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A recall alert for Sportmix pet food has been expanded to cover more products. Contamination from aflatoxins, toxic substances that come from a mold called Aspergillus flavus, is already believed to have caused the deaths of 70 or more pets.
The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, scientists are analyzing new ways to track it. One promising approach is training dogs to detect people who are infected by smelling samples of human urine or sweat
Up until now, those with diabetes whose blood glucose levels sank to dangerous levels had no choice but to pay brand name prices for glucagon.
‘Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again’ – an expert on political violence reflects on events at the Capitol
‘Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again’ – an expert on political violence reflects on events at the Capitol.
Recent research suggests a new lab test can help to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease quickly and easily.
Last month, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for at-home Covid-19 tests. Now, several at-home tests are available from major retailers.
American society is riven down the middle. In the 2020 presidential election, many people came to the polls to vote against the other candidate rather than enthusiastically to support the one who secured their vote. While this intense polarization is distinctly...
If you're looking for a fun way to add physical activity into your new year, look no further than your Nintendo Switch. A small team of developers at Nintendo created Jump Rope Challenge as a pet project to add some fitness to their routines, and now it’s a free...
Mass extinctions and radiations have shaped the development of life on our planet, and new research shows how manmade extinctions could have long-lasting effects on life and medicine.
2020 has been a rough year, and it’s coming to a close amid a flurry of news both good and bad. Public health experts stress the importance of staying safe and staying home, but that doesn’t mean all chances for fun have to go away.
Diabetics face many challenges even in a normal year, but pandemic-related delays of care can be especially dangerous.
Buried within the nearly 6,000-page Combined COVID-19 Relief and Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump on Sunday is some unexpected but welcome news: the “No Surprises Act.”
Novavax is enrolling participants for a phase 3 clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine.
For most people across the globe, the wait for Covid-19 vaccination is approaching a finish line. But vaccine development, including tests for safety and efficacy, is only part of the story. A question remains: what kind of safety checks happen at the plants...
A year ago, while many Americans were finishing their holiday shopping and finalizing travel plans, doctors in Wuhan, China, were battling a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia with no known cause.
In a normal year, the holidays are a time for family and friends, festive good cheer -- and the normal dangers for pets. Add Covid-19 and pet parent burnout and the risks add up even more.
Many conflicts, like the hotly-contested 2020 presidential race, revolve around fair results. Here's the psychology behind "fairness."
A small study found that a saline nose wash helped with Covid-19 symptoms, but not with the all-important reduction in viral load.
Only one week after the historic first emergency use authorization was granted for a Covid-19 vaccine in the US, Moderna has joined Pfizer in that elite club.
Kids and Covid: Finding definitive answers for myriad questions -- should schools stay open, are masks enough to keep them safe, how do children mostly contract the virus -- have been contentious questions for months.
The FDA went shopping online and found that many male enhancement and weight loss products include potentially harmful ingredients not listed on the label.
The FDA has given an Emergency Use Authorization for an in-home testing kit for Covid-19.
Some call them a treat, others, a health hazard. Raw meat sandwiches, aka tiger or cannibal sandwiches, have been a holiday delicacy in Wisconsin for a long time.
Some professional advice for parents handling the reality of Covid and the tradition of Santa.
he Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 was finally granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration following a safety review, months of testing, and intense pressure from the Trump administration.
A new study has linked significant health benefits with a real vegan diet.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 has taken another big step forward after the FDA released the findings of its safety report.
Can smoking CBD affect someone’s driving? This new study had a surprising answer.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety is on the rise.
Recreational marijuana is poised to become legal in Mexico and decriminalized by the US House. What will this mean?
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The hopeful vaccine news of late continues: Moderna announced on Monday that it will seek FDA emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine.
The same week that a yet-to-be peer-reviewed paper found that people infected with Covid-19 may have immunity that last years or longer, the CDC released another study that said that may not be the case.
Murder and assault rates rose nationwide in the first half of 2020, although other violent and property crime rates are on the decline, according to the FBI’s most recent Preliminary Uniform Crime Report (UCR).
