Choosing a Medicare Plan: Choice and Confusion | Health

Choosing a health plan can be confusing at any stage of life. But for seniors grappling with the opportunities surrounding Medicare, the challenge is downright daunting. “It’s incredibly confusing,” says Terri Vineyard. Coming from the state Medicare director of the state department of health and human services’ office of elder and adult services, that says … Read more

Mixed reactions to CDC opioid guideline update in NC ^ North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC — A Raleigh physician and activist working to raise awareness of opioid addiction have expressed mixed feelings about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidelines for opioid prescribing. dr Douglas Briggs, chief medical officer at Raleigh’s Neighborhealth Center, says additional flexibility for doctors could help patients, but the changes announced in … Read more

ABOR Regents’ Grant to study ways to reduce cancer risk among Arizona firefighters – Arizona

A new grant from the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) will allow researchers to study ways to mitigate the impact of firefighters’ work on their health. Over the next three years, researchers from Arizona Public Universities will work with firefighters across the state to study how different interventions reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular … Read more

Emergency rooms across Michigan are busy

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — Hospitals across Michigan are issuing an alert as emergency rooms reach full capacity. And the situation will only get worse as flu activity increases. Doctors said it was the worst they had seen in months. Related: Hillsdale Hospital to restrict birth center visitors due to RSV surge As of Friday, McLaren … Read more

Fostering the next generation of clinical and potentially school-based psychologists

School counselor Kristen Inman talks to a 17-year-old high school student about his career goals: “You just said you didn’t talk to your father. You really can’t even imagine what that would be like … just imagine I’m your dad and you’re going to have that honest conversation with him,” she says. High school senior … Read more

Cop who was shot multiple times in South Phoenix tells his story at a blood drive – Arizona

Phoenix ambush: Police officer injured in shooting speaks up Officer Austin Peru was injured along with several others in a February 2022 police incident that included an ambush by officers. FOX 10’s Irene Snyder reports. PHOENIX – It’s been nearly 10 months since a domestic violence situation in South Phoenix ended in an ambush that … Read more

Well-off New Jersey residents are less aware of health-related racism

Most New Jerseyers understand that some people are in a more advantageous position to begin with, but not as many point to systemic factors like racism and discrimination as root causes, according to a new poll conducted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In fact, the survey suggests that those with greater privilege not only … Read more

Georgia Today: Georgia leads the nation in new AIDS infections, Herschel in N.Ga., and Delta is hiring

Peter Biello: Welcome to the new Georgia today Podcast by GPB News. Today is Thursday December 1st. I’m Peter Biello. Next is tonight’s episode: Herschel Walker’s campaign rolls into North Georgia. Today is World AIDS Day and Georgia is the number one country in the country for new infections. And Delta Air Lines plans to … Read more

Ohio measles outbreak among children has officials urging vaccination

Ohio officials are stepping up efforts to contain a measles outbreak in the Columbus metro area, which has the largest concentration of cases of the highly contagious disease in the United States Officials have identified 46 measles cases in and around Columbus, according to Columbus Public Health, up from 24 two weeks ago. All cases … Read more

The miracle premature baby from Georgia is coming home for his 1st birthday

Miracle premature baby celebrates 1st birthday at home Baby Sora survived life-threatening gastrointestinal complications. In October, Sora went home just in time to celebrate his first birthday. ATLANTA – When Roxie Phasavath and Alex Phouthavong bring their son Sora back to visit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Egleston, it’s bittersweet. Because Sora was triplets when … Read more