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15 Jul

HealthDay Now: Insulin Access

As the American Diabetes Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, HealthDay spoke to to Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer of the group. Dr. Gabbay shared his thoughts on how to make insulin affordable and accessible to everyone who needs it.

13 Jul

Athletes Face Twice the Odds for Atrial Fibrillation, Study Finds

Athletes are much more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heart rhythms, researchers say.

12 Jul

Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for the Flu

Working in sales, education and the health industry may up your odds of catching the flu, researchers say.

Federal, State Moves Begin to Mandate COVID Vaccines for Workers

Federal, State Moves Begin to Mandate COVID Vaccines for Workers

In a sign that the United States has reached a "tipping point" in its campaign to vaccinate Americans, California and New York City announced vaccine or testing mandates for their employees on Monday while the Department of Veterans Affairs said its frontline health care workers must get immunized or face possible termination.

The VA becom...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • July 27, 2021
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High Blood Pressure: Which Drug Works Best for You?

High Blood Pressure: Which Drug Works Best for You?

Two long used types of blood pressure drugs are equally effective, but the less popular one seems to have fewer side effects, according to a large "real-world" study.

The two classes of medication are both recommended as "first-line" treatments for high blood pressure: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 27, 2021
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The Heat Is On: Staying Safe When Temperatures Soar

The Heat Is On: Staying Safe When Temperatures Soar


Midsummer heat and high humidity aren't just uncomfortable -- they're a combo that can cause serious illness and even death.

"Whenever you walk or do outdoor activity, take a friend with you who can help you if you run into trouble," Dr. Eleanor Dunham advised. She's an emergency medicine doctor at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey M...

U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

The rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant around the world means that the United States will continue with COVID-19 international travel restrictions for now, a White House official said Monday.

The Delta variant now accounts for 83% of all U.S. coronavirus cases, according to the

  • Robert Preidt
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  • July 26, 2021
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  • Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Health Workers

    Major Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID Vaccination for Health Workers

    All health care workers should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of major U.S. medical groups said in a joint statement released Monday.

    "Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, our health care organizations and societies advocate that all health care and long-term care empl...

    Worry, Depression, Burnout: Survey Finds College Students Stressed as Fall Term Nears

    Worry, Depression, Burnout: Survey Finds College Students Stressed as Fall Term Nears

    Like many of her peers, Ohio State University engineering student Mary Trabue spent much of the pandemic taking classes online. And she was struggling.

    "I don't know what was wrong, but I just felt tired all the time because I wasn't sleeping," she said. "And I knew I couldn't continue down that path."

    Whether a question of COVI...

    • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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    • July 26, 2021
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