Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2022​

Alzheimer’s: Who is caring for the caregivers? The story of one woman struggling to care for a beloved uncle mirrors those of millions of Americans across the country. Read more

Child ER visits for swallowed button batteries are rising. More than twice as many battery-related emergency department visits occurred for U.S. kids from 2010 to 2019, versus 10 years earlier, a new study finds. Read more

There’s a shortage of the ADHD med Adderall. Due to labor supply issues, “Teva Pharmaceuticals, the maker for Adderall tablets, is reporting expected delays for the next 2-3 months,” an FDA spokesperson said. Supplies of other ADHD drugs appears stable. Read more

Racial inequities surface in rollout of monkeypox vaccine. Only 10% of vaccine doses have been given to Black people, even though they make up a third of U.S. cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more