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Covid cases are rising and hospitalizations have plateaued even as vaccinations increase

Emergency Medical Technician Lenny Fernandez, Medical Assistant Rodnay Moore and Physician Assistant-Certified Calvin Davis, left to right, prepare doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine as the city of Vernon Health Department staff used the city’s new mobile health unit clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to nearly 250 essential food processing workers at Rose & Shore,… Read More »

Exactly how much Vitamin D experts say you should take even after winter ends

As the temperatures dip, people who live with joint and bone conditions such as arthritis can feel more discomfort than they do in summer. But in reality, could those problems actually be down to a lack of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ in the dark winter months? “Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphorus… Read More »

Women once faced bullies, blacklists and even angry mobs to practice medicine

Elizabeth Blackwell had an epiphany. After a friend back home in Cincinnati admitted that she delayed treatment for uterine problems because she didn’t want to be handled by a “rough unfeeling man,” Blackwell — then a shy 24-year-old music teacher — decided to study medicine. “If I could have been treated by a lady doctor,”… Read More »

Election Issue Spotlight: “Junk” Insurance Makes a Pandemic Even Worse

By ROSEMARIE DAY and NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE One of the most important responsibilities of the American government is to protect its citizens from harmful industry practices, from lead poisoning to dangerous pharmaceuticals to financial meltdowns. Its record is far from perfect, but government regulators usually act in good faith and in turn earn the trust of… Read More »