Health Lawmakers take steps to raise awareness of the risks of vaping WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to educate the public about and call attention to the risks of vaping. It would also allow the FDA to better regulate the vaping market. Vaping is increasing in ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Health, Immigration Undocumented immigrants sought far less health care after Trump launched his campaign, new study shows WASHINGTON — Undocumented immigrants were less likely to visit primary care physicians after former President Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015, according to a March study — suggesting his rhetoric had a chilling effect, ... CONTINUE READING burnout Featured, Health Some therapists face burnout as pandemic increases need for mental health The Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open has found that the COVID-19 pandemic tripled the rate of depression in U.S. adults, causing more adults to seek mental health help. That increase has led ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Health Florida’s Latino population hit hard by food insecurity during the pandemic WASHINGTON – Every eight days, Gloria Romero’s 23-year-old son drives her half an hour away to the University of South Florida, then lines up among 700 cars and waits until a Feeding Tampa Bay volunteer places ... CONTINUE READING

Lawmakers cleared the way for telemedicine, but seniors need access, training

The Trump administration has loosened restrictions on insurance coverage for telemedicine so doctors’ offices are able to bill for virtual appointments just as they do for office appointments. But some patient advocates worry that barriers still remain for seniors, one of the populations most vulnerable to COVID-19.

On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

In a recent statement, Tonko noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June revealed more than 40% of adults in the U.S. reported struggling with their mental health. The numbers show a “widespread, quiet suffering” within American households that will have lasting consequences, he said.

Nation’s medical experts plan for a vaccine by 2021

The heads of the National Institutes for Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee health subcommittee to explain their efforts to produce and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, which they are calling Operation Warp Speed.

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