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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


Why Won’t Tucker Carlson Say If He’s Taken the Vaccine? We’re Just Asking Questions

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has spent the last few months of his show just asking questions about the coronavirus vaccines—you know, the kind of disingenuous, false pretense questions deliberately designed to undermine public confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccines rather than get any answers. He also won’t…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Astrazeneca, Fox News, Vaccine, Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, Johnson Johnson, Fox Friends, Jim Acosta, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Drug Safety, Jonathan Reiner


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


New Covid-19 variant in South Africa ‘of concern at a global level’ — WHO

The Covid-19 B.1.617 variant, first detected in India, is now listed as one of concern, but the World Health Organisation says it does not doubt the efficacy of global vaccines The post New Covid-19 variant in South Africa ‘of concern at a global level’ — WHO appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, India, South Africa, The World Health Organisation, Top Six, Coronavirus


Bose's FDA-Cleared Hearing Aids Are Cool, but You Should Still Be Skeptical

While you might expect that Bose’s latest gadget has something to do with music, it’s actually a lot closer to wearable health tech. In fact, they’re actually FDA-cleared, self-fitted hearing aids designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Hearing Loss, Medical Device, Bose, Hearing Aid, Brian Maguire, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, S S, Federal Food Drug And Cosmetic Act, Otology


Scared of social un-distancing? Many of us still need time to 'thaw.'

A woman wearing a face covering walks past a shop in Cardiff, Wales on October 18, 2020. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy after a grueling year of isolation. But I, among others, have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities. We've been frozen in place by trauma. Now we need time to thaw. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, all I thought about was getting a vaccine. I refreshed pharmacy websit...
Tags: Psychology, Science, News, California, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Analysis, Walgreens, Anxiety, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Cardiff Wales, Miami Beach, Emma Seppala, Seppala


These vegetarian and vegan BBQ products are so good that you'll hardly miss the meat

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Omsom; Target; Amazon; Beyond Burger; Alyssa Powell/Insider Many vegetarians and vegans know the struggle of finding foods they can eat at barbecues. We selected 16 of the best vegetarian and vegan barbecue products so good that even carnivores won't miss the meat. Our picks include meat-free alternatives, flavorful condiments and seasonings, and even a few cookbooks. The arrival of spring and summ...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Kitchen, Cook, Trends, Walmart, Features, Chicago, Vegan, Vegetarian, Upton, Grill, Hellmann, Daiya, Insider Picks


FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine For Use In Children 12 To 15

(CNN/CBS13) – The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15. This is the first coronavirus vaccine in the United States authorized for use in younger teens and adolescents; the vaccine had previously been authorized for people age 16 and older. Vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for use in people age 18 and older. To support the extended use, the FDA reviewed data submitted by...
Tags: Health, News, Cdc, US, Cnn, United States, Fda, Pfizer, Nevada, Biden, Johnson Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, EUA, California Oregon Washington, BLA, Moderna


Rivaroxaban reduces the occurrence of severe ischemic events in patients with peripheral artery disease

Rivaroxaban, in addition to low-dose aspirin, significantly reduced the occurrence of total severe events of the heart, limb or brain and issues related to other vascular complications in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who underwent lower extremity revascularization, a procedure to open blocked arteries in the leg.
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Frosty reception awaits vaccines: Sub-zero storage crucial

Careful planning is needed to ensure doses are safely distributed across the country The post Frosty reception awaits vaccines: Sub-zero storage crucial appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Elderly caretech platform Birdie gets $11.5M Series A led by Index

SaaS-maker Birdie has closed an $11.5 million Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures. Existing investor Kamet Ventures also participated. The UK-based caretech startup has raised a total of $22.9M since being founded back in 2017 (a 2018 raise that was called a Series A at the time is now being classed as a seed expansion). It’s focused on building tools for social care providers to drive efficiencies in a chronically under resourced sector. Birdie isn’t a care provider itself (so it’s ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, NHS, SaaS, Social Care, Elderly Care, Polypharmacy, Index Ventures, Index, Faculty, National Health Service NHS


