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I was completely against the vaccine, but changed my mind after doing my own research. Everyone should do the same.

Tom Shaw. Tom Shaw Tom Shaw, 30, a DoorDash delivery person from Philadelphia, changed his mind on the COVID-19 vaccine. He decided to get the vaccine in July - which Insider verified - after doing some online research. He realized it was safe and worried about the Delta variant. Here's his story, as told to Elle Hardy. See more stories on Insider's business page. I had all my vaccines growing up, but when I was about 16 I got into the natural-health scene through the book "Fast Fo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Trends, Healthcare, Reddit, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Vaccine, Cvs, Nordic, Personal Essay, Vaccine Hesitancy, As Told To, Antivax, COVID, BI-freelancer


No, it's not a HIPAA violation for businesses to ask for proof you've been vaccinated. Here's what the healthcare privacy law actually means and what it protects.

Spectators at a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins have their vaccine cards checked upon arrival. Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images Some public figures have claimed that asking someone's vaccination status is a HIPAA violation. But HIPAA, a healthcare privacy law, only applies to medical professionals and entities. That means businesses and individuals can legally ask for proof you're vaccinated against COVID. See more stories on Insider's business page. Later this m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Healthcare, Dallas Cowboys, Bill De Blasio, Dak Prescott, Npr, Pfizer, The New York Times


Baleon Capital closes first fund to provide capital infusion to healthcare startups

Baleon Capital, a one-year-old venture capital firm started by investment veteran Jon Kaiden, closed its first fund to invest in pre-Series A and Series A companies focused on health and medical care in the United States. Before starting the Miami-based firm, Kaiden was a founding member and principal of Sopris Capital, where he told TechCrunch his track record of internal return on revenue landed him in the top 95th percentile of all early-stage funds. Baleon is a mash-up of the names of Kaiden...
Tags: Health, TC, Finance, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Venture Capital, Miami, Kaiden, Sopris Capital, Jon Kaiden, Sopris, Mantra Health


When will kids get COVID shots?

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:When to expect coronavirus vaccine authorizations for kids;Mental-health upstarts that charge as much as $99 a visit and don't take insurance risk leaving out vulnerable people;Athletes are sharing more about their mental health at the Tokyo Olympics.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it......
Tags: Texas, Trends, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Tokyo, Fda, Pfizer, Louisiana, Vaccines, Athletes, Simone Biles, Reuters, Sanofi, Newsletters, Biles


1 in 3 new COVID-19 cases over the past week were in 2 states - Texas and Florida, White House official says

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images A third of new US COVID-19 cases over the past week were in Texas and Florida, the White House said. The highly infectious Delta variant accounts for more than 80% of new cases in both states. Jeff Zients, a White House official, said getting vaccinated was the best way to stop the spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. A third of all US cases in...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Idaho, Healthcare, Delta, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Vermont, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


Ceremony opens new Bell Health Center, boosting access to medical care in Southeast LA region

City of Bell Vice Mayor Ana Maria Quintana speaks during the grand opening of the Los Angeles County Health Services, Bell Health Center during the grand opening of the Bell Health Center in Bell on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, second from right, gives thumbs up as she stands along side community members, mayors and council members from the surrounding communities that the ne...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, Bell, County, LA County, Atlantic Avenue, Solis, Hilda L Solis, Huntington Park


The pandemic is worsening mental health for women, middle-aged adults, a new survey finds

Throughout the pandemic, multiple surveys and studies have indicated that mental health has declined for a number of groups and populations. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Mental health challenges have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from the University of Michigan has quantified some of the effects. Women and US adults ages 50 to 64 have reported worsening mental health during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, experts...
Tags: Science, News, Study, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, University Of Michigan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Reed Alexander


I had to stop my psychoactive meds while pregnant and the withdrawal was so bad, I considered an abortion

It's incredibly difficult to wean yourself off psychoactive medication once you've begun. Kanawa_Studio/Getty Images Benzodiazepines are a psychoactive drug. They can calm symptoms associated with anxiety. The withdrawal symptoms from giving them up are considered worse than those from cocaine. Sara suffered so much with insomnia and anxiety during pregnancy, she considered having an abortion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sara is a pseudonym but below is a true ...
Tags: UK, Science, Drugs, Life, International, Trends, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Italy, Healthcare, National Health Service, Medication, Thomson Reuters, Nordic, Sara, Psychiatrist


Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital leads $20M investment in Brazilian healthcare startup Pipo Saude

Pipo Saude, a startup that developed a platform that sells and manages healthcare benefits for Brazilian companies, has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding. Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital led the round, marking the first time the New York-based venture firm has led an investment in a Brazilian startup. (Although, notably, Thrive has also put money in Nubank and Loft.) Atlantico participated in the financing as a new investor in addition to all existing backers including Monashees,...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Funding, Groupon, Tech, Healthcare, SaaS, Venture Capital, Brazil, Thrive Capital, Latin America, Nubank, David Velez


A $299-a-month app gave me access to a therapist and psychiatrist to fight pandemic burnout. Here's what it was like to get help through my phone.

