CDC Revises Website Info on How COVID-19 Spreads

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung May 10, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday changed its website guidance on how coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that it’s mainly transmitted through the air, not on surfaces. “COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets...
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Women Get Help for Heart Attacks Later Than Men

Tweet Continued Again, all three doctors had similar advice: Ask questions. Tell the ER providers you’re worried you’re having a heart attack and want to know what tests have been done. Piña recommended asking to see the cardiologist on call. “I think we need to be a little demanding,” she said. More information The American Heart Association has more on women and heart disease. SOURCES:...
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This Summer’s VIPs: Vaccinated, Immunized People

Tweet Ava Barker, party hostess, Buena Park, CA. Michael J. Stern, former federal prosecutor; USA Today opinion columnist. Shelly Groves, owner, dog-sitting service, Atlanta area. The Canyon. Twitter. Charley King, owner, Bluebell Events, Los Angeles. David Abramson, PhD, clinical associate professor of social and behavioral sciences and director, research program on Population Impact, Recovery and...
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Study: COVID-19 Can Kill Months After Infection

Tweet Researchers based their study on health care databases of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Besides the 87,000 COVID patients, the database included about 5 million patients who didn’t catch COVID. The veterans in the study were about 88% men, but the large sample size included 8,880 women with confirmed cases, the news release said. Al-Aly, an assistant professor at Washington University...
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Peloton, Feds Agree to Treadmill Recall

Tweet May 5, 2021 –Exercise giant Peloton has agreed to recall its popular and pricey treadmill after at least one child was killed after becoming caught underneath the machine’s belt. Peloton has also agreed to recall its limited-edition Tread, after 18 reports of the touchscreen loosening and six reports of the screen detaching and falling off. No injuries have been reported for the Tread. The...
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It’s Getting Tougher to Find a Doctor in Rural America

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Dennis Thompson                HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Health care in rural America has become ever more scarce during the coronaviruspandemic, with folks finding it increasingly difficult to find a doctor or get to a hospital. For a decade, rural areas have been losing hospitals to financial problems,...
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Opioids After Dental Work May Be Dangerous

Tweet MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Getting a prescription for an opioid painkiller from your dentist could put you or your family at risk for an overdose, a new study warns. The finding is based on an analysis of data from 8.5 million Americans who had teeth pulled or 119 other types of dental work between 2011 and 2018. All had Medicaid or private dental insurance. “Our paper...
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Why U.S. Hispanic People Got COVID at Higher Rates

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Robert Preidt                HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Workplace exposure to the new coronavirus is a major reason for Hispanic Americans’ disproportionately high COVID-19 death rate, a new study claims. In 2020, Hispanics accounted for 19% of the U.S. population but nearly 41% of COVID-19 deaths,...
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Police Violence Leads to High Anxiety for Black Americans

Tweet Continued Motley would now like to study a larger sample of individuals and begin to establish national estimates for exposure to violence. These findings could help doctors be more aware when they see a person from a racial minority in their practices, including in the emergency room, that they should assess a person’s exposure to violence and anxiety symptoms, he said. “And hopefully...
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Diabetes, Weight Loss Drug Works Better With Exercise

Tweet Continued She had some caveats: Patients in the trial were fairly young — in their early 40s, on average — and healthy. Such vigorous exercise might not be appropriate for older adults, or people with certain health conditions, like painful arthritis. “With those patients, we generally recommend walking or incorporating some weight training at home,” Srinath said. But, she added,...
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