Health

California To Collect Sexual Orientation For COVID-19 Tracking

CALIFORNIA—California health providers started collecting new data on gender identity and sexual orientation from patients infected with COVID-19. According to an announcement by the California Department of Public Health and Human Services on Tuesday, July 28, this order to understand the impact of COVID-19 on diverse communities. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary, stated that the regulations...

New Suicide Hotline Number In 2022

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, July 23, The Federal Communications Commision approved a shorter number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to be used in 2022. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline, currently reachable at 1-800-273-8255, will additionally use 988 starting on July 16, 2022. Prior to the vote which approved this measure, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stated: “My hope is that by establishing...

How To Get Tested In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—Through the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s website, residents can find information on coronavirus services, news, and resources, including an interactive map of testing locations available to you no matter your insurance coverage. The website includes step-by-step instructions for anyone trying to get tested for COVID-19. This is a resource mainly for individuals without health insurance, as a...

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Childcare Facilities Negatively

THE BAY AREA—Childcare facilities are facing a difficult choice between the two: closing their institutions as to avoid the spread of coronavirus versus the idea of opening their facilities to escape financial collapse. Childcare programs are in crisis since a current rise in COVID-19 cases makes them reluctant to reopen their services. However, the facilities’ long-term closure will potentially...

UC Berkeley Will Offer Students Fully Remote Classes For The Fall Semester

BERKELEY—Due to the current increase in cases of COVID-19, UC Berkeley announced that all classes would be taught online at the start of the coming fall semester. The statement says that even though the school may prepare hybrid-learning model instructions when the situation improves, students won't need to attend in-person classes. According to data from the Alameda County COVID-19 dashboard...

Food Refuel

UNITED STATES─Food it is the one thing that we all must have to keep moving. Food is an essential need, without it you cannot live people. However, there are food items that are good for the body and others not so much. With that said, I have recently had a food refuel. Why? I’ve been sick lately, to the...

How Next-Gen Telehealth May Look Like?

UNITED STATES—The scope for telehealth is expanding rapidly in the days of lockdown due to COVID-19. The prospective ability of the consumer market is appealing to policy makers, healthcare providers, fitness companies, and technology firms alike. The innovation of telehealth lets these entities give more individualized, patient-centered, convenient, and low-cost access to healthcare by means of new devices, drugs,...

Let’s Be More Active America

UNITED STATES—Spring has finally arrived America and with that being said I’m seeing more and more people outdoors. As soon as the weather gets slightly warm it’s like you see a complete change in the personality of people. I mean kids are outside playing, adults are running or jogging, the bicycles are out and yard work is being completed....

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Beauty Hacks From Home

UNITED STATES—The holiday season is in full swing, and simultaneously as we buy gifts for those we love, we find our wallets (and our patience) getting thinner and our time for self-care is seriously cut back.  You will inevitably be seeing many people; family, friends, co-workers at parties, etc. With a busy schedule, it is hard to make time...

One Too Many Snacks

UNITED STATES—Snacks, you got to love them, but at the same time you have to hate them. There is not a single person in America who can tell me right now that they do not like to snack. If they were to say so I would immediately know they are lying. Even I’m guilty of snacking between meals, which...
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