Getty Images Freelancer Julie Peck felt herself slipping into pandemic-induced burnout, so she sought help. She chose Brightside, an app by a former 23andMe executive that combines psychiatry with therapy. Although she was able to easily get medication that worked, the service had its downsides. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in May, I started noticing I was having some issues. I have highly managed bipolar disorder, so I'm no stranger to "issues" - but this was...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Anxiety, Therapy, Netflix, Healthcare, Burnout, Sadness, Nordic, DSM, Tony Xu


‘I advise everyone to get it’: UK Covid patients tell of regrets over refusing jab

Doctors say most patients now arriving in intensive care are unvaccinated, and deeply regret their decisionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor some people, the moment the ambulance arrives is the time they start expressing regrets about not receiving a coronavirus vaccine. For others, it’s the death of a loved one.Healthcare workers and Covid patients have spoken out about growing numbers who, once faced with the serious reality of catching the virus, realise that the...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, Hospitals, Healthcare, Doctors, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Health care for older immigrants gains momentum among states

By SOPHIA TAREEN | Associated Press CHICAGO — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman’s last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live in the U.S. She’s not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or Affordable Care Act coverage. As a child care worker, she didn’t have employer coverage. Sh...
Tags: Health, New York, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, America, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Biden, Illinois


New hope in the fight against prostate cancer: ‘We can win this war’

Alan Held’s scan showed more than 100 metastases. “They were literally speckled throughout my body, in my bones,” says the 64-year-old sales manager. Doctors told him he had stage-four prostate cancer and that it had spread. They started hormone therapy and chemotherapy tablets. It was September 2018. Seven months into treatment and Held’s cancer was still in his bones. His oldest son, Josh, did some research and found that there was another option, a promising treatment for prostate cancer call...
Tags: Health, News, California, Germany, Cancer, Sport, Frankfurt, Soccer, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Alan, Lake Tahoe, Josh, Linda, Vacaville


1 in 5 COVID-19 infections in LA in June were in fully vaccinated people, but most had mild or no symptoms, officials say

A nurse practitioner receives a coronavirus vaccination in Los Angeles on February 10. One in five people who tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully vaccinated, officials said. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new cases on Thursday, up by 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five people who caught COVID-19 in Los Angeles ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


1 in 5 new COVID-19 infections in LA are in fully-vaccinated people. Most of them have mild symptoms, or none at all.

Nurse practitioner Nicole Monk, 44, receives a coronavirus vaccination at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2021. One in five people that tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully-vaccinated. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms, or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - up 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles California, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Meet the startups tackling youth mental health

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We rounded up 6 startups tackling mental and behavioral health for kids and young adults;Meet the 11 newly minted healthcare unicorns of 2021;Why companies that make apps and video games could be prime takeover targets for telehealth firms.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Sprout Th...
Tags: Video Games, Washington Post, Trends, Mental Health, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Getty, Unicorns, Aba, VCs, Cb Insights, Johnson Johnson, Newsletters, Akili, Telehealth


Fauci says fully vaccinated people 'might want to consider' wearing a mask indoors as a precaution against the Delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Fully vaccinated Americans may "want to consider" masks indoors, Dr. Fauci said. Fauci said the Delta variant had an "extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person." More fully vaccinated Americans are catching COVID-19, albeit with milder, or no, symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Las Vegas, Mask, Anthony Fauci


Sweetch raises $20M for a personalized engagement system designed to boost health outcomes

You’ve just sat down to dinner, and your wearable device reminds you to get up and get in your steps for the day. Maybe the app has a point, but odds are, you’ll push the notification to the side. The founders of Sweetch, an Israeli company creating its own AI-driven behavior change app, are betting that if you got that notification in a different way, you’ll be more likely to take its advice.  Yossi Bahagon, the founder of Sweetch, describes the company’s approach to digital reminders as a m...
Tags: TC, Breast Cancer, Obesity, Cdc, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Diabetes, Hypertension, United States, Healthcare, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Philips, Nih, Science and Technology


Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to 'take responsibility' for COVID-19 misinformation

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of social-media companies. Fox News Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Surgeon General Vi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Nbc News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fox News, Vaccinations, Biden, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Fox News Chris Wallace, Murthy


A survey of long-haulers found 66 symptoms that lasted more than 6 months. Tiredness and brain fog were most common.

