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    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has said that "woke medicine" poses a massive risk to "social well-being" because the public's trust is being eroded. During an interview with Glenn Beck, DeSantis noted that in the past he automatically had respect for doctors, but he said that now much of "the medical education is going woke. Ideology is really dominating. We saw it all throughout COVID and you see it in this issue," he said in reference to gender transition measures for children. "If a 14-year-old can't get a tattoo, that child should not be able to take puberty blockers or mutilate their body by getting a sex change," a tweet on the governor's "@GovRonDeSantis" Twitter account declares. "Gender-affirming care is a euphemism for disfiguring kids." \u201cIf a 14-year-old can\u2019t get a tattoo, that child should not be able to take puberty blockers or mutilate their body by getting a sex change. \n\nGender-affirming care is a euphemism for disfiguring kids.\u201d — Ron DeSantis (@Ron DeSantis) 1660683600
    Evolent Health Inc. is taking steps to expand its arsenal of services for health care providers, starting with an acquisition that will move it into the lucrative area of musculoskeletal care. The Arlington company, which helps health systems and insurance companies manage their costs and improve care, charges into the second half of 2022 on the cusp of closing its purchase of Alpharetta, Georgia’s IPG. That deal, worth up to $462 million, would give the local firm a foothold in a business line that Evolent co-founder and CEO Seth Blackley said is crucial to its long-term success. The 11-year-old Evolent (NYSE: EVH) helps providers and payors shift their business models from getting paid per procedure to getting paid based on good health outcomes. It operates in two areas: primary and specialty care. The latter includes oncology and cardiology, as well as the end-of-life period for patients. Evolent “scanned the landscape” for a company doing similar work in the musculoskeletal… Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.
    Fifty years ago today (July 25), the Associated Press pulled the curtain back on the infamous Tuskegee Study. U.S. Public Health Service doctors had been withholding treatment from hundreds of Black men with syphilis for 40 years. Worse, the doctors, who wanted to study the consequences of untreated syphilis, lied to their patients— telling them they had “bad blood” (a colloquial term often used to describe anemia, fatigue, and other conditions), and administering vitamins, iron tonics, diagnostic spinal taps and other fake “treatments.” The researchers tried, sometimes unsuccessfully, to keep the study’s subjects from receiving appropriate care over the years. Reports about the study appeared in medical journals over the decades, but only a handful of health practitioners tried to stop it. But the study did not end until four months after Jean Heller’s AP story appeared. By then only 74 of the 399 original subjects were still alive; 128 had died of syphilis or its complications, 40 of their wives or sexual partners were known to have been infected, and 19 of their children had been born with congenital...
    A little guy with a big personality is slowly warming up to his care team after being rescued off the coast of Maryland. The National Aquarium in Baltimore welcomed a new grey seal pup into their care last month. Now they say the pup is starting to find his groove, thanks to his attentive caretakers. Louis Armstrong was rescued from Assateague Island National Seashore at the end of February. He was found stranded, dehydrated and with wounds to his face and left flipper. Louis also weighed only 35 pounds. Based on his conditions, the team at the aquarium’s Animal Care and Rescue Center estimated Louis was born sometime in January and had been separated from his mother. This put him at the mercy of predators and caused to become malnourished. However, since arriving at the center, Louis has been successfully treated with antibiotics and is slowly learning essential skills like independent swimming and finding food. All the while, the team said Louis is making some big waves in his rehabilitation process.  “Louis is a vocal and spirited pup...
    UPDATE (3:30 p.m.): The Minnesota Vikings said Wednesday afternoon that law enforcement officials notified them that Everson Griffen came out of his Minnetrista home without incident and is getting the care he needs. In a statement, the team said that it’s thankful for the local law enforcement for ensuring that the situation ended peacefully. “Our focus remains on Everson’s health and safety and providing the proper resources for him and his family,” the team said. Statement from the #Vikings pic.twitter.com/nHGXOZPFH9 — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 24, 2021 MINNETRISTA, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings say team representatives and mental health professionals are at Everson Griffen’s home Wednesday, caring for the defensive end. Earlier in the day, a video was posted to Griffen’s Instagram account in which Griffen said someone was trying to kill him in his home. Griffen can be seen holding what appears to be a gun in the video, which he says is registered to him. “Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family,” the...
