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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

US virus cases, hospitalizations continue steady decline

Average daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are continuing to fall in the U.S., an indicator that the omicron variant’s hold is weakening across the country.

The Primary Victims of Toxic Drinking Water

Every year, millions of Americans who rely on public utility systems for drinking water are exposed to potentially dangerous levels of arsenic, uranium, lead, pesticides, bacteria, and other contaminants, according to publicly available data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tiger show off Elite defense against Kaiser

On Friday the 15th, Kaiser traveled down to San Jacinto to take on the Tigers in the Division 5 quarterfinals. On paper

ACA Medicaid Expansion Improves Insurance Coverage for Pregnant People

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion increased preconception and postpartum Medicaid coverage and led to significant declines in uninsurance and insurance churn, according to a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Christians Living With Mental Health Disorders

(Mental Health Disorders) The Discussion of Mental Health, it's causes, cures and characteristics seem to be sweeping the country by storm,...

Local Universities Receive $8M in Medical Scholarship Funds

Fifty students in the Inland Empire will receive medical school scholarships this academic year thanks to the Healthcare Scholarship Fund (HSF) from Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).

Child Maltreatment Incidents Are Curtailed by Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

A study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examining the impact of the opioid epidemic on child maltreatment found that the implementation of state programs to monitor prescription drug prescribing are associated with reductions in child maltreatment. As a result, policies that restrict the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances, may have indirect benefits for child welfare.

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, another step toward shots for the littlest kids possibly beginning in early summer.

CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2021-2030 Projections of National Health...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2021-2030 National Health Expenditure (NHE) report, prepared by the CMS Office of the Actuary, that presents health spending and enrollment projections for the coming decade.