Maria Romero, a coronavirus long-hauler in Stamford, Connecticut, on December 22, 2020. John Moore/Getty Images Researchers at University College London say there may be up to 203 symptoms related to long COVID. In a survey of more than 3,600 long-haulers, fatigue and brain fog were commonly reported. The leader of the research said there may be "thousands of long COVID patients suffering in silence." See more stories on Insider's business page. Long haulers may experience up to 203 di...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Imperial College London, University College London, John Moore, Stamford Connecticut, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Catherine Schuster Bruce, Maria Romero, Athena Akrami


Republican leaders are championing COVID-19 shots as red states struggle with vaccination rates and the Delta variant rips across the US

Mitt Romney said the politicization of vaccination was "an outrage" and "moronic." Scott J. Applewhite/AP Three Republican leaders have spoken out in favor of COVID-19 vaccines. Mitt Romney said that the politicization of vaccination was "an outrage" and "moronic." Red states tend to have lower vaccination rates than blue states. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Republican leaders have spoken out in favor of COVID-19 shots as red-leaning states struggle to get people...
Tags: Health, Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Kentucky, US, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Healthcare, Delta, Mitt Romney, Trump, Romney, Sen John Cornyn


X-ray tech who died after second COVID-19 vaccine killed by heart disease, coroner says

The X-ray technologist who died four days after his second COVID-19 shot was felled by heart disease, the Orange County Coroner has concluded. Rochelle Zook with her sons Jared, left, and Kyle, hold a memory blanket given to her after her husband Tim’s death in January. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Tim Zook, 60, worked at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana and proudly displayed the Band-Aid after his last Pfizer jab on Jan. 5. He began to feel ill a few ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, Cdc, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Healthcare, John F Kennedy, Lincoln, Pfizer, Jared, U S Centers for Disease Control, Tim, Kyle


8 fully vaccinated healthcare workers caught COVID-19 at a Vegas pool party. At least 7 caught the Delta variant, a report said.

Las Vegas Westend61/Getty Images Eight fully-vaccinated health workers caught COVID-19 at a Las Vegas pool party. They all got symptoms similar to allergies or the common cold, per the Las Vegas Review Journal. At least seven of them caught the highly infectious Delta variant, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eleven healthcare workers caught COVID-19 at a pool party in Las Vegas - and eight of them were fully-vaccinated.At least 10 of the 11 people caught t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Las Vegas, Nevada, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Las Vegas Review Journal, KTNV, Review Journal


Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns of a Delta-driven virus peak at the end of September

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb Reuters Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warned of a COVID-19 peak at the end of September. The Delta variant would drive up cases over the next few months, he said. "The worst is yet to come," Gottlieb told Squawk Box on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head at the Food and Drug Administration, warned Wednesday that a Delta variant-fueled pandemic peak could hit the US in September. Gottlieb told Squawk ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Squawk Box, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This, Coronavirus


The US doesn't really know how widespread the Delta variant is because its virus sequencing is lagging far behind many other rich nations

A female doctor holds a swab in one of the central fairgrounds in the outpatient corona test facility. Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images The US doesn't really know how widespread Delta is because of inadequate sequencing of tests. In the past six months, just 4% of all positive COVID-19 were sequenced and reported to a central database. The UK is at 18.6%, Singapore 46.5%, Australia 58.7%, and New Zealand 41.5%. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US do...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Singapore, Israel, US, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Delta, New Zealand, Helix


The unfair blame on primary care physicians

When plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Pearl published his Los Angeles Times op-ed, “How Doctor Culture Sinks U.S. Healthcare,” a polemic essay critical of primary care physicians like me, he set off a firestorm. While he made some valid points, Dr. Pearl also blamed many of the preventative health failures in the U.S. squarely on the Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Healthcare, Los Angeles Times, Pearl, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Robert Pearl, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


A simple blood test to check if you're a COVID-19 long hauler could launch within 6 months, researchers say

A recovered Coronavirus patient is monitored by a medical staff at the Department of Rehabilitative Cardiology in Genoa, Italy on July 23, 2020. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images Researchers are working on a simple blood test for "long-COVID." The test could be ready within six months, they said. COVID-19 long haulers have detectable "autoantibodies" that attack healthy cells, they found. See more stories on Insider's business page. Researchers are developing a simple blood test that could t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Bbc, Healthcare, Imperial College, Genoa Italy, National Institute for Health Research, Altmann, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty, COVID, Danny Altmann


All the differences between COVID-19 vaccines, summarized in a simple table

A physician injects someone with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca all have unique features. They vary in effectiveness, side effects, dosage, and ages approved for the shots. Here is a table that compares them all. Scroll down to view it. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Coronavirus vaccines are the world's escape route out of a pandemic...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccines, Johnson Johnson, MediaNews Group Boston Herald, Moderna Pfizer, BI Graphics, Moderna COVID, Moderna Johnson Johnson, Sawyer Click, AstraZeneca Oxford University


How well COVID-19 vaccines work against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Delta has mutations that can help it avoid the immune response. Four studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Delta coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, India, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Lancet, Variant, Stephen Evans, The World Health Organization


How well COVID-19 vaccines protect against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Delta has mutations that can help it avoid the immune response. Four studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Delta coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, India, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Lancet, Variant, Stephen Evans, The World Health Organization



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