Sizing Older Adults’ Decisions

During a recent Zoom conference call, four Adult Protective Services employees from California were trying to figure out if something suspicious was going on with an 82-year-old woman using a tool called the Decision-Making Ability Interview, or IDA. Mrs. K. Adult Protective Services agencies in each state receive reports of possible neglect, self-neglect, abuse or […]

Adults or Sexually Abused Minors? Getting it Right Revitalizes Facebook

The number of suspected reports of child sexual abuse has increased exponentially in recent years. The high volume, which reached roughly 100,000 in 2009, overwhelmed both the national clearing house and law enforcement. 2019 Investigation by The Times He found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation could manage its caseload from the clearinghouse only by […]

Higher Rates of Black Adults Hospitalized than White Adults

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black adults were hospitalized at nearly four times the rate of white adults in the six weeks after Omicron became the dominant coronavirus variant in the United States. The overall rate of coronavirus-related hospitalizations during that period — 38.4 per 100,000 adults […]

Do Adults Need a Fourth Dose of the Covid Vaccine? too early

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration does not plan to recommend a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine anytime soon, although new federal data suggests the effectiveness of booster shots wanes after about four months. “We don’t have enough data to know it’s a good thing to do” Head of the Food and Drug Administration’s division of […]

Merck’s Covid Pill Approved by FDA for High-Risk Adults

A Merck executive, Dr. Dean Li said on Thursday that preliminary laboratory studies had shown the drug to be equally effective against Omicron as it was against previous versions of the virus. The company and independent researchers are conducting experiments on how well the drug can stop the proliferation of the Omicron variant. Merck and […]

CDC Approves Covid Vaccine Booster Shots for All Adults

Faced with rising infections and the expected increase in holiday travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved booster vaccines for coronavirus vaccines for all Americans over the age of 18 on Friday. The recommendation lives up to President Biden’s promise in August to introduce the extra doses to all adults, and covers months […]

FDA Allows Coronavirus-Boosting Shots for All Adults

At the same time, regulators are concerned about data from Scandinavian countries and elsewhere suggesting that young male Moderna recipients may face increased risks of myocarditis or myocarditis – a side effect linked to the Pfizer vaccine. scientists said The absolute risk is still very small, most cases are mild and resolve quickly, and Covid-19 […]

Pfizer Asks FDA to Authorize Covid Booster Shots for All Adults

WASHINGTON — Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday asked federal regulators to allow coronavirus booster shots for those 18 and older, a move that will likely ensure every adult in America is eligible for an extra injection. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to honor the request, perhaps before Thanksgiving and long before Christmas travel […]

Experts Say Overweight Adults Should Be Screened for Diabetes at Age 35

About one-third of U.S. adults have high blood sugar levels, a condition called pre-diabetes, which often precedes Type 2 diabetes and can progress to full-blown disease. Dr. Barry said most people are unaware that screening is necessary because they do not produce obvious symptoms. Being overweight or obese is the most important risk factor for […]

Is Delta Variant Making Young Adults ‘Sicker, Faster’?

Many hospitalized patients said they had underlying health conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure, which are risk factors for serious illness. However, some younger patients do not have any of these risk factors. “That’s what really scares me,” he said. “It’s hitting younger healthy people who you wouldn’t think would have had […]