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Which ethnic groups are most eager to get vaccinated in Southern California counties?

While California has much to crow about when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign —  30 million doses have been administered and 18.4 million people have received at least one shot — the vast majority of its Black and Latino residents remain unvaccinated. Those also happen to be the groups most heavily impacted by the pandemic. Across the region as well as statewide, Asian Americans were the most eager of the major groups to get vaccinated. White residents were more willing to get jabbe...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Vaccinations, Lausd, Good, Orange County, Blacks, Southern California


What to Do If You Lose Your Vaccine Card

While debates rage about whether we need national or state “vaccine passports,” the truth is that we already have one, and it’s a little piece of paper with some numbers and your name scrawled on it. These cards, originally intended as a convenient reminder for personal use, are increasingly being used as proof of…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Immunology, Passports, Office Depot, Human Interest, Medical Specialties, Pharmaceuticals Policy, Health Medical Pharma, Immunity Passport, Vaccination Requirements For International Travel, Vaccination Policy


India Surpasses 20 Million Covid-19 Cases as Biden Stays Silent on Vaccine IP Waivers

India surpassed 20 million covid-19 cases on Tuesday, becoming only the second country in the world after the United States to reach that dark milestone. And to make matters worse, experts pretty uniformly agree it’s a vast undercount of the real crisis, which has left at least 222,408 people dead in the country since…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, India, Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences


YouTube Launches PSAs to Boost Confidence in Covid-19 Vaccine

YouTube launched a series of public service announcements on Monday encouraging people to get vaccinated for covid-19. The videos come as health experts in the U.S. worry there will soon be more covid-19 vaccine doses available to Americans than people who want to take them.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Medicine, Youtube, Medical Research, Vaccine, Health Sciences, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Ghana, Covid 19 Vaccination In The United States


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


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


What to Do If You Get a Bill for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID vaccines are free in the U.S. Period. The CDC has been extremely clear about that, but we’re still hearing occasional reports of people getting a bill for their vaccine, or being charged a fee for the service of “administering” that vaccine. In either case, this is illegal. You don’t have to pay it, and you can…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Hpv Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccine Information Statement, Explanation Of Benefits


‘Conscience laws’ endanger patients and contradict health tech’s core values

Lena Levin Contributor Share on Twitter Lena Levin is co-founder and CEO of Via Surgical, a leading developer of novel surgical fixation solutions. Recent laws allowing healthcare providers to refuse care because of conscientious beliefs and denying care to transgender individuals might not seem like an issue for the tech industry at first blush, but these types of legislation directly contradict the core values of health tec...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Column, Medicine, Opinion, Diversity, United States, Arkansas, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Catholic, Lgbtq, Healthtech, Asa Hutchinson, Lena Levin


‘Conscience laws’ endanger patients and contradict healthtech’s core values

Lena Levin Contributor Share on Twitter Lena Levin is co-founder and CEO of Via Surgical, a leading developer of novel surgical fixation solutions. Recent laws allowing healthcare providers to refuse care because of conscientious beliefs and denying care to transgender individuals might not seem like an issue for the tech industry at first blush, but these types of legislation directly contradict the core values of health tec...
Tags: Health, TC, Column, Medicine, Opinion, Tech, Diversity, United States, Arkansas, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Catholic, Lgbtq, Healthtech, Asa Hutchinson, Lena Levin


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


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Is Real Mad YouTube Took Down His Covid-19 Misinformation Circlejerk

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn’t quite reached the last stage of mad, red, and nude online over YouTube moderation, but he’s getting there, per a Monday report by the Associated Press.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Florida, Science, Medicine, Articles, Donald Trump, Sunetra Gupta, Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist, DeSantis, Associated Press Read, Fake News, Florida Republicans, Scott Atlas, Jay Bhattacharya


Memic raises $96M for its robot-assisted surgery platform

Memic, a startup developing a robotic-assisted surgical platform that recently received marketing authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, today announced that it has closed a $96 million Series D funding round. The round was led by Peregrine Ventures and Ceros, with participation from OurCrowd and Accelmed. The company plans to use the new funding to commercialize its platform in the U.S. and expand its marketing and sales efforts outside of the U.S., too. The company previousl...
Tags: Health, Startups, Hardware, Medicine, Tech, United States, Surgery, Fda, Telemedicine, Ourcrowd, General Partner, U S Food and Drug Administration, CEROS, MEMIC, Peregrine Ventures, Recent Funding


