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Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say
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Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say

Some Atlanta-area hospitals are so packed that ambulances are getting sent elsewhere. Medical professionals from six healthcare systems described overwhelming conditions during a virtual news conference Thursday as the Omicron variant keeps tearing across the South. “Aside from being overwhelmed with patients — and we are running about 110% capacity right now — we’ve had…MORE

What’s going on in your mind matters. Changing your expectations can mean more success, experts say
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What’s going on in your mind matters. Changing your expectations can mean more success, experts say

“I think therefore I am,” mind over matter, the little engine that thought he could — our philosophers, language and literature all point to the power of perspective. Psychologists say this common wisdom is right: What you expect from yourself and the world make a big impact on the results of your endeavors. “From a…MORE

Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort
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Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort

Some Republican-led states claim they are having a difficult time getting their hands on rapid Covid-19 tests following the US federal government’s plan to send free at-home test kits to households across the country. The Biden administration strongly disputes such claims. “We did order millions more and we’re expecting a huge shipment this week and…MORE

Masks and Omicron Q&A: What kind of mask should you wear and for how long? An expert explains
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Masks and Omicron Q&A: What kind of mask should you wear and for how long? An expert explains

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance last week that urges Americans to wear the highest quality mask they can wear consistently and that fits well. Specifically, they classify the masks by level of protection. “Loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely woven products offer more protection, well-fitting…MORE

Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says
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Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says

Remember those classic stoner dudes — Cheech and Chong, anyone? — spending their days in a weed-drenched room (or car), capable of little besides finding that next great high? If you don’t, that’s not surprising. As more and more states move to legalize marijuana, the stereotypical mind-numbing effects of weed have become passé, often replaced…MORE

More people died of drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019 than HIV or malaria, new study suggests
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More people died of drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019 than HIV or malaria, new study suggests

At least 1.27 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, according to a new study on the global burden of antimicrobial resistance. The study, published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet, suggests that if all drug-resistant bacterial infections had not occurred that year, 4.95 million deaths could have been prevented in 2019,…MORE

Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country
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Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country

Covid-19 case counts in the United States have dipped in recent days, a promising sign that the Omicron wave is starting to subside. But hospitalizations and deaths are still rising, and experts say the country has not reached a peak across the board. After reaching nearly 808,000 new cases on Saturday, the seven-day average of…MORE

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