For Kids With Hearing Issues, Early Intervention Crucial to School Readiness

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 — When babies with hearing impairments get help very early in life, they are more likely to be “kindergarten-ready” when the time comes, a new study finds. In the United States, all states have government-funded “early intervention” programs designed to assist parents whose babies are deaf or hard of hearing. Ideally, that intervention starts soon after […]

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High blood pressure: Bleeding from this region of the body is a warning of hypertension

High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, a poor quality of life, or even a fatal heart attack or stroke. Bleeding from the eyes is a symptom of hypertension. The retina is the tissue layer located in the back of the eye. This layer transforms […]

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Researchers seek rapid way to produce proteins necessary to assess potential vaccine components

Dr. Gerd Mittelstädt from Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute is contributing to the search for a COVID-19 vaccine by finding a rapid way to produce the proteins needed to assess potential vaccine components. Working alongside other University researchers and the Malaghan Institute for Medical Research, as part of Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand-Ohu Kaupare Huaketo, Dr. […]

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Red alert level expected to bring new coronavirus restrictions for Montreal and Quebec City

Quebec is expected to move Montreal and Quebec City into the red zone of its novel coronavirus alert system Monday as cases and outbreaks surge in the province. Premier François Legault, Health Minister Christian Dubé and Dr. Horacio Arruda, director of Quebec public health, will address the health crisis at 5:30 p.m. in Montreal. The update comes after Dubé bluntly […]

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ACA reduced out-of-pocket health costs for families with kids, but they still need help

The percentage of low- and middle-income families with children that had burdensome out-of-pocket health care costs fell following the 2014 implementation of the health insurance marketplaces and Medicaid expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act, known widely as Obamacare, according to a new study by Lauren Wisk, an assistant professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and […]

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Some Workers Face Looming Cutoffs in Health Insurance

Coverage is a major expense for employers, especially those in small businesses, as they deal with the pandemic’s economic fallout. Many may face end-of-year renewal deadlines that are harder and harder to afford. Jeremy Fritz of San Diego was furloughed when the gym he worked at closed. Losing coverage during the pandemic has been like “going into this thunderstorm without […]

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Some Workers Face Looming Cutoffs in Health Insurance

Coverage is a major expense for employers, especially those in small businesses, as they deal with the pandemic’s economic fallout. Many may face end-of-year renewal deadlines that are harder and harder to afford. Jeremy Fritz of San Diego was furloughed when the gym he worked at closed. Losing coverage during the pandemic has been like “going into this thunderstorm without […]

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Ontario reports nearly 500 new coronavirus cases marking biggest increase in almost 5 months

Ontario reported 491 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 49,831. It’s the biggest single-day increase in cases since May 2 when 511 were reported. “Locally, there are 137 new cases in Toronto with 131 in Peel, 58 in Ottawa and 58 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott […]

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