    A MOM has revealed she was actually mom-shamed while at the playground with her son - by other MOMS. The social media star, who goes by the name of Rosie, revealed she felt terrible after the situation. 4A mom who goes by the name of Rosie on social media claimed she was shamed for wearing real clothes at the playgroundCredit: TikTok/rosapicosa 4She claimed that getting dressed in the mornings gives her purposeCredit: TikTok/rosapicosa Taking to TikTok, Rosie detailed: "Last year, my son and I were on our weekly excursion to the playground when we came across the ever-intimidating mom group. "I had zero reasons to believe they were anything but harmless - but my high school survival instincts told me to keep my distance. "But my son, having no survival instincts, prances right into the middle of their group. Queue nervous sweat. "As I reluctantly trace a path to him, I hear one of the moms say something I will never soon forget: 'Oh, you look nice, I don't like you.' "Her words sent a quick jolt through my...
    New York's largest health provider says it has fired thousands of employees for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the state's mandate. Northwell Health announced on Monday that it has fired 1,400 employees who refused to be inoculated. Just one week earlier the health system announced it had terminated two dozen 'unvaccinated leaders' at management level or above out. It is unclear what job titles the recently fired workers had and whether they were clinical or nonclinical workers.  Northwell Health says the remaining 76,000 workers have all received at least one dose of the vaccine.  Thousands of other hospitals and medical centers are expected to announce that they have fired staff members for not the jab. 'Northwell regrets losing any employee under such circumstances, but as health care professionals and members of the largest health care providers in the state, we understand our unique responsibility to protect the health of our patients and each other,' spokeswoman Barbara Osborn said in a statement, according to Newsday.  'We owe it to our staff, our patients and the communities we serve to be...
    (CNN)Every breath Robby Walker takes is one that almost didn't happen.Just a few weeks ago, the Florida father of six was on a ventilator with Covid-19 pneumonia in both lungs. Like most Americans hospitalized with Covid-19, Walker was not vaccinated."He is in dire need of an ECMO treatment, which is not available at the hospital that he is in," his wife Susan Walker told CNN in August. Robby and Susan Walker.ECMO treatment uses an external machine that can function as the body's heart and lungs. It can be used for organ transplant patients, victims of severe heart attacks and seriously ill Covid-19 patients -- including young adults. But "all the beds are taken up by Covid victims also getting ECMO treatment," Susan Walker said at that time. Read More"So now we're desperately searching outside of the state just for a hospital to take him." What happened next stunned the Walkers, saved Robby's life and may have spared countless other families from suffering.The virus 'spread like wildfire'Susan Walker said she couldn't bear to think about losing her husband, the father of...
    Chris Marquette of Roll Call reports that as the Sept. 18 rally at the Capitol approaches, “violent online discussion” about the event is increasing. As Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger prepares to brief congressional leaders on a potentially violent rally scheduled for Sept. 18, an internal department assessment reveals more violent online discussion around the event and increased attendance numbers for the demonstration. The intelligence assessment, dated Sept. 7, notes that in recent days, the department and partner agencies have found more violent online talk surrounding the #JusticeForJ6 rally, organized by Look Ahead America. The event seeks to support pro-Trump rioters who were jailed for their roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. A discussion thread on the far-right site 4chan includes calls to “do justice” against “local jews and corrupted officials.” It also says the demonstration should be used as a vehicle to participate in violent acts against local “Jewish centers and Liberal churches” while law enforcement is distracted. Another comment from the thread reads, “I will be there with my AR15 even though legally I can’t have one...
    While the COVID-19 crisis has delivered some devastating economic blows, there is support for pet owners who are struggling financially. Resources are available for pet owners in need so that you and your pet can remain together in times of crises. Here is a list of a few of the resources available that can help you or others who may be struggling to care for your four legged friends. Pet food pantries Humane Society Silicon Valley: Open to Santa Clara County residents. You must fill out an online application and be qualified to participate. Food is distributed every 30 days during designated hours: noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, email [email protected] or call 408-262-2133 ext. 110. East Bay SPCA: Drive-through pet food pantry held every other Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or while supplies last, 410 Hegenberger Road, Oakland. Offers cat and dog food to pet parents in need. Pet parents must stay in their car and wear a mask while driving through. Alameda Animal Shelter: Open...
