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2022-03-02 16:43:03
by Dan McCue
White House Unveils Plan for Dealing With Next COVID Phase

WASHINGTON — Hours after President Joe Biden declared “it’s time for Americans to get back to work” in his State... Read More

WASHINGTON — Hours after President Joe Biden declared “it’s time for Americans to get back to work” in his State of the Union address, the White House on Wednesday unveiled its updated plan for dealing with the next phase of... Read More

Pandemic Fears are Fading Along With Omicron: AP-NORC Poll

Omicron is fading away, and so are Americans' worries about COVID-19. As coronavirus pandemic case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths continue to plummet,... Read More

Omicron is fading away, and so are Americans' worries about COVID-19. As coronavirus pandemic case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths continue to plummet, fewer people now than in January say they are concerned that they will be infected after the rise and fall... Read More

2022-02-28 15:34:49
by Dan McCue
Congress Unmasked for State of the Union

WASHINGTON — It’ll be masks off for President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday as the... Read More

WASHINGTON — It’ll be masks off for President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday as the House is lifting the mask mandate that has been in place almost since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian... Read More

CDC: Many Healthy Americans Can Take a Break from Masks

Most Americans live in places where healthy people, including students in schools, can safely take a break from wearing masks... Read More

Most Americans live in places where healthy people, including students in schools, can safely take a break from wearing masks under new U.S. guidelines released Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined the new set of measures for... Read More

2022-02-25 14:51:28
by Reece Nations
Prosecutors Refuse to Enforce Texas Directive on Transgender Care

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive on Tuesday compelling the state child welfare agency to investigate... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive on Tuesday compelling the state child welfare agency to investigate reports of “gender-transitioning procedures” as child abuse, but some district attorneys are refusing to comply. The directive followed Texas Attorney... Read More

CDC to Significantly Ease Pandemic Mask Guidelines Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will significantly loosen federal mask-wearing guidelines to protect against COVID-19 transmission on Friday, according... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will significantly loosen federal mask-wearing guidelines to protect against COVID-19 transmission on Friday, according to two people familiar with the matter, meaning most Americans will no longer be advised to wear masks in indoor... Read More

Over Half of US Abortions Now Done With Pills, Not Surgery

More than half of U.S. abortions are now done with pills rather than surgery, an upward trend that spiked during... Read More

More than half of U.S. abortions are now done with pills rather than surgery, an upward trend that spiked during the pandemic with the increase in telemedicine, a report released Thursday shows. In 2020, pills accounted for 54% of all... Read More

2022-02-24 15:56:30
by Kate Michael
Attorneys General Heat Up as Reproductive Rights Cases Take Center Stage

WASHINGTON — As the nation waits on tenterhooks to find out how the Supreme Court will rule on a Mississippi... Read More

WASHINGTON — As the nation waits on tenterhooks to find out how the Supreme Court will rule on a Mississippi case to decide whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional, advocates and opponents of abortion laws across the... Read More

2022-02-24 01:26:16
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Forensic Spray Helps Keep Individuals Safe From Domestic Violence 

SmartWater CSI is a traceable liquid nanotechnology that is invisible to the naked eye but shows up as yellow-green under... Read More

SmartWater CSI is a traceable liquid nanotechnology that is invisible to the naked eye but shows up as yellow-green under ultraviolet light.  The forensic spray, which contains a unique signature for each user, is now helping courts gather the evidence... Read More

2022-02-24 01:22:29
by Alexa Hornbeck
Report Shows Only a Few Hospitals in the US Are Complying With Federal Price Transparency Laws 

A new report from PatientRightsAdvocate.org finds that only about 14% of hospitals are currently in compliance with federal price transparency regulations.  This January marked... Read More

A new report from PatientRightsAdvocate.org finds that only about 14% of hospitals are currently in compliance with federal price transparency regulations.  This January marked one year since the Hospital Price Transparency rule went into effect. The rule is an Affordable Care Act provision that... Read More

2022-02-24 01:19:16
by Alexa Hornbeck
Report Estimates 6.7M Children May Lose Medicaid Coverage by April 

A new report from researchers at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute finds that children will suffer if their parents and caregivers... Read More

A new report from researchers at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute finds that children will suffer if their parents and caregivers in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are not eligible for redetermination, as the coverage requirement may be set... Read More

2022-02-24 01:16:12
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study Shows Ivermectin Not Recommended for Treatment of COVID-19

A new study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine finds ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug, has failed to treat individuals with COVID-19.  ... Read More

A new study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine finds ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug, has failed to treat individuals with COVID-19.   To conduct the open-label study, researchers enrolled high-risk patients with COVID-19 from 20 public hospitals and COVID-19 quarantine centers in... Read More

2022-02-24 01:13:46
by Alexa Hornbeck
CDC Updates Guidance to Recommend Longer Intervals Between Vaccine Doses 

On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on vaccine dosing intervals for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines... Read More

On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on vaccine dosing intervals for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to be spaced out at least eight weeks apart between the first and second doses.  The decision to update the... Read More

2022-02-24 01:11:34
by Alexa Hornbeck
Infectious Disease Experts Warn of New Variant That May Be More Contagious Than Omicron

Although the surge in omicron infections has been declining over the past few weeks, leaders at the World Health Organization... Read More

Although the surge in omicron infections has been declining over the past few weeks, leaders at the World Health Organization have issued new warnings regarding another new variant of concern, known as BA.2.  Although still classified as omicron, the BA.2 strain differs... Read More

2022-02-24 01:09:23
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Vaccine to Be Submitted for Regulatory Approval Based on Promising Study Results

On Wednesday two companies, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, said they plan to submit a new COVID-19 vaccine for U.S. and European... Read More

