Fundraiser to help Ukrainian hospital

BALTIMORE — An employee at GBMC, who is from Ukraine, is working with the hospital to help her home country. Yana Karp came to the United States from kyiv, Ukraine in 1989. After going to school, she got a job at GBMC at a sonographer. When the war in Ukraine began, Karp said her cousin … Read more

How to recover from injury

Recovering from an injury is somewhat of an art, as professional sportspeople and their teams will attest. It takes a combination of rest, rehabilitation, good nutrition and appropriate medical care to get back on top form as quickly as possible. Recovery can also feel overwhelming at times, so it’s essential to approach the process gently, … Read more

Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, US, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

How Much Does Therapy Cost?

It depends. Some therapists submit claims to insurance companies the way other doctors and clinicians do, and they may work only with certain plans. Other therapists will ask you to pay for services up front and then submit the claim to your insurance company yourself to get reimbursed for all or part of the service. … Read more

Most of SE Michigan at high level of COVID-19 community transmission

(WXYZ) — The Centers for Disease Control has updated the COVID-19 community risk level, placing nearly all of Southeastern Michigan in the high-risk of community transmission level. The updated map places Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties at the high-risk level. Monroe and Lenawee counties are at the medium risk of community … Read more

BUSHNELL ON BOOKS: ‘Dear Maine’ and ‘Bad Medicine’

DEAR MAINE: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF MAINE’S 21ST CENTURY IMMIGRANTS by Morgan Rielly and Reza Jalali; Islandport Press, 2021; 192 pages, $19.95; ISBN 978-1-952143-19-9. DEAR MAINE: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF MAINE’S 21ST CENTURY IMMIGRANTS Noted British writer John Berger (1926-2017) thoughtfully wrote: “Emigration, forced or chosen, across national borders or from village to … Read more

TABOR refunds, abortion rights, mental health and more: Here’s what the Colorado legislature did in 2022

After hours of tributes, a brief harp recitaland lots and lots of waiting for negotiations on a final handful of bills, lawmakers wrapped up their annual legislative session just minutes before the midnight deadline Wednesday. In the House, a late night of passionate debate over a sweeping fentanyl bill turned to collegiality as the chamber … Read more

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments alike are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government isn’t saying how many people have received these potentially lifesaving drugs or … Read more