Getting caught without a pad or a tampon outside the home is par for the course many, but for women without financial resources, access to sanitary products isn’t always possible.
Distribution plans for the Covid-19 vaccine have shifted; many groups considered at-risk, once first in line to get the vaccine, now will have to wait.
University of Utah Health researchers say heart failure could be reversed with a new treatment.
Coronavirus cases are spiking across the country, and local and state governments are trying to curb the spread.
With some Covid vaccines in various stages of nearing the FDA-approval line, challenges for citizens, the pharma companies, and the FDA, await.
For sports fans, 2020 is a year to forget. Fall shows Covid-19 isn't finished causing disruptions.
Some commercial drivers require a physical from the Department of Transport (DOT). If they don’t complete this physical on time, they risk serious consequences. This can include having their license suspended, leaving them unable to work. However, the process of...
You may wonder why relatives that are hard of hearing don't just get hearing aids. For many Americans, the answer is simple: cost.
Using cannabis to treat gynecological pain is a popular idea, a national survey has found.
It's been years since the presence of formaldehyde was found in hair-straightening treatments. This is a known carcinogen; so why is it still in there?
Health record thieves are out there. For ease of mind, ask how your health care providers protect your information.
The opioid epidemic in the United States should prompt eye doctors to ask patients, seeking care for red and inflamed eyes, about their drug use.
A new app identifies for cancer patients the least risky time they could contract Covid-19 when receiving their cancer treatments.
A new project is unfolding in Atlanta to combat suicide risk and loneliness in older adults hit by Covid-19.
How does social media make you feel? This new study shows how your Facebook feed may be affecting your emotional health.
People with diabetes and acid reflux: Just know what your medicines can do, besides treat your condition.
Sharks have a substance in their livers, already used in a flu vaccine, the could end up in the COVID-19 vaccine.
Knowing the connection between high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease is important.
The recalls on metformin, a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, have not stopped.
This is the first open enrollment period in which the dual impact of COVID-19 and recession will undoubtedly affect decision-making.
One reason women live longer than men these days: Women have what most men don’t - a primary care doctor.
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To get your green card and come one step closer to immigrating to the United States of America, you need to undergo the green card medical exam. It is a necessary step for spouses seeking a marriage-based green card, and it is completed by a government-authorized...
Guys, it's high time you rethink where you put your cellphone.
It has been estimated that, in women, 276,480 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed and 42,170 deaths would occur in 2020. In 2017, according to Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data, the rate of new breast cancer cases per 100,000 women was...
You may need to wait a bit longer to get your flu shot this year. Demand is high.
Public health campaigns need to draw attention to be effective.
If you have to wear a cloth mask -- as opposed to a surgical mask or the N95 -- remember these two things.
Infant children on the spectrum use two to three times more healthcare services than average one year olds, a new study finds.
Managers and call center employees performed better at work when they the wore blue-light filtering glasses before bedtime.
Halloween isn't cancelled, we just may need to celebrate differently in the year of the pandemic.
A new model is suggested as a mass testing tool to reduce costs in screening communities for COVID-19.
The FDA has approved the drug known as remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19.
Over the next decade, the International Energy Agency expects renewable energy to account for 80% of the world's power consumption.
Although the numbers vary from day to day, certain states are doing better than others in keeping the COVID-19 count down. Is your state in one of the best 5 states or one of the worst? Here are the best and worst as of October 20, according to Becker's Hospital...
With so many schools pivoting to remote learning, experts fear the increased screen time, paired with no in-school eye exams, could strain some children's vision.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu causes around 140,000 to 810,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 to 61,000 deaths every year in the United States. Getting the flu vaccine can lower your chances of getting the flu. While you can get a...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to children for this whole school year.
The FDA warns women 20 weeks pregnant or further along should not take NSAIDs as they may cause pregnancy-related complications.
Knowing how to call 911 can help save valuable time in an emergency.
