Friday, January 22, 2021

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WEIGHT LOSS
Science says permanent weight loss is rare, and thin people don’t get it



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Holly Christine Brown has struggled with her weight for a long time. When she was thinner, people in her circle would tell her they were proud of her; when she gained weight back, some friends acted as though it were a personal failure. One boyfriend told her that he ended their relationship because she was “too fat” to have sex with. Others simply pulled away when she started gaining weight again. The cruel comments and social rejection made Brown feel anxious and depressed — which, in turn, drew her to food for comfort.

“Everybody expects that it’s easy, that once you lose weight you can just keep it off,” Brown, a professional writer, told Salon. “Anybody who has struggled with their weight knows that’s not true because it’s not like your relationship to other things that you might

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HEALTH
Frontline Health Workers Top 100 Most Influential People List

“The frontline worker” occupies the number-one slot in Modern Healthcare’ s 2020 list of the 100 most influential people in healthcare.

Those frontline workers include physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, environmental service workers, and administrators, according to the list’s companion article.

Modern Healthcare praises the healthcare workers for their selfless labor under dangerous conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also receive high praise for the compassion they’ve shown to patients, especially those dying alone in the hospital.

The other top-rated healthcare influencers on the list are more typical of those that Modern Healthcare places on its list every year. The vast majority of them are CEOs of big healthcare systems, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies.

The healthcare executives who occupy slots 2 and 3 on the list describe in the article what each of their systems did for the other during the public health crisis.

At the height of the pandemic last

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HEALTH
Pregnant People Haven’t Been Part Of Vaccine Trials. Should They Get The Vaccine? : NPR

Health care workers will be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when they become available. But the vaccines have not been tested on pregnant women, raising questions about whether pregnant and lactating health care workers should get the shots.

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Health care workers will be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when they become available. But the vaccines have not been tested on pregnant women, raising questions about whether pregnant and lactating health care workers should get the shots.

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The Food and Drug Administration is likely soon to authorize distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. But the vaccine trials have so far excluded pregnant people.

Among those first in line to get the vaccine, this is a significant exclusion. Three-quarters of health care workers are women, including more than 85% of nurses. The Centers

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HEALTH
Doctors in Birmingham plead for public help to ‘keep people alive until the vaccine is here’

With intensive care units filling fast and COVID-19 case numbers surging across the state, doctors and public health workers in Birmingham asked Alabamians to take the virus seriously and be as cautious as possible and limit the size of Christmas celebrations.

“I want to make a plea to the community,” said Dr. Mark Wilson, Jefferson County health officer, in an online press conference Friday with doctors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “We’re in the holiday season. We understand that sacrifice is needed for success.

“This year, I ask that you make just one more sacrifice. Please have a Christmas celebration with family just inside your household.”

On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Health Department reported that there were only 13 available ICU beds in the county. The Alabama Hospital Association on Thursday reported that only 7 percent of ICU beds were available statewide, and none in Montgomery.

Wilson said

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HEALTH
Left to their Own Devices, People Take On More Risks in Pandemic : Shots

Over the summer in New York City, customers could patronize restaurants by using outdoor sidewalk seating. Physical distancing and masks were encouraged, but at this Brooklyn restaurant in July, few stayed far apart or wore a mask.

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Over the summer in New York City, customers could patronize restaurants by using outdoor sidewalk seating. Physical distancing and masks were encouraged, but at this Brooklyn restaurant in July, few stayed far apart or wore a mask.

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She’s embarrassed to admit it, but there were moments over the summer when Adriana Kaplan almost forgot about the pandemic. In the beginning, the Philadelphia native had taken the coronavirus very seriously: She had all her groceries delivered and worked her software engineering job from her South Philly home. For the first two months of the pandemic, she barely left the house.

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PREGNANCY
Woman with spinal cord injury shares pregnancy journey to bring visibility to people in wheelchairs: ‘Never say never’

Alyssa Higgins has been a wheelchair user all her life, but is unstoppable.

A woman with a spinal cord injury who has been a wheelchair user her entire life, is sharing her joy with the world about getting pregnant.

“I had no idea what to say,” Jimmy, 30, told “Good Morning America.” “I just turned around and my jaw dropped.”

The news came as a shock for the couple who had been trying to have a baby, but weren’t sure if it was possible due to her injury and health.

“I didn’t even know if I could get pregnant with a spinal cord

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