    When Congress approved the massive $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan in March, it earmarked $40 billion to help bail out the country’s struggling child care system.  Minnesota, in turn, got more than half a billion dollars for its child care providers. The influx of cash resulted in a tug-of-war over how to spend the money in Minnesota — and who should spend it. But after months of negotiations, lawmakers in St. Paul settled on a plan that will boost reimbursement rates in the primary subsidy for low-income families and increase pay for child care workers through monthly “stabilization grants” to providers across the state. Still, as state agencies work to disburse the funds, some child care providers and advocates have mixed feelings — elated about the money they can now spend, but disappointed the state did not provide much of its own funding for the industry and apprehensive that a future without federal cash would leave the industry unstable. Article continues after advertisement How Minnesota will spend its federal child care money  When Minnesota was notified it would get...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Monday become the first federal agency to require its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated.  President Joe Biden confirmed the move in a brief statement to reporters Monday afternoon. 'Yes. Veteran Affairs is going to in fact require that all docs working in facilities are going to have to be vaccinated,' Biden said, following a report quoting his Veterans Affairs secretary regarding health care workers at the VA.  115,000 staffers will have two months to get inoculated against the coronavirus, and face being fired if they do not oblige.  President Biden confirmed that 'all docs' at the VA would be asked to get the shot ahead of his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office. Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, told the New York Times: 'I am doing this because it’s the best way to keep our veterans safe, full stop. He added that the mandates would apply to the employees who have the most contact with patients. The Department of Veterans Affairs on...
    Sen. Ted Cruz joined a number of other Republican voices in mocking the runaway Texas Democrats after a group of Dallas-based Democrats offered to send them care packages.  'No Miller Lite?' the Texas Republican asked, highlighting the plea.  The Dallas Democrats had tweeted, 'Our Dems in DC said they'd appreciate care packages from home.'  'Before 5pm Tues, we're collecting Dr. Pepper, salsa, hard candy, hairspray, travel toiletries, hand sanitizers, sewing kits, first aid, and/ or $ to pay shipping,' the tweet said.  Sen. Ted Cruz joined a number of other Republican voices in mocking the runaway Texas Democrats after a group of Dallas-based Democrats offered to send them care packages 'No Miller Lite?' Cruz asked highlighting a post from the Dallas Democrats that said they were putting together 'care packages' for the runaway Texas  Democrats  Democratic House members from Texas fled their state on July 12 and headed to Washington, D.C., to stall passage of a GOP voting bill  Earlier this month, a majority of Democrats in the Texas House traveled to Washington, D.C., in order to stall...
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Source: NYSE The reopening story is now getting very real, at least for Wall Street. Today's crop of earnings reports are chock-full of companies reporting earnings above expectations and, most importantly, raising guidance. Take steel maker Nucor, which reported what CEO Leon Topalian called the "most profitable quarter in our Company's history" on improved pricing and margins. "We expect earnings for the second quarter of 2021 to exceed our first quarter results, setting a new record for quarterly earnings. Most of the end-use markets we serve remain strong and inventories remain lean across supply chains. We believe the current favorable demand environment will continue through the rest of 2021," he wrote to investors. Another large industrial, iron ore mining company Cleveland-Cliffs, raised full-year EBIDTA (cash flow), also on expectations of higher prices. Whirlpool reported net sales growth of 24%, beat earnings expectations by more than 30%, raised full-year guidance by 18%, raised the dividend, and announced an increase in share buybacks. Homebuilder D.R. Horton reported a significant earnings beat and raised full-year...
