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30% More People Died by Overdose in 2020

From October 2019 to October 2020, there were 91,862 estimated overdose deaths in the U.S., which represents a 30% increase in 12 months.1 Certain states had an even higher year-over-year increase, including Kentucky, with overdose deaths increasing 53.1%, and West Virginia, with a 48.4% increase. Opioids, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine, accounted for the majority… Read More »

UpHealth Hits the NYSE: CEO & President on SPAC Merger Completion, Virtual Care Competition & More

Health Tech Jun 10, 2021• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Another virtual care company hits the New York Stock Exchange as UpHealth ($ UPH) emerges from the combined merger of UpHealth Holdings and Cloudbreak Health with the GigCapital2 SPAC. We’ve got UpHealth’s CEO Ramesh Balakrishnan and President Jamey Edwards here on “Listing Day” to catch… Read More »

‘Prescription’ to sit less, move more advised for mildly high blood pressure and cholesterol

A “prescription” to sit less and move more is the optimal first treatment choice for reducing mild to moderately elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults, according to the new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “The current American Heart Association guidelines for diagnosing… Read More »

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve… Read More »

India ban on COVID-19 vaccine exports pressured Biden to ship more doses overseas

India’s ban on vaccine exports likely factored into President Joe Biden’s decision this week to ship an additional 20 million COVID-19 vaccines overseas. By mid-March, vaccine facilities in India had produced over 60 million doses shipped worldwide. But the Indian government began restricting those exports as the coronavirus surged in India in late March. With… Read More »