April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Month: February 2021

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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

The SARS-CoV-2 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is rapidly becoming the dominant strain in several countries and is doubling every 10 days in the United States, according to new data.

The findings by Nicole L. Washington, PhD, associate director of research at the genomics company Helix, and colleagues were posted Sunday on the preprint server medRxiv. The paper has not been peer-reviewed in a scientific journal.

The researchers also found that the transmission rate in the United States of the variant, labeled B.1.1.7,

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ALBANY — New data published by the state Department of Health this weekend revealed that there were nearly 200 more coronavirus deaths connected to Capital Region long-term care facilities than were previously known.

The data were released after a state Supreme Court justice ordered the state Health Department to fufill a Freedom of Information Law request submitted by the Empire Center for Public Policy, a fiscally conservative think tank based in Albany which had filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the state to release the true tally of nursing home deaths in the state.

The state had previously only released

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Orly Taitz, the conspiracy theorist, dentist, and attorney who led the “birther” movement’s litigation to contest the reality that Barack Obama was born in the United States, is suing Vice President Kamala Harris and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in an attempt to stop the U.S. Senate from presiding over a trial connected to former President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment.



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In a Thursday press release, Taitz said the lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Defend Our Freedoms Foundation, or DOFF, would attempt to persuade a court that any upcoming

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In the U.S., there have been more than 41 million doses of coronavirus vaccines administered as of Feb. 5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With two more vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca/Oxford potentially getting Food and Drug Administration emergency approval in the coming weeks, Americans may have a total of four vaccines they could potentially receive. Some people may be wondering if it is safe or smart to get more than one COVID-19 vaccine.

Experts generally are saying that if anyone has the option to get a vaccine they should, whether it is

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With level III training, physicians would learn key skills for the diagnosis and noninvasive treatment of complex vascular disease.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), in partnership with several other professional societies, has provided an updated training statement for physicians looking to become experts in vascular medicine, outlining the core skills required of specialists who would provide advanced care for patients with vascular disease.

Level III training, which goes beyond skills developed during a general cardiology fellowship, is the focus of the new statement from the ACC, American Heart Association, Society for Vascular Medicine, and American College of Physicians in

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A 27-year-old dentist, who was working as an assistant professor at a college in Potheri, allegedly ended her life in the college hostel on Tuesday. According to the police, Indu, 27, from Erode district was working in SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre for the past two years. Apart from being an assistant professor, she was also a deputy warden for the B C Roy Hostel block. Since she did not come out for dinner on Monday night or for breakfast, a warden knocked on her room’s door. As there was no response, she informed the college management and

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