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Attorneys for Robert Durst lose latest bid for mistrial or delay in trial

INGLEWOOD — A judge on Tuesday, June 15, denied the defense’s latest bid for a mistrial or an immediate delay in Robert Durst’s murder trial based on the New York real estate scion’s health condition. Durst’s lead attorney, Dick DeGuerin, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham that his 78-year-old client is a “very ill person,” and that Durst’s ability to assist in his own defense is “severely” impacted. Deputy District Attorney John Lewin countered that the defense will do “anything...
Tags: Health, Hbo, New York, Texas, News, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, New Orleans, Community, Courts, Black, Ucla


Childhood vaccination rates in Texas have dropped steeply during COVID-19 pandemic

A team of researchers from universities in California and Texas has found immunization rates for children in Texas for a wide range of diseases, including polio and measles, have dropped steeply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Health, Texas, California


The white guys vs. the janitors: How racial microaggressions lead to poor care outcomes 

Modern-day discrimination still has elements of slavery, segregation, and inaccurate assumptions about people of color. Just last month, a Texas high school principal sent a letter to parents explaining her dismay about a recent racist act where students pretended to sell their Black classmates in a social media slave trade.  Chris Johnson – a Black student targeted Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Texas, Policy, Chris Johnson, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Almost no nursing home in America was safe from COVID-19, federal study finds

Months after it became painfully clear that older people were the most likely to die from COVID-19, poor infection control resulted in multiple, sustained outbreaks at the overwhelming majority of the nation’s nursing homes, according to reports from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Of the 50 states and District of Columbia, California ranked 19th worst for sustained COVID-19 outbreaks lasting more than five weeks from May 2020 to January 2021. John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News (SC...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Government, America, Sport, Cms, Public Health, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, Medicare


7 maps and charts that show what could happen if Roe v. Wade fell

In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally for Planned Parenthood at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Associated Press The Supreme Court is hearing a big abortion case from Mississippi that could jeopardize Roe v. Wade. The court will rule on the constitutionality of abortion prohibitions before fetal viability. These seven maps and charts show the state of abortion in the US and what could happen if Roe fell. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Life, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, Features, Missouri


All the free stuff your state is giving away if you get vaccinated

Philadelphia Flyers fan Stephen Zorzi of Pittman, New Jersey gets his COVID-19 vaccine shot administered by Penn Medicine Nurse Practitioner Erin McMenamin before game against the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. From alcohol and event tickets, to a $1 million jackpot, local and ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Justice, Congress, New York City, Alabama, West Virginia, Trends, Ap, Features, Chicago, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Beach


School reopenings in Texas significantly increased COVID-19 cases and deaths, study suggests

Millions of students haven't been in the classroom since March 2020, and it's sparking a national debate. Many teachers, parents and students alike are eager to get back to in-person learning.
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The human-focused startups of the hellfire

Disasters may not always be man-made, but they are always responded to by humans. There’s a whole panoply of skills and professions required today to respond to even the tiniest emergency, and that doesn’t even include the needs during pre-disaster planning and post-disaster recovery. It’s not a very remunerative industry for most and the mental health effects from stress can linger for decades, but the mission at the core of this work — to help people in the time of their greatest need — is wha...
Tags: Health, Texas, Enterprise, Education, Stanford, Government, Disaster, Tech, Earth, Policy, Commission, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, EC, Duolingo


Cities and states across the US are promising gift cards and event access to people with COVID-19 vaccines

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. So far, at least five states offer some form of incentive to encourage people to get the vaccine. See more sto...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, Justice, Congress, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Connecticut, University Of Chicago, Vaccine, Houston, Detroit, Mike Duggan, Harris County


Florida is set to make 'alcohol to-go' drinks permanent

Florida will likely pass a law that allows restaurants to sell to-go cocktails permanently. Victor J. Blue/Getty Images Florida will likely authorize restaurants to sell and deliver to-go alcoholic drinks permanently. Alcoholic drinks must be accompanied by the sale of food, and the beverage cannot exceed 32 ounces. Public health groups warn these laws could increase addiction, drunk driving, and underage drinking. See more stories on Insider's business page. You'll soon be able to...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Colorado, Alcohol, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Retail, Ron DeSantis, American Public Health Association, Pandemic, DeSantis, Florida Sun Sentinel


