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RSV Appears to Be Pervasive – What’s That? Regional Trends
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RSV Appears to Be Pervasive – What’s That? Regional Trends

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has warned about rising RSV cases. Does it seem like pandemic or epidemic? RSV Appear to Be Pervasive - What's That? Regional Trends | Image Credit: medicalxpress.com Like Covid and the flu, RSV is a highly infectious lung illness that peaks in the winter. However, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) doesn't currently qualify as a pandemic or an epidemic based on the commonly accepted definitions. Without testing, it is very difficult for individuals to determine which respiratory virus they have because they occur at the same time of year and share certain symptoms. Some RSV nuances to consider Severity: Early onset and perhaps greater hospitalisation rates, especially among youngsters, were seen in recent RSV seasons, notably ...
Medicare Does Not Cover RSV Vaccines For These Vulnerable Groups
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Medicare Does Not Cover RSV Vaccines For These Vulnerable Groups

Medicare Does Not Cover RSV Vaccines For These Vulnerable Groups | Image Credit: nytimes.com Due to a loophole that means it's not covered by all Medicare plans, certain elderly and pregnant people—among the most susceptible to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—must pay out of pocket (up to $300) for an RSV vaccination this year. Important Information The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) mostly affects older adults and young children. Two vaccinations have been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration to protect older adults from RSV, while another is available to newborns through their expectant mothers. Medicare Part D provides coverage for vaccinations as prescription medications, including the RSV vaccine (as well as the shingles and hepatitis A vaccines), albeit the...
Why Does My Upper Back Hurt When I Lay Down Flat? Finding Upper Back Pain Relief
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Why Does My Upper Back Hurt When I Lay Down Flat? Finding Upper Back Pain Relief

Upper Back Pain Relief | Image credit:drhonow.com Millions grapple with the frustrating experience of upper back pain that intensifies when they settle in for sleep. Is it the mattress? A posture problem? Something more serious? The good news is, finding answers and relief is within reach. Firstly, let's understand the culprits. Muscle strain from poor posture, often during hunching over desks or smartphones, is a common offender. Over time, these misalignments put stress on back muscles, leading to achy discomfort when lying down. Similarly, overuse through repetitive motions or heavy lifting can cause muscle fatigue and pain. Interesting Article: How Long Can a Migraine Last – Detail Guide How to manage or treat upper back pain? The reasons and causes of your p...
How Long Can a Migraine Last – Detail Guide
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How Long Can a Migraine Last – Detail Guide

How Long Can a Migraine Last - Image Credit: Twitter.com Over 10% of people worldwide suffer from migraine, a complicated brain ailment. The four stages of a migraine episode are prodrome, aura, headache, and postdrome, albeit a person may not go through each in turn. The length of each migraine phase varies; some might last minutes, while others can last hours or even days. Each phase is also characterised by distinct symptoms, some of which include light sensitivity, nausea, transient alterations in vision, and a pounding headache. The duration of migraine episodes and the symptoms you may encounter at each stage will be covered in this article. It will also offer you information on the best time to see a doctor for a migraine, as well as possible preventative and treatment cho...
With chronic illness, Berkhamsted mum beats World Record
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With chronic illness, Berkhamsted mum beats World Record

Berkhamsted mum with chronic illness beats World Record | Image Source: hemeltoday.co.uk A mother from Berkhamsted, a fighter against chronic sickness, and an athlete has shattered a world record. Zoë Doyle, 35, set a record for the W45 age category 4x800m indoor relay on December 29 with her colleagues Kirstie Booth, Maria Shaw, and Nikki Strurzaker, breaking it by 37 seconds. At the British Masters Run, Jump and Throw Open Meeting at the English Institute for Sport Indoor Area in Sheffield, the mother of three and her teammates broke the previous record, which was held by a Spanish team, by beating 10 minutes and 12 seconds. In 2015, Zoë started her career as a competitive middle-distance track athlete. Since 2018, the center has supported her as an Everyone Active Sporting ...
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine: Healing on the Horizon
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McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine: Healing on the Horizon