    Savannah Rychcik April 12, 2021 0 Comments U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has a message for evangelical Christians who are hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. CNN’s Jake Tapper noted on Sunday a recent poll showed almost 3 in 10 white evangelical Christians said they will “definitely not” get the vaccine. He asked Buttigieg why he thinks it is so many white evangelical Christians are reluctant to get vaccinated and what his message is to them. “Sometimes I’ve heard people, people I care about, saying, you know, ‘If I’m faithful, God’s going to take care of me.’ And I guess what I would hope they might consider is that maybe a vaccine is a part of God’s plan for how you’re going to take care of yourself,” Buttigieg said. He added, “I have to admit it’s unlikely that an official like me is going to be persuasive to somebody who maybe doesn’t feel like Washington’s been speaking to them for a long time but this is where faith leaders can make such a difference.” Watch his comments...
    As public life shuttered in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Democratic U.S. Sens. Tina Smith and Elizabeth Warren proposed a $50 billion plan aimed at helping child care providers who faced dropping enrollment that threatened the industry’s survival. It took nearly a year, but Smith and Warren’s child care bailout is now largely a reality. The massive $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package approved by Congress last week and signed into law Thursday by President Joe Biden includes more than $40 billion for child care providers across the country. State officials estimate Minnesota will get roughly $550 million to spend on child care providers and families, a sum that industry advocates say is a stunning windfall of cash to help a service that is crucial to the state’s economic success. “This is going to make a huge difference in terms of staunching the departure of child care centers and providers from the field,” Smith said in an interview Thursday. “Giving us time to figure out what we need to do long-term to make sure that we have a functioning...
    Donald Trump Jr. went on a fiery rant against Meghan Markle while weighing in on her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. After claiming he “couldn’t care less about this stuff,” the former president’s eldest son then launched into a nearly 8-minute tirade about the royals on the video-sharing platform Rumble. “Are we pretending that Meghan Markle isn’t the kind of person that was looking for all this attention?” Trump said in the video. “Because it seems like literally all of her actions in life up until now were about getting that kind of attention for herself. She just wants it to be good attention. The problem is, if you don’t have the personality to do that, it doesn’t always work out as much.” Trump went on to admit he hadn’t actually watched Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah but was basing his opinion on the reactions he’s read on Twitter. “Are we really pretending that she was like a victim in all of this?” he added. “That she wasn’t into the press? Has she ever met a...
    Rachel, a 35-year-old therapist in California who has been working from home since March, was standing in line to get a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday when a man approached a nearby volunteer and asked a question. The answer shocked her. “He asked if this was the line for first responders,” Rachel who spoke under the condition her last name be withheld because her employer prohibits speaking to the press, told The Daily Beast. “The volunteer said something like, ‘It’s not your time yet.’” In California, first responders are in Phase 1B for vaccinations—after people like Rachel, who works in mental health. Instead of being excited by the prospect of relief from pandemic hell, she was suddenly overcome by a rush of anxiety. “I was thinking, ‘You’re a first responder. You should definitely be here. Not me,’” she told The Daily Beast. In short, she added, “The system is super fucked.”“People working from home should not be prioritized over grocery-store workers, janitors, and bus drivers.”— Anna RappaportPhase 1A of California’s vaccine allocation plan includes all health-care workers—not just those who are...
    9 injured after NY passenger bus drives off overpass in the Bronx Clock Ticks for Italy’s Conte as He Braces for Senate Vote Katie Price Says She Has Made the Decision to Place 18-Year-Old Son Harvey in a Care Home Full-Time © Provided by People Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock Katie Price says she has made the decision to place her son Harvey, 18, in full-time care. Price, 42, said in an interview with The Sun that Harvey will live in a residential college, which she hopes will teach him to be able to live a more independent life. "It breaks my heart," she told The Sun. "I don't want him to think I'm just getting rid of him." Price has raised her son, who has autism, largely as a single mother. Due to his autism, he can sometimes lash out unpredictably, especially if he hears loud noises, Price said. "You hear about people with autism being arrested and when they're restrained they go mad and get sectioned," she told The Sun. "That's why I want to find the right college for...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — COVID-19 vaccinations continued across our area Sunday. According to the state Department of health, almost 24,000 vaccines have been administered in Allegheny County. “I’m so excited. This is amazing,” Pitt Medical Student Alexis Hester said. Hester is in her second year of medical school at Pitt. With this historic pandemic, she is not able to go into the hospital to get first-hand experience. “It’s been an interesting time to be a med student. It [will] definitely be something to tell future generations about,” Hester said. She was one of about 100 unaffiliated or private healthcare workers who were able to get the Moderna vaccine Sunday morning at the Family Matters Direct Primary Care in Allison Park. These are workers who are not part of a larger healthcare system that was providing the vaccine to employees. HAPPENING NOW: Unaffiliated healthcare providers are getting their COVID-19 vaccines at Family Matters Direct Primary Care in Allison Park. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/bNxhGrq8uK — Chris Hoffman (@NewsmanChris) January 10, 2021 “When I looked in our vaccine fridge and saw the Moderna...
