racial discrimination

A stop Asian hate rally following the violence in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021. Zhao Gang/Xinhua Diksha Kale is a criminal defense attorney who researches gender studies and criminal law. She says it's important to do more than just mental health check-ins on your friends during violent times. Take action by demanding better policies and donating to or volunteering at organizations working on the ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. Recently, my friend and I...
Tags: Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Atlanta, Mental Health, United States, Violence, Donald Trump, Hate, Racial Discrimination, Nordic, Atlanta Georgia, Contributor, Michel Foucault, The Conversation


Alarmed by anti-Asian incidents, LA County leaders seek to build fund to study hate

Faced with increasing racist incidents reported against Asian-Americans, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an effort Tuesday, April 6, that could lead to a county fund that would support research into hate and xenophobia. With the board’s unanimous vote, the L.A. County Equity and Diversity Fund — if ultimately found feasible by county human relations officials — would start with $1 million in county seed money. It would then look to tap into philanthropic partnerships to buil...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Community, Hate Crime, Lapd, Board, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Pacific Islander


Read These Tips Before Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN/CBS13) — If you are not eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, you will be soon if you live in the United States. All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 starting April 15. Some counties have started early and already are vaccinating all adults. Some whole states have already started opening vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older, including Alaska, Mississippi and Georgia. According to President Joe Biden, 90% of all adult Americans will b...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, California, White House, US, Atlanta, Georgia, Walmart, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Cvs, Kroger, Jeff Zients, Alaska Mississippi


No mass shooting is “worse” than another mass shooting

It is a macabre fact. The easing of COVID shutdowns has brought back mass shootings in the U.S. With almost no packed schools, movie theaters, malls, airports, and fewer packed workplaces during the last year, mass shootings did not lead the news. Now they are back. This month’s shootings at Atlanta spas and at a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Atlanta, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


‘I’m here for love’: Throngs march in San Gabriel Valley to condemn attacks on Asian Americans

A community member holds a sign of support during a rally and march Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Racism” in front of Alhambra City Hall in Alhambra on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Community members walk with elected officials from San Gabriel, Alhambra, Monterey Park and Rosemead, as well as local law enforcement during a rally and march Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Racism” from San Gabriel City Hall to Alhambra City Hall in ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Senate, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Community, Birmingham, Pasadena, Hate Crime, Lapd, Southern California, Alhambra


LA County Board condemns anti-Asian hate, two mass shootings

Launching its meeting on an urgent tone, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, denounced the wave of hate against Asian Americans and decried the eruption of deadly gun violence in the past week Supervisors held a moment of silence in memory of the eight people killed in a series of attacks on massage businesses in Atlanta on March 16, as well as the mass shooting that killed 10 people Monday in a Boulder, Colo. supermarket. Related links LA County leaders decry...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Colorado, La, Government, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Community, Astrazeneca, Boulder, Hate Crime, Lapd, Grand Avenue


LA-area groups stage events, urge end to anti-Asian bias, violence

Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and the Korean American community held a car caravan rally in Koreatown to oppose the recent rise of attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, March 19, 2021. The Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate rally comes after a deadly shooting in Atlanta, GA left eight people dead, six of which were identified as Asian women. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Korean American Fede...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Community, Associated Press, Hate Crime, Lapd, Social Justice, Eric Garcetti


Is tripping with a therapist the next big thing In mental health?

A therapy room at Field Trip in Toronto, Canada, in 2020. Cole BURSTON / AFP via Getty Images Clinics like Mindbloom and Field Trip Health want to make "psychedelic medicine" mainstream. Mindbloom went virtual in 2020, offering at-home ketamine treatments. Field Trip's spas are open. Research has shown that ketamine can help reduce depressive symptoms, but experts urge caution. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last fall, Dan, a 43-year-old father of 2, confided in a f...
Tags: Health, News, Drugs, Toronto, America, Trends, Atlanta, Therapy, Healthcare, Manhattan, Fda, Therapist, Peter, Afp, Dan, Toronto Canada


