The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is a major health issue, and it’s getting worse. The current national adult obesity rate is 29.7%, but almost half of adults are projected to be obese, not just overweight, by 2030, according to Harvard researchers estimates published in December 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine. While […]
ATLANTA — Compared with other states, Georgia has a stunningly low rate of referring poor children to specialty services under Medicaid, according to a recently released report.
To find the body parts most prone to excessive sweating, Duradry consulted a 2016 study published in the Archives of Dermatological Research, the oldest journal worldwide in the field of cutaneous biology and skin research.
Questions set the scientific method in motion. Without that initial curiosity, that "I wonder...", that "What if...", we would not have the technology, the medicine, nor the knowledge that we have today.
More than 93,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2020, a nearly 30% surge from 2019 and the most ever recorded in a single year, according to recently released data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Addiction experts say the increase in overdose deaths was largely driven by the increased […]
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- A Chinese man has died after he contracted an extremely rare infectious disease known as Monkey B virus from primates, according to health officials who say it’s the first documented human case in China.
ATLANTA — Grady Memorial Hospital ranks first and Piedmont Hospital last in a report rating the 10 largest nonprofit Atlanta/Athens area hospitals on their spending on charity care and other community health initiatives.
Thistle analyzed numerous academic studies published in peer-reviewed journals such as Frontiers in Nutrition and Nutrients to discover 10 benefits of a plant-based diet.
The Biden administration is doubling down on a Trump-era rule that requires hospitals to disclose the rates they privately negotiate with insurers.
Johnson & Johnson is issuing a voluntary recall for five Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen lines in the United States after it said it discovered low levels of benzene in the products.
More than 2 million Americans have signed up for 2021 coverage during a special enrollment period on the Obamacare federal and state exchanges, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday.
Many American consumers are skipping the cereal aisle in grocery stores, viewing its contents as basically boxed candy. That’s understandable. A lot of cereals are chock-full of added sugars and refined grains, which can contribute to obesity and metabolic dysfunction. Ironically, at the same time, there may be no aisle more essential to the Americans’ health. That’s because cereals have become the de facto source for Americans’ micronutrients.
Just as health experts predicted, the combination of unvaccinated people and the more contagious Delta strain of coronavirus has led to new Covid-19 surges.
ATLANTA - A coalition of mental health and substance abuse organizations is pushing for Georgia to do something about the state’s dismal status as 51st in the nation in access to mental health care.
About one in 10 Americans, or 34.2 million people, live with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data through 2018. And one in three people in the country — or 88 million adults — have prediabetes, which is higher than normal blood sugar level that can turn into diabetes if left […]
The controversial new drug for Alzheimer's disease, Aduhelm, is priced at $56,000 a year for treatment -- but Alzheimer's patients won't be the only ones shouldering the cost.
Stacker scoured scientific studies, DIY websites, and even American history to come up with 15 ways to stay cool on warm days. Keep reading to see a simple hack for using skin care products to bring down your core temperature, how hot beverages may actually cool you off, and how to up your u…
(StatePoint) Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people.
Sunday Citizen compiled facts and statistics on how remote work has affected sleep using 2020 data from health news publications, scientific journals, and surveys that look into the effects of remote work on different aspects of life.
(The Center Square) – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a financial toll on Georgia's long-term care facilities, officials said.
Medicare spent billions more money on generic drugs for its beneficiaries than warehouse chain Costco did for the same drugs, according to an analysis published Tuesday.
It's hard to deny that tomatoes are the ideal summer food -- and that's saying a lot in a season where so much produce is at its peak. But when a heat wave strikes, as one has throughout much of the United States over the past few weeks, the tomato really proves its worth.
As the pandemic recedes and Americans re-enter public life, the surgeon general and other public health experts are urging the country to focus on another national crisis, one that has lingered for decades and worsened in recent years: loneliness.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against swimming with diarrhea this summer, and the visual it's using to give that warning is making quite a splash.
WARNER ROBINS — Houston Healthcare did the typical things to promote COVID-19 vaccination among its hospital workers, including stressing the importance and safety of getting a shot.
Patients would no longer receive surprise medical bills for emergency treatment and certain other health care services from out-of-network providers starting in January under a rule issued Thursday by the Biden administration.
The Biden administration will share tens of millions of US Covid-19 vaccines this summer to countries around the globe, in addition to the 80 million it has already allocated, White House Covid-19 response director Jeff Zients said Thursday.
The U.S. healthcare system operates differently from many others in the world, characterized by high costs for the individual. In fact, it is because of the higher prices of medications, treatments, and hospital procedures that the U.S. spends more on health care per capita than any other developed country in the world, a 2019 Johns […]
ATLANTA — State health officials are asking the federal government’s permission to delay the implementation date of a limited, Georgia-specific expansion of Medicaid for at least a month.
NursingEducation analyzed 2021 data from the Health Resources and Services Administration to determine the 15 U.S. counties with the largest shortages of health care workers.
ATLANTA — The corporate parent of a large Georgia insurer has agreed to pay a total of more than $140 million to two states over a billing dispute involving Medicaid pharmacy benefits.
The percentage of children and adolescents who are not just overweight but obese has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2018, nearly one in five children between the age of 2 and 19 were obese. Childhood obesity is defined as a BMI at or above […]
Southern Community Newspapers, Inc. (Henry Herald, Clayton News, Rockdale-Newton Citizen, Jackson Progress-Argus) is hosting four virtual Wellness Expos in partnership with Southern Regional Medical Center providing our community with a venue for health, medical information, and insight.
ATLANTA - With COVID-19 vaccinations lagging in Georgia, a newly formed coalition launched an initiative Tuesday to convince unvaccinated Georgians to get tested for the virus.
(StatePoint) More than 25 million people in the United States are living with asthma, amounting to about 1 in 13 people. Asthma is a lifelong chronic lung disease that causes difficulty breathing and often limits regular daily activities.
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer’s drugs treat the disease’s symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease — a toxic and sticky […]
(Family Features) In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people put off in-person visits to the doctor’s office. They were able to do so because virtual visits allowed them to safely get the care they needed while avoiding the uncertainty and precautions that accompanied in-person …
Humans’ desire to live independently begins in adolescence and continues into older adulthood. Though many seniors can handle the tasks of daily life on their own, others may need varying degrees of assistance.
ATLANTA - The Biden administration is sending a key component of Gov. Brian Kemp’s health-insurance reform plan back to the drawing board.
EDMONTON, Alberta (CTV Network) -- Loss of taste and smell is a commonly reported symptom of COVID-19, but a new study suggests that how people react to bitter flavors generally may play a role in whether or not they contract the virus and how sick they may become from it.
(Family Features) The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health recently updated national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung condition affecting about 25 million Americans, 5.5 million of who…
Canada has changed its guidelines on mixing doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the country's health agency said Tuesday, and Canadians may get a different type of vaccine for their second shot.
The U.S. health care system faced new levels of scrutiny in the past year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There were shortages of medical masks, ICU beds, as well as nurses. But even before the pandemic, some states were much better equipped to handle both everyday health needs — and the pandemic — than others. There […]
For some people who’ve survived a coronavirus infection, certain symptoms persist even after the virus itself dies off. Since spring 2020, patients around the world have reported a persistent post-COVID “brain fog” — difficulty thinking, remembering, and sustaining attention — even though physical and cognitive examinations reveal no obvious signs of impairment.
(Family Features) To take care of your heart, it's important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don't realize it or aren't keeping it at a healthy level.
The significance of a molecule in bacteria was previously unknown.
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