The health care issues to watch for in Biden’s speech

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield noted Biden plans to tout bipartisan achievements from his past year in office while promoting his “unity agenda.”   Bedingfield pointed to two bills — one that expanded health care for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances, and another focused on mental health and gun safety … Read more

Biden to lay out foreign policy vision in State of the Union address, White House says

Biden to lay out foreign policy vision in State of the Union address, White House says – CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden is expected to cover several topics during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, including foreign policy. CBS News anchors Lana Zak and Errol Barnett spoke with White House principal … Read more

Biden set to discuss COVID-19 and mental health at the State of the Union

Biden set to discuss COVID-19 and mental health at the State of the Union – CBS News Watch CBS News CBS News asked Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy about where the G.O.P. and the president may find common ground to address COVID-19 and mental health issues. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking … Read more

‘Tripledemic’ infected nearly 40 percent of households, survey finds

The winter’s “tripledemic” of respiratory viruses impacted nearly 40 percent of U.S. households, with someone there getting sick with the flu, COVID-19 or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a new survey from KFF released Tuesday. The flu and RSV hit much harder and earlier this year than in years past, as viruses kept at … Read more

How to Treat a Cold or Flu With COVID-19

Photo Credit: diovp / Getty Images SOURCES: Arti Madhavan, MD, specialist-in-chief of family medicine, Detroit Medical Center. Luci Leykum, MD, chief clinical officer, Harbor Health, Austin, TX. Frontiers in Medicine: “COVID-19 and Influenza Co-infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Cell Research: “Coinfection with influenza A virus enhances SARS-CoV-2 infectivity.” CDC: “COVID-19: What To Do If You … Read more

Long COVID Linked to More than 3,500 Deaths: CDC Report

Dec. 15, 2022 – More than 3,500 Americans died from long COVID during the first years of the pandemic, a new CDC report reveals. Men, people over 75, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations were at the highest risk of dying.  The CDC study is “certainly very sobering,” says William Schaffner, MD, a professor of medicine … Read more

Most Cancers Not Found Through Screenings

Dec. 15, 2022 — Just 14.1% of cancer cases in the United States are diagnosed through recommended screening tests, a new report says. Instead, most cancers are found when someone seeks medical attention for something else, according to the information posted by the nonprofit research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. “I was shocked that … Read more

White House COVID team announces strategy ahead of possible winter surge

White House COVID team announces strategy ahead of possible winter surge – CBS News Watch CBS News The White House unveiled its COVID-19 strategy as concern grows about about a possible surge in cases this winter. Dr. John Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, spoke to CBS News about the … Read more

Lagging booster rates raise fears over deadly winter in nursing homes

COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are on the rise, posing a major threat to nursing home residents and staff who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Less than half of all nursing home residents and less than a quarter of staff have received a bivalent booster shot, according to federal data. As the … Read more

Free COVID tests online: White House reopens website to order free at-home tests as COVID cases rise

American households will now be able to request four more free at-home COVID tests from the federal government. The White House announced it was reopening orders as part of a new “winter preparedness plan,” as cases and hospitalizations are rising around the country. One request from each household will be accepted for a “limited round … Read more