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Health

Gridlock could delay COVID funds until fall — or longer

June 10, 2022

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2022. The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more money for fighting COVID-19. In public comments and private…

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In critical illnesses, a spark of hope can change everything

June 3, 2022

BPT A child’s fight against a critical illness is not only physically exhausting — it is emotionally traumatic. A spark of hope can change everything. For wish kid Tyler, this hope was found through the life-changing power of a wish. Tyler was in and out of the hospital and emergency rooms throughout his high school…

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Long COVID affects more older adults; shots don’t prevent it

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Nancy Rose, who contracted COVID-19 in 2021 and continues to exhibit long-haul symptoms including brain fog and memory difficulties, pauses while organizing her desk space, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Rose, 67, said many of her symptoms waned after she got vaccinated, though she still has bouts of fatigue and…

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WHO: Monkeypox won’t turn into pandemic, but many unknowns

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this photo provided by the Unidad de Microscopía Electrónica del ISCIII in Madrid, on Thursday May 26, 2022, an electronic microscope image shows the monkeypox virus seen by a team from the Arbovirus Laboratory and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Units of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) in Madrid. Health authorities in…

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After two years, it’s time to resume health screenings and procedures, anesthesiologists advise

June 3, 2022

BPT The pandemic caused massive disruptions in health care, from cancellation of elective surgeries to patients putting off critical screenings and procedures, including colonoscopies, mammograms, knee or hip replacement surgeries, and even in some cases more urgent heart procedures. Consequently, many preventable health problems may show an alarming increase in the near future. Anesthesiologists who…

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The AP Interview: US ‘vulnerable’ to COVID without new shots

May 27, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: AP’s Zeke Miller interviews White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha, Thursday, May 12, 2022 on the White House complex in Washington. Speaking to the Associated Press, Jha said Americans’ immune protection from the virus is waning and the virus is adapting to be more contagious, and that booster doses for most…

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This spring: Spring clean your diet in four easy ways

May 27, 2022

BPT In addition to decluttering your home this spring, why not declutter your diet? We’ve all heard the phrase “clean eating” or eating minimally processed foods and getting rid of the excess “clutter” in the form of added fats, sugars, salt and unnecessary additives. But for some, creating a daily diet made up of only…

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It’s time to focus on whole person health

May 20, 2022

BPT The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a much-needed light on “whole person health” by highlighting the correlation between behavioral health and overall wellness. Many people with behavioral health challenges experienced worsening symptoms throughout the pandemic, while others struggled with conditions for the first time and didn’t know where to turn. Understanding whole person health —…

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