Regional medical staff, 1B patients share their symptoms and emotions after receiving COVID vaccine | Local News

Representatives of Our House Senior Living Assisted Care & Memory Care, Chippewa Falls.

Residents have been waiting a long time for their chance to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and (resident) Pete (Dachel) was the first in line, wide awake and ready to go. He took the lead and we all followed.

A statement from Maggie Smith, MCHES, CPSTI, La Crosse County Health Department health educator and COVID-19 public information officer

Although our department is the lead agency in coordinating vaccine distribution, the majority of our staff were not included in Phase 1A or 1B guidelines from the state.

We continue to adhere to the equitable, ethical allocation coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, though we like so many others are eagerly awaiting our turn to receive the vaccine. We ask the community for patience as vaccine rollout continues. The speed of the process is dependent on availability

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How to stay healthy during Heart Health Month – 41NBC News




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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — February is Heart Health Month and doctors want to make sure your heart is healthy.

Heart disease is the leading killer for Americans. We spoke with Dr. Arshad Yousef, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Coliseum Medical Center. He says people should eat a heart-healthy diet that’s low in carbs and fat. Eating fruits, vegetables, and proteins like chicken and fish are important too.

Dr. Yousef also says exercising is important, and there are safe ways to do it at home.

“You can do yoga, you can do Pilates if you have a stationary bike you can use that if you have a treadmill you can run on it, or just walking in your neighborhood,” said Dr. Yousef.

What else you can do to keep your heart healthy

  • Visit a doctor regularly to check on things like blood
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‘Long Covid’ still puzzles doctors but treatment is possible | Us World News

Medical professionals are working to understand more about a condition they are calling “long Covid,” among patients who experience lingering symptoms months after recovering from coronavirus.

“Persons with long Covid often present reporting persistent, severe fatigue, headaches and brain fog, which is defined as mild subjective cognitive impairment, approximately four weeks after acute illness,” Dr. Alfonso Hernandez-Romieu, a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Covid-19 response team, said during a CDC briefing Thursday.

A study recently published in the journal The Lancet found that of 1,733 coronavirus patients treated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, 76% were still experiencing at least one symptom six months after their symptoms began.

Doctors have reported that the severity of Covid-19 illness may have little impact on whether patients experience long Covid symptoms, Hernandez-Romieu said.

Dr. Allison Navis, an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Voice of the consumer: Coloradans without health insurance have another chance | Local News

Coloradans without health insurance have another opportunity to get coverage.

Recently, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that reopened enrollment on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. According to the state, Colorado’s exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, will mirror the president’s order and reopen for enrollment, as well.

The enrollment period will be open from Feb. 8 to May 15. The state says health insurance coverage will begin on the first day of the month after a plan is selected.

“This special enrollment period is for people without health insurance and begins a week earlier than the federal exchange,” a news release stated.

The regular open enrollment period in Colorado ended Jan. 15. Nearly 180,000 Coloradans enrolled in 2021 coverage. According to Connect for Health Colorado, that’s about 8% higher than the previous year.

The state said the extra enrollment period will benefit the number of people who are uninsured,

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