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Millions Who Joined Medicaid During Health Emergency Could

Details: 2 days ago · FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, a new crisis in insurance coverage in the United States may begin.Fifteen million Americans who enrolled in Medicaid during the pandemic could lose their coverage when the emergency declaration ends, according

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What Helps Your Heart More, Losing Fat or Gaining Muscle

Details: 2 days ago · "There are many other health benefits, and strength is a prize in itself," he said. "We may just need to temper expectations for what gaining muscle can really do for avoiding heart disease. Fat gain is the real driver." The study followed more than 3,200 Brits born in the 1990s. It found those who had primarily lost fat during adolescence and

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In 16 States, 35% or More Residents Now Obese: CDC

Details: Sharon Zarabi is a registered dietitian and program director at Northwell Health's Katz Institute for Women's Health, in New York City and Westchester. She believe it's getting tougher for Americans to resist the lure of cheap, high-calorie foods.

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Turning 65 Brings Big Health Care Cost Savings, Study

Details: Turning 65 Brings Big Health Care Cost Savings, Study Finds. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When Americans are eligible for Medicare at age 65, they see a significant drop in their out-of-pocket medical costs. Lowering the eligibility age would save even more, especially for people with the highest out-of-pocket costs, according

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Health Savings Accounts Used Least by People Who Need Them

Details: FRIDAY, Sept. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Tax-free health savings accounts can make it easier for Americans to pay for future health expenses, but most older adults aren't using them. A new poll by Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan found …

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Two Major Health Systems Won't Administer Controversial

Details: THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Two major U.S. health systems say they will not administer the controversial new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm.The decisions by the Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai's Health System in New York City are …

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Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers

Details: The Health of Immigrants in New York City report found that foreign-born adults are less likely to smoke, drink alcohol excessively, be obese or be diagnosed with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). They also have a lower infant mortality rate than Americans living in the city.

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Pot Smoking May More Than Double Crash Risk

Details: WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2011 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers who get behind the wheel after using marijuana run more than twice the risk of crashing compared to others, a new study finds.

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Is Flu Ready for a Comeback

Details: 2 days ago · FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials are bracing for a viral double whammy this fall and winter. "This year, we expect influenza and COVID-19 to circulate at the same time," said Dr. Jonathan Grein, director of hospital epidemiology at Cedars …

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Most Older Americans Believe Health Care Workers Should Be

Details: TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Eight in 10 older Americans think health care workers should be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new poll.Among 50- to 80-year-olds, 61% of respondents said the vaccine should be required for all health care workers. Another 19% said vaccination

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Getting Your First COVID Shot Can Boost Mental Health

Details: Elderly people, front-line workers and health care professionals mostly got vaccinated during this time period, said Dr. Ludmila De Faria, chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on Women's Mental Health. "I know I felt a sense of relief of my anxiety," said De Faria, who was among the first to get the vaccine.

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Hospitalizing the Unvaccinated Has Cost U.S. Nearly $6

Details: The expense of health care for people with COVID-19 is "borne not only by patients but also by society more broadly, including taxpayer-funded public programs and private insurance premiums paid by workers, businesses and individual purchasers," according to the authors of the report.

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One Dose of Pfizer Vaccine May Be Enough for Folks Who've

Details: FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- I think I've had COVID-19 already, so do I really need two doses of vaccine? It's a question millions of people around the world are asking, and now a small, new study finds that people who know they were infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past may need only one shot of the Pfizer vaccine to gain strong immunity.

