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The Biden administration will end the public health emergency over monkeypox

People line up to get a monkeypox vaccination at a new monkeypox vaccination site at Barnsdall Art Park on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Brian van der Brug | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The Biden administration will end the public health emergency declared in response to the monkeypox outbreak as new …

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The Biden administration will end the public health emergency over monkeypox

People line up to get a monkeypox vaccination at a new monkeypox vaccination site at Barnsdall Art Park on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Brian van der Brug | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The Biden administration will end the public health emergency declared in response to the monkeypox outbreak as new …

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North Carolina health agency appeals disability services decision

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina government is appealing a trial judge’s order it requires many more community services by certain dates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who otherwise live in institutions, the state’s top health official said Wednesday. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Cody Kinsley said the formal challenge …

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The Covid-19 public health emergency has been extended in the US

CNN — The Biden administration on Friday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency for another three months. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra officially renewed the declaration, extending it until October 13, 2022. The emergency declaration has been in effect since January 2020, and the latest renewal comes as the Omicron BA.5 …

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Omicron boosters are not very effective against minor ailments

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Vanessa Leroy | Bloomberg | Getty Images The new Covid omicron boosters are probably not very effective at preventing Covid infections and minor illnesses, but they are …

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Coplin opens health clinic at West Virginia University in Parkersburg | News, Sports, Work

From left, Doug Full, CFO of Coplin Health Systems; Rob Dudley, CEO of Coplin Health Systems; Tori Jackson, interim president of WVU Parkersburg; Chris Gilmer, WVU Potomac State Interim President; and Steve Hardman, chairman of the WVU Parkersburg Board of Trustees. Representatives participated in a ribbon cutting at the new Coplin Health Clinic at WVU-Parkersburg. …

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Working full-time doesn’t always make it easy to get workplace health insurance

CNN — Millions of Americans have signed up for health insurance with their companies in recent weeks. But for some full-time workers, especially in certain industries like construction, work-based coverage is not an option for them. This divide was even more evident as the labor market bounced back to life in 2021 after sharp losses …

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Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new …

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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender confirmation surgeries on minors

CNN — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has suspended gender-affirmation surgeries on patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker on Friday. Tennessee Republican Rep. Jason Zachary — who has asked VUMC to permanently end sex-confirmation surgeries on minors — posted a letter to …

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Don’t dabble in heart-healthy supplements, study says

CNN — Six supplements people commonly take for heart health don’t help lower “bad” cholesterol or improve cardiovascular health, according to a study published Sunday, but statins do. Some people believe that simple dietary supplements—fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, plant sterols, and red yeast rice—will lower their “bad” cholesterol. “Bad” cholesterol, known in the medical …

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