German health minister expects vaccine in 2021

BERLIN — Germany’s health minister says he expects a vaccination for the coronavirus to be ready to start rolling out in the first quarter next year.

Health Minister Jens Spahn and Research Minister Anja Karliczek had said in September that they hoped to be able to start vaccinating the most at-risk group of Germans in the first months of 2021, and Spahn said Monday that prognosis is on track.

“As things stand today, Oct. 12, I assume that we’ll be able to begin in the first quarter of next year,” Spahn said during a video conference with the Ifo Institute research think-tank.


Vaccinations would be voluntary, and go first to people with preexisting medical conditions, the elderly and people working in health care and nursing homes.

Germany is supporting several efforts to develop a vaccine, and Spahn said eventually there should be more than enough to go around.

“If all

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Trump Drives By Well-Wishers, Raising Concerns About Health of Secret Service Agents in His Car

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President Trump, on his third day of hospitalization for the coronavirus, briefly visited well-wishers gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during a drive-by in a sport utility vehicle with two Secret Service agents on Sunday evening, in apparent disregard of federal safety guidelines.

In a video posted moments earlier on his Twitter account, Mr. Trump, his voice a bit husky but otherwise normal, