CDC: Vaccinated People Can Gather Indoors Without Masks

Tweet March 8, 2021 — People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely gather unmasked and inside with non-vulnerable people who are not yet immunized, according to long-awaited guidance released today by the CDC. “Today’s action represents an important first step. It is not our final destination,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said at the White House briefing Monday....
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Global Warming Could Make Life in Tropics Impossible

Tweet Continued The researchers started with the theory that fairly simple atmospheric dynamics control local wet-bulb temperatures across that tropical region. Then they used decades’ worth of weather-station data to confirm that was the case. From there, they were able to project that if global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, that will prevent “most of the tropics” from...
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COVID-19 Isolation and Your Baby’s Immune System

Tweet B. Brett Finlay, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Simone Christensen, Concord, CA. Queirra Fenderson, Fort. Washington, MD. Mobeen H. Rathore, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FL. Ruchi Singla, MD, pediatric allergist and immunologist, University of Chicago Medicine,...
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Social Media, Kids’ Binge Eating Often Go Together

Tweet WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could endless hours spent scrolling through social media and watching TV trigger binge eating in preteens? Apparently so, new research suggests. “Children may be more prone to overeating while distracted in front of screens. They may also be exposed to more food advertisements on television,” said study author Dr. Jason Nagata. He...
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NIH Halts Trial of Convalescent Plasma for Mild COVID-19

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A clinical trial evaluating the use of convalescent plasma in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms has been halted because the treatment didn’t benefit them, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Convalescent plasma (also...
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Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities ‘an Absolute Necessity’

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Judith Graham Thursday, March 04, 2021 (Kaiser News) — For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation, according to a growing chorus of long-term care experts, caregivers, consumer groups and physicians. ...
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Sleep Issues a Long-Term Effect of Concussions

Tweet THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Concussions can increase the long-term risk of a wide range of sleep disorders, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at more than 98,700 U.S. veterans diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the same number of veterans with no history of TBI. The brain injuries ranged from mild TBI (concussion) to severe. None of the participants...
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She Survives Severe COVID, Gets Illness Seen in Kids

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Like many people this past year, teenager Tyona Montgomery began experiencing a sore throat and a loss of sense of smell and taste in November that suggested she might have COVID-19. A positive test confirmed it, but she quickly felt better. Then, just...
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JAMA Podcast on Racism in Medicine Faces Backlash

Tweet Twitter: @JAMA_current, Feb. 24, 2021, @AdairaLandryMD, March 3, 2021, @TamaraSurin, March 3, 2021. JAMA Editor-in-Chief Howard Bauchner, MD American Medical Association CEO James L. Madara, MD Shirlene Obuobi, MD, an internal medicine doctor in Chicago B. Bobby Chiong, MD, a radiologist in Bronx, NY Tamara Saint-Surin, MD, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel...
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Hispanic People at Risk for Heart Disease Going Untreated

Tweet Continued In some cases, Testai said, language can be a barrier. If doctors need to communicate through a translator, that can make it harder to form a solid provider-patient relationship, he explained. Communication is key, Biller agreed. He added that health care providers need “cultural competency” and a skill for “active listening, and not talking down to patients.” On...
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