Supplies and medicine

Fight against gas prices, the United States will release 50 million barrels of oil

By Josh Boak and Colleen Long, The Associated Press November 23, 2021. President Joe Biden speaks as he announces he is appointing Jerome Powell to a second four-year term as Federal Reserve Chairman, during an event at the South Court Auditorium of the complex of the White House in Washington, …

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Quality of care decreases with private ownership of nursing homes, study finds

Retirement homes acquired by private equity firms have seen an increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among long-term residents and rising Medicare costs, according to a new study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The results, published Nov. 19 in the JAMA Health Forum, suggest that the quality of …

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Vaccine mandates further threaten the supply chain

Ever-growing mandates to vaccinate essential workers – by both private companies and governments – are causing severe shortages in an already depleted workforce. This is especially true in the supply chain, where labor shortages are common in shipping, air, rail and, of course, truckers. On October 30, the federal government’s …

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Science inspires kids at vet camp

The young people recently got a glimpse of the veterinary profession at the veterinary camp. About 20 students, aged 6 to 14, recently attended the Faulkner County Extension Office camp in Conway, where they discovered careers in veterinary medicine and tried hands-on activities related to animal care. Dr Paul Jenkins, …

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Life-threatening parasite that traverses barefoot is in the United States

The headlines on a parasite called Strongyloides in the United States are accurate. The parasite isn’t fatal to most people – and many people don’t even have symptoms. The Guardian recently published a story with the title, “Deadly Parasite That Burrows Into The Body Through Barefoot Could Multiply In This …

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Medical Transportation of Choice: Long Island’s # 1 Private Ambulance Provider Continues to Grow

According to President and CEO Wayne Miller, Choice Medical Transportation serves vulnerable patients who are often underserved by other companies. Choice of medical transport is a private ambulance service that provides transport of wheelchair patients to and from medical appointments and treatments, specializing in dialysis patients, but also serving those …

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Signing of a development agreement with LocatorX

Caretech Services Pty Ltd (CTS), a WA-based smart packaging technology developer, today signed a development agreement with LocatorX, the Atlanta-based location tracking platform provider. LXConnect ™, LocatorX’s cloud-based tracking platform, provides accurate, inexpensive and flexible tracking technology to businesses in a variety of industries. CTS SIP system technology enables healthcare …

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