Drop in child vaccinations a danger

There are fears of a resurgence in preventable childhood diseases in the face of poor immunisation data The post Drop in child vaccinations a danger appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Top Six, Measles, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Pertussis, COVID-19, African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Child diseases, Child Immunisation, child immunisation pre Covid, Christine Muhigana, DTP3, Greg Hussey, Johann van den Heever


China's Sinovac vaccine may be better than previously thought: It was 94% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a real-world study, Indonesian officials said

An employee manually inspects syringes of the SARS CoV-2 Vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Ng Han Guan/Associated Press Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine was an estimated 98% effective at preventing death in Indonesian health workers. It was also 96% effective at preventing hospitalization, Indonesian officials said. The data suggests the vaccine may be more effective than previously thought. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Health, Science, Indonesia, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Turkey, Beijing, Philippines, Healthcare, Brazil, Oxford University, Jakarta, University of Auckland, Brazil Chile


4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the variant first found in India. Here's why experts are so concerned about mutant strains.

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are four coronavirus variants that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Others coronavirus variants have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make peopl...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, France, India, New York City, Nigeria, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan


How to cure type 2 diabetes – without medication

It can be debilitating and last a lifetime, but type 2 diabetes, if caught early, can be reversed with weight lossIt’s 10 years since Professor Roy Taylor revolutionised treatment for type 2 diabetes with a groundbreaking study that showed the disease could be reversed through rapid weight loss. Until his research was published, type 2 diabetes was thought to be an incurable, lifelong condition. Now, for many people, we know it is not.But his achievements – and the thousands of people he has cur...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Life and style, Society, Diabetes, Health & wellbeing, Roy Taylor


Why professional soccer players choke during penalty kicks

The new study is the first to use in-the-field imaging technology to measure brain activity as people delivered penalty kicks.Participants were asked to kick a total of 15 penalty shots under three different scenarios, each designed to be increasingly stressful.Kickers who missed shots showed higher activity in brain areas that were irrelevant to kicking a soccer ball, suggesting they were overthinking.In a 2019 soccer match, Swansea City was down 1-0 against West Brom late in the first half. ...
Tags: Psychology, Sports, Brain, Medical Research, Netherlands, Innovation, Swansea City, West Brom, Don, University of Twente, Bersant Celina, West Brom Swansea, Max Slutter, Slutter


I see a lot of Hippocratic hypocrisy when I look around medicine

An excerpt from The Physician Assistant Blueprint. Unsolicited opinion warning: I see a lot of Hippocratic hypocrisy when I look around medicine.  During our training and careers, we are laser-focused on the clinical skills needed for a career of “doing no harm” to those we care for, yet we never had to pledge to give Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How do patients really feel about virtual care and electronic patient engagement?

Recently, a Harris Poll conducted an online among 2,055 adults ages 18+. The survey was conducted within the United States between March 25 to 29, 2021.  The survey focused on individuals who had interacted with the health care system in the last year. The aim of the Connected Healthcare Study was to understand the impact Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, United States, Mobile Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Being a pediatrician did not prepare me for parenting [PODCAST]

“I hope being a parent will now equip me to be a better pediatrician. I hope I can teach them whatever I know about safe sleeping, breastfeeding, and newborn care, but I also hope to acknowledge the reality and struggles of parenting. I hope my statements and recommendations do not sound generic and rehearsed. I Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Pediatrics, PA NP, CRNA


How to Help Your Teenager Warm Up to Therapy

At some point, you may notice a few signs that suggest your teen needs help. Maybe their grades are starting to slip, they’re going through a rocky break-up with their first love, or they’ve become withdrawn for a significant amount of time. You think it might be helpful for them to speak to a therapist, but you’re…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mind, Lifehacks, Smith, Self, Brendan Bell, Human Interest, Amy Morin, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy


