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Crisis Underscores That Health Workers Are Backbone of Health System

—By Ivy Bourgeault, Sarah Simkin & Caroline Chamberland-Rowe In country after country, members of the public are clapping from their doorways and balconies to show their appreciation of health workers.  It is becoming clearer than ever that our health system is largely our health workers. Ventilators do not work without health workers; testing does not… Read More »

Wuhan’s covid-19 crisis: Intensive care doctors share their stories

Three doctors reveal what it was like at the heart of Hubei province’s coronavirus crisis, as the epidemic peaked in Wuhan and spread elsewhere Health 15 April 2020 By Donna Lu An intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, ChinaXinhua/Xiong Qi/Pa Images WUHAN – the city where the coronavirus pandemic began – has partially… Read More »

How ex-Olympian overcame her ‘major identity crisis’ and became an entrepreneur

As is the case right now with many fitness professionals, COVID-19 seemed to put Fleur Maxwell’s career on thin ice. Gown, $ 1,690 at Sportmax.com, “Mini Dome” earrings, $ 55 at FourEyesCeramics.com.Annie Wermiel/NY Post The professional figure skater, who competed for Luxembourg at the 2006 Winter Olympics, moved to New York only in December to… Read More »

United Health Foundation donates $5 million to support the homeless, food insecure, during COVID-19 crisis

The United Health Foundation has pledged $ 5 million to support three organizations that help the homeless and those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $ 5 million, $ 2.5 million will go to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to support both the immediate need for homeless programs… Read More »

Gratitude in the Face of Crisis

Welcome to the Well newsletter. Every Wednesday, we email readers with news about health, fitness and nutrition and advice about living well. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, Every day brings a new question, a new worry, a new fear about the coronavirus pandemic. Its essential to pay attention to… Read More »

Crisis Looms in Antibiotics as Drug Makers Go Bankrupt

At a time when germs are growing more resistant to common antibiotics, many companies that are developing new versions of the drugs are hemorrhaging money and going out of business, gravely undermining efforts to contain the spread of deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic start-ups like Achaogen and Aradigm have gone belly up in recent months, pharmaceutical… Read More »