Colorado COVID-19 vaccine plan will prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents

People working or living in nursing homes, hospital staff and first responders likely will be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, but even they may have to wait if supplies are short. State officials announced Friday they’d completed a plan to guide distribution of a vaccine for the new coronavirus, whenever one is proven safe and effective. […]

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New app will help people with serious mental illness develop a crisis plan

A new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, allows individuals who have serious mental illness to create a plan to guide their treatment during a mental health crisis. The app was developed by SMI Adviser, an initiative administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The app provides […]

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Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds. A program that sounded like a game changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting […]

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Executives defend Greeley plant conditions after coronavirus death of employee

Facing pressure from Weld County health officials and the death of an employee who was infected with the novel coronavirus, JBS USA executives said this week they’re confident the meat packing plant in Greeley is safe and that appropriate precautions have been taken to protect workers from infection. Saul Sanchez, 78, a 30-year plant employee, died Tuesday after he was […]

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FDA shelves plan to cut nicotine to 'non-addictive' levels in cigs

US regulators drop plans to cap nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels just hours after Trump’s FDA nominee says he will not ban flavored e-cigs In 2017, then-FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb proposed a plan cutting nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or ‘non-addictive’ levels The plan was on a bi-annual list of regulations the agency said it would be working […]

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Niger unveils measles vaccination plan for 4 million children

Niger launched a campaign on Friday to vaccinate more than four million children against measles, one of the biggest causes of child mortality in the country, the health ministry said. The one-week nationwide vaccination programme aims to “eliminate measles by the end of 2020”, Health Minister Illiassou Mainassara said, adding, it “will reach 4.254 million children” aged from 9 months […]

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Why a plan to lower prescription drug prices should not be piecemeal

Demand for prescription medications in the U.S. is at an all time high, given that 50% of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 25% have two or more. Sixty percent of the population, and 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month. Rising health care costs over time are leading to […]

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This Basic Diet Plan Helped This Guy Lose Nearly 200 Pounds and Get Ripped

• Years of frequently eating fast food caught up to Anthony Brown, with his weight eventually topping out at more than 375 pounds. • After learning how to maintain a calorie deficit, he made simple changes to his diet to eat healthier and lose weight. • Now weighing less than 200 pounds, Brown has completed a dramatic weight loss transformation […]

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