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Chrissy Hicks, mother of Yulia, 14, appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show on Friday night asking for help

North Carolina family of unvaccinated 14-year-old seek medical center for kidney transplant

A North Carolina family is appealing for help after their adopted 14-year-old daughter was denied a kidney transplant by Duke University Hospital because she was not vaccinated against COVID-19. Yulia Hicks was hosted by Lee and Chrissy Hicks in January 2021 from Ukraine. They knew she had a rare genetic kidney disease, Loken senior syndrome, …

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Paxlovid was free until now.  Next year sticker shock is waiting for you

Paxlovid was free until now. Next year sticker shock is waiting for you

Nearly 6 million Americans have taken Paxlovid for free, thanks to the federal government. The Pfizer pill has helped prevent many people infected with COVID-19 from to be hospitalized or die, and he may even reduce the risk to develop a long COVID. But the government plans to stop footing the bill within months, and …

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CDC recommends masks again in New York, Los Angeles and other communities as COVID cases rise

CDC recommends masks again in New York, Los Angeles and other communities as COVID cases rise

A growing number of communities are now seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at levels high enough to warrant indoor masking and other measures to curb the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday. A number of major cities are now considering a return to masking measures. According to the agency’s weekly update, …

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What you need to know about the triple threat of influenza, Covid and RSV |  CNN

What you need to know about the triple threat of influenza, Covid and RSV | CNN

CNN — The United States faces a triple threat, with a confluence of viral infections from respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and Covid-19. Many children’s hospitals are overwhelmed after outbreaks of RSV, as the level of flu is the highest it has been at this point in the year in more than a decade. And after …

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Face masks come back to the fore amid the triple threat of Covid-19, flu, RSV |  CNN

Face masks come back to the fore amid the triple threat of Covid-19, flu, RSV | CNN

CNN — Months after most mask requirements ended and many people stopped wearing them, some of the country’s leading health experts are encouraging people to put their face masks back on – but this time it’s not It’s not just because of Covid-19. As a triple threat of respiratory illnesses – influenza, RSV and Covid-19 …

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Female docs say the high pay outweighs the perks and perks

Female docs say the high pay outweighs the perks and perks

Although overall physician salaries are on the rise, the salary gap between male and female physicians remains firmly in place, according to the Medscape Female Physician Compensation Report 2022: Trying to Narrow the Gender Gap. This stark difference in women’s earning potential in medicine highlights the non-monetary forms of compensation available as part of employment …

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Experimental decoy drug tricks coronavirus, then destroys it

Experimental decoy drug tricks coronavirus, then destroys it

The coronavirus has been a sneaky enemy, with new variants and sub-variants rapidly evolving to evade vaccines and treatments. Researchers at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are working on an experimental drug that takes one of the virus’s most dangerous traits – its talent for mutation – and turns it against itself. When the coronavirus binds …

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Feel sick?  How to know if you have COVID, RSV or the flu

Feel sick? How to know if you have COVID, RSV or the flu

It’s a triple threat. After years of isolation and masking, influenza, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are all hitting harder and earlier this cold season in a phenomenon that has been dubbed a “triple epidemic.” Over the week of Thanksgiving, about 20,000 Americans were hospitalized with the flu, the most for that week in …

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Measles outbreak in central Ohio affects more than 50 children, due to 'lack of vaccination' |  CNN

Measles outbreak in central Ohio affects more than 50 children, due to ‘lack of vaccination’ | CNN

CNN — A measles outbreak in central Ohio is growing, sickening more than 50 children, many of whom require hospitalization, according to data updated Tuesday by Columbus Public Health. None of the children had been fully vaccinated against measles. Since the outbreak began in November, at least 58 measles cases have been identified in Columbus …

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