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Health care workers ask for help to slow COVID-19 spread

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As coronavirus cases continue to soar, health care workers are raising their voices. Dozens of Connecticut doctors, who are worried about increased hospitalizations and deaths, sent a letter to Governor Ned Lamont with an urgent appeal: shut down indoor......

Think Your Health Care Is Covered? Beware of the ‘Junk’ Insurance Plan

KHN
Looking back, Sam Bloechl knows that when the health insurance broker who was helping him find a plan asked whether he’d ever been diagnosed with a major illness, that should have been a red flag. Preexisting medical conditions don’t matter when you buy a comprehensive individual plan that complies with......

California will impose stay-at-home orders in areas where intensive care units are close to capacity.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here California announced its most aggressive steps since March to head off the coronavirus, saying it will impose sweeping stay-at-home orders region by region when hospitals become overburdened. With cases and hospitalizations rising sharply in the state, Gov. Gavin......

Frontline health care workers honored as superheroes in new project from Marvel Comics

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers have been in the spotlight, described as modern-day “superheroes,” bravely facing the coronavirus on the front lines. First on “CBS This Morning,” Vladimir Duthiers reports on how Marvel is giving them the......

Initial vaccine distribution will cover fraction of health care workers

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Even if all goes according to the federal government’s plan for rolling out a coronavirus vaccine, many jurisdictions will initially receive just a fraction of the doses they’ll need to cover their health care workers. For example, the Minneapolis-St.......

Health care workers overwhelmed amid record coronavirus hospitalizations

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here South Dakota and Indiana are now ranked first and second, respectively, for the highest rates of coronavirus hospitalizations per capita in the country, according to the COVID Tracking Project. As the virus rages in South Dakota, so does the......

This Online Community Shares Before And After Adoption Pics, Shows How Love And Care Changes Cats (30 New Pics)

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Approximately 3.2 million cats enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year, of which about 1.6 million are adopted. By adopting, people are providing these majestic animals with the second chance they deserve. After all, many of them have been rescued from terrible circumstances such as cruelty, neglect, and abandonment, or......

OSHA Let Employers Decide Whether to Report Health Care Worker Deaths. Many Didn’t.

KHN
As Walter Veal cared for residents at the Ludeman Developmental Center in suburban Chicago, he saw the potential future of his grandson, who has autism. So he took it on himself not just to bathe and feed the residents, which was part of the job, but also to cut their......

Health care is going digital and that could make it ‘almost free,’ says tech investor Tim Draper

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. Andy Manis | Getty Images News | Getty Images The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around......

VHC Issues Holiday Warning Signs An Aging Parent May Need Home Care Assistance

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 ST. LOUIS – Nov. 24, 2020 – — Veterans Home Care (VHC) has issued several warning signs for children of aging parents to watch for during the holiday season. These can indicate the parent may need home care assistance to deal with the challenges of daily living.”Family gatherings during Thanksgiving......

New report says the pandemic dramatically reduced potentially life-saving preventive medical care

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A new report shows the number of women receiving mammograms during the pandemic dropped. And now, some women who are going back and getting the tests tell Anna Werner they were charged hundreds of dollars for a screening they......

Trump’s legal adviser Jenna Ellis in 2016 called him an ‘idiot’ and said his supporters didn’t care about ‘facts or logic’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Ellis, an attorney and former law professor from Colorado, repeatedly slammed then-candidate Trump as an “idiot,” who was “boorish and arrogant,” and a “bully” whose words could not be trusted as factually accurate. She called comments he made about......

Biden talks with health care workers about COVID-19 crisis

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden held a virtual roundtable Wednesday with frontline health care workers, as he prepares to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. A firefighter, nurse, a school nurse and home health care worker shared with the former vice president what their......

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