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Death From COVID 11 Times More Likely If You're

Details: MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There's more sobering news for anyone still unvaccinated against the new coronavirus: Your odds of dying from COVID-19 are 11-fold higher than someone who's fully immunized, new research shows.The data comes from one of three studies published Friday by the

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Long-Haul COVID in Kids Typically Ends Within 3 Months

Details: 2 days ago · Long-Haul COVID in Kids Typically Ends Within 3 Months: Study. Adobe Stock. FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In kids and teens, symptoms of long COVID rarely last more than 12 weeks, a new international study reports. The researchers also found that exposure to the highly contagious Delta variant did not result in more serious disease

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NIH Spending Nearly $470 Million on Long-Haul COVID Study

Details: THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $470 million to study the long-term effects of COVID-19, the agency announced Wednesday. NIH has awarded a "parent" grant to New York University (NYU) Langone Health, which will in turn make awards

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Black Americans, Mexican Americans Develop Diabetes

Details: FRIDAY, Sept. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans and Mexican Americans typically develop type 2 diabetes up to seven years earlier than their white counterparts, a new study finds.In all, more than 25% of adults in the two groups reported being …

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9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years

Details: A federal law passed in 2010 created the World Trade Center Health Program to provide health care to 9/11 responders and civilian survivors of the attack. Among its benefits are cancer screenings. Dr. Geoffrey Calvert, senior medical advisor to the health program, said the new findings add to the understanding of responders' cancer risks.

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AHA News: Physical Activity Is Helpful After a Stroke, But

Details: For those with mobility problems, the guidelines recommend seeking a supervised exercise program with a health care professional, such as a physical therapist or cardiac rehabilitation specialist. But the guidelines apply generally. And Vallance quickly learned little was known about how exercise might affect his particular situation.

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Why Logging May Be the Most Dangerous Profession

Details: 2 days ago · FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Logging and landscaping are the most dangerous jobs in America, a new study finds. The risk of death for loggers is more than 30 times higher than for all U.S. workers. Tree care workers also encounter hazards at rates far higher than a typical worker. "This was the first research to look at commercial

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Diets That Lower Brain Iron Could Keep You Sharp

Details: MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who regularly eat foods like fish, nuts and olive oil may have less iron accumulation in their brains, as well as sharper memories, a small study suggests.The brain requires a certain level of …

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Using a Hair Removal Gel or Cream

Details: 10 hours ago · SUNDAY, Sept. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When hair sprouts where you don't want it, you can always shave, but other ways to remove unwanted body hair can last longer.The downside: Chemical hair removers can cause burning, itching or redness. "Hair removal creams, lotions and gels are quick and eas

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Having Even a Cousin or Grandparent With Colon Cancer

Details: WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer risk runs in families, and it's not just a parent or sibling having had the disease that should concern you.If you have a second- or third-degree relative who had colon cancer at an early age, your odds of having the disease substantially in

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Biden Issues Tough New Vaccine Mandates Affecting Millions

Details: Multi-pronged attack. One expert in infectious diseases applauded the president's tough new stance. "It is important for the federal government to play a leadership role by having its own employees and contractors vaccinated," said Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore.

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Cancer Diagnoses Down During the Pandemic

Details: FRIDAY, Sept. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There was a significant decline in newly identified patients with eight common types of cancer in the first and third pandemic periods (spring and winter months), according to a research letter published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Network Open.. Harvey W. Kaufman, M.D., from Quest Diagnostics in Secaucus, New Jersey, and colleagues evaluated …

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Tips to Helping Your Teen Get Enough Zzzzzs

Details: 1 day ago · "Adjusting school start times to better align with teens' circadian rhythms is a positive step toward improving student achievement, health and safety," Malhotra said in an academy news release. "Later school start times are associated with longer total sleep time, reduced daytime sleepiness, increased classroom engagement, and reduced

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Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

Details: MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase.Opioid overdose death rates among Black Americans jumped nearly 40% from 2018 to 2019 in four states hammered by the epidemic, resea

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COVID Vaccines’ Power Fades With Time, But Still

Details: THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of more than 19,000 San Diego health care workers finds that COVID-19 vaccination may have lost some of its power to ward off "breakthrough" infections.But that's no reason to lose faith in the vaccines: In the study, the rate of COVID-19 infec

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Federal, State Moves Begin to Mandate COVID Vaccines for

Details: Federal, State Moves Begin to Mandate COVID Vaccines for Workers. Robin Foster. and. Ernie Mundell. TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the United States has reached a "tipping point" in its campaign to vaccinate Americans, California and New York City announced vaccine or testing mandates for their employees on Monday

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Which Cancer Patients Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot Most