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine | Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org Pittsburgh, PA (January 11, 2024): Nestled within the prestigious University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) continues to push the boundaries of medical science, offering glimpses of a future where damaged tissues and organs could be repaired or even regenerated. Established in 1992, MIRM has become a global leader in this dynamic field, boasting a confluence of world-renowned researchers, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to translating breakthroughs from the lab to the bedside. Current Program The McGowan Institute focuses on bringing the scientific results of its affiliated faculty into the clinical setting. It does this by using t...
Universities to provide more radiation therapy educational places in response to a lack of staff
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Universities to provide more radiation therapy educational places in response to a lack of staff

Credit: aecc.ac.uk | Universities to increase radiation therapy training places Following information that there was a crisis in the field at a meeting with the minister of higher education this week, two institutions have decided to enhance the number of spots available for radiation therapy training. Presently, 130 patients are denied radiation therapy per day; one of the main causes of this delay is a lack of trained personnel. Simon Harris and officials from UCC, University Hospital Galway, and Trinity College Dublin met recently to talk about the problems related to radiation therapy. He was informed that, crucial to national cancer policies, there was a problem in the recruitment and retention of radiation therapy professionals. Cork North Central TD Colm Burke arrang...
Terry Dubrow, star of “Botched,” update on his health after mini-stroke
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Terry Dubrow, star of “Botched,” update on his health after mini-stroke

Credit: etonline.com | 'Botched' Star Terry Dubrow - Health Update - Ministroke The 'Botched' actor and his spouse, Heather Dubrow, were interviewed by ET at BravoCon.Terry Dubrow is getting better. At BravoCon, Terry gave ET's Brice Sander an update on his health, three months after the Botched star experienced a ministroke that led medical professionals to discover a hole in his heart. Telling ET, "I'm doing great," Terry said. "They plugged the hole in my heart, so Hailey Bieber and I have something very significant in common." In fact, last year, doctors discovered that Hailey Bieber had a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a hole in her heart that didn't fill properly after birth, when she suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Terry stated that he is currently "still doing...
Jamie Foxx still ‘struggling’ with health – makes first public appearance after hospitalization
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Jamie Foxx still ‘struggling’ with health – makes first public appearance after hospitalization

Credit: usatoday.com | Jamie Foxx Even though he seems to be leading a regular life, Jamie Foxx is apparently still in shock after the alarming health crisis that sent him to the hospital earlier this year. According to OK!, a source told a news organisation that worries about Jamie's recuperation arose when he decided not to continue hosting "We Are Family" with his daughter Corinne Foxx. The actor was'still suffering' to deal with his health, the insider said, despite appearing to be on a favourable trajectory for his rehabilitation, with appearances on social media showing him enjoying life and performing sports. "Jamie pulling out of another project has friends worried that he hasn’t recuperated as well as everyone thinks," according to a source. Read More: Terry Dubro...
Murder of Dr. Victor Chang, the Heart Surgeon, Man Called “Australian of the Century” – History of Mosman
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Murder of Dr. Victor Chang, the Heart Surgeon, Man Called “Australian of the Century” – History of Mosman

Source: mosmancollective.com - Dr-Victor-Chang-murder On Thursday, July 4, 1991, Dr. Victor Chang left his Clontarf driveway and drove to St. Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst. He was driving a brand-new Mercedes 500SL. After eating breakfast with his wife, Ann, the pioneer cardiac surgeon was running behind schedule. She would later tell the Sydney Morning Herald, "We never had breakfast together because he was always up early, had a cup of tea on the run, and was out the door, but on this day he sat and we were talking over a leisurely breakfast." For us, that was somewhat strange. Source: mosmancollective.com The distinguished cardiac surgeon, aged 54, was dressed in a grey suit, blue shirt, blue socks, and slip-on shoes. His gold and blue tie was still undone. Acc...