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Alaska tribal health groups distribute vaccine far and wide

Details: 45 minutes ago · Tribal health organizations had flexibility in deciding how best to distribute vaccine allocations they received from the federal Indian Health Service. And they played a significant role in Alaska’s overall vaccine rollout, sharing doses with outside communities and in some cases expanding eligibility faster than the state.

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New Mexico health secretary, experts push vaccine message

Details: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Combatting misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and tapping into networks of community health providers, faith leaders and other local organizers to share more public health information will be imperative as the …

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Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

Details: Federal Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga, who took over the post last month, said Wednesday that a shipment of sedatives was expected to arrive in Brazil “in the next ten days.” It is the result of a contract signed with the Pan American Health Organization.

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California re-opens enrollment for health insurance coverage

Details: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange, hoping more people will buy coverage now that the federal government is offering new assistance that could lower monthly premiums by $1,000 or more in some cases. Normally, people can only

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Oscar-nominated Romanian film reveals health care failings

Details: The doctors, the minister of health at the time, and the health care officials at the top of that manipulation should face trials,” Nanau said. Decades of systemic corruption and widespread apathy in Romania’s health care system created many difficult-to-watch scenes in “Collective.”

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Austria's health minister resigns, saying he's overworked

Details: Austrian health minister Rudolf Anschober announces his resignation due to health problems and overworking in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Anschober said that he couldn’t continue in the grueling job of helping lead the country’s coronavirus response because of persistent personal health problems. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)

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COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Details: The attack in Nigeria early last month was just one of many on health workers globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report by the Geneva-based Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center identified more than 1,100 threats or acts of violence against health care workers and facilities last year.

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3rd health minister fired in virus-battered Czech Republic

Details: PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minster Andrej Babis fired his health minister on Wednesday, the third to have been ousted during the pandemic in one of Europe’s hardest-hit countries. Jan Blatny was replaced by Petr Arenberger, the director of …

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Native American health clinics offering vaccine to visitors

Details: SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Indian Health Service announced Monday that it is shifting its vaccine distribution system to target individual hospitals and clinics with high demand for shots and taper supplies to hubs where most eligible patients have …

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Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots

Details: FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, a nurse puts on protective gear in a COVID-19 unit in California. The nation’s biggest immunization rollout in history is facing pushback from an unlikely source: health care workers who witnessed COVID-19′s devastation firsthand but are refusing shots in surprising numbers.

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UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus

Details: 45 minutes ago · After the new coronavirus erupted in China, the World Health Organization sprang into action: It declared an international health emergency, rushed a team to the epicenter in Wuhan and urged other countries to get ready and drum up funding for the response. Many analysts have praised the initial response by the world’s go-to agency on health

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COVID bill to deliver big health insurance savings for many

Details: Because health insurance is so complicated, consumers are going to have to do their homework to figure out if there’s something in the bill for them. And health care benefits are not like stimulus checks that can be blasted out. There will be a lag as government agencies, insurers and employers unpack the bill’s provisions.

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Billions spent on coronavirus fight, but what happens next

Details: 15 hours ago · Funding for Public Health Emergency Preparedness, which pays for emergency capabilities for state and local health departments, dropped by about half between the 2003 and 2021 fiscal years, accounting for inflation, according to Trust for America’s Health, a public health research and advocacy organization.. Even the federal Prevention and Public Health Fund, which was …

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Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

Details: The Department of Health and Human Services would get a 23.1% boost to $133.7 billion. There would be additional funds to combat opioid addiction and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose mission took on new urgency during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pandemic isolation puts strain on mental health in Wyoming

Details: Mental Health America, a mental health nonprofit, found that between January and September 2020, the number of people seeking mental health help shot up from the year before. It found that 93% more people took its assessment for anxiety and that an extra 62% of people sought the organization’s depression assessment.

