President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

President Biden on the COVID-⁠19 Response and the Vaccination Program

Washington, DC…Good afternoon. Today, we have hit another milestone — a key milestone — in our nation’s fight against COVID. The Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, announced that it’s fully concluded its — its now thorough and independent scientific review. After a strict process, the FDA has reaffirmed its findings that the Pfizer COVID-19 […]

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

FDA and Mexican Counterparts Report Progress and Next Steps for Food Safety Partnership

Silver Springs, MD…As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and advance protections for consumers in both countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary RisksExternal Link Disclaimer (Cofepris) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety […]

FDA Approves Comirnaty as First COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Approves Comirnaty as First COVID-19 Vaccine

Silver Spring, MD…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency […]

Carson Tahoe Health Announcing Affiliation with Dr. Sina Rajamand, Neurosurgeon

Carson Tahoe Health Announcing Affiliation with Dr. Sina Rajamand, Neurosurgeon

Carson City, NV….For the first time…advanced neurosurgical care in the greater Carson City area. Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Sina Rajamand, DO Neurosurgeon from Battle Born Brain & Spine (BBBS). One of Carson Tahoe’s major goals is to provide wide-ranging specialty services for the community, bringing better healthcare […]

AstraZeneca Therapeutic Trials Show 77% Reduced Risk of Symptomatic Covid

AstraZeneca Therapeutic Trials Show 77% Reduced Risk of Symptomatic Covid

Wilmington, DE…77% reduced risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19. First long-acting antibody combination to prevent COVID-19. Positive high-level results from the PROVENT Phase III pre-exposure prophylaxis trial showed AstraZeneca’s AZD7442 achieved a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19, the trial’s primary endpoint. AZD7442, a combination of two long-acting antibodies (LAAB), reduced the risk […]

Plague Found Near Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Plague Found Near Taylor Creek Visitor Center

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Based on positive plague tests and planned Vector Control treatments, the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and their respective parking areas will be closed Sunday through Friday. The Tallac Site / Kiva Picnic parking area will remain open. Visitor Center staff and volunteers will be located at the Tallac Historic Site. […]

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over.

Fresno, CA…At a health clinic in Fresno County yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation making California the first state in the nation to expand full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status – a major milestone in the state’s progress toward universal health coverage. At Fresno health […]

Carson Tahoe Health Launches HopeFest: A Walk of Hope to Help Local Patients Facing Cancer

Carson Tahoe Health Launches HopeFest: A Walk of Hope to Help Local Patients Facing Cancer

Carson City, NV…Carson Tahoe Health is pleased to announce that HopeFest has evolved… This year, Carson Tahoe Health will host a Virtual Walk of Hope. Over the years, HopeFest proceeds have supported patients by covering insurance premiums, co-pays, mortgages, rent, and utilities for those unable to work during treatment, and much more. The money raised […]

Government “Helping Social Media Networks Flag Misinformation” on Health & Other Issues

Government “Helping Social Media Networks Flag Misinformation” on Health & Other Issues

Washington, DC…From the Office of the Surgeon General. “Each of us has the power to stop health misinformation in its tracks. So the next time you want to share a health-related article or video, check your sources and make sure the information is backed by scientific experts. If you’re not sure, don’t share. I am […]

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

San Francisco, CA…Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Jessie Liu, BS, David Moses, PhD, and Sean Metzger, MS. The achievement, which […]

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