Texas A&M AgriLife receives grant to support research on bacteriophage therapy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, NIH, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to support research on bacteriophage therapy, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research is among the grant recipients.
Tags: Health, Texas, National Institutes of Health NIH, AgriLife Research


A Texas hospital is the first in the country to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its staff

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images A hospital system in Texas is now the first in the nation to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. CBS News reported that Houston Methodist set a June 7 deadline for all employees to get vaccinated. So far, 89% of all 26,000 employees have complied and received a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Houston Methodist system - m...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Vaccine, Houston Methodist, Mario Tama Getty, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Marc Boom, Grace Dean


Racial and ethnic diversity in schools influence student mental health, study finds

A Texas A&M researcher is discovering the demographic characteristics that can produce or lessen stress for racial and ethnic minority students in school settings.
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Missouri and Texas: a tale of 2 COVID cultures

The Major League Baseball season is in full swing, and nothing reflects the variable nature of our country’s response to COVID-19 better than how major cities are continuing to respect (or ignore) the virus and their baseball teams are handling fans. In Toronto, they are not even letting the Blue Jays play in their country, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Texas, Toronto, Missouri, Infectious Disease, Major League Baseball, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Two Sixth Amendment claims and an ERISA lawsuit

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. The Supreme Court didn’t have a conference last week, so it has more on its plate for this Friday’s conference than usual: 278 cases are scheduled for review. The court will likely be paying special attention to three of them, which are this week’s new relists. The court will be considering each of them for a second time. Two of the...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, California, United States, Ibm, Cia, Johnson, Abu Zubaydah, Central Intelligence Agency, Wells Fargo, Scott


Anthony Fauci predicts the US will 'approach some degree of normality' by the end of summer

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington, DC on July 30, 2020. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Fauci told Insider that life in the US may start returning to pre-pandemic normal by the end of summer. After that, he said, the US could approach "a considerable degree of normality" in the winter. His optimism comes in part from studies that show vaccinated people are unlikely to spread the virus. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Kaiser Health News


Walnut wants to crack open flexibility for healthcare bills

Healthcare insurance, if you’re lucky to have it, only covers a subset of conditions in the United States. As a result, patients can often get burdened with horror story charges, like huge deductibles, out-of-network costs and expensive co-pays. So for the uninsured and insured alike, innovative ways of managing big bills are in high demand — especially as uncertainty remains around how COVID-19 and long-haul symptoms will be handled by patients and payers. Walnut, founded by Roshan Patel, is a...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Texas, NFL, Tech, United States, Healthcare, East Coast, Fintech, Health Tech, Affirm, Giphy, Cto, Klarna, Walnut


Poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

By WILL WEISSERT and HANNAH FINGERHUT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues — suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that s...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Education, Congress, Mexico, Government, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, Wisconsin, Biden


A hospital in Houston said it could fire staff if they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making it potentially the first large US hospital to take such action

Nurse Robert Orallo administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Alaska. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Houston Methodist Hospital is mandating COVID-19 vaccines for its 26,000 employees. Managers have until mid-April to get their first shot, otherwise they could be fired. The hospital said that the policy is legal under state and federal employment law. See more stories on Insider's business page. A hospital in Houston is mandating vaccines for all its staff, saying they could b...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hospital, Alaska, Healthcare, Boom, Houston, West Coast, Wells Fargo, Midwest, East


Charts show the US on the brink of a 4th coronavirus surge as variants spread and states relax restrictions

Revelers flock to the beach to celebrate spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona US coronavirus cases have increased 12% in the last week. About 30 states are reporting upticks. Experts think the spread of a more infectious, deadlier variant is partially to blame. Charts show how cases are spiking in the six states seeing some of the most dramatic increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Although 23% of the US populatio...
Tags: Health, Florida, UK, New York, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Miami, Michigan


‘Incredibly concerning’ lawsuit threatens no-charge preventive care for millions

With a challenge to the Affordable Care Act still pending at the Supreme Court, conservatives are continuing to launch legal attacks on the law, including a case in which a Texas federal judge seems open to ending the requirement that most Americans must receive preventive services like mammograms free of charge.
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court