LA County reports sharp fall in coronavirus among healthcare workers

In another cautiously encouraging sign of the effectiveness of vaccinations and reduced spread of COVID-19, cases among Los Angeles County healthcare workers are at their lowest level of the pandemic, the county’s public health chief reported Wednesday, March 17. “Since late December, when healthcare workers began to be vaccinated, we have seen their cases plummet,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a briefing Wednesday. “These are the small numbers of weekly cases that we’ve see...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Senate, Atlanta, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Catholic Church, Ncaa, Lausd


From the Groundlings up: Pandemic-era family improv teaches active listening, learning from mistakes

Given last year’s coronavirus lockdown, many educators believe children are feeling the stress and anxiety of being cooped up in the house and wondering what it will be like once in-school learning becomes a reality for many of them. Lauren Burns, an improvisation teacher at The Groundlings Theater & School in Hollywood, is launching an online improv for parents on Sunday to help them learn playful techniques to reduce the tension their children might be feeling and to create new bonds with them...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Ncaa, Theater, Lausd, Palermo, Burns, Alexander


LA County leaders decry Atlanta shootings, vow unity against attacks on Asian-Americans

Los Angeles County civil rights leaders joined elected leaders on Wednesday, March 17, to condemn violence against Asian Americans, decrying three shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead — six of them Asian women.   “We don’t know what the motivation of the killer was. But we do know it was a brutal crime. An unjustified crime. A crime against humanity, and it will not stand,” said Stuart Kwoh, president emeritus of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. While no motive has yet been fully e...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, California News, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community


Still perfect: Team LeBron wins 2021 NBA All-Star Game

ATLANTA (AP) — Even in the strangest NBA All-Star Game of them all, LeBron James was still the perfect captain. Team LeBron showed off its high-flying and long-range skills during a dominating run to close out the first half, setting up a 170-150 romp over Team Durant in the league’s 70th midseason showcase Sunday night. This one sure was different than the previous 69 All-Star contests. Determined to pull off an exhibition that is huge for TV revenue and the league’s worldwide brand, the NBA st...
Tags: Health, Business, Milwaukee, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Atlanta, Sport, Indianapolis, Ap, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Lebron James, Cleveland


The 17 best US colleges and universities for students who want to become nurses

f11photo/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds released its annual global ranking by academic subject. The University of Pennsylvania ranked at the top of the ranking for nursing programs. The following are the top 17 US schools for nursing and where they placed on the overall list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Pennsylvania placed at the top of global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds' new list of the best universities fo...
Tags: Education, US, Careers, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Chicago, Nursing, Nashville, Columbia University, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Nyu, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina


The CDC says the US will screen and track people traveling from countries with Ebola cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Atlanta. AP Photo/John Bazemore Travelers coming in from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea will be subject to extra scrutiny because of Ebola concerns. According to the CDC, these travelers will be directed to six US airports.  There, airlines will collect and send their info to local health departments for tracking purposes.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United State...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Airports, Cdc, Africa, US, Trends, Atlanta, United States, Guinea, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

By JOHN RABY The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,000 — roughly the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and just shy of the size of Atlanta. The figure compiled by Johns Hopkins University surpasses the number of people who died in 2019 of chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, flu and pneumonia combined. “It’s nothing like we have ever bee...
Tags: Health, Nbc, Uncategorized, US, Atlanta, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Las Vegas, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, University of Washington, Willis, Kansas City Missouri


The Latest: Auckland, New Zealand begins 3-day lockdown

By The Associated Press NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Health officials say the cases are of the more contagious variant first found in Britain and that genome testing hadn’t linked them to any previous known cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown after an urgent meeting with other top lawmakers in the Cabinet. She says they decided to take a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: COVID cases fall in California, but deaths high

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840 — the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Atlanta


The Latest: Italy keeps ski slopes closed, a blow to tourism

By The Associated Press ROME — On the eve of what was supposed to finally be the much-delayed opening of Italy’s ski slopes, the government yanked permission because high circulation of a coronavirus variant. Health Minister Roberto Speranza’s ordinance on Sunday forbidding amateur skiing at least until March 5 effectively kills hopes of ski lift operators and resort owners to salvage at least some of the season. The ministry noted that analyses of virus samples indicate that a variant found in ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized


The Latest: Mexico targets remote elderly with new shots

By The Associated Press Mexico received a shipment of 870,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from a plant in India Sunday and laid out plans to vaccinate elderly people in the country’s poorest, most remote areas first. Mexico has so far used Pfizer shots to vaccinate frontline health workers, but has nearly run out of those. So the government will start applying its first doses of the AstraZeneca shot, which it purchased at $4 each. Critics say it would be quicker and more efficient to start vaccina...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized


The Latest: UK study finds new variant may be more deadly

By The Associated Press LONDON — U.K. government scientific advisers say the COVID-19 variant now predominant in the country may be up to 70% more deadly than previous variants, underscoring concerns about how mutations may change the characteristics of the disease. The findings from the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, published Friday on the government’s website, build on preliminary research released Jan. 21. The group includes experts from universities and public ag...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, UK, England, New York, London, Minnesota, California, Cdc, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Atlanta


Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the Democrats’ reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final tri...
Tags: Health, Business, Media, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop


Georgia counts ballots as US Senate control hangs in balance

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials counted the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season early Wednesday as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to seize t...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, US Senate, Biden


Georgia counting votes in runoffs that decide Senate control

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, Republican, Biden


Georgia counting ballots in crucial Senate runoff elections

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials started counting ballots as polls began to close across the state on Tuesday night in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to seize the Senate majority —...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, Republican, Biden


Georgia deciding US Senate control in election’s final day

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians cast high-stakes final votes Tuesday in elections to determine the balance of power in the new Congress, deciding Senate runoff elections sure to shape President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans were unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some feared that outgoing President Donald Trump’s bra...
Tags: Health, Business, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Fox, Soccer, Gop, House, US Senate


Final Election Day: Georgia deciding US Senate control

By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters are deciding the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans are unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some fear that outgoing President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to undermine the integrity of...
Tags: Health, Business, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Fox, Soccer, Gop, House


Photos: Staff photographer Keith Birmingham shares his images of the year 2020

  Brandi Chastain (#6) tears off her uniform top and cheers after scoring the winning shootout goal for the U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team at the Rose Bowl in 1999. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) USA’s players from left: Jullie Foudy, Joy Fawcett, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Brandi Chastain are seen during the medal ceremony after the gold medal women’s soccer game between USA and Brazil for the Athens 2004 Olympics at the Karaiskaki stadium in Athens, on Thursday A...
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Boosie Badazz Begs Fans on Instagram for Emergency Diabetes Medication

Lil Boosie can’t catch a break in 2020. Just last month, the rapper was shot in the leg after attending a vigil for his artist Mo3 who was gunned down on a Dallas Highway. Following the shooting, Boosie underwent a medical procedure to remove bullet fragments from his leg and has been in a wheelchair since. Though he is currently confined to the wheelchair, Boosie has still been doing shows and has been in good spirits. View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Celebs, Atlanta, Diabetes, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Dallas, Boosie Badazz, Boosie, Instagram for Emergency Diabetes Medication


The best baby thermometers in 2020

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Buying or registering for a digital thermometer for your baby is just as an important as buying a car seat.We consulted with pediatricians, reviewed research and product reviews, and talked with many parents to select 11 of the most popular digital thermometers to test.If you're shopping for a suitable thermometer for adults, check out our guide to the best thermometers to check for fevers.This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, MD, CPST-I,...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Parenting, Cdc, Trends, Atlanta, Features, United States, Buying Guide, Baby, Kansas City, Kinsa, Braun, Talbot, Hubbard, Kansas City Missouri


Pfizer vaccine trial participant reveals what it's like to be injected with the first effective vaccine for COVID-19

Jenny Hamilton said she didn't think twice about getting involved in the trial. Jenny Hamilton Jenny Hamilton, 57, is a former police officer who now works in location security for the film industry and lives in Atlanta. She's a participant in the Pfizer vaccine trial, which recently developed the world's first effective coronavirus vaccine in record time.  After receiving the first two injections, Hamilton says she experienced what felt like a cold — low-grade fevers, fatigue, and mus...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Atlanta, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Hamilton, Nordic, Hashimoto, Pandemic, Lauren Lee, Stockbridge Georgia



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