WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hurricanes not only disrupt the communities they affect, they also pose an increased risk of death for people with dementia. This heightened risk could owe to disruption in their normal routines, changes in their living environment or even changes in access to caregivingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black patients are dying of pulmonary fibrosis, a devastating disease marked by progressive scarring of the lungs, at significantly younger ages than white patients. A new study probes factors contributing to earlier onset of disease, hospitalization and death in Black patients. The diseaseContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — U.S. water utilities will be required to remove certain “forever chemicals” from drinking water as the Biden administration sets first-ever limits on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, better known as known as PFAS. Nearly all Americans have PFAS in their bloodstream. The toxic chemicalsContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Do all patients get the same amount of face-to-face time when visiting their primary care doctor? Apparently not, claims a new study that found Black and Hispanic patients — as well as patients with public health insurance like Medicaid or Medicare — tendContinue Reading

FRIDAY, March 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of Americans are feeling the effects of the health care staffing crisis in the United States, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has revealed. Health care has witnessed the greatest recent increase in consumers affected by staffing shortages, more so than retail,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, March 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Calico Critters animal figures and sets that were sold with bottle and pacifier accessories are being recalled due to a choking hazard. Epoch Everlasting Play has recalled more than 3.2 million of the toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. TheContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women will no longer have any drug to prevent preterm birth after the maker of the only available treatment announced Tuesday that it will withdraw its product, Makena, from the market. Covis Pharma Group’s decision follows a U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationContinue Reading