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UPDATE: 1st omicron cases of COVID confirmed in Pa. and N.J. It comes as no surprise, though still slightly surreal, that earlier this week, Merriam-Webster announced that its word of the year was “vaccine.” It’s been dominating public discourse almost daily for over a year, and much more so...


Governor Evers, DHS urge vaccination and continued public health practices to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has detected the newest variant of concern (link is external) , the Omicron variant, in Wisconsin. The Omicron variant,...


Slide 1 of 9: Parkinson's disease—a progressive disorder of the brain and central nervous system that can impair movement and speech—may have vague or subtle symptoms at first. (Actor Michael J. Fox said he was diagnosed...


LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom — Has Thanksgiving already sent your diet spiraling off a cliff? You’re probably not alone. With holiday weight gain a major issue for many, a new study has found the one snack that may keep your holiday appetite (and your waistline) in check — prunes. Researchers from th...


Humboldt County Public Health reported today 34 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 10,179 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No deaths or new hospitalizations were reported. With the Omicron variant confirmed in several states, including California, health off...


Over the past 20 months, lawmakers have been confronted with unprecedented challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and they have needed new solutions to address the needs of our communities. Most alarmingly, as Americans have grappled with a volatile health care landscape, many are worried ab...



Mother and Daughter, 3, Mistakenly Given COVID Vaccines Instead of Flu Shots  Newsweek‘I was shocked’: Mother, child mistakenly given COVID-19 vaccine instead of flu shot  Comox Valley RecordThree-year-old Manitoba girl wrongly given adult COVID jab  Western StandardMan...


CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will be the first state to charge state workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge if they aren’t vaccinated. The state Public Employees’ Benefit Program Board voted on Thursday to charge unvaccinated workers up to $55 per month to offse...


DUBLIN, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Medical Coding Market Research Report by Classification System, by Component, by End User, by Region - Global Forecast to 2026 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Medical Coding Market...


Aston Merrygold will appear on Channel Four’s Sunday Brunch this morning at 9:30am. The JLS singer will join his bandmates on the show as well as other celebrity guests, including Bill Bailey, Katherine Ryan, Mica Paris, and Craig David. Aston unveiled his new body transformation to fans in August...


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — It's well documented that recovery after opioid addiction is achievable, but not easy. According to American Addiction Centers, 91 percent of those in recovery will experience a relapse. Kyle Brewer has a degree in addiction studies, runs the Arkansas peer specialist pr...


The County of San Diego has announced the ongoing outbreak of shigella now stands at 41 confirmed and seven probable cases, an increase from 38 confirmed and three probable cases in the Nov. 19 update. The continuing investigation shows onset of illness dates between Aug. 16 and Nov. 21, 2021,...


Can these two supplements take your weight loss goals to the next level? Weight loss is something many of us strive for and knowing which supplements work best, like CLA and carnitine, can benefit us greatly. Whether that be to lose a few pounds, or really sculpt a well-defined physique, losing...


A set of identical twins took part in a study that involved one going plant-based while the other consumed meat to see which diet was healthiest.  Explorers Hugo and Ross Turner decided to put the plant based and omnivore diets to the test to see which was best - with Hugo ditching meat and dairy...