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RILEY CO., Kan. (WIBW) – Riley County has implemented Local Health Order No. 19, which aims to reduce the community spread of COVID-19. The Riley County Health Department says Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued a new local health order on Monday that went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. It said …

It’s not too late to rethink your Thanksgiving plans. That’s one message public health commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel wants to get out ahead of the Thursday holiday, as Massachusetts continues to confront a surge in COVID-19 cases and as data indicate many travelers are still hitting the road and the skies. Download our free mobile …

BOSTON – It’s not too late to rethink your Thanksgiving plans. That’s one message public health commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel wants to get out ahead of the Thursday holiday, as Massachusetts continues to confront a surge in COVID-19 cases and as data indicate many travelers are still hitting the road and the skies. “We are …

Tarrant County has now had more than 700 people hospitalized with COVID-19 for five straight days, the longest stretch the county has seen so far. Updated at 5:18 p.m. with additional comments from officials.   Tarrant County health officials announced Tuesday that people with COVID-19 now make up more than 15% of its county’s hospitalized …

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) reversed course and issued a statewide mask mandate on Monday after previously resisting calls for the requirement as the coronavirus surges in the state.  Reynolds addressed the public and signed a proclamation Monday night that requires those 2 years old and older to wear a mask in indoor areas open …

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a retrospective case study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that antibiotics administered to children younger than 2 are associated with several ongoing illnesses or conditions, ranging from allergies to obesity. The findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Using health record data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a population-based research collaboration …

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – St. Clair County is experiencing a rapid and concerning acceleration of COVID-19 positive cases. As of Monday, Nov. 9 the county is experiencing a record 9.5% positivity rate. Due to the increase in people infected, the current level of new cases per day in November represents a 144% increase compared …

About one-third called the economy their most critical issue, while roughly 1 in 5 citing racial inequality and about 1 in 6 named the coronavirus pandemic as most important to their vote. Roughly 1 in 10 each cited health care policy and crime and violence as their top issue. Even though more cited the economy …

By Susan Kozak, Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 6:06 a.m. ET Oct. 25, 2020 CLOSE Susan Kozak, LMSW, Executive Director, Community Care Services. (Photo: Susan Kozak) It should come as no surprise to anyone that mental health and substance abuse issues are escalating during the coronavirus pandemic.  What may come as a surprise is …

Joe Biden leads President Trump, 50 percent to 41 percent, a New York Times/Siena College poll shows, with voters favoring him by wide margins on the coronavirus and law and order. Oct. 20, 2020 Joseph R. Biden Jr. holds a nine-point lead over President Trump amid widespread public alarm about the trajectory of the coronavirus …