FDA Panel Backs COVID-19 Boosters Only for Elderly, Those at High-Risk

WASHINGTON - A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk... Read More

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FDA Panel Backs COVID-19 Boosters Only for Elderly, Those at High-Risk

WASHINGTON - A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster... Read More

CDC Interim Estimates Find Moderna Vaccines Most Effective Against Delta Breakthroughs

WASHINGTON — Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19's delta variant found that vaccine efficacy was higher among recipients of the Moderna vaccination at 95%, higher than both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Johnson & Johnson... Read More

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CDC Interim Estimates Find Moderna Vaccines Most Effective Against Delta Breakthroughs

WASHINGTON — Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19's delta variant found that vaccine efficacy... Read More

CDC Interim Estimates Find Moderna Vaccines Most Effective Against Delta Breakthroughs

WASHINGTON — Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19's delta variant found that vaccine efficacy... Read More

U.S. Health System Trails Far Behind Other High-income Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no nation has the perfect health system, but a report from the Commonwealth Fund... Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no nation has the perfect health system, but a report from the Commonwealth Fund finds the U.S. trails far behind other high-income countries on measures of health care affordability, administrative efficiency, equity, and outcomes....


Study: Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Can Improve Mental Health

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A year-long study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California finds that getting vaccinated... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A year-long study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California finds that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can actually improve mental health. “We were interested to see what the short-term effects of getting a COVID-19...


President, CEOs, Biz Leaders Meet on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was meeting Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was meeting Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other business executives and leaders leaders to discuss  his recently announced vaccine requirement for companies  that employ at least 100 people. ...


Biden: Nearly 3M Get Health Coverage During COVID-19 Sign-Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for subsidized health... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for subsidized health insurance coverage made more affordable by the COVID-19 relief law, President Joe Biden said Wednesday. He called that number encouraging...


Women’s Clinics Outside of Texas See Surge in Abortion Refugees

Clinics outside of Texas are seeing an increase in women traveling across state lines to get abortions only two weeks after Senate Bill 8, a Texas law which bans nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy before most women...

Women’s Clinics Outside of Texas See Surge in Abortion Refugees

Clinics outside of Texas are seeing an increase in women traveling across state lines to get abortions only two weeks... Read More

Police Reform Law Creates Issues for Officers Responding to Mental Health Calls

A new law is dissuading some law enforcement officials in Washington from taking mental health calls, according to a memo from the attorney general’s office.  “Recently, certain law enforcement agencies may have expressed concerns that House Bill 1310 limits when...

Police Reform Law Creates Issues for Officers Responding to Mental Health Calls

A new law is dissuading some law enforcement officials in Washington from taking mental health calls, according to a memo... Read More

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FDA is Taking Steps to Ensure Safe COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

WASHINGTON — With the public school year already underway around the country, the Food and Drug Administration is not taking chances when it comes to making COVID-19 vaccinations available to children younger than 12 years old. Acting FDA Commissioner Janet...

FDA is Taking Steps to Ensure Safe COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

WASHINGTON — With the public school year already underway around the country, the Food and Drug Administration is not taking... Read More

Study Shows How College Education Can Impact Family Planning in Women

A recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences finds a new trend occurring when it comes to the role of marriage in family formation among college-educated women. “Until recently, nearly all college-educated women waited to...

Study Shows How College Education Can Impact Family Planning in Women

A recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences finds a new trend occurring when it... Read More

Increased Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently announced they’ve seen four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, after five human cases were reported all of last year, indicating a significant increase of virus activity...

Increased Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently announced they’ve seen four new human cases of West Nile virus in the... Read More

The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Workers

The results of a recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk underscore how the coronavirus pandemic has created constraints on the demand for work even as it limits the number of workers available to hire. AGC...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Workers

The results of a recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk underscore how the coronavirus pandemic... Read More

How Health Is Impacted by Extreme Heat

There have always been periods of extreme heat in the U.S., but now researchers estimate that climate change could make these periods more frequent, widespread, and severe over the next 30 years.  A recent report from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne... Read More

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How Health Is Impacted by Extreme Heat

There have always been periods of extreme heat in the U.S., but now researchers estimate that climate change could make... Read More

How the Pandemic is Changing Telehealth Investments in Rural Areas

The Biden Administration is investing more than $19 million to expand telehealth access to rural and underserved communities, and Mend, a telemedicine and AI-powered patient engagement platform, is looking to prioritize access in rural areas where there is less internet... Read More

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How the Pandemic is Changing Telehealth Investments in Rural Areas

The Biden Administration is investing more than $19 million to expand telehealth access to rural and underserved communities, and Mend,... Read More

Child Hospitalizations on the Rise Weeks into Texas School Year

The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 has reached an all-time high just weeks after the start of the school... Read More

The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 has reached an all-time high just weeks after the start of the school year for public schools in Texas, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Over the weekend,...


Jury Selection Begins In Fraud Trial of Theranos Founder

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jury selection is underway in the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, a one-time darling... Read More

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jury selection is underway in the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, a one-time darling of Silicon Valley now facing felony charges alleging she duped elite financial backers, customers and patients into believing that her...


Kansas Health Officials Urging Residents Not to Take Livestock Drug for COVID

TOPEKA, Kan. - A drug most commonly given to horses and cows as an anti-parasite medicine should not be taken... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. - A drug most commonly given to horses and cows as an anti-parasite medicine should not be taken by humans to treat or prevent COVID-19, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in a Wednesday advisory. Ivermectin...


FDA Warns Health Care Providers of Certain N95 Respirators from China

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care personnel to stop using certain N95 respirators manufactured by... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care personnel to stop using certain N95 respirators manufactured by Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacturing Co. due to “serious concerns with [their] quality.” In a letter released last week, the...


Expert Discusses Emerging COVID-19 Variants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Since May 2020, new variants of the novel coronavirus have emerged that can cause COVID-19 infection, and now health experts keep encouraging individuals to get vaccinated to reduce the spread of infection and avoid the emergence of...

Expert Discusses Emerging COVID-19 Variants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Since May 2020, new variants of the novel coronavirus have emerged that can cause COVID-19 infection, and... Read More

Increase in COVID-19 Cases May be Leading to Clinician Burnout

Hospitals across the U.S. are experiencing nearly twice as many COVID-19 patients as last winter. Coupled with clinician staffing shortages, the situation is leading to increases in provider burnout.  “I think all clinicians in the country are tired. Last year...

Increase in COVID-19 Cases May be Leading to Clinician Burnout

Hospitals across the U.S. are experiencing nearly twice as many COVID-19 patients as last winter. Coupled with clinician staffing shortages,... Read More

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