More than 50% of older adults hospitalized with heart failure go home with double the number of medications. Polypharmacy can cause adverse interactions.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company applied to the US government to open up their treatments to the public.
Zika infection, spread mostly by mosquito, is under-reported in the U.S., making it harder for public health officials to protect the public.
The “golden hour” is the one hour period, prehospital time, that a patient requires treatment before death or disability is likely imminent.
Thinking about music classes for your child? They may help improve overall memory, enhancing their academic performanc.
People taking medications for hypertension should monitor their blood pressure if they contract COVID-19. If it drops, contact your doctor.
Special contact lenses that help reduce vision loss in adults may also help slow sight loss in nearsighted children.
Best Pediatric Urgent Care Services in Brooklyn, NY and Queens Our office provides after hour pediatrician in Brooklyn so that your child can get the medical attention that they need, 7 days a week. Sometimes things happen. Illnesses happen even when your normal...
What is an STD Test? STDs are sexually transmitted diseases, transmitted from genital, anal, or oral sex. Infections can be caused by bacteria, parasites, fungi, or viruses. Usually, STDs are transmitted via physical contact or shared IV drug needles. Although very...
New York Podiatrists Foot and ankle problems can be due to chronic medical conditions including arthritis and diabetes. But even with regular activity from overuse or poorly fitting shoes you can have foot and ankle pain. Many people put off seeing the doctor about...
RPM or Remote Patient Monitoring can help you or a loved one in a variety of different ways. As telehealth companies continue to innovate new and better technological solutions, even more benefits are likely to emerge in the years to come. Some benefits include:...
PEDIATRIC MULTI SYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 Recently a possible link has been reported between COVID-19 and Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) temporally associated with COVID-19. As of May 12th, 102 suspect cases of PMIS...
The PULS (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature) Cardiac Test measures key clinical risK factors including age, sex, diabetic status, and family history if heart attack as well as distinct protein biomakers. These markers are the body's immune response associated with the...
What are SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests? SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests provide qualitative detection of IgM and IgG antibodies against SARS- CoV-2 in individuals suspected of COVID-19. After infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus antigen stimulates the immune system to produce...
March 19, 2020 COVID-19 New York Update Governor Cuomo signed an executive order mandating businesses that rely on in-office personnel to decrease their in-office workforce by 75%. Exemptions from the order will include shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food...
A face mask will protect you from COVID-19. They can. Certain models of professional, tight-fitting respirators can protect health care workers as they care for infected patients. But for the general public, the benefit of wearing lightweight disposable surgical masks...
Is It a Cold or a Sinus Infection? Watery eyes, a stuffy nose, sneezing, sinus pressure. How do you know when it's a cold or a sinus infection? With a cold, you pretty much have to wait it out and treat the symptoms. With a sinus infection, you need to talk...
Hair loss is a common problem, affecting around 80 percent of men and 40 percent of women. This condition can make people feel uncomfortable about their appearance and can be a symptom of other health issues. In order to prevent this, and restore your confidence, you...
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not uncommon in men as they age, or at any time. This doesn’t mean it is inevitable, but that the risk increases with age. It is the inability to sustain an erection during sexual intercourse. There are many ways to go about treating ED,...
Telemedicine (also referred to as telehealth) is when medical professionals deliver clinical services through means of communication technology. There are typically three ways this is accomplished. First, a healthcare provider can share your lab reports and medical...
New research has shown that one of the most effective ways to treat some medical conditions might be Marijuana. This has been linked to a decrease in discomfort for people living with chronic pain. However, to be able to access these benefits, you need to be able to...
There has been a consistent increase in the cost of visiting a doctor since 2003. We are exploring the rising cost of doctor's office visits over the years. This includes the copay cost as well as the doctor visit cost and doctor visit cost without insurance. From...
Telemedicine Defined Telemedicine was created as a way to treat patients who were located in remote places, far away from local health facilities or in areas of with shortages of medical professionals. Today, it’s increasingly becoming a tool for convenient medical...