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Omicron could set aside two leading COVID-19 drugs

WASHINGTON – As U.S. hospitals under pressure prepare for a new wave of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors warn of another challenge: the two standard drugs they used to fighting infections likely won’t work the new strain. For more than a year, antibody drugs from Regeneron …

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ECU medical and physiotherapy students offer free services to the homeless | Local news

Students from Brody School of Medicine and the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University recently spent an evening offering free foot exams and physiotherapy services to homeless residents of Greenville. The effort was part of the annual In Your Shoes Foot Clinic hosted and facilitated by students …

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Spire Orthopedic Partners Hires Its First Marketing Director | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Business thread GREENWICH, Connecticut – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 13, 2021– Spire orthopedic partners, a rapidly growing management services organization serving top orthopedic and spine surgeons, has hired Nicole Monsky, director of orthopedic marketing, as the company’s senior marketing director. This press release features multimedia. See the full version here: …

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Aid organizations mobilize to help victims of tornadoes in the Midwest

A car sits in the debris caused by a tornado in Bowling Green, Ky. On Saturday, December 11, 2021. A monstrous tornado has killed dozens of people in Kentucky and the toll was rising on Saturday after bad weather ravaged at least five states, leaving widespread devastation. (AP Photo / …

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New Zealand buys 120,000 courses of Covid antiviral drugs

Health authorities have ordered 120,000 courses of antivirals to fight mild to moderate cases of Covid. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller The joint effort of the Ministry of Health and Pharmaceuticals comes as cases abroad increase during the northern winter. It is hoped that the combination of high vaccination rates, …

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Surgery Rates in the United States Rebounded Quickly After Initial COVID-19 Stop | Information Center

As of July 2020, hospitals nationwide had stepped up surgeries with improved safety protocols, and surgery rates began to return to – if not exceed – their 2019 levels. By the end of the year, the total volume of surgeries was only 10% lower than the 2019 volume. The JAMA …

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Navy suspends use of military tank fleet over Hawaii aquifer

By The Associated Press on December 6, 2021. This photo shows a tunnel inside the Red Hill underground fuel storage facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on January 26, 2018. The State of Hawaii has said a laboratory has detected a petroleum product in a water sample from an elementary school …

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Medical volunteers prepare for the California International Marathon on Sunday

(SACRAMENTO) More than 90 volunteers from across UC Davis Health will provide medical support to the California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday. The race was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returned this year with COVID-19 protocols in place, including proof of vaccination or a negative test …

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Omicron urges scientists to quickly reconsider boosters

As recently as last week, many public health experts fiercely opposed the Biden administration’s campaign to roll out booster shots of the coronavirus vaccines to all American adults. There was little scientific evidence to support additional doses for most people, the researchers said. The Omicron variant changed all that. Scientists …

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Vacation travel could lead to increased need for blood donation – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Red Cross emergency because they lack blood. Donor levels are at historically low levels, but hospitals and treatment centers are still requesting high levels for blood. “Blood is medicine,” said John Brown, executive director of the South American Red Cross. Right now, blood is rarer than …

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