Tag: Health

Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a drug-resistant superbug

Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to the landmark report. The report places five drug-resistant superbugs on […]

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Newport News firefighter battles cancer and with the city he works for

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News firefighter won a battle against the city after surviving cancer. Adrian Manning Adrian Manning feels lucky to be alive with his family on their small horse farm after being diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer last July. He’s been fighting two difficult battles. One to try and stay alive and […]

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The World’s Fastest Women Are Still Being Body-Shamed

A third woman who trained under Alberto Salazar, an elite running coach who led the Nike Oregon Project, says that Salazar’s coaching methods included ridiculing her body and her weight, and forcing embarrassing public weigh-ins. Amy Yoder Begley spent four years training with Salazar—during which time she made the Olympic team and won national championships—before […]

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As Sexually Transmitted Diseases Continue a 5-Year Surge, So Do Racial Disparities in Infection Rates

When it comes to sexual health, it’s never been more crucial to know your status on any number of sexually transmitted diseases—including syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea—as the 2018 STD Surveillance Report indicated a five-year surge in rates of infection. But as if that news isn’t disconcerting enough, the National Association of County and City Health […]

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Kenmore Microwave recalled due to burn hazard

WASHINGTON – A product of the brand Kenmore Elite Microwave Ovens is being recalled for repair. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the incorrect wiring has caused the microwave’s exterior to reach temperatures exceeding 183 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard to the user. About 700 Kenmore microwaves have been recalled. The […]

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Apple Research hands-on: Want to share years of personal data for free?

I’m impressed by Apple’s new Research app for the iPhone and Apple Watch. It’s beautifully designed, ambitious in scope, and so intimately tied into the iOS and watchOS operating systems that it could serve as a singular example of Apple’s “seamless integration of hardware, software, and services.” But after digging into the Research app, I […]

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Apple Research App Debuts with Hearing, Heart, Woman Health Studies

Apple had started baking in support for an optional medical app called Research beginning from iOS 13.2. Now the company has released a standalone version of its first three studies that include the Apple Heart and Movement Study, the Apple Women’s Health Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. In order for the studies to work […]

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Massive Study Confirms The Apple Watch Is Quite Adept At Detecting Irregular Heart Rates

In the past, we have heard countless stories about how the Apple Watch’s heart rate detection feature, and more recently its ECG feature, have saved many lives. Is it all fluke? Could it merely be coincidental that all these reported cases are from people who so happen to wear an Apple Watch instead of a […]

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Prosecutors want to keep Chesapeake doctor accused of performing ‘unnecessary surgeries’ in jail

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – A Chesapeake doctor is accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on patients.  A judge is expected to decide Thursday morning if Javaid Perwaiz will get bond. He is accused of performing unnecessary hysterectomies, removal of ovaries and Fallopian tubes, according to court documents. Javaid Perwaiz The 69-year-old was arrested for health care […]

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Survey: 13% of Americans say they know someone who died after they couldn’t afford health care

More than 13% of Americans — about 34 million people — say a friend or family member recently passed away in the last five years after being unable to afford treatment for a condition, according to a new poll from Gallup and West Health. The survey, conducted in September among nearly 1,100 people in 50 states, doesn’t […]

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Virginia medical student makes diagnosis that puzzled doctors; appears in Netflix series

Please enable Javascript to watch this video RICHMOND, Va. — She made the correct diagnosis of a patient whose story appeared in a New York Times column where a doctor called for other opinions on that very difficult case, according to CBS 6. Now soon-to-be-doctor Lillian Fung is appearing in the first episode of a […]

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Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized, will undergo procedure after recent falls

ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital Monday evening, the Carter Center announced. Former President Jimmy Carter He will undergo a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. The Carter Center says Carter is “resting […]

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