    Florida Department of Health medical workers prepare to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to seniors in the parking lot of the Gulf View Square Mall in New Port Richey near Tampa, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2020.Octavio Jones | Reuters The rollout of the coronavirus vaccination program heralds what hopefully is the beginning of the end for what has been a frightful pandemic that has ravaged much of the country's physical and economic health. Yet even with a light at the end of the tunnel, Americans shouldn't grow complacent and simply wait for the pandemic to end. Covid-19 cases are surging again, and a new, more contagious variant has appeared in the U.S. Depending on the age, health status, or occupations of your household members, opting into getting a vaccine as soon as one is available could improve the financial outlook for many Americans. For the particularly hard-hit Latino community, the economic benefits of vaccination may be even more compelling. The financial damage wrought by Covid can be felt across broad swathes of the American economy, from higher unemployment to shuttered small...
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said year-round schooling is one of the options on the table to help students who have fallen behind with at-home learning. Northam said discussions are already underway, and if the year-round school is approved, it may start next year. He said state education officials are also looking at the possibility of adding school days to the summer. “Our children have suffered from COVID-19 as have our families,” Northam said Wednesday. As vaccines become more available, giving many hope that the end of the pandemic is coming soon, schools are trying to prepare for the return of students to physical classrooms. One of the concerns educators have is how to help students that struggled during the at-home learning phase. While no set ideas have been decided, Northam said the need for all schools to welcome students back led to the state’s decision to put its 285,000 teachers and child care workers as part of the next phase of Virginians eligible for vaccines. “Teachers are critical to getting schools back open, and that’s critical to people getting back...
    Black lawmakers and activists decry police response to attack on Capitol Black voters powered Democrats to victory in the Georgia Senate runoff The Power of Beauty Treatments Amid the Pandemic: "Human Touch Is More Precious Than Ever" Avoiding touch was a major theme of 2020. We were told not to touch doors, other people, our faces, and pretty much every surface out there - at all costs - to avoid the spread of COVID-19. That is also why we skipped out on many of our once-routine beauty treatments like manicures, haircuts, eyebrow touch-ups, and facials for the majority of the year. But beyond missing the instant gratification that comes from a salon appointment, losing that one-on-one time with a beauty specialist can have other negative effects that go beyond the surface. © Getty / SeventyFour The Power of Beauty Treatments Amid the Pandemic: "Human Touch Is More Precious Than Ever" First is the emotional. Getting your hair and nails done or getting a facial doesn't just make you look good, it can make you feel good, too. Then, there's...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — COVID-19 vaccinations are off to a slow start in Philadelphia. Health officials admit more than half of the doses available have not been administered. And there is also a racial disparity among health care workers currently getting the vaccine. What’s happening in Philadelphia is reflected around the country, African Americans are historically reluctant about vaccines. Administering this COVID vaccine is a slow, complicated process. Still, city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says the city is doing better than most. “We would like to have more vaccines in people’s arms right now but we’re doing the best we can,” Dr. Farley said. The health commissioner says the rollout of the COVID vaccine has been slow mainly because of the holidays. Currently, about 60% of the doses available in the city have not been administered. “I think we will adjust and improve as we get more vaccine and more experience,” Dr. Farley said. The city is getting about 20,000 doses a week which will probably increase some, but Dr. Farley says it could take a year to get everyone...
