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Melissa Block As hospitals around the country fill with COVID-19 patients, medical personnel are sounding the alarm about shortages of drugs essential to those patients’ care. “We have seen an increase in demand on pharmaceuticals that’s unprecedented,” says Daniel Kistner, who manages the pharmacy program for Vizient, a group purchasing organization that negotiates lower prices with drug […]

Original post by CNN Reclusive, nocturnal, numerous – bats are a possible source of the coronavirus. Yet some scientists concur they are not to blame for the transfer of the disease that’s changing daily life – humans are.

Vanessa Romo, NPR Hours after the White House rejected the idea of appointing a coronavirus czar, President Trump on Wednesday put Vice President Pence in charge of the administration’s response to the disease. “We’re doing really well, and Mike is going to be in charge,” Trump said, noting that Pence’s experience as governor of Indiana […]

By Alice Park It’s fairly established medical science that people who have had heart attacks can take regular low doses of aspirin to significantly lower their risk of having another heart attack, or other heart problems including stroke. But it is still an open question whether or not people who haven’t had a heart event, but are […]

CANDACE WHEELER • NOV 25, 2019 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on predicted holiday travel volumes in Atlanta and nationwide. And, in other news,  acclaimed professional tennis player Rafael Nadal will play Grigor Dimitrov this spring at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. 03:53: Almost half of the kidney transplants at Piedmont Hospital come from living donors […]

Ashley Lopez Texas’ bipartisan effort to shield patients from surprise medical bills could be weaker than lawmakers intended when it takes effect Jan. 1. Earlier this year, lawmakers from both parties came together on legislation to protect people in state-regulated health plans from getting outrageous bills for out-of-network care. The new law, known as Senate […]

Original Post More than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad is being recalled after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli and two of them developed kidney failure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday. A New Jersey company, Missa Bay, issued the voluntary recall, worried that the romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria following an investigation by the Centers for […]

It’s long been known that eating fish, especially cold-water fish such as salmon that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, is good for heart health. But, for the millions of Americans who are at high risk of heart disease, eating enough fish to make a difference isn’t likely to be realistic for most. There’s growing evidence […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu season is starting to ramp up — and it’s not too late to reduce your risk with a vaccine. But scientists have come to realize that flu vaccines are less effective for people who are overweight or obese. Considering that excess weight affects more than two-thirds of the […]

NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE Ublester Rodriguez could not have anticipated that his life would be profoundly changed by kitchen and bathroom countertops. He says that he grew up poor, in a small Mexican town, and came to the United States when he was 14. He spoke no English, but he immediately got a job. “In the beginning […]


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