Experts warn of another coronavirus surge as Southern California cases decline

With far fewer people going to the hospital and vaccine getting into many people’s arms, the outlook is brighter than at any time during the coronavirus pandemic. But, as shutdown-weary Southern Californians welcome the reopening of schools, gyms and movie theaters and the return of indoor dining, experts say there is a strong chance the region will see yet another spike in hospitalizations and deaths. And they say it is crucial for people to stay vigilant — wearing face coverings, maintaining a...
Tags: Health, Europe, Texas, News, California, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Biden, Orange County, Riverside County, Anthony Fauci


The US is averaging fewer than 50,000 new COVID-19 cases per day for the first time since October, down from a peak of 250,000

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images The US is averaging fewer than 50,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day for the first time since October. New daily cases in the US peaked at just under 250,000 in January. The CDC said people should remain cautious until every American gets a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is averaging fewer than 50,000 new...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Texas, Nbc, Mississippi, Cdc, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cases, Healthcare, Michigan, Biden, Conrad Williams


Texas winter storm exposes gaps in senior living oversight

When the big, red and extremely loud fire alarm went off in Maria Skladzien's apartment, the 74-year-old ventured into the hallway with fellow residents of her Houston-area senior living community.
Tags: Health, Texas, Houston, Maria Skladzien


A new lab study reveals troubling signs that Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 shots could be far less effective against the variant first found in South Africa

Hartford HealthCare's Colleen Teevan administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to a front-line healthcare worker outside of Hartford Hospital. AP Photo/Jessica Hill Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 shots were at least 10 times less effective against a coronavirus variant in a new study.  Researchers tested the vaccines on the variant first found in South Africa, which is now in 20 US states. A mutation on the variant called E484K appeared to be a "major contributor," the study auth...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Columbia University, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hartford Hospital


Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 shots were 10 times less effective against the variant first found in South Africa in a new study

Hartford HealthCare's Colleen Teevan administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to a front-line healthcare worker outside of Hartford Hospital. AP Photo/Jessica Hill Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 shots were at least 10 times less effective against a coronavirus variant in a new study.  Researchers tested the vaccines on the variant first found in South Africa, which is now in 20 US states. A mutation on the variant called E484K appeared to be a "major contributor," the study auth...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Columbia University, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hartford Hospital


COVID and the Texas freeze: death by a thousand cuts

In February, Texas lost power and water.  A winter storm disrupted a power grid ill-prepared for freezing temperatures, shutting off power to homes, businesses, and water treatment facilities. Water pipes burst, water pressure dropped, and the water became unsafe for drinking or cleaning.  My house was without power, internet, or wireless data for (only) 36 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Texas, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Texas isn't the only state lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Here's how 11 other states and cities are easing lockdowns, despite the CDC insisting that 'now is not the time'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (center). Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool Texas became the largest US state to ease its lockdown restrictions Tuesday. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order that would end all COVID-19 restrictions, including a mask mandate, on March 10. Mississippi, Louisiana, and Michigan also made announcements to ease restrictions Tuesday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Texas became the largest state in the US to lift its mask mandate on...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Texas, Mississippi, Cdc, Montana, Washington, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Arkansas, South Dakota, Iowa


With coronavirus trending downward, LA County inches to within reach of less-restrictive red tier

Los Angeles County took a huge leap Tuesday, March 2,  in hopes to reopen its economy and further loosen its public health limits, watching its coronavirus case rates fall to just shy of the threshold for the state’s less-restrictive red tier. According to the state’s latest update, the county’s adjusted case rate stood at 7.2 cases per day per 100,000, right on the cusp being able to move out of the most restrictive “purple” public health tier — a status it has never attained since the state in...
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LA council overrides mayor’s veto of plan reinvesting LAPD funds into community – with tweaks

The Los Angeles City Council forged ahead Tuesday, March 2, with a plan to invest up to $88.8 million into communities of color, a step aimed at responding to calls to defund the police department and promote racial justice amid last summer’s nationwide protests spurred by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Last December, Mayor Eric Garcetti vetoed the council’s plans, an unusual step that he said he took because he felt the council’s proposal for how to spend the $88.8 mill...
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