    By Travis Caldwell | CNN Since the Thanksgiving holiday, California has faced a surge of Covid-19 infections unparalleled across the United States, leading to continued daily record highs in hospitalizations and deaths. Bed capacity in intensive care units has plunged to nearly zero in vast portions of the state as patients rush into hospitals, which are struggling to manage strains on resources and personnel. “We’re experiencing an explosive and very deadly surge,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said December 16. State and local officials are continuing to enact lockdown and quarantine protocols for residents and visitors, even as the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine rollout has provided some long-term hope. Aggressive stay-at-home measures put forth throughout California two weeks ago have yet to slow the spread. As the nation’s most populous state and home to approximately 1 in 9 Americans, California would understandably lead in a category such as total cases in a pandemic felt nationwide. However, it is the sheer volume of sick residents and the rate of increase that is particularly driving alarm. On November 1, the...
    Iowa Sen Joni Ernst, who once suggested that doctors were faking the coronavirus to make money, has come under fire for 'jumping' in front of vulnerable people in order to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The Republican senator shared an image on Sunday that showed her wearing a mask as a doctor injects her with her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the caption she wrote: 'Today, at the recommendation of the Office of the Attending Physician, I received the first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine.' Iowa Sen Joni Ernst (pictured), who once said that doctors were faking the coronavirus to make money, has come under fire for 'jumping' in front of vulnerable people in order to get a COVID-19 vaccination Ernst shared the image on Sunday that showed her wearing a mask as a doctor injects her with the COVID-19 vaccine. In the caption she wrote: 'Today, at the recommendation of the Office of the Attending Physician, I received the first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine' She then said that residents of Iowa should follow...
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is leading the fierce backlash against Congress members for being among the first to receive the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as health care workers, ahead of the elderly and vulnerable.   Over the weekend several lawmakers including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were among the first to be inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine.   Chris Sununu lashed out at Congress members over the weekend, saying 'Since when is doing nothing an essential function?'  In New Hampshire Sens. Maggie Hassan, Jeanne Shaheen, and Congessman Chris Papas opted out of the congressional vaccine supply saying while they have faith in the vaccine, they want to make sure those who need it most get first priority.   'Because every single one of those vials that’s being used for a congressman or a senator that has been doing nothing, that hasn’t been on the front lines, is another vial of vaccine that isn’t going to a nurse or a resident in a long-term care facility,' Gov. Sununu said NBC10 on Sunday. Congress is facing...
    Iowa Sen Roni Ernst, who once suggested that doctors were faking the coronavirus to make money, has come under fire for 'jumping' in front of vulnerable people in order to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The Republican senator shared an image on Sunday that showed her wearing a mask as a doctor injects her with her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In the caption she wrote: 'Today, at the recommendation of the Office of the Attending Physician, I received the first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine.' Iowa Sen Roni Ernst (pictured), who once said that doctors were faking the coronavirus to make money, has come under fire for 'jumping' in front of vulnerable people in order to get a COVID-19 vaccination Ernst shared the image on Sunday that showed her wearing a mask as a doctor injects her with the COVID-19 vaccine. In the caption she wrote: 'Today, at the recommendation of the Office of the Attending Physician, I received the first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine' She then said that residents of Iowa should follow...
    (CNN)Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor was among the first in Kentucky to receive the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine Monday, but she describes the moment as "bittersweet.""As I was walking to go get my vaccine, I actually had just heard that my 27th patient died, so it was very emotional to get that vaccine yesterday," she said.Briones-Pryor, who has worked in the Covid-19 wings of hospitals in Louisville since March, shared in an interview Tuesday with CNN's Dana Bash her experience receiving the vaccine, demonstrating the contrast between the hope the vaccine provides with the stark reality of the pandemic's continued spread. Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine shipped nationwide to hospitals and health care agencies over the weekend. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was present as the first doses arrived at the University of Louisville Hospital on Monday morning, and was visibly emotional as he called the vaccine "nothing short of a modern, medical miracle." The hospital at the time was dealing with a medical emergency. Briones-Pryor told CNN she had transferred a Covid-19 patient into intensive care the day before, and as she departed her...