How narrative medicine heals and why we need more of it

Over 20 years ago, physician and healer, Rita Charon, Columbia University, pioneered a renaissance of physician empathy and listening through what she termed “narrative medicine.” Charon writes, “The effective practice of medicine requires narrative competence, that is, the ability to acknowledge, absorb, interpret, and act on the stories and plights of others…By bridging the divides Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn m...
Tags: Health, Columbia University, Charon, Medical School, Physician, PA NP, Rita Charon, CRNA


There Are Reasons to Worry About the Great Unmasking, but Vaxxed People Spreading Covid Isn't One

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped a bombshell, announcing it would lift nearly all recommendations on mask-wearing for Americans who are fully vaccinated against covid-19. The move drew mixed emotions from many, including concerns that it could impede the pandemic’s decline. But one…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Immunology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Rna Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria


It’s never too late for physicians to change directions and land new jobs [PODCAST]

“As I approached retirement from medical practice, I had an epiphany to take up writing and attended the Harvard CME course on Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals. I met some extraordinary people working in the health care universe who wanted to share their insights. Through my writing as an advocate for patients Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Practice Management, PA NP, Ophthalmology, CRNA, Harvard CME


The who, when, where and how of South Africa’s mass Covid vaccination campaign

From today, people aged 60 years and older and some health workers will be vaccinated by June and everyone else by February 2022 The post The who, when, where and how of South Africa’s mass Covid vaccination campaign appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccines, Nationwide, Department Of Health, Top Six, Register, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Electronic Vaccine Data System, Mass Vaccination Drive, Sisonke programme


Ahimsa means do no harm, including doing no harm to ourselves

To be the best healers possible for others, we have to show compassion for and take care of ourselves. I wrote a previous article published in KevinMD titled, “Self-care is not selfish: It’s imperative to save the practice of medicine.” Self-care includes doing no harm to yourself. During our medical training, many habits and thought […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Physician, PA NP, Ahimsa, CRNA


South Africa not yet in a third wave, says health department

The number of Covid-19 cases in the country has increased by an average of 46% over seven days The post South Africa not yet in a third wave, says health department appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Pandemic, Top Six, Third Wave, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Richard Lessells, Shabir Madhi


“Dogtors” return to provide pet therapy at Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center

“Rudy” joins other Pet Therapy dogs as they are welcomed back to Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center Wednesday morning. The dogs are returning to the hospital for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide pet therapy to patients, their families, and staff members.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) “Nikki” joins other Pet Therapy dogs as they are welcomed back to Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center Wednesday morning. Th...
Tags: Health, News, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Community, Nikki, Dignity Health, Top Stories LADN, Andy Holzman, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Coronavirus, Becky Uzemeck


The practice of medicine is a marathon

We physicians often feel as though we are running up Heartbreak Hill. For many of us, the spring in our step just ain’t what it used to be. Pictured above is Ethiopian runner Worknesh Negefa, the fourth-fastest female marathoner in history and the winner of the 2019 Boston Marathon.  We all understand why Boston 2020 Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Boston, Psychiatry, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, Worknesh Negefa


Arbitration (again), habeas (again), and excessive police force (again)

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 had two weeks off between considering which cases to review, which unsurprisingly means the justices have a lot of petitions before them for Thursday’s conference: 249 by my count. They will be considering three of those petitions for a second time because the court relisted them after discussing them at the April ...
Tags: Health, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Arizona, Circuit, Johnson, Jones, Scott, HARRIS, Gilbert, 9th Circuit, Martinez, Allen


How to Make the Perfect Spa-Like Bath at Home, Because You Deserve It

You don’t have to go to an expensive spa to relax and achieve momentary bliss. The same luxurious bath experience can be had in your own home, on your own terms, without spending a fortune or going somewhere public to get it.Read more...
Tags: Health, Youtube, Bathtub, Plumbing, Hygiene, Lifehacks, Bathroom, Bathing, Spa, Aromatherapy, David Lewis, Jessica Lee, Lindsey Johnson, Bath Salts, Mark Sisson, Piliang



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