Data: Long Island has the highest rate in New York for reinfection of COVID-19

Data: Long Island has the highest rate in New York for reinfection of COVID-19

Long Island is home to the highest weekly rate of COVID-19 reinfection in New York, according to the most recent data from the state health department. Statistics show that 2,019 people in Nassau and Suffolk counties with a prior COVID-19 infection tested positive in the week beginning November 21. That equates to an infection rate … Read more

General Electric sets out spin-off plans for healthcare division

General Electric sets out spin-off plans for healthcare division

The planned spin-off of GE HealthCare Technologies is part of General Electric’s overall plan to split into three separate public companies. Photo: Charles Krupa/Associated Press Updated on November 30, 2022 at 9:03 pm ET General Electric Co. set the terms for the spin-off of its healthcare division, putting an initial value of about $31 billion … Read more

RSV, flu and colds: how to know when your child is too sick for school

RSV, flu and colds: how to know when your child is too sick for school

CNN — A cold, sneeze or cough can set off alarm bells these days for families with young children. Vickie Leon, a mother of two, said her children, ages 4 and 2, can sometimes go a month or two without bringing anything from daycare. Then there are times when it seems like the family in … Read more

Belarusian dissident Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care after surgery, says opposition spokesperson

Belarusian dissident Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care after surgery, says opposition spokesperson

CNN — A leading Belarusian opposition figure, who has been serving an 11-year prison sentence after leading massive street protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, is in intensive care after undergoing surgery, an opposition spokesman said on Tuesday. . Maria Kolesnikova was taken to a hospital in the southeastern city of Gomel, placed in an operating … Read more

Zaporizhzhia maternity ward strike: Newborn baby dies in Russian attack on Ukrainian hospital

Zaporizhzhia maternity ward strike: Newborn baby dies in Russian attack on Ukrainian hospital

CNN — A two-day-old baby was killed in a Russian attack on a maternity hospital in Vilnyansk, southeastern Ukraine, on Wednesday as Moscow intensified attacks on civilian infrastructure across the country. The newborn’s mother and a doctor were rescued from the rubble of the destroyed medical facility in Zaporizhzhia, as nearby private homes were also … Read more

‘Preparing for disfigurement’: Waiting for BC cancer surgery allows time for nurse’s tumor to grow

‘Preparing for disfigurement’: Waiting for BC cancer surgery allows time for nurse’s tumor to grow

A BC woman who has been waiting months for a cancer treatment plan finally has a December 1 surgery date. However, due to the delay in obtaining that date and a treatment plan, Fayra Krueger now faces the loss of her right ear and permanent disfigurement. Krueger, a registered nurse, had a grape-sized tumor removed … Read more

10 medical exams that every older adult should have

10 medical exams that every older adult should have

Maintaining physical fitness and mental well-being is crucial to living a longer and happier life. There are about two dozen tests or exams older adults can get to help ensure optimal health and wellness, based on recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of primary care experts. and prevention, and in … Read more