On Wednesday two companies, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, said they plan to submit a new COVID-19 vaccine for U.S. and European regulatory approval. This followed Phase 3 efficacy trials that showed promise of protection both as a primary series and a... Read More

2022-02-24 01:05:36
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Studies Show Need for Expanding Access to Child and Adult Nutrition Programs 

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released two new reports on expanding access to obesity treatment for older adults and another... Read More

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released two new reports on expanding access to obesity treatment for older adults and another that focuses on strengthening child nutrition programs. The first report, which focuses on older adults, explores what would be required for... Read More

2022-02-23 19:48:02
by Alexa Hornbeck
Congress Explores Pathways to Universal Health Coverage

WASHINGTON — The House Education Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions recently met to discuss possible pathways to affordable,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Education Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions recently met to discuss possible pathways to affordable, universal health coverage for Americans.  “Simply put, the steps taken in the American Rescue Plan made coverage more attainable for... Read More

2022-02-23 18:37:09
by Alexa Hornbeck
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Mental Health Issues

WASHINGTON — The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a meeting on Feb. 17 to discuss... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a meeting on Feb. 17 to discuss efforts to address the mental health needs of Americans, particularly children, after data collected during the pandemic revealed sharp increases... Read More

2022-02-23 15:42:30
by Dan McCue
4th Circuit Upholds Decision to Block SC’s ‘Heartbeat’ Bill

RICHMOND, Va. — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision to temporarily block South... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision to temporarily block South Carolina’s ban on abortions after six weeks. Signed by Republican Gov. Henry McMaster last year, the law requires doctors to... Read More

National Guard to Help DC Control Traffic for Truck Convoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as it prepares for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved... Read More

2022-02-22 18:43:24
by Kate Michael
‘Freedom First’ Approach Sees Florida Tourism Grow Beyond Pre-Pandemic Levels

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida tourism is rebounding exceptionally well and even surpassing pre-pandemic levels according to a recent announcement from... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida tourism is rebounding exceptionally well and even surpassing pre-pandemic levels according to a recent announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Sunshine State welcomed 30.9 million visitors between October and December 2021, and nearly a full 118... Read More

California Adopts Nation's 1st 'Endemic' Virus Policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California became the first state to formally shift to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus with... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California became the first state to formally shift to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus with Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement Thursday of a plan that emphasizes prevention and quick reaction to outbreaks over mandated masking and... Read More

2022-02-17 21:10:32
by Tom Ramstack
Biosecurity Experts Tell Senate Pandemic Revealed Gaps in Preparedness

WASHINGTON — As COVID-19 deaths in the United States approach 1 million, maybe something worthwhile came out of the pandemic,... Read More

WASHINGTON — As COVID-19 deaths in the United States approach 1 million, maybe something worthwhile came out of the pandemic, biosecurity experts told a Senate panel Thursday. At least now Americans and their lawmakers are willing to dedicate the resources... Read More

Trudeau Says Protests Must End, Truckers Brace for Crackdown

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police poured into downtown Ottawa on Thursday in what truckers feared was a prelude to a... Read More

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police poured into downtown Ottawa on Thursday in what truckers feared was a prelude to a crackdown on their nearly three-week, street-clogging protest against Canada's COVID-19 restrictions. Work crews in the capital began erecting fences outside... Read More

2022-02-16 23:32:16
by Alexa Hornbeck
New CDC Findings Show Protection From Booster Wanes After About Four Months

Two new studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the effectiveness of booster shots for combatting... Read More

Two new studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the effectiveness of booster shots for combatting the omicron variant declines substantially after four months. The first study examines hospitalizations and emergency room and urgent care center visits in... Read More

2022-02-16 23:30:04
by Alexa Hornbeck
Senators Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act 

A group of senators recently joined together to introduce the Violence Against Women Act of 2022, following last year’s passage in the... Read More

A group of senators recently joined together to introduce the Violence Against Women Act of 2022, following last year’s passage in the House. The legislation will expand prevention efforts and protections for survivors of domestic violence, and provide increased resources and training... Read More

2022-02-16 23:28:10
by Alexa Hornbeck
FDA Authorizes Another Monoclonal Antibody 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an emergency use authorization for a new monoclonal antibody treatment called bebtelovimab from Eli Lilly,... Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an emergency use authorization for a new monoclonal antibody treatment called bebtelovimab from Eli Lilly, to help reduce the chances of severe illness in high-risk patients with COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services... Read More

2022-02-16 23:25:46
by Alexa Hornbeck
Nebraska Bill to Hold Ethanol Plant Accountable for Hazardous Health Impact

A new bill known as L.B. 1048 is before the Appropriations Committee in Nebraska. The bill would allocate $10 million in federal... Read More

A new bill known as L.B. 1048 is before the Appropriations Committee in Nebraska. The bill would allocate $10 million in federal funds for a research team to study the health impact of the hazardous materials emergency at the site of a... Read More

2022-02-16 23:23:50
by Alexa Hornbeck
Hawaii Considers How Bringing Casino Gambling Into the State Might Impact Residents’ Health

A new bill from legislators in Hawaii, known as H.B. 1962, would fund a study to understand the feasibility of legalized... Read More

A new bill from legislators in Hawaii, known as H.B. 1962, would fund a study to understand the feasibility of legalized casino gaming in Hawaii. Gambling is legal in 48 out of 50 states in the U.S., but remains illegal in... Read More

2022-02-16 23:21:54
by Alexa Hornbeck
Survey Shows How the Pandemic Adversely Affected Clinicians’ Safety-Net Practices 

Survey findings published in Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, show the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

Survey findings published in Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, show the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly harsh for low-income and racial and ethnic minority communities.  To conduct the survey, researchers from the University... Read More

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