4th Jamestown Canyon Virus case identified in NH | Health News

CONCORD – Last week the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services announced that an adult from Epsom has tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus. The arboviral risk level for Epsom was increased to high. The arboviral risk level indicates the risk of transmitting these infections to people by […]

Details of the Wisconsin bar owner from the hospital bed

A Wisconsin bar and restaurant owner who contracted the coronavirus is detailing his illness in a series of YouTube videos. Continued Coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin Mark Schultz, 64, owns Oblio’s Lounge and Primo Restaurant in Oshkosh. “Lungs up. I have so much fluid in my lungs right now. That’s why I can’t breathe,” he said. […]

Resolution of hospital data breach achieved; West Virginia was a party to size | WV News

CHARLESTON – A $ 5 million multi-state agreement has been reached with a major hospital operator in connection with an August 2014 data breach. The terms require Community Health Systems Inc., also known as CHS, to pay $ 5 million to 27 states, including West Virginia, which are party to the agreement. It also requires […]

NIH awards $ 3.8 million to predict dementia in Parkinson’s disease patients

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.6 October 2020 The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a planned grant totaling $ 3.8 million to Virendra Mishra, Ph.D., associate staff of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, to identify biomarkers – or disease markers – to […]

Streaming now: “Ratched” | Movie

I knew Nurse Ratched, or at least had seen her after she appeared in a local theatrical production of Dale Wasserman’s play, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” based on the legendary Ken Kesey novel. As portrayed in the 1980s by the great Rosemary Crawford, the character was outstanding and certainly formidable. Audiences got another […]

Cox and Mercy offer mental health resources to their healthcare professionals

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Cox and Mercy’s healthcare workers have been working at the forefront of the pandemic for the past seven months and this can impact their mental health. “It’s something most people can’t understand unless you’re working in that unit,” says Chastidy Parke, administrative director of Cox’s nursing. Cox and Mercy offer healthcare […]

Updates from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Hospital Foundation

Of the many health-related things we monitor, protecting our bones probably isn’t high on the list. However, bones play many essential roles in the body. Their main function is to provide structure, but also to protect organs, anchor muscles and store calcium. We all grew up being told that it is important to build strong […]

Terry Reese: Congress Should Protect Frontline Nurses, Not Big Insurance Companies | Columns

After finishing nursing school, nurses across the country take the promise of the nightingale and promise to dedicate their lives to service. Here in Missouri, thousands of nurses have supported this lofty goal and risked their lives on the front line by treating nearly 80,000 COVID-19 patients. These heroes deserve our respect and our elected […]

New, rare genetic form of dementia discovered

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.1 October 2020 A new, rare genetic form of dementia has been discovered by a team of Penn Medicine researchers. This discovery also sheds light on a new pathway leading to the accumulation of proteins in the brain – which causes this newly discovered disease, as well as related neurodegenerative diseases […]