It turns out, not all sitting is bad for you

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a number of new behaviours into daily routines, like physical distancing, mask-wearing and hand sanitizing. Meanwhile, many old behaviours such as attending events, eating out and seeing friends have been put on hold. However, one old behaviour that has persisted, and has arguably been amplified due to COVID-19, is sitting — and it is not surprising to see why. Whether sitting during transportation, work, screen time or even meals, everyday environments and a...
Tags: Health, Work, Medicine, Innovation, Health Care, Human body, Harry Prapavessis


COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy begins to fade, but stubborn resistance remains among evangelicals

He has been pushed off Facebook and banned from Twitter, but Larry Cook battles on at StopMandatoryVaccination.com, where the Los Angeles man tries to explain why COVID-19 vaccines are evil and why President Donald Trump — who he insists will return to power — got one anyway. Kaiser Family Foundation Some evangelical Christians tie the vaccines to Satan, the Mark of the Beast and an impending apocalypse. And in sunny Surf City, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz refuses to wear a mas...
Tags: Apple, Health, Facebook, Cook, News, Instagram, Medicine, California, Stanford, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Williams, Kaiser


Travel Is Safe-ish for Vaccinated People, CDC Says

The CDC issued new guidance today for traveling after you’re vaccinated, noting that “fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.” But director Rochelle Walensky also noted that just because you can travel doesn’t mean you should. Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Quarantine, Moderna, Rochelle Walensky, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccination Requirements For International Travel


Go ahead and consult ‘Dr. Google’ about your medical symptoms

Credit: bongkarn via Adobe StockConventional wisdom in healthcare holds that searching Google for medical information often leads to anxiety and false diagnoses.However, a recent study found that searching Google helped participants more accurately diagnose medical conditions in hypothetical cases.The results didn't show massive differences in accuracy, but they suggest searching Google for medical information probably won't harm patients.When you're feeling sick, or experiencing symptoms of a p...
Tags: Health, Google, Medicine, Internet, Medical Research, Innovation, Reddit, Brigham, Levine, ALEKSEI, David Levine, General Internal Medicine Primary Care


What You Need To Know About New York's 'Vaccine Passport'

On Friday, New York became the first state to formally roll out a digital vaccination “passport” that residents can flash as proof that they’ve either gotten jabbed or tested negative for covid-19. Per a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the state developed the tech, dubbed Excelsior Pass, alongside IBM as a…Read more...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Medicine, Microsoft, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Ibm, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Oracle, Mayo Clinic, Tropical Diseases, Medical Records


Can You Still Get COVID After You've Had the Vaccine?

Reports are trickling in of people who contracted COVID-19 even though they were vaccinated, like these four people in Oregon and these 12 in Hawaii. But these are just a few cases out of millions vaccinated. New research confirms that the vaccines are overwhelmingly effective in real-world use, and that breakthrough…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Oregon, Hawaii, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Moderna Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


The Covid-19 Lab Escape Theory Is About to Be Everywhere

In an interview set to be aired in full this Sunday, Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Trump, has become the latest and most mainstream voice so far to offer support for a controversial but not implausible theory about the origins of the covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Sanjay Gupta, Occupational Safety and Health, Animal Diseases, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Atypical Pneumonias, Sarbecovirus


Better Health raises $3.5M seed round to reinvent medical supply shopping through e-commerce

The home medical supply market in the U.S. is significant and growing, but the way that Americans go about getting much-needed medical supplies, particularly for those with chronic conditions, relies on outdated and clumsy sales mechanisms that often have very poor customer experiences. New startup Better Health aims to change that, with an e-commerce approach to serving customers in need of medical supplies for chronic conditions, and it has raised $3.5 million in a new seed round to pursue its...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Tech, United States, Surgery, Oscar, Healthcare Industry, Medicare, Pain, Port, Shopify, Advisors, Caffeinated Capital, Software Engineer, Humana


Why Some of Your Vaccine 'Side Effects' Might Just Be Placebo

Millions of Americans are getting vaccinated against covid-19 on average every day now, And while many people have proudly shared their vaccination status on social media, others will describe their mild but definitely noticeable side effects right after as a badge of honor, such as a sore arm or flu-like fatigue. But…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Clinical Research, Placebo, Health Sciences, Nocebo, BioNtech, Health Medical Pharma, Mindbody Interventions, Covid 19 Vaccines, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine


Vaccine Death Reports Are Not What They Seem

The US government maintains a database called VAERS, to which anybody can file a report if they think something bad happened to them after receiving a vaccine. It’s an important tool in keeping tabs on vaccine safety, but it’s also being mined by anti-vaccine activists to make vaccines seem scarier than they are.Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, US, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Public Safety, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Vaccine Hesitancy, Drug Safety, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccine Adverse Event, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System


Serimmune launches new immune response mapping service for COVID-19

Immune intelligence startup Serimmune hopes to better understand the relationship between antibody epitopes (the parts of antigen molecules that bind to antibodies) and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The company’s proprietary technology, originally developed at UC Santa Barbara, provides a new and specific way of mapping the entire array of an individual’s antibodies through a small blood sample. They do this through the use of a bacterial peptide display — a sort of screening mechanism that can isolate ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Medicine, Tech, Disease, Biotech, Immunology, Mapping Technology, Nasser, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, COVID, Serimmune, Noah Nasser


What the CDC's COVID Vaccination Guidelines Mean for Families

Any grandparent will tell you that occasional video chats or socially distanced, masked get-togethers on the back porch don’t count as sufficient quality time with their grandkids. What grandparents want—what they have craved—all these long months are big hugs and grins they can actually see in real life. And finally,…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Lifehacks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, United States Public Health Service, Social Distancing, Health Medical Pharma, Druid Hills Georgia


Expert Panel Calls for More Smokers to Get Tested for Lung Cancer Starting at 50 Years Old

More people with a long history of smoking should be tested annually for lung cancer, even if they’ve quit in recent years, according to new guidance released Tuesday by a government-backed panel of health experts.Read more...
Tags: Health, Medical Terminology, Science, Medicine, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention, Screening, Cancer Screening, Health Sciences, Preventive Healthcare, Rafael Meza, Health Medical Pharma, Health Effects Of Tobacco, Lung Cancer Screening


Benefits felt from microdosing LSD might be placebo effect, study finds

Imperial College London researchers conducted largest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelicsImprovements in wellbeing and life satisfaction that come with microdosing psychedelics might be nothing more than the placebo effect, according to the largest study into the practice.The trend for microdosing LSD or psilocybin emerged in Silicon Valley some years back and has spread around the world with advocates reporting greater wellbeing, creativity and all-round cognitive performance. Continue rea...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, UK News, Mental Health, Medical Research, Silicon Valley, Imperial College London


Don't Let Your Dog Play With Tennis Balls

There is nothing more delightful than seeing the joy on a dog’s face as they furiously chase down a bouncing tennis ball. Unfortunately, your pup’s favorite toy could be hazardous to their health. Here’s why you should replace those tennis balls with something safer—and how to choose your dog’s toys more wisely. Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Choking, Sports, Tennis, Lifehacks, Toy, Beauregard, Dog Toy, Human Interest, Sex Toy, Branches Of Biology, Chew Toy


How tiny bioelectronic implants may someday replace pharmaceutical drugs

Bioelectronic medicine is an emerging field that focuses on manipulating the nervous system to treat diseases.Clinical studies show that using electronic devices to stimulate the vagus nerve is effective at treating inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.Although it's not yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, vagus nerve stimulation may also prove effective at treating other diseases like cancer, diabetes and depression. Could a tiny electronic device treat some diseases...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Medical Research, Amsterdam, Innovation, Illness, Owens, US Food and Drug Administration, Tracey, Crohn, Northwell Health, Human body


They don’t come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life

The majority of Americans are stressed, sleep-deprived and overweight and suffer from largely preventable lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Being overweight or obese contributes to the 50% of adults who suffer high blood pressure, 10% with diabetes and additional 35% with pre-diabetes. And the costs are unaffordable and growing. About 90% of the nearly $4 trillion Americans spend annually for health care in the U.S. is for chronic diseases and mental health ...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Public Health, Innovation, Health Care, Michael Parkinson, Human body, Harvard University CC BY NC Whole


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...
Tags: Health, Amazon, TC, Uber, Medicine, Articles, Tech, Medical Research, United States, President, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, Biden, Clinical Trials, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA



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