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Vaping marijuana linked to lung injury in teens, study says

Teens are about twice as likely to report “wheezing or whistling” in the chest after vaping marijuana than after smoking cigarettes or using e-cigarettes, a new study has found. “This surprised us, we thought we would find more negative respiratory symptoms in both cigarettes and e-cigarettes users,” said study author Carol Boyd, co-director of the…MORE

Losing our sense of control during the pandemic

Losing our sense of control during the pandemic

On a recent trip to the supermarket, I was trying and failing miserably to open a plastic bag to tuck my broccoli into — without licking my fingers for some much-needed traction because, well, pandemic — when I nearly lost it. My frustration only increased when all the huffing and puffing at the useless attempts…MORE

How to help your kids get enough sleep, especially during the Covid pandemic

How to help your kids get enough sleep, especially during the Covid pandemic

Getting enough sleep was tough even before the pandemic. With disrupted routines, extra screen time and the incredible amount of stress most people face now, sleep routines seem to have gone quickly but quietly downhill. And from what I’m seeing in my child psychiatry practice — kids are suffering especially hard. Consider the work our…MORE

More Americans are dying “in the prime of their lives,” new report finds

More Americans are dying “in the prime of their lives,” new report finds

Younger and middle-age Americans have been dying at higher rates over the past three decades, marking what is becoming a public health crisis across the US workforce. Among the causes of death increasingly striking working-age Americans between 1990 and 2017 are drug overdose, alcohol use and suicides, according to a new report published Tuesday by…MORE

Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for Covid-19 vaccines

As the Biden administration accelerates a plan to use pharmacies to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, significant areas of the country lack brick-and-mortar pharmacies capable of administering the protective shots. A recent analysis by the Rural Policy Research Institute found that 111 rural counties, mostly located between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, have no pharmacy…MORE

Which Covid-19 vaccine should I get? Dr. Wen weighs in

And then there were three. There are now three Covid-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration, manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. All three will be distributed across the United States. Many people are wondering which Covid-19 vaccine they should get: Is one better for certain groups…MORE