Ending the cycle of food addiction can seem daunting and overwhelming to many. One doctor says avoiding certain kinds of foods is key and that everyone has the power to end their obsession.
President Biden is expected to send a thousand military medical teams to six states to help hospitals overwhelmed by COVID. As global infections from omicron continue to set new records, there's some encouraging news showing that the variant is not as deadly as the delta strain.
On Monday, the world learned of the so-far successful transplant of a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life. But Dr. R. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention – has called out the animal-to-human transplant procedure, saying "there are several very important issues of medical ethics that even the secular world acknowledges."
With the ongoing pandemic, many people have been battling mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, bitterness, and unforgiveness.
Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.
As the Omicron variant spreads rapidly, COVID infections are filling some hospitals to capacity, straining over-stretched medical staff. In some places, the situation is so serious that nurses and other workers who have tested positive are being allowed to stay on the job if they have mild cases or no symptoms.
In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.
As Omicron surges among the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, the prestigious Mayo Clinic has taken the extreme step of firing 700 unvaccinated employees. These are the same "amazing employees (who) stepped up under unimaginable pandemic conditions over the last year and a half..."
While Omicron is clearly less dangerous than earlier variants, a nationwide spike in cases is closing some schools and has the CDC urging booster shots for children as young as 12.
More than 400,000 Americans are now testing positive for COVID-19 every day. The surge after the holiday weekend has shattered all expectations, and it includes a spike in the number of children infected, just as millions of them are returning to schools.