    (CNN)Some Americans should receive the first Covid-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, providing a glimmer of hope nearly a year into the worsening pandemic. First in line will be two groups considered to be exceptionally high risk -- health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. US readies for first Covid-19 vaccinations as country nears 300,000 deathsThe groups are part of what federal health officials call Phase 1a of the vaccine distribution plan. Together they add up to about 24 million people.Residents of long-term care facilities have been especially vulnerable, accounting for about 40% of coronavirus deaths in the US.With cases soaring across the country, protecting the health of doctors and nurses is crucial. More than 240,000 health care workers have been infected with coronavirus and nearly 900 have died, according to the CDC. Read MoreBut state health officials and governors across the nation may not receive enough vaccines in the initial shipments for the top priority groups.States will have to prioritize who should get the vaccine first. And limited first shipments will ultimately affect...
    (CNN)It was early spring, about the time the novel coronavirus was spreading like wildfire in the US Northeast. Fear was keeping some ill people at home, unwilling to risk a visit to a doctor, especially if the health problem appeared to be mild. Fifty-four percent of OB-GYNs had seen a decrease in patient visits since the pandemic hit in March, a national survey found.That's what happened to a patient of obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Maria Sophocles, who directs Women's Healthcare of Princeton, New Jersey."I have a 61-year-old female who noticed spotting in March just as Covid was exploding in New Jersey," Sophocles said via email. "It was a small amount and it was brownish so she figured it was nothing and forgot about it." The spotting reappeared in the fall. This time, the woman made an appointment and came into the office to be examined. An ultrasound found an abnormally thick lining in her uterus, which required a bioposy. "The tissue came back with endometrial cancer," Sophocles said. "Had she come in March we could have diagnosed her 7 months sooner!"Read MoreA...
    Brock Lesnar is one of the greatest athletes of all time and a sure-shot WWE Hall of Famer in the future. Whoever saw him back in the early 2000s, knew he had money written all over him. Former WWE writer Dr. Tom Pritchard spoke about the former Universal Champion’s early years. He claimed Lesnar would have been a success irrespective of whatever happened. There was no one who could ever stop him. “Brock got that ready at OVW. We gotta give a ton of credit to all the trainers. But at the same time, there is no one who looks, acts like or is Brock Lesnar. He is one of a kind talent and you cannot stop force, you cannot stop the momentum. Brock was over with the writers but he didn’t care about getting over with the writers. He was going to be over regardless.” Apart from his insane work ethic, everyone knew he always had talent which was unstoppable. While The Beast was extremely hardworking, he was also gifted with immense talent. “The ten thousand hour rule...
    Matthew Rozsa October 24, 2020 6:00PM (UTC) Since the start of the pandemic, around 635,000 Americans have been hospitalized for symptoms related to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The massive hospital influx of COVID-19 patients in this span has taxed the American healthcare system, in particular nurses, who deal with the minute-by-minute needs of these hundreds of thousands of patients. Unfortunately, many of those nurses say they have not been receiving the help that they need in return. According to a report released last month by National Nurses United, the largest organization of registered nurses in the United States, at least 213 nurses in the United States have died of COVID-19 and related complications since Sept. 16, nearly three-fifths of whom were nurses of color. (By contrast, just under one fourth of American registered nurses are people of color.) National Nurses United also told Salon that 232 nurses have died overall as of Friday. : The National Nurses United report also found that at least 1,718 health care workers have died of COVID-19 and related complications,...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the work doctors are doing to treat President Donald Trump for his COVID-19 infection. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was on CNN Monday morning and discussed Trump being at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. "My colleagues that I know, including [White House physician] Sean Conley, are very good physicians, and theyre very qualified, so I am really confident that the President of the United States is getting the optimal care that you can get with the team over at Walter Reed," Fauci said. Fauci is a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and has repeatedly urged Americans, including the president and other politicians, to use caution during the pandemic to slow the spread of the virus. Fauci admitted that hes not involved in treating Trumps illness and said it would be inappropriate for him to comment specifically on that. "I think its obvious, John, that I have not been involved," Fauci said. "I dont want to get into talking about the presidents case because thats not...
