Dry Scooping: The New Tik Tok Trend Causing Brain Injuries

Jayanth Deshmukh, medtigo Medical News October 18, 2021 Medical specialists have been warning gym-goers about a potentially harmful pre-workout fad called “dry-scooping,” which involves protein powders. After video demonstrations on the social network TikTok received more than 8 million views, researchers in the United States decided to investigate the practice. Briatney Portillo, one of the users, claimed […]

Understanding why healthcare workers refuse the vaccine mandate

Jayanth Deshmukh, medtigo Medical News October 18, 2021 Vaccines are a safe and effective strategy to avoid serious illness, hospitalization, and death caused by the coronavirus, and vaccine mandates are an excellent instrument for promoting broad vaccination.  Nonetheless, the fight to inoculate the country against the coronavirus has reached a fever pitch in recent months. […]

J&J vaccine more effective with Moderna or Pfizer booster: NIH Study

Jayanth Deshmukh, medtigo Medical News October 14, 2021 According to a widely anticipated U.S. research released Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccination recipients are better off having a booster shot from Pfizer or Moderna. More than 450 adults participated in the National Institutes of Health study on “mixing and matching” Covid vaccinations. They had received one […]

Community Clinics Shouldered Much of the Vaccine Rollout. Many Haven’t Been Paid.

Rachana Pradhan and Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News October 11, 2021 Community clinics in California say they haven’t been paid for at least 1 million covid-19 vaccine doses given since January, creating a “massive cash flow problem” for some and complicating efforts to retain staff. Clinics in other states, including Michigan and Mississippi, are also […]

‘Are You Going to Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence

Bram Sable-Smith and Andy Miller Kaiser Health news October 11, 2021 The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into lockdown recently when a visitor, agitated about being barred from seeing a patient due to covid-19 restrictions, threatened to bring a gun to the California facility. It wasn’t the first time […]

Our Covid Cocoon: The Parents Aren’t Alright (But Help May Be Coming)

Matt Volz, Kaiser Health News October 7, 2021 HELENA, Mont. — My unvaccinated 7-year-old son began hacking and sneezing in late September as the hospitals in our home state of Montana started buckling under the latest covid surge. I took him to get tested when his symptoms wouldn’t go away. The cotton swab went up […]

Student Nurses Who Refuse Vaccination Struggle to Complete Degrees

Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News October 4, 2021 Kaitlyn Hevner expects to complete a 15-month accelerated nursing program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in December. For her clinical training this fall, she’s working 12-hour shifts on weekends with medical-surgical patients at a hospital. But Hevner and nursing students like her who refuse […]

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News September 24, 2021 Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blood pressure, Kelly, a certified nursing assistant, was having trouble breathing, symptoms serious enough to send her to the emergency room. When her […]

Telemedicine Abortions Offer Cheaper Options but May Also Undermine Critical Clinics

Amy Littlefield, Kaiser Health News September 3, 2021 Allison Hansen had just gone through a breakup with her boyfriend last year when she discovered she was pregnant. She already had an 8-year-old son and did not want another child. Hansen called the Planned Parenthood facility near her home in Savannah, Georgia, to inquire about abortion […]