Texas House votes down budget amendment aimed at giving health coverage to more uninsured Texans
The Texas House on Thursday rejected an attempt to direct the governor and state health officials to use billions in federal dollars to expand health care coverage for uninsured Texans, including working poor who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford their own health insurance.
Healthcare workers in need of vaccine can look beyond their institution, according to state guidance
HOUSTON – The Texas Department of State Health Services says some healthcare workers are growing frustrated since they’re not affiliated with large institutions to receive the vaccine for coronavirus. Click here for clarification on who is in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. Guidance on Vaccinating Phase 1A and 1B Populations“As COVID-19 vaccine begins to be distributed more widely in Texas, the opportunity to vaccinate additional individuals will increase. The state-issued guidance to move down the priority list from frontline workers to essential workers and people 65 and older. We anticipate continuing to offer to all in the initial 1a tier even as we move into vaccinations for tier 1b.
Broken heart syndrome may have increased during pandemic for 2 reasons
So, they get this temporary heart failure and the symptoms can actually be pretty severe enough where they can almost mimic the signs of a heart attack, Adesina said. Cleveland Clinic researchers found cases of broken heart syndrome doubled in two of their hospitals in March and April, which is the same time the pandemic ramped up job losses, isolation and concerns surrounding coronavirus. They now believe extreme stress during the pandemic could be causing this increase of broken heart syndrome among the general public. He said its not just high emotions that can trigger broken heart syndrome but also an infection. That means both people with increased worries right now and those with a COVID-19 infection are at risk for this syndrome.
Back 2 School: Ways to prepare children to wake up early for class, whether online or in-person
SUGAR LAND, Texas Staying up late (probably with too much screen time) has just been the norm for a lot of kids for months. This means returning to class, whether on campus or online, is bound to be a rude awakening for some. Pamela Sanders, MD, from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Sugar Land, said children need 9-11 hours of sleep. Usually within a couple of weeks, people can get onto whatever schedule theyre going to need, Sanders said. For online learning, Sanders said the most important thing you can do is create some kind of structured schedule to set them up for success.