    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV on Friday that just as he survived the coronavirus, so will President Donald Trump, who announced his positive diagnosis earlier in the day. Gohmert told "National Report" on Friday that although he has not spoken with Trump since the announcement, the congressman does "know he’s getting the best medical care and advice, and I feel quite certain, as he’s recommended, the hydroxychloroquine regimen seems to minimize the symptoms, it certainly did for me." The congressman added that he "was asymptomatic when I was tested, which was a terrific help, and I also think that bodes well for the president and first lady, because I tested positive so soon before I had any symptoms … I think that helped me start the HCQ regimen, lots of zinc, and vitamin D, and all that so quickly. I think that really did minimize my symptoms." Important: See Newsmax TV now carried in 70 million cable homes, on DirecTV Ch. 349, Dish Network Ch. 216, Xfinity Ch. 1115, Spectrum, U-verse Ch. 1220, FiOS Ch. 615, Optimum Ch. 102, Cox...
    One of Hollywood's most legendary stars isn't fond of the industry's famous red carpet tradition. In a recent interview with InStyle magazine, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda opened up about what she's been up to lately while in coronavirus quarantine, which has included going for walks, meditating, exercising and more. The "Grace and Frankie" star, 82, said that she's looking forward to the world opening back up again so that she can exercise her socio-political muscles. JANE FONDA, 82, SAYS SHE'S DONE DATING: 'CLOSED UP SHOP' "Well, there’s a lot to protest right now, so I can’t wait to be able to protest in person," Fonda said. Jane Fonda says she 'never' enjoyed getting dressed up for Hollywood events. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) In reference to her multiple arrests last year while protesting climate change in Washington D.C., she added: "And also to get arrested!" While Fonda is looking forward to being able to get out and protest, there's one thing she hasn't missed since showbiz came to a screeching halt: Hollywood events. JANE FONDA REVEALS SHE HAS 'GREAT...
    Tamar Braxton’s boyfriend, David Adefeso, has spoken out about her recent hospitalization following a suicide attempt. Braxton, 43, was found at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Downtown Los Angeles by Adefeso on July 15. “On behalf of Tamar Braxton, I want to thank her fans and the public for the ongoing thoughts and prayers,” Adefeso told The Blast in a statement. “Tamar is a beautifully talented woman, a devoted mother, a loving girlfriend, a dear sister and a special friend to countless people.” Earlier this week, Page Six reported that the “Braxton Family Values” star had been moved to another hospital for “further evaluation and treatment” after she reportedly overdosed on prescription medication. Adefeso said she’s now receiving the “best available” treatment. “This is an extremely difficult time for Tamar and her family as she navigates professional and personal struggles including her battle with depression,” his statement continued. “Tamar is currently receiving the best available medical attention to address those struggles and strengthen her mental health, and her family and I will remain by her side throughout her treatment. “Mental...
    Technology has transformed the way we do almost everything, and it's finally innovating diabetes management. With the advancement in technologies like continuous glucose monitors, traditional insulin pumps are evolving into smarter devices that can automate insulin delivery — what some people refer to as an artificial pancreas.  A DIY community of diabetics learned how to hack insulin pumps years ago, but medical device companies Medtronic and Tandem Diabetes Care are finally catching up. Both companies have hybrid closed-loop systems commercially available that can adjust insulin levels every five minutes. CNBC's Erin Black just switched from the hacked system to Tandem's Control-IQ and takes an in-depth look at how insulin pumps are getting smarter.  Watch the video to learn more.Related Tags Health care industry Health Tandem Diabetes Care Inc Medtronic PLC Technology
    When M Health Fairview converted Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul into a 90-bed COVID facility, Dr. Andrew Olson was on the front lines. Dr. Andrew Olson Olson is a director of hospital medicine at the University of Minnesota and an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Since March, he’s also been one of the medical directors at Bethesda, providing direct patient care and helping set facility-wide policy. The following interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. It sounds like your job is a bit intense. It is intense, but it is probably the most positive healthcare working environment I’ve ever been in. There are people who signed up saying, “I want to be on the frontlines of this thing. Put me in.” I love it there. It’s an incredibly positive environment. None of us are happy this happened, but that said, I’ve never been prouder of anything in my professional career. We’re doing OK in Minnesota, and we’re all really proud of that. Nurses gather in one of the wards at Bethesda...
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