Hispanic Americans Being Hit Hard By COVID-19

She agreed that the inequities laid bare by the pandemic are likely related to both jobs and housing. “People of color are often not able to socially distance and protect themselves,” Zephyrin said. And if a job does not allow…

Is Raw or Homemade Food Good for Your Pet?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Loving pet parents only want the finest fare for their furry friends, but with a dizzying array of choices, it’s hard to know which pet diet is best….

Can’t Sleep? Behavioral Therapy May Ease Insomnia

June 29, 2020 — Sleep expert Rachel Manber, PhD, has seen the pervasive miseries of insomnia. Patients who are frustrated and fatigued tell her they toss in bed all night, seeking that elusive comfortable spot. Others give up evening outings…

Rethinking Youth Suicide Prevention During COVID

June 26, 2020 — As a leading cause of adolescent death, suicide is a constant focus among mental health researchers and clinicians. But the coronavirus, in some ways, may have made it tougher for youths to get the help they…

NBA to Use High-Tech Rings to Help Detect COVID-19

June 26, 2020 — When NBA athletes head back to the court next month, some may be donning new rings — but not the championship kind. Players will have the option of wearing titanium rings that can detect possible signs…

Need Better Sleep? Get a Partner

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Happy couples apparently make good bedfellows. New research says that when happy couples sleep together, they tend to have more — and less disrupted — rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The REM…

Pandemic Hits Primary Care Practices Hard

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Huge declines in patient visits during the coronavirus pandemic have slashed U.S. primary care doctors’ revenues, a new study finds. As a result of decreases in office visits…

CDC Updates COVID-19 Risk Factors

Jay Butler, MD, deputy director of infectious diseases, COVID-19 incident response incident manager, CDC, Atlanta. Robert Redfield, MD, director, CDC, Atlanta. News briefing, CDC, June 25, 2020. CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: “Characteristics of Women of Reproductive Age with…

‘COVID Toe’ Probably Not Caused by COVID-19

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Two new studies strongly suggest that the so-called “COVID toe” lesions that have popped up among some Americans during the pandemic may not be caused by infection with…