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Adams said to have spurned NFL, union health programs

Details: Also available through the NFLPA is a supplemental mental health benefit offering access to outpatient psychiatry and counseling services in the former player’s home community. Eligible services covered include psychiatric evaluations and follow-up appointments, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, and individual counseling to

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New Orleans health care workers' heralded in 'Dear Nurses'

Details: A New Orleans entrepreneur is celebrating the work of frontline health care workers with an online project called “Dear Nurses.” Robert Fogarty is the founder of Dear World, a special event business and also a nonprofit storytelling site. The Dear Nurses project features his signature Dear World style: individual portraits of 39 health care

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The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Details: 25 minutes ago · PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped slightly in the last few weeks. It was the one bright spot of news as Arizona

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Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

Details: Oscar Health wanted to know if people had adequate food for the next couple weeks and how they planned to stay stocked up while hunkering down at home. “We’ve seen time and again, the lack of good and nutritional food causes members to get readmitted” to hospitals, Oscar executive Ananth Lalithakumar said.

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Ex-Florida employee in jail after arrest warrant issued

Details: The investigation began Nov. 10 after FDLE received a complaint from the state’s health department that someone illegally accessed a state emergency-alert messaging system, known as ReadyOp, a news release said. Agents determined the message was sent from the home where Jones lived in Tallahassee, the news release said.

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Battling COVID-19 proving deadly for Peru's doctor corps

Details: Health care professionals have been mounting an open-ended national protest for weeks to press their complaints about inadequate salaries, poor benefits and other working conditions. On a recent afternoon, wearing scrubs, gowns, face masks and face shields, they marched in Lima surrounded by police in riot gear.

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Vaccine rollout confirms public health officials' warnings

Details: Several health experts complained about that approach, saying it led to confusion and a patchwork response. “Let’s just say that I was disappointed how they handled testing, and the vaccine deployment has reminded me of how disappointed I was when they handled testing,” said Dr. Mysheika Roberts, health commissioner in Columbus, Ohio.

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Public health workers leaving jobs amid pandemic, politics

Details: Lee Norman, who oversees the public health system as secretary of state health department, was recently assigned a security detail. He called the departure of so many frontline workers “disheartening and cause for concern.” Kansas reported another 70 COVID-19 deaths since Friday, bringing its pandemic total to 1,856.

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Amazon jumps into health care with telemedicine initiative

Details: The health care providers are supplied by Care Medical, a contractor that works with Amazon on an exclusive contract. While Amazon has launched initiatives in the health field such as Amazon Pharmacy and Amazon Halo, a wristband that measures vital statistics, Amazon Care will be the tech giant’s first foray into providing health care

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Biden could change course in high court health care case

Details: The health care case, argued a week after the election in November, is one of several matters, along with immigration and a separate case on Medicaid work requirements, where the new administration could take a different position from the Trump administration at the high court.

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In switch, South Africa to give health workers J&J vaccine

Details: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said South Africa would switch to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and, at least for now, not use Oxford-AstraZeneca’s — which has been heralded as one of the most promising for the developing world because it’s cheaper and does not …

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Arkansas governor signs medical conscience objections law

Details: The measure says health care workers and institutions have the right to not participate in non-emergency treatments that violate their conscience. The new law won’t take effect until late this summer. Opponents of the law, including the Human Rights Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union, have said it will allow doctors to refuse to

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Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers

Details: Spanish health care workers are far from the only ones to have suffered psychologically from the pandemic. In China, the levels of mental disorders among doctors and nurses were even higher, with 50% reporting depression, 45% reporting anxiety and 34% reporting insomnia, according to the World Health Organization.

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Trump's age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

Details: TRUMP’S RISKS . Older age, being male and having any other health problems increase the chance of severe illness, and Trump has those. At 74, “his age would be the primary risk factor,” said Dr. David Banach, an infectious diseases physician at the University of Connecticut’s health system.

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UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

Details: The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad - a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African continent free of wild polio virus. In a statement Wednesday, Sept. 2020, WHO said two children in Sudan - one from South Darfur state and the other from Gedarif

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South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

Details: Public health resources were slashed by lawmakers during the Great Recession, and board members’ terms lapsed under Gov. Mark Sanford. His successor, Gov. Nikki Haley, remade the board, and Catherine Templeton, previously tapped by Haley to trim jobs at the state’s labor department, was named director. Templeton initiated more cuts

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Wisconsin chief health officer quits as COVID-19 rages

Details: State Health Officer and Department of Health Services Interim Division of Public Health Administrator Stephanie Smiley is the second state health officer to resign in the last six months. She announced her resignation would be effective Nov. 11 in a letter to local health departments.

