The sports world is sending out messages of support for Damar Hamlin after on-field cardiac arrest

CNN — Messages of support for Damar Hamlin poured in from around the sports world following the collapse of the Buffalo Bills safety. Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and fell to his back moments after tackling Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins during Monday’s NFL game. The 24-year-old remained in critical condition as of early … Read more

US spends the most on health care but has the worst health outcomes among high-income countries, new report finds

CNN — The United States spends more on health care than any other high-income country, but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest percentage of people with multiple chronic diseases, according to a new report by The Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group . The report, released Tuesday, also said that … Read more

Live longer with these foods from America’s “blue zones.”

CNN — In several unique communities around the world, people are living long and healthy lives, up to and beyond 100. Called “blue zones,” residents of these areas share common environments and lifestyles that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians was … Read more

Live longer with these foods from America’s “blue zones.”

CNN — In several unique communities around the world, people are living long and healthy lives, up to and beyond 100. Called “blue zones,” residents of these areas share common environments and lifestyles that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians was … Read more

Why Urgent Care Centers Are Popping Up Everywhere

new York CNN — If you’re driving through a busy suburban shopping mall or walking down a street in a big city, chances are you won’t go long without spotting a Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD or other urgent care center. Demand for urgent care spaces has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic as people seek tests and … Read more

To cope with playing violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits

CNN — The video of Tear Nichols’ violent arrest, which officials said they will release Friday, is expected to be difficult to watch — but it may also be difficult to avoid. Some people may even feel obligated to watch it as a way to pay tribute to Nichols, who died three days after the … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

UnitedHealth Group invests $10 million in Appalachian community health care

The Appalachian region, which spans 13 states stretching from Mississippi to New York, is unfortunately known for its high rates of poverty and for its poor health outcomes: A report released in 2017 found that Appalachians have higher death rates than the rest of the nation for seven of the nation’s leading causes of death: … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Japan is considering downgrading Covid-19 to the same level as seasonal flu

Tokyo CNN — Japan will consider downgrading Covid-19 to the same category as seasonal flu this spring, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Friday. Kishida said he had instructed health ministry officials to discuss the move and his administration would also review face mask rules and other pandemic measures. “In order to continue to advance … Read more