Health

ERs are now swamped with seriously ill patients — but most don’t even have COVID

An ambulance crew weaves a gurney through the halls of Sparrow’s Emergency Department. Overcrowding has forced the staff to triage…

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Marijuana vaping among teens has more than doubled since 2013

Researchers found that adolescents who say they vaped cannabis within the last 30 days increased 7-fold from 2013 to 2020.…

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Black and Latino families continue to bear pandemic’s great economic toll in U.S.

Los Angeles International Airport and SoFi Stadium employers spoke with potential job applicants at a job fair in Inglewood, Calif.,…

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Moderna Reports COVID-19 Vaccine Safe and Efficacious for Kids

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious for children ages 6 to 11 years old who recieve two half doses,…

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Moderna says new data supports its COVID vaccine for kids 6 to 11

A nurse draw a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine dose from a vial at the Cameron Grove Community Center in Bowie, Md.,…

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Decades after polio, Martha is among the last to still rely on an iron lung to breathe

Martha Lillard needed a large respirator called an iron lung to recover from polio, which she caught in 1953. She…

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China to Start Vaccinating Children Over 3 Years Old as COVID-19 Cases Spread

(TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population…

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The Big Number: Americans consume about 3,400 mg of salt per day, FDA says

American adults consume an average of 3,400 milligrams of salt each day, or roughly 1½ teaspoons, and most of it (70…

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The ‘Safe Supply’ Movement Aims to Curb Drug Deaths Linked to the Opioid Crisis

On a morning Zoom call, a group of Canadian mothers give their full attention to a young man from the…

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The U.S. needs more nurses, but nursing schools don’t have enough slots

Nurses checked on a patient in a Jonesboro, Ark., ICU in August., as the delta variant sparked yet another surge…

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