$1.7 million in health-equity grants allocated by Franklin County

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A 2019 decision by the Franklin County Commissioners that the county needed to do more to combat growing societal inequities is continuing to pump general-fund dollars into a locally created program promoting equity in health care. Late last month the commission announced continuing grants totaling $1.68 million to nine organizations intended […]

Long term outcomes of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in post covid condition: longitudinal follow-up of a randomized controlled trial

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In this long-term longitudinal follow-up of the active treatment group in our original randomized controlled trial, we found HBOT effects on quality of life, emotional well-being, sleep quality and neuropsychological symptoms in long COVID patients were maintained even more than 1 year (486 ± 73) after the last HBOT session. In all […]

‘We leave patients to scream for hours and hours’

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By Alice CuddyBBC News, Jerusalem AFP An injured man lies on a bed in the Gaza European hospital in late December Doctors across Gaza have described operating on patients without anaesthetic, turning people with chronic conditions away, and treating rotting wounds with limited medical supplies. “Because of the shortage of […]

Best Fitbit fitness trackers and watches in 2024

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In 2024, you might wonder if Fitbit is still relevant. Despite getting acquired by Google, Fitbit remains one of the most recognizable names in the industry. Fitbit trackers aren’t meant for the most hardcore of athletes, but they’re still excellent devices for tracking overall activity as well as monitoring certain […]

Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study shows rapid

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image:  A Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study provides evidence that rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 administered at home (upper image) yield results as reliable as those performed by a medical professional (lower image). view more  Credit: M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, using public domain images In a study involving nearly 1,000 […]

US defense secretary released from hospital – World

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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin holds a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington, US, Jan 29, 2024. [Photo/Agencies] WASHINGTON — US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was released from the hospital on Tuesday, the Pentagon said, after a two-day stay to treat a bladder […]

Rental assistance is health care, according to Medicaid

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For more than a decade, researchers and advocates have argued that housing is a fundamental part of health care. Beginning this fall, for the first time, federal Medicaid dollars will start going toward paying some people’s rent. It’s a significant policy development. Congressional regulations have long barred Medicaid funds from […]

When Covid-19 finally got me, here’s what I did next

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Get inspired by a weekly roundup on living well, made simple. Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Better newsletter for information and tools designed to improve your well-being. Story highlights Getting a Covid-19 vaccination reduces risk of hospitalization or death All should have a plan in the event of infection, our […]

Data from China suggest no survival benefit of two antiviral drugs in elderly COVID patients

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gorodenkoff / iStock An observational study in eClinicalMedicine suggests that the antiviral drugs azvudine and nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid) were similarly ineffective in preventing death in elderly patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China, although the authors acknowledge that the findings may be subject to confounding factors and bias. Azvudine has conditional approval […]

US defense secretary in hospital critical care unit – World

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  US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin holds a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington, US, Jan 29, 2024. [Photo/Agencies] WASHINGTON — US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was admitted into the critical care unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for supportive care […]

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