Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games

July 22, 2021 — U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, a three-time gold medal swimmer who is deaf and blind, announced this week that she’s dropping out of the Tokyo Games. Meyers said she made the decision because the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee denied her request to bring her personal care assistant to Japan. A … Read more

Health Anxiety Common as COVID Restrictions Loosen

July 14, 2021 — As restrictions lift and mask mandates become scarce, Americans are filling their social calendars and booking vacations. While some are rejoicing, health care professionals say others are emerging from the pandemic with more health-related fears. COVID-19 has caused more anxiety and depression for many over the course of the pandemic. … Read more

As Vaccinations Rise, Hospitals Ease Restrictions on Visitors

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Virginia Terrell knew she wouldn’t be allowed visitors after she checked into the hospital with COVID-19 late last month, but being braced for that reality didn’t make her week-and-a-half stay any easier. “You get pretty lonely,” said Terrell, 59, who was treated at … Read more

No e-pass required for vehicle movement during Maharashtra curbs: DGP

DGP in-charge of Maharashtra Sanjay Pandey on Wednesday said that no e-pass is required to be obtained for the movement of vehicles during the coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed in the state.He said that only those vehicles that are involved in emergency services and those private vehicles that come out with a valid reason are allowed to … Read more

White House to Lift Restrictions on Abortion Pill Access

April 13, 2021 — A requirement that mifepristone abortion pills be dispensed only in-person by a medical provider will be put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The decision means that health care providers in some states will be able to prescribe mifepristone via telemedicine and mail the … Read more