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Becerra confirmed to shepherd Biden's ambitious health plans

Details: The 50-49 largely party-line vote makes the 63-year-old Becerra the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services. The $1.4 trillion agency encompasses health insurance programs, drug safety and approvals, advanced medical research, substance abuse treatment, and the welfare of children, including hundreds of Central American migrants arriving daily at the U.S.-Mexico …

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Trump extends visa ban; court clears health insurance rule

Details: Biden also doesn’t directly address the health-insurance requirement in his platform, and a lawyer who sued over the policy on Thursday urged him to immediately rescind it.. In April, Trump imposed a ban on green cards issued abroad that largely targets family members of people already in the United States. After a surprisingly chilly reception from immigration hawks, the administration went

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Mexico urges end to harassment of health workers in pandemic

Details: “To threaten the physical safety of medical personnel or to affect the functioning and operation of the hospital infrastructure dedicated in this moment to the health emergency puts at risk the capacity of response that the population requires,”said Víctor Hugo Borja, director of medical services for Mexico’s public health system.

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California governor signs law to grow mental health coverage

Details: State and federal laws already require health insurance companies to handle mental health treatments the same as physical health treatments. The California Health Benefits Review Program says 99.8% of people enrolled in private health insurance plans have coverage for mental health and substance abuse disorders on par with other medical conditions.

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Majority of Kenyan medical workers on strike amid a pandemic

Details: NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan doctors and other crucial medical personnel in public hospitals Monday started a nationwide strike to protest the lack of personal protective equipment and health insurance for frontline workers fighting against the spread of the coronavirus.

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US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

Details: Federal health officials will have the final say on distributing the 300 million vaccine doses the government is buying under the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed. In practice, state and local health departments ultimately will have control over where they set up vaccination clinics.

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South Africa's health care workers eager for first vaccines

Details: No matter, say many South African health workers who are enthusiastic about getting the J&J jab, which comes amid a huge shift in the government’s vaccination strategy. South Africa, with nearly 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 including more than 47,000 …

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Liver Health Formula Reviews

Details: New York, NY - ( NewMediaWire) - December 24, 2020 - Liver Health Formula by Pure Health Research is a newly released formula that packs 8 powerful ingredients, each of which is committed to boosting your liver wellness.According to Pure Health Research, the supplement is easy to use and doesn’t pose side effects as it is free from artificial ingredients and harmful chemicals.

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Analysis: Louisiana health department targeting disparities

Details: But health department spokesman Kevin Litten said only the deputy director’s job is new, while the costs for the other positions, travel and supplies were reshuffled from another office. Louisiana’s health equity initiative still is in early stages, but ideas already have emerged.

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1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at Minnesota health clinic

Details: Law enforcement personnel walk toward the Allina Health clinic, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, Minn. Authorities say multiple people were shot at the Minnesota health clinic on Tuesday and someone was taken into custody afterward.

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Ginsburg waited 4 months to say her cancer had returned

Details: “The lack of health information about individual justices is a glaring problem. Declining, even incapacitated, justices hold their offices until they die. And because justices play politics with their departure decisions, trying to retire under a politically favorable president and Senate if possible, the court’s history has been filled

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Nature’s Boost CBD Gummies Reviews

Details: The fast action formula claims toeventually transform your health completely and you will be able to enjoy a feel-good mood and health all day long. One bottle of this supplement contains 30 gummies that are enough to last you for a month. Youre supposed to take one gummy per day. Moreover, certain people are better off avoiding this supplement:

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Complete Vision Formula Reviews

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Complete Vision Formula Reviews (Pure Health Research

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Park Center to become Parkview Health affiliate

Details: Park Center Inc. will become an affiliate of Parkview Health, effective Oct. 1, the health-care providers said today. Park Center, a community mental health center with facilities in Fort Wayne, Bluffton and Decatur, will work with Parkview Behavioral Health and Parkview Physicians Group to create a comprehensive continuum of mental health care, it and Parkview Health said in a statement.

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