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June 14, 2021 Media Contact: Brookie Crawford, public information officer, Central Region, brookie.crawford@vdh.virginia.gov Chesterfield Health District Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Center (CHESTERFIELD, Va.)  — Today, the Virginia Department of Health’s Chesterfield Health District opened the Rockwood Vaccination Center in the former Big Lots store at Rockwood Shopping Center, 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian.  This fixed …

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Shelby County Health Department is hosting health fair events throughout the summer to promote health and safety for everyone in the community. The next “Safety is No Accident” health fair will be Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be located at Gatson Park. The event …

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Global School of Nursing has partnered with UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC) to develop and implement a mobile simulation lab. The simulation lab will offer state-of-the-art equipment and a setting to train with realistic scenarios. The mobile unit, to be located on the JRMC campus …

The University of South Florida Foundation today announced a $1.8 million estate gift to USF Health that will fund a women’s heart health professorship, dermatology research endowment and caregiver education programs at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center. Community volunteer and USF Health patient Bruce Mackey made the gift in honor of his doctors Guilherme Oliveira and …

Dutch medical equipment company Philips (PHG.AS) has recalled some breathing devices and ventilators because of a foam part that might degrade and become toxic, potentially causing cancer, it said on Monday. Foam used to dampen the machines’ sound can degrade and emit small particles that irritate airways, the group said as it announced the recall. …

Doctors worry about a new strain of COVID-19 that could be targeting younger people. PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Health officials are raising concerns about a new COVID-19 variant that is more transmissible. The B.1.617.2 strain, officially known as the Delta variant, was detected in Arizona. TGen, a …

It’s called congenital chest wall malformation—and doctors say it affects about one in 400 children. “The congenital chest wall malformation program is a program that allows us to bring expert care to children of Southwest Florida that have a variety of different anomalies that affect the chest,” said Dr. Andre Hebra, a pediatric surgeon on …

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Some local hospitals have seen an increase in the number of people seeking fertility care over the course of the pandemic. “There’s definitely been an increase in volumes of patients coming through seeking fertility care and IVF. It’s not affected negatively by the pandemic and actually is much higher now than …

This week’s column is in response to H.N.’s question from last week about robots caring for older people, indicating he did not want a robot to care for him.  Let’s take a look at six innovative robots that provide social support, connection and health services.  ElliQ: This robot for eldercare was developed by Intuition Robotics, an …

A woman demonstrates the IpsiHand rehabilitation device for stroke patients. NeuroLutions hide caption toggle caption NeuroLutions A woman demonstrates the IpsiHand rehabilitation device for stroke patients. NeuroLutions People recovering from a stroke will soon have access to a device that can help restore a disabled hand. The Food And Drug Administration has authorized a device …