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COVID-19 Vaccines Can Now Be Distributed
(7 days ago) All federally qualified community health centers in the United States will now be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government for local distribution. The expansion of vaccine supply to these all centers is an effort by the Biden administration to help ensure greater equity in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. 1.
More COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Community Health …
(3 days ago) A number of federally-funded Community Health Centers will start receiving direct supplies of COVID-19 vaccines the week of Feb. 15. The program is part of the Biden Administration’s plan to increase the amount of vaccine to areas that are underserved by health care and to populations that are more vulnerable to the pandemic.
Cleavers: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage
(3 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.
U.S. Ranks Last in Health Care Compared to Other High
(9 days ago) Health care is an expensive endeavor in the U.S., where the average person spends more than $11,000 per year on health care according to the most recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The 10 Biggest Teen Health Risks
(6 days ago) The health consequences of childhood obesity are serious and include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and fatty liver disease. It also can lead to psychological problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and bullying.
How to Protect Your Mental Health Amid a COVID-19 Surge
(1 days ago) This means making mental health care accessible through online counseling services, chat and text services, and helplines for mental health crises. “When fear of variants and surges in cases is imminent,” he adds, these kinds of services “require a well-funded infrastructure, and governments should aid mental health promotion.”
10 Healing Herbs with Medicinal Benefits
(2 days ago) Traditional Uses . Chamomile is a popular herbal remedy in the United States, commonly used to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health, chamomile is "likely safe" when used as a …
The Smart Home: Can It Replace Traditional Health Care
(8 days ago) Health monitoring smart home products, in particular, bring many opportunities. Some argue that nine-to-five health care might soon be a thing of the past. However, individual smart health gadgets such as smartwatches and activity trackers are not …
Study Finds Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders Doubled
(Just Now) A new study showed that hospitalizations for eating disorders doubled during the first year of the pandemic. Experts say this spike is likely due to heightened stress, isolation, social media use, and changes in interactions with family. Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health conditions for many people.
Oligodendroglioma Causes and Risk Factors
(Just Now) Nicholas R. Metrus, MD, is board-certified in neurology and neuro-oncology. He currently works at the Glasser Brain Tumor Center with Atlantic Health System in Summit, New Jersey. Oligodendrogliomas are rare tumors found in the brain or spinal cord. This type of tumor comes from oligodendrocytes
Ice Cream Made From Nutrition Shakes Helps Malnourished
(9 days ago) Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …
Anxious Attachment: Strategies for Coping
(7 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.
Missing Teeth: Causes, Impact, Treatment
(2 days ago) Sumaya Ibraheem, DDS, is a general dentist practicing in New York, and a member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. Tooth loss can affect chewing patterns, cause bone loss, and impact self-esteem, and it can lead to …
How Can Parents Better Help Kids With Picky Eating Habits
(6 days ago) Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …
Working Through Grief After Divorce
(2 days ago) Mental health: Consider finding mental health support before you need it. It can be helpful to talk through the process of divorce or ending a relationship before the most intense feelings emerge. Children's well-being: If you have children, think about what would be in their best interest when considering telling them about the relationship
Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: Overview and More
(3 days ago) As a public health professional with over 10 years of experience, Katie is passionate about informing decision-making that impacts the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Doru Paul, MD, is triple board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and …
Why Do Nasal Polyps Make You Dizzy
(6 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Hee-Young Kim.
Fear of Bees (Apiphobia or Melissophobia): What to Know
(1 days ago) National Institute of Mental Health. Specific phobia. Pucca MB, Cerni FA, Oliveira IS, et al. Bee updated: current knowledge on bee venom and bee envenoming therapy. Front Immunol. 2019;0. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.02090/full. National Health Service. Overview — phobias. Updated October, 2018. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of
Health Divide: Breast Cancer and Black Women
(5 days ago) Health Divide: Breast Cancer and Black Women. Black women younger than 35 years old get breast cancer at two times the rate of White women. 1 Healthcare providers and researchers do not have a definitive answer as to why breast cancer disproportionately affects Black women, but inferior screening and structural racism are contributing factors.
Vitamins for Skin Health: Benefits and Research
(Just Now) Can B vitamins help improve skin health? Researchers don’t completely understand the role between many B vitamins and skin health. Biotin supplements, for instance, may help people with a deficiency, but there’s little evidence that they can help healthy individuals. The same is true for other B vitamins like niacin and riboflavin.
Wormwood: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage
(7 days ago) Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a perennial herb, or one that grows back every year. It has been used for medical purposes for thousands of years. Wormwood's name stems from the fact that it can remove unwanted parasites. The essential oil …
What Is ACA-Compliant Health Insurance
(9 days ago) ACA-compliant health plans must follow rules established by the Affordable Care Act. The rules vary by group size (individual, small group, and large group); self-insured plans follow the large group rules. Grandfathered and grandmother plans have fewer rules they must follow, and some types of health coverage aren’t regulated by the ACA.
DHEA Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects
(1 days ago) Osteoporosis . Scientific studies evaluating DHEA's effects on bone health have yielded mixed results. Research on DHEA and osteoporosis includes a study published in the Journal of Bone Metabolism in 2017, in which researchers measured the bone mineral density of healthy men and women and found that those with the highest blood levels of DHEA had a significantly higher bone mineral …
3 Surprising Health Risks of Working From Home
(3 days ago) Beyond physical health, the benefits of being at home more can extend to emotional wellbeing and even productivity. “More opportunities to stay with children and family means greater cooking at home as well and improved diet and sleep and social bonding for some,” Khubchandani says.
Blue Eyes: Anatomy, Genetics, Health Implications
(5 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. WorldAtlas.
The 7 Best Thermometers of 2021
(6 days ago) Regardless, health experts are pretty unanimous when it comes to what defines a fever—100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. “Fever is often just a sign of the body fighting some type of an infection—and an elevated temperature is a good thing and is helping your body recover,” explains Maryellen Flaherty-Hewitt, MD, FAAP , Interim Section Chief of
Cholesterol Ratio: What It Means for Your Health
(6 days ago) Cholesterol ratio may be one of the tests reported when your healthcare professional checks your risk for heart disease. It is calculated from total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol. A lower number indicates lower risk, with the optimal level being between 3.5 and 1.