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Celebrating Heart Health Month

When was the last time you thanked your heart for a job well done? Your heart is a majestic muscle, continuously operating to keep your organs supplied with oxygen-rich blood and helping your kidneys and lungs filter out waste. However, it’s easy to take your heart’s amazing efforts for granted.  Every February, however, the heart and its remarkable contributions get officially recognized during American Heart Month. This annual observance helps draw attention to the importance of heart health, the devastating toll of heart disease, and how to help people reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular...

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Black History Month: The CDC’s Latest Efforts to Address Health Inequities and Make Advances

February is Black History Month, an appropriate time to acknowledge noteworthy health and medical advancements of people of color. This observance also provides the opportunity to recognize cultural and ethnic health inequities and the necessary efforts to address them.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently established the Office of Health Equity. As one of many recent changes to the overall agency’s structure, this new office will provide the vehicle for reducing health disparities and enhancing community engagement.  The New Office of Health Equity  The Office...

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023: What It Means for Public Health

Various programs and initiatives in health care and medicine will get a much-needed “shot in the arm” as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. At the end of 2022, President Biden signed the Act that includes $1.7 trillion in discretionary government spending.  Over $800 billion of the total bill will go toward non-defense spending. A significant portion will bolster prevention initiatives, extend provisions of several public health programs, and address health disparities.  Summary of the Consolidated Appropriations Act  The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023 became...

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What You Need to Know About the New XBB.1.5 COVID-19 Variant

It’s almost difficult to remember what the world was like three years ago before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus has eclipsed its third birthday, it has spawned numerous variants, some of which have been more contagious than their predecessors and have eventually spread to become the dominant strain.  Such is the case with the latest COVID-19 variant, XBB.1.5, dubbed “the Kraken” due to its virulence. The XBB.1.5 variant is crowding out former COVID-19 variants because it has mutated to become more contagious. In fact, this variant is the most contagious strain of any COVID-19...

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The Nurses Strike in New York City and Public Health Implications

Complaints of staff shortages, spending cuts, and compromised working conditions in the nursing profession are not new. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of contagious infections have compounded the current strain on hospitals and other facilities.  The three-day nurses’ strike in New York City last January was just one of many recent labor struggles in the healthcare sector. The increase in nursing strikes has raised concerns about the effects of work stoppages on patients, hospitals, and health systems. Here is a recap of the strike and its impacts on nursing and public health moving...

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