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CDC reports a rise in illness in 9 states, including North Carolina

CDC reports a rise in illness in 9 states, including North Carolina

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued an alarming update, reporting that nine states, including North Carolina, had achieved the highest degree of a disease outbreak, posing a huge concern for health officials and residents alike. Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are among the...

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South Carolina City has the Most Obesity Rate in America

South Carolina City has the Most Obesity Rate in America

It’s not a secret that people in all 50 states in the US are overweight or obese. A study released by the CDC shows that more than 40% of people in the U.S. are obese. Of these 30 towns, most are in the South. This is something that stands out right away. Even though southern...

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Mississippi City Ranks Among the Most Obese Cities in the U.S.

Mississippi City Ranks Among the Most Obese Cities in the U.S.

There is no fun in being overweight, and the city of Jackson has a big problem with it. Many people who live in Jackson are having a terrible time every day because of a worrying trend in the capital city. Lionel Fraser Jr. works for Central Mississippi Health Services in Jackson as a doctor. He...

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Mask Policy & Respiratory Viruses on the Rise

Mask Policy & Respiratory Viruses on the Rise

In view of the growing public health concern about respiratory viruses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning about a possible increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and influenza. According to a recent CDC briefing, there has been a large increase in COVID-19 cases, particularly the JN.1 variety, as well...

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Federal Agency Denies Georgia's Medical Marijuana Pharmacies Plan

Federal Agency Denies Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Pharmacies Plan

Federal drug inspectors have warned Georgia to abandon its intentions to become the first state to allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana. According to news outlets, the US Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning to pharmacies on November 27 that supplying medical marijuana violates federal law. In October, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy began accepting...

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Drugmakers penalized, resulting in lower costs for older Americans medications

Drugmakers penalized, resulting in lower costs for older Americans medications

The Biden administration announced Thursday that hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans will be able to pay less for some outpatient medication treatments beginning early next year. The White House released a list of 48 pharmaceuticals, some of which are injectable cancer treatments, whose prices have risen faster than the rate of inflation this year....

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Student dies, 3 hospitalized with symptoms suggestive of carbon monoxide poisoning

Student dies, 3 hospitalized with symptoms suggestive of carbon monoxide poisoning

After being discovered with “symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning” inside a student housing unit, one Evergreen State College student died and two others were hospitalized. The Evergreen State College acknowledged to KING 5 that a student resident management notified campus police after the students were unable to be reached on Monday night. After busting...

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Check Out the Root Causes of Poor Healthcare Access in the USA

Check Out the Root Causes of Poor Healthcare Access in the USA

The United States is often celebrated for its advanced healthcare system and cutting-edge medical innovations. However, beneath the surface, there exists a stark contrast in healthcare access across the nation. In this article, we will explore the issue of limited healthcare access in certain American cities. While healthcare is a fundamental right, not all residents...

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University of Maryland Washington Medical Center Hosts Glen Burnie Community Wellness Day

University of Maryland Washington Medical Center Hosts Glen Burnie Community Wellness Day

The University of Maryland Washington Medical Center recently took a proactive approach to healthcare outreach by hosting a Community Wellness Day at Marley Middle School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. This event was aimed at extending healthcare resources beyond the confines of the medical center and into the heart of Anne Arundel County’s communities. Kathy McCollum,...

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available in PHUs, State Health Officials Said

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available in PHUs, State Health Officials Said

Some parish health units (PHUs) in Louisiana now have updated COVID-19 vaccines that protect against the most common strains of the virus. These vaccines are in addition to the ones that are already available at pharmacies and other places. Health officials in the state are telling people that getting the updated vaccines is the best...

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