Details: NCCN guidance says several groups should be considered eligible immediately for a third dose of either of the mRNA vaccines. TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An alliance of leading U.S. cancer centers has updated guidance about COVID-19 vaccine boosters for cancer patients and the people around them. The guidance, from the National

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You're Vaccinated But Get a Breakthrough Infection: What

Details: THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- More than 171 million people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, but the highly infectious Delta variant has left some with "breakthrough" cases nonetheless.These cases were anticipated, because the COVID vaccines weren't designed t

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Shock Therapy Safe, Effective for Tough-to-Treat

Details: MONDAY, July 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- "Shock" therapy often helps lift severe depression, but fear and stigma can deter patients from getting it. Now a large new study is confirming the treatment's safety.Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), as …

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Could Traffic Noise Raise Your Odds for Dementia

Details: The team combed national health registers to find cases of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and Parkinson's disease-related dementia over an average of nearly nine years. Between 2004 and 2017, more than 103,000 new cases of dementia were identified.

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AHA News: How Technology Is Improving Health Information

Details: And health care professionals can help close the knowledge gaps by becoming more comfortable with, and taking advantage of, technology. For example, doctors' offices could offer patients who are deaf an online or text option to book appointments, request prescription refills or get test results, according to tips published by researchers in the

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Keep Asthma Under Control to Avoid Worse COVID Outcomes

Details: Keep Asthma Under Control to Avoid Worse COVID Outcomes: Study. FRIDAY, Aug. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Uncontrolled asthma increases the risk of severe COVID-19, researchers warn. "This study … focused on how COVID-19 outcomes might change for asthma patients depending on their level of asthma control," said study author Anny Xiang, a

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Oxycontin Maker Purdue Dissolved, Family to Pay $4.5

Details: THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Purdue Pharma was dissolved on Wednesday and the Sackler family will pay $4.5 billion under a bankruptcy settlement that will end thousands of lawsuits brought against the company over the United States' opioid crisis.Purdue was the maker of the highly add

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Too Many Kids With Special Needs Are

Details: THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five U.S. children has special health care needs, and some of their caregivers are struggling to get them the support, care and services they need, new research shows.Kids with special health care needs may have physical conditions (such

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Research Shows Links Between Gum

Details: Research Shows Links Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's. WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Don't forget to floss: New research adds to evidence linking gum disease with Alzheimer's disease. The mouth is home to both harmful bacteria that promote inflammation and healthy, protective bacteria, the study authors explained.

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Rising Number of U.S. Cardiac Arrests Tied to Opioid Abuse

Details: Dr. Guy Mintz is Northwell Health's director of cardiovascular health at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. He said the findings may come as a surprise -- and a warning -- to people who abuse opioid drugs. "Most people hear …

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Health Highlights: June 10, 2021

Details: Health Highlights: June 10, 2021. Robert Preidt. $5.1 Billion Effort to Eradicate Polio Announced. A $5.1 billion plan to eradicate polio worldwide by 2026 was announced this week by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership led by national governments and health groups. For decades, the initiative has been trying to

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Simple Step Gets More School Kids Eating Their Veggies

Details: MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Give kids just a little more time if you want them to eat better.New research suggests that longer school lunch breaks could boost their intake of fruits and veggies."It makes sense that you might eat the part of the meal you look forward to first, and if …

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Gruesome Cigarette Warnings May Work on Smokers: Study

Details: Health concerns increased in all three groups, likely because they were forced to think about the health consequences of smoking more often, the study authors noted in the report published online Aug. 4 in JAMA Network Open. According to study senior author Karen Messer, "While these labels make smokers more likely to think about quitting, it

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America's STD Rate at Record High

Details: America's STD Rate at Record High Again: CDC. WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There's another epidemic sweeping the United States: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Statistics for 2019 -- the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- show that STD rates in the United States hit a new

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Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for

Details: Their neurological health was tracked for an average of about five years. The study found that women who had already received menopausal hormone therapy for six years or longer were 79% less likely to develop Alzheimer's and 77% less likely to develop any neurodegenerative disease over the term of follow-up.

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