In the months and months of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there are other illnesses to be wary of.
If you haven’t already been exposed to the Delta variant of COVID-19, it’s so contagious and spreading so quickly that you will probably be exposed soon.
‘I just didn’t expect I would still be here a year and a half later,’ said Dr. Steven M. Brown, 65, who provides virtual care to critically ill patients at Mercy hospitals across several states.
"Wait and see" attitude toward vaccines is having disastrous consequences for younger, previously healthy adults amid onset of extremely contagious delta variant. #COVID19
Panelists at the Healthier Oklahoma Coalition's weekly virtual news conference Tuesday expressed concern about the political nature of the pandemic and unlikelihood that the state's leadership will reverse course on mask mandates — which the state has now made illegal for schools to require.
The American Red Cross and Oklahoma Blood Institute are each facing emergency low levels of blood products and urging Oklahomans to donate before the shortage becomes a crisis.
As COVID-19 restrictions are phased out, those who live and work in local assisted living facilities say they are experiencing better days following a trying 15 months that has inflicted disproportionate physical and mental health challenges on their communities.
Ann Tillery saw the left side of her face begin to droop in her screen, her speech began to slur and her left arm felt heavy, all of the classic signs of a stroke.
The daily average of first-dose vaccinations each week plummeted to 3,810 in mid-April from a peak of 15,382 in mid-March, according to state data. The average has held relatively steady at about 3,000 first doses per day since May.
Every minute a cardiac arrest patient goes without care decreases that person’s chances of survival, which is why it’s important people know how to react in an emergency, a local EMS administrator said.
In a small group of individuals who had mild cases of COVID-19, most had antibody-producing cells in their bone marrow that target the virus.
Some might say their paths crossing was serendipitous. For Alejandro "Alex" Alvarado and Kara Allen, they say it was the beginning of something that would forever connect them.
People familiar with harsh winters understand specific precautions must be taken to effectively contend with storms and cold temperatures. Both can be dangerous or even deadly for the unprepared or those who do not respect the power and unpredictability of nature.
marcus evans is proud to announce Deborah Rowe, Vice President of Nursing Workforce Development at Genesis HealthCare, as a speaker at the LTC & Senior Living CXO Summit that will take place on February 6-7, 2020 at the JW Marriott Brickell, Miami, Florida.
If you’re like most adults, you might have a hard time falling or staying asleep. In fact, a 2018 Consumer Report found that 68 percent of Americans struggle with their sleeping patterns at least once a week. That accounts for 164 million Americans. If you’re included in that number, you may want to try the phenomenon of “clean sleep.”
While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins
In the wake of the recent opioid crisis, cannabidiol appears to have become a promising super drug that may lower opioid dependence. Now, CBD, the nonpsychoactive molecule in the cannabis plant and one of the two main components in marijuana has garnered several advocates in other industries, including the world of sports.
An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.