Friday, October 30, 2020

Excessive social media use linked to depression during pandemic

BY BETHANY AO PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Excessive social media use during the pandemic is a predictor of symptoms of depression and secondary trauma, a new study by...

Home births over hospitals

Black women turn to midwives to avoid COVID and ‘feel cared for’ BY RACHEL SCHEIER KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS From the moment she learned she was pregnant late...

Trump receiving powerful lung drug, doctors disclose, revealing more serious symptoms

BY LAURA KING AND CHRIS MEGERIAN LOS ANGELES TIMES(TNS WASHINGTON — President Trump, who is hospitalized with COVID-19, received supplemental oxygen on Saturday — an episode...

COVID-19 AND KIDS

Black and Hispanic children could face greater risks of the virus, according to the CDC. NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A federal Centers for Disease Control and...

Money to aid mental health services for children

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Education is making $2 million available to rural counties across the state to increase access to telehealth...

Obamacare plan rates to increase 3.1 percent

BY NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s top insurance regulator on Friday announced approval of a statewide average 3.1 percent rate increase for health insurance plans...

How to manage medical conditions during COVID-19

FAMILY FEATURES Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19 In fact, patients...

CDC director: Masks may do more than vaccine to protect against virus

BY BAILEY ALDRIDGE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said face masks may do a better job at protecting...

No Alcohol August? It’s just a suggestion

BY MILAN POLK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO — The pandemic has everyone stuck at home, where alcohol and snacks are within easy reach. So, if you find...

At-home learning throughout summer

Tips for keeping students sharp over the long-haul FROM FAMILY FEATURES With the majority of schools across the country closed, many parents are feeling the...