Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Fresno, CA…At a health clinic in Fresno County yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation making California the first state in the nation to expand full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status – a major milestone in the state’s progress toward universal health coverage. At Fresno health […]

Government “Helping Social Media Networks Flag Misinformation” on Health & Other Issues

Government “Helping Social Media Networks Flag Misinformation” on Health & Other Issues

Washington, DC…From the Office of the Surgeon General. “Each of us has the power to stop health misinformation in its tracks. So the next time you want to share a health-related article or video, check your sources and make sure the information is backed by scientific experts. If you’re not sure, don’t share. I am […]

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

San Francisco, CA…Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Jessie Liu, BS, David Moses, PhD, and Sean Metzger, MS. The achievement, which […]

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

New York, NY….Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate—hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color—a new study(link is external and opens in a new window) from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is […]

President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated

President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated

Green Road Community Center Raleigh, NC… President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated and Kicking Off a Community Canvassing Event. 5:33 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Raleigh. (Applause.) I — I’m going to — AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible.) (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you! (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: Love you back. (Applause.) Well, look, that old […]

State Officials Urge Californians to Stay Cool, Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

State Officials Urge Californians to Stay Cool, Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

CA…A heat wave is forecasted for much of the state starting Wednesday, June 16 through Saturday, June 19. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) asks Californians to stay safe as the extreme temperatures will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses for vulnerable populations and those who work outdoors. In addition, a […]

FDA Approves New Drug Treatment for Chronic Weight Management

FDA Approves New Drug Treatment for Chronic Weight Management

Washington, DC…On June, 4 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy (semaglutide) injection (2.4 mg once weekly) for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol), for use in addition to a reduced calorie diet and […]

Good News: Mild COVID-19 Induces Lasting Antibody Protection

Good News: Mild COVID-19 Induces Lasting Antibody Protection

St. Louis, MO…Months after recovering from mild cases of COVID-19, people still have immune cells in their body pumping out antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Such cells could persist for a lifetime, churning out antibodies all the while. […]

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