Health


Elizabeth Warren Casually Admits Medicare For All Will Kill 2 Million Jobs Elizabeth Warren Casually Admits Medicare For All Will Kill 2 Million Jobs
- November 01, 2019

Warren said her plan would cost about $52 trillion over 10 years and would provide insurance for every person in America. To summarize, Warren believed her Medicare for All proposal will raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations, spare the middle-class of a tax increase, will drive down healthcare costs and prices, and lead to job losses. (more...)
1st Flu Death Of Season Reported In Oklahoma 1st Flu Death Of Season Reported In Oklahoma
- November 01, 2019

Children, pregnant women and people 65 and older are at high risk for flu-related complications. The Nebraska Medicine-UNO Health Center offers free flu shots for students to help them stay healthy and protected on campus during flu season. (more...)
A Measles Infection Significantly Reduced Immunity to Other Diseases A Measles Infection Significantly Reduced Immunity to Other Diseases
- November 01, 2019

Dr Velislava Petrova , lead author from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Cambridge University, said: "This study is a direct demonstration in humans of "immunological amnesia", where the immune system forgets how to respond to infections encountered before". (more...)
Facebook unveils its first foray into personal digital healthcare tools Facebook unveils its first foray into personal digital healthcare tools
- October 31, 2019

Recommendations will be based on personal information users provide. Abnousi says that the app will then give you more information about what kinds of tests are available, from a colonoscopy to a stool test or a CT scan. If every person in the United States received the recommended preventive care, more than 100,000 lives could be saved annually, according to the CDC. (more...)
Amazon acquires startup Health Navigator to build on its Amazon Care program Amazon acquires startup Health Navigator to build on its Amazon Care program
- October 28, 2019

The services of PillPack also have been integrated into the Amazon Care and it offers the deliveries of the prescriptions with treatment plans which are communicated remotely. This is the second acquisition from Amazon in healthcare, after its $753 million acquisition of PillPack that created a presence on the online pharmacy market. (more...)
Democratic Party details higher thresholds for next presidential debate Democratic Party details higher thresholds for next presidential debate
- October 28, 2019

Though the DNC refrains from making any official announcements in regards to who qualifies for the debate until after the Dec. 12 deadline passes, independent polls reveal that Biden, Warren, and Sanders should safely appear on the Los Angeles stage in December. (more...)
Doctors: This could be severe season; get flu shot Doctors: This could be severe season; get flu shot
- October 28, 2019

Last year's flu season was long, extending well into March and April, she noted. In 2017-18 the numbers were much higher with 505 hospitalizations and 46 deaths. Hunter Harrison of Rush Family Medical Clinic. You can get the flu vaccine at local public health offices, nursing stations, doctors' offices, Access Centres as well as at pharmacies for patients over seven years old. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Backs Bernie Sanders as 26,000 Rally in NYC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Backs Bernie Sanders as 26,000 Rally in NYC
- October 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders doesn't detract from what she thinks about Sen. It was an event full of symbolism. Murray, a resident living in Queens, said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning that she sees "the socialist, far-left narrative that, quite frankly, is risky to America and we have to put a stop to it". (more...)
Scientists Taught Rats How to Drive Tiny Cars, For Science Purposes Scientists Taught Rats How to Drive Tiny Cars, For Science Purposes
- October 25, 2019

They constructed a tiny auto made out of a clear plastic bottle on wheels, with an aluminium footrest and three copper bars functioning as a steering wheel. Although the driving itself may have not been the key to improving the rats' moods, but rather the simple act of learning a new skill. As scientists measured the levels of two hormones, corticosterone, a marker of stress and dehydroepiandrosterone, which counteracts stress, they noted that the ratio of dehydroepiandrosterone to ... (more...)
Drug Takeback Day Will Include Vaping Products Saturday Drug Takeback Day Will Include Vaping Products Saturday
- October 24, 2019

The left-over medication you might still have in the cabinet for that head ache or back pain is a hazard for drug misuse and abuse. Unused or expired prescriptions medications pose serious public safety risks, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. (more...)
Rotary Club to raise funds on World Polio Day Rotary Club to raise funds on World Polio Day
- October 24, 2019

The objective of the event is mostly raising awareness, but proceeds from the entry fee will also be sent to Rotary International to be used specifically to eradicate polio, which is now only remains endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan. According to the World Health Organization website, "polio (poliomyelitis) affects mainly children under 5 years of age". And we remain committed to the end. (more...)
Biden Regains Lead Over Democratic 2020 Rivals in New National Poll Biden Regains Lead Over Democratic 2020 Rivals in New National Poll
- October 23, 2019

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was place on the third position in the poll , trailing Warren by 5 percentage points. Mr. Biden's gains have come as he's under increased scrutiny for his son Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China while the elder Biden was vice president. (more...)
Stop Flu at School Kicks Off Statewide Vaccination Clinics Stop Flu at School Kicks Off Statewide Vaccination Clinics
- October 22, 2019

County. Despite the seriousness of influenza, only about half of pregnant women in the USA get the flu vaccine, according to the CDC . "Everybody six months and older needs to get a vaccine this year", she said, "Hopefully it will prevent you from getting the flu and will lessen your symptoms if you do contract the flu this year". (more...)
More children are facing consequences of poor diet More children are facing consequences of poor diet
- October 19, 2019

The lack of adequate nutrition increases youngsters' vulnerability to health problems, namely poor brain development, weak learning, low immunity, increased susceptibility to infections and in many cases, premature death. Ten times more girls and 12 times more boys in this age group suffer from obesity today than in 1975. According to the report, worldwide, around 45 percent of children between six months and two years of age are not fed any fruits or vegetables. (more...)
Open Enrollment Begins For Medicare And Employee Health Plans Open Enrollment Begins For Medicare And Employee Health Plans
- October 18, 2019

If you are looking for some guidance this open enrollment season, then don't hesitate to give Insurance Branch a call. If you don't pay attention you can end up missing needed coverage or paying more out-of-pocket expenses in premiums, co-pays and deductibles than you realize - or can afford. (more...)
Minnesota Reports Two More Deaths from Vaping Minnesota Reports Two More Deaths from Vaping
- October 18, 2019

There have been 1,299 cases of lung injury associated with the use of electronic cigarette or vaping products across the U.S. Twenty-six deaths tied to vaping have been reported from 21 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Juul stops selling fruit-flavored vapes - but mint and menthol stay Juul stops selling fruit-flavored vapes - but mint and menthol stay
- October 18, 2019

Crosthwaite said in making the announcement. Meanwhile, Juul's mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store - which was the only place the company sold these products directly to 21-and-up consumers in the United States after it pulled them from retail locations late previous year. (more...)
Gila County Public Health Department October flu shots in schools this week
- October 18, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the last flu season, 2017-2018, was the worst reporting period for influenza-related illnesses and deaths since a major pandemic in 2009. The CDC recommendation of having the vaccine by late October is appropriate. Also, flu vaccination is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions. (more...)
HPV vaccine: Why your daughter must get the shot, your son too HPV vaccine: Why your daughter must get the shot, your son too
- October 17, 2019

In a statement, Education Minister Rob Fleming said the study reinforces the importance of partnering the school and health systems to reduce disease. HPV is common in both men and women and can be easily spread through sexual contact. "The vaccine will be given free of charge to earmarked 800,000 girls who are now 10 years old and subsequently to all girls as they turn 10 years old in future", Kariuki told journalists in Nairobi on Wednesday. (more...)
Minnesota Doctors gear up for flu season Minnesota Doctors gear up for flu season
- October 17, 2019

Doctors recommend getting the flu shot as early as possible. If you're 65 and older , you might have a hard time finding the flu vaccine. Mayo Pharmacy in Bismarck is getting 40 of the high dose vaccines in for Wednesday, but several pharmacies in the state, including Mayo won't be seeing another shipment until November. (more...)

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