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Doctors and nurses charged with fraud after illegally prescribing 12 million doses of opioids and charging Medicare

138 people were charged with health care fraud by the Department of Justice last week. The loss amounted to $1.4 billion dollars and many individuals charged were doctors and nurse practitioners. $1.1 billion of the loss came from the use of telemedicine ... MORE
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U.S. sees its first ever mobile WIC market

Rochester’s Foodlink has created the first ever mobile WIC market in the country. WIC is a program that provides nutritional foods to women and their children up to the age of 5. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is working hard to make WIC more ... MORE
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Moderna appears to be more effective than Pfizer in preventing hospitalization

A study revealed that Moderna is the prevailing vaccine when it comes to preventing hospitalization within 4 months of vaccination. The CDC reported the data from a study completed between March 11 and Aug. 15 of this year. 3,700 people in 21 ... MORE
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FDA votes against allowing Pfizer booster shots for the general public

The FDA had a meeting Friday regarding the emergency use authorization of a booster shot for Pfizer, and voted against it. The first vote that was against it was to allow the booster for anyone over the age of 16, but a ... MORE
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COVID is so bad in some states, healthcare and ventilators may soon be rationed to those who can recover

Alaska is the worst hit state with COVID-19 right now, but Idaho and Montana aren’t far behind. Now, these states are forced to ration out their healthcare. Five other states are also over 90% capacity for available ICU beds. These include Georgia, ... MORE
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The vaccine mandate isn’t the only thing causing healthcare workers to quit; the stress and trauma is causing burnout

Healthcare staff that have not left the field are admitting to suffering from burnout after the last 18 months. Nurses with years of experience under their belts have said this is the worst they’ve ever seen it regarding patients. Now, throughout America, ... MORE
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There’s a new COVID variant and experts are concerned: what we know about variant A.23.1

The newest COVID-19 variant is called A.23.1 and it’s been located in Africa, but experts are worried it’s a preview for what’s to come in variants. What is it? The first time this strain was seen was in Oct. of 2020 in ... MORE
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Studies show that the pandemic had an impact on worsening obesity in children

One of the harmful results of the pandemic is the increase in obesity among children. While it’s been on the upswing for years, it skyrocketed over the last year and deeply impacted children already considered obese. Dr. Alyson Goodman of the Centers ... MORE
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Out of all the states, Alaska is seeing the worst surge

At this current moment, Alaska is suffering the worst from a COVID-19 surge. Dr. Joe McLaughlin, Alaska’s state epidemiologist, does not know when it will get better, and says masks, social distancing, and masks all make an impact. Of all hospitalizations in ... MORE
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Under a new directive issued by Governor Kathy Hochul, EMTs can now administer vaccines

Governor Kathy Hochul has issued a directive that will allow EMTs to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. They had been allowed to administer them before, but the state of emergency ending made it so they no longer could. This will help counties that ... MORE
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Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment is given emergency use authorization by the FDA

The FDA has approved the emergency use authorization for the use of Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment in anyone exposed to COVID-19 that are at high risk. The approval is for anyone ages 12 and up and is an antibody treatment to help ... MORE
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The workforce within long-term care facilities has always suffered, but what happens if it gets even worse?

Long-term care facilities have been suffering from staff shortages since before the pandemic, but now they’re the worst they’ve been. Following the pandemic, more workers left, and now with the vaccine mandate quickly approaching, many more are expected to leave. Healthcare workers ... MORE
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Cayuga County COVID-19 surge has similar numbers compared to the last surge

The Cayuga County Health Department has released data showing that Wednesday there were 72 new cases of COVID-19. The last time they were this high was Jan. 21 at 82 cases. There are currently 320 active cases, the highest in 8 months ... MORE
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If a patient has a health condition can they ask if their doctor or nurse is vaccinated against COVID-19?

Patients want to know if they have the right to ask whether their doctors or nurses are vaccinated against COVID-19. One woman says she worries because she’s immunocompromised. Though she has had the booster shot, she still worries as she fights an ... MORE
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Lowering Medicare eligibility age to 60 will cost seniors at least $10K per year

Proponents of Democrats’ push to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60 say there’s good reason to do so despite costs that would come with it. Currently, Medicare eligibility begins at age 65. Lawmakers in Congress want to see that age lowered ... MORE