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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – Westbrook Health Services will be handing out free Naloxone, nasal spray (brand name: Narcan), a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose, at four locations during Save a Life Day on Monday, April 19. “With the rise in opioid overdoses in Wood County a free Naloxone day is one way Westbrook …

Following new concerns about potential side effects, Alexandria and statewide health administrations are pausing all planned Johnson & Johnson vaccinations. The news comes after the CDC and the FDA released a recommendation to stop using the vaccine after six patients reportedly developed a rare and severe type of blood clot. According to the Alexandria Health …

By Nia Harden, WRAL reporter, and Jessica Patrick, multiplatform producer Fayetteville, N.C. — Cape Fear Valley Health is reporting a significant drop in the number of people scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Weeks ago, it could be difficult to find a vaccine. Now, although vaccines are available to all adults in North Carolina, fewer people appear …

The coronavirus pandemic has added stress, anxiety and sadness to the lives of many Americans. Consumer Reports found many people are downloading mental health apps to help. However, you should try to find out what they do with the information you share first. “What companies tell you about what they do with your data is …

If exercise has fallen by the wayside during the pandemic, here’s yet another reason to get back on the saddle. A study from The Cooper Institute, in conjunction with researchers from Harvard and Stanford universities, fitness still matters to reduce all-cause and heart disease deaths, despite advances in modern medicine and lifestyle changes. “Despite significant …

Hannah Mitchell – Monday, April 12th, 2021 Print  | Email Intermountain Healthcare is teaming up with the University of Utah’s medical school to develop a new program that addresses population health and encourages physicians to stay in the region. In an April 8 news release, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare said it’s investing $50 million over …

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knox County’s Board of Health will soon lose its regulating power and become an advisory board. Over the past year, the health board has enacted a handful of regulations and resolutions related to public health. Last month, Knox County Commission voted to strip the board of its policy-making ability. The move …

Economic theory holds that competition drives innovation, improves the quality of goods and services, and lowers prices for consumers. Health care delivery is no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting operational challenges in hospital care delivery have stimulated policy makers’ appetite to address longstanding problems in hospital market efficiency and consolidation. In large part because …

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Recover, a national news provider for mental health and substance abuse, recently began releasing news about psilocybin and their potential health benefits. Psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms have long-lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to a new study. Magic Mushroom Landscape has established a …

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The vaccination push is on in North Omaha with the Douglas County Health Department running a handful of mass clinics over the weekend aimed at making the shot more available to minority populations. “It helps protect other people around you from getting the virus, and it also gives you peace of …