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  • Hospitalization data is being used to claim that the pandemic is overblown. Here's why that's wrong January 19, 2022 1:05 am PolitiFact Soon after positive omicron COVID-19 cases exploded across the U.S., hospitalizations followed.  Many states are seeing their highest levels of COVID-19-related hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic nearly two years ago.  But unlike with earlier …
  • Omicron surge shows signs of easing in states hit early by the fast-spreading variant January 17, 2022 7:51 pm CNBC A woman is getting a Covid-19 test at a drive through Covid-19 testing center as hundreds of cars and pedestrians line up to get Covid-19 test before Christmas holiday season in North Bergen of New Jersey, United States on December 22, 2021 as Omicron …
  • Do you need an 'armpit detox?' Myths about aluminum and deodorant, explained January 14, 2022 12:12 pm WLTX Dr. Michael Daignault One of the recent social media trends that caught my attention is the “armpit detox” with people looking to transition from traditional antiperspirant to “natural deodorant.” The main driver of this movement is the popular trend to …
  • Coronavirus FAQ: Why are some folks hacking home COVID tests by swabbing their throat? January 12, 2022 10:51 pm NPR A COVID-19 home test in the U.S. comes with a swab to swirl in the nostrils. But some users say they're swabbing the throat, too — even though that's not what the instructions say. "They may stab themselves," cautions Dr. Janet Woodcock, …
  • America is flunking its COVID testing January 12, 2022 3:30 am Chicago Sun Times - Illinois As the number of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 tops last winter’s peak, the nation needs to do a better job of distributing and administering tests. Polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests detect viral RNA and are the most reliable indicators of a …
  • Should you try a juice cleanse in the New Year? Not so fast. January 6, 2022 1:29 pm Journal & Courier - Indiana Dr. Michael Daignault As 2022 rolls in, many people are turning to various types of cleanses to reboot their health and wellness, eliminate toxins or attempt to quickly lose weight. Perhaps the most popular is the juice cleanse, or juice fast. But are …
  • With Sore Throats Common in Omicron Cases, Should You Also Swab Your Throat to Test? January 5, 2022 12:23 am NBC 5 - Illinois Could the omicron variant lead to a change in the way we test for COVID? Some medical experts say that with the increase in sore throat symptoms associated with the omicron variant, adding a throat swab, in addition to nasal swabbing, could lead to more …
  • LA County Offers To Mail Free, At-Home COVID Test Kits To Residents January 3, 2022 6:31 pm CBS Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Demand for COVID-19 testing has skyrocketed as Southern Californians return from their holiday trips and get ready to return to school and work. County health departments have ramped up testing across the region, but Los Angeles …
  • Testing Sites Flooded As COVID-19 Numbers Continue To Surge January 3, 2022 8:03 am CBS Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County continues the trend of record-high numbers of positive COVID-19 cases to start the new year, reporting over 45,000 cases for the holiday weekend. Saturday’s totals of 21,200 positive cases, combined with Sunday’s 23 …
  • Health officials say don’t feel lax with omicron, delta still exists as Hawaii COVID cases rise January 3, 2022 6:32 am KHON TV - Hawaii HONOLULU (KHON2) — Omicron might be a milder variant than delta and doctors think people might be more lax thinking they will not get severely ill if they catch it, but delta never went away. In the last variant report, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH …
  • Start Of New Year Comes With Familiar Concerns As COVID-19 Cases Spike In LA County, Elsewhere January 2, 2022 5:10 pm CBS Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Though it’s a new year, similar concerns were mounting from the previous year as COVID-19 cases continued to climb across the Southland. The latest state figures from Saturday show the number of coronavirus patients in LA County …
  • Which supplements are most likely to land you in the ER? December 29, 2021 1:14 pm Journal & Courier - Indiana Dr. Michael Daignault A young man was recently brought to the ER by friends who were concerned by his sudden behavior change, restlessness and abnormal sweating. He was complaining of chest pain. On the cardiac monitor, his heart rate was accelerated and …
  • Locals React To CDC 5 Day Quarantine Reduction December 29, 2021 3:25 am CBS Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As a surge of COVID-19 cases plagues Los Angeles County, new federal guidelines have reduced quarantine times for those who test positive. “I do think it will help with people complying in regards to isolating given the shorter amount …
  • Experts Predicts Massive Surge in Workplace Testing Demand Following Reinstatement of OSHA Testing Mandate December 28, 2021 9:34 pm Health News Digest (HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York (December 28, 2021) – A Biden administration rule that requires workers at companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated against COVID or undergo weekly testing is back on. Now, leading COVID testing solutions …
  • At-Home Kit Limits, Long Lines: What to Know If You Need a COVID Test Before the Holidays December 23, 2021 3:16 pm NBC 5 - Illinois COVID testing sites are in high demand as the holidays approach and cases surge in the Chicago area and across Illinois - and that trend is expected to continue even after the holidays. Lines Wednesday stretched outside many locations both in the city and …
  • COVID Testing Skyrockets Across Illinois, U.S. as Holiday Season Ramps Up December 22, 2021 12:20 pm NBC 5 - Illinois With coronavirus cases on the rise and people looking to travel for the holidays, COVID testing centers are reporting long lines and wait times in the lead-up to Christmas. Over the past week, the state of Illinois has been averaging more than 185,000 …
  • More Americans than ever are being diagnosed with high blood pressure. Are you next? December 15, 2021 1:59 pm Journal & Courier - Indiana Dr. Michael Daignault Since the start of the pandemic, I've noticed a significant jump in patients coming to the ER with high blood pressure, or hypertension. A recent study of hundreds of thousands Americans from all 50 states confirmed this trend. …
  • Omicron Latest: “It’s Going To Lead To A Large Number Of Cases” December 13, 2021 6:06 am CBS News Los Angeles - California LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – With the reported finding of the seventh positive case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, new health concerns are being raised across the Southland. Public health experts have warned that the nation is near a fifth surge in the …
  • COVID rates are up as state anticipates more omicron cases to emerge December 12, 2021 5:39 am KHON TV - Hawaii HONOLULU (KHON2) — COVID numbers in Hawaii are rising once again. The seven-day average of new cases rose to 108 on Saturday, Dec. 11 — up from the seven-day average of 96 reported on Dec. 4. The statewide positivity rate also increased to 1.6% for the …
  • Some Vaccination Clinics Seeing Higher Numbers Of People Due To COVID Winter Surge Fears December 10, 2021 7:55 am CBS Los Angeles - California WILMINGTON (CBSLA) – A COVID surge may have started in Los Angeles County as health officials report high transmission rates, increased case numbers and other factors that may be driving the rise in people visiting a vaccination site in Wilmington. “We’re …