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Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents
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Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents

Buck’s bill is in “direct response” to the approval of the waiver. “Instead of using section 1332 waivers as originally intended, to grant states flexibility to implement innovative health care solutions, Democrats are using the waiver program to make federally funded health insurance a reality for illegal aliens,” said Buck in a statement. “This is a slap in the face to American taxpayers who get up, go to work, and are fighting to survive amidst 9.1% Bidenflation.” Buck’s office did not make him available for an interview in time for this story. Polis and immigrant health experts say bills like Buck's just drive up costs in the long run A spokesman for Gov. Jared Polis said Buck’s bill would drive up insurance costs for Coloradans.  “The Colorado Option will save Coloradans ...
Heat and health: Here’s what to watch for when temperatures climb
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Heat and health: Here’s what to watch for when temperatures climb

During periods of high temperatures, heat-related illness is at the forefront of public-health outreach. The Deschutes County Health Service wants people to know what to look out for.Officials said heavy sweating, weakness, weak pulse, cold and clammy skin, fainting, and vomiting are signs of heat exhaustion.A National Weather Service map showing extreme heat forecast the week of July 26, 2022, in the Pacific Northwest.Photo of National Weather Service map / OPBThe best course of action is to get a person experiencing these symptoms to a cooler environment and apply wet cloths to the skin and have them sip water. If persistent vomiting occurs, seek medical attention.Symptoms of more serious heat stroke include:high body temperature,red, dry or moist skin,a rapid and strong pulse,and unc...
Sexual Health Clinics Struggle to Fight Monkeypox
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Sexual Health Clinics Struggle to Fight Monkeypox

Clinics that treat sexually transmitted diseases — already struggling to contain an explosive increase in infections such as syphilis and gonorrhea — now find themselves on the front lines in the nation’s fight to control the rapidly growing monkeypox outbreak. After decades of underfunding and two-and-a-half years into a pandemic that severely disrupted care, clinic staffers and public health officials say the clinics are ill-equipped for yet another epidemic. “America does not have what it needs to adequately and totally fight monkeypox,” said David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. “We are already stretched to capacity.” Monkeypox — a cousin of smallpox — is not technically considered a sexually transmitted infec...
Exceptional Ventures joins Europe’s health and wellness gold rush with a new $24M fund – TechCrunch
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Exceptional Ventures joins Europe’s health and wellness gold rush with a new $24M fund – TechCrunch

With the after-effect of the pandemic set to play out for years, VCs specializing in health, wellness and general ‘joy’ would appear to have rising fortunes. Funds such as Able Partners and Joyance have appeared in recent years to invest in startups that make people’s lives healthier, or at least more fun. In Europe this sector has taken off with Nina Capital in Barcelona, Heal Capital in Berlin, InHealth Ventures London, and Apollo Health Ventures in Germany, among others. Into this space is launching a new fund out of Europe to take advantage of the continent’s prodigious health tech and wellness talent. Exceptional Ventures is a new Venture Capital firm based out of London, investing in technologies that give people “happier, healthier, and longer lives, while supporting planeta...
Study finds that healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk
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Study finds that healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk

Share on PinterestEven people with a high genetic risk for stroke may be able to offset it by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a new study says, Image credit: Specker/Vedfelt/Getty Images.Researchers investigated how cardiovascular health interacts with a high genetic risk for stroke.They found that optimal cardiovascular health reduces the lifetime risk of stroke among those with a high genetic risk. Basic lifestyle interventions, such as following a healthy diet, exercising, and not smoking cigarettes, partially offset this risk.Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability and dementia. In the United States, adults aged 25 and over have a lifetime risk of stroke of around 24%.Both genetic and environmental factors influence stroke risk. Managing c...
Parentis Health Acquires Quality Life Homes to Expand Its Verona Court Residential Care Division
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Parentis Health Acquires Quality Life Homes to Expand Its Verona Court Residential Care Division

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. & LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parentis Health, a healthcare company focusing on senior care, has acquired Quality Life Homes licensed residential home care facilities for elderly and memory-impaired individuals. The deal closed July 1; terms are not disclosed. The Quality Life facilities, all located in Laguna Niguel, will transition to the Verona Court brand, expanding Parentis Health’s footprint. Quality Life Homes was founded in 1991 by Tom and Dawn Sather and by 1999 expanded to five homes, each serving six residents. The company was highly respected for its exceptional care and compassion for residents. After Tom passed away in 2021, Dawn made the difficult decision to sell the company. She sought the best possible opportunities fo...
Two Studies Show Healthy Davis Together Prevented Infections, Hospitalizations and Deaths
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Two Studies Show Healthy Davis Together Prevented Infections, Hospitalizations and Deaths

Two newly published studies show the positive impact of Healthy Davis Together, a comprehensive pandemic response program, in Davis, California. The program, which provided access to regular COVID-19 testing, promoted vaccinations and other safety precautions and supported local businesses, reduced test positivity rates, prevented illness and saved lives, the studies found. The findings are reported in a paper published July 13 by the American Journal of Public Health and in an independent evaluation conducted for Healthy Davis Together by Mathematica, a company focused on using data and analytics to improve public health and well-being. “Healthy Davis Together undoubtedly had an impact on the public health of the Davis community during the pandemic,” said Professor Brad Pollock, dire...
Symptoms, risk factors, prevention, vaccine info
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Symptoms, risk factors, prevention, vaccine info

The monkeypox outbreak is officially a global health emergency.On Saturday, the World Health Organization sounded its highest level of alarm for the virus, labeling it a public health emergency of international concern. Seventy-five countries and territories have reported more than 16,000 monkeypox cases so far, which is roughly five times the number reported to the WHO in June.The Biden administration is weighing a similar declaration for the U.S., with more than 2,500 monkeypox cases reported across 44 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.Still, there's plenty of confusion about the virus, especially with its rapid spread: Who's at risk? How worried should you be? What can you do to protect yourself, especially with many people still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic? Should you ...
‘American Pickers’ Frank Fritz’s co-star shares health update
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‘American Pickers’ Frank Fritz’s co-star shares health update

“American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe has updated fans on his castmate Frank Fritz’s health following his stroke. On Monday, Wolfe, 58, told People that he hopes fans will keep Fritz, 56, in “their thoughts and prayers.” “The most important thing is that we allow him time to heal and giving [sic] him the space to do so,” he said. Fritz was hospitalized earlier this month and, last week, Wolfe spoke about the news to his fans on Instagram. “I have been very private in the past year in regards to Franks [sic] life and the journey he’s been on,” Wolfe wrote on social media at the time. “There has been lots of opinions in regards to mine and Frank’s friendship and the show but now is not the time to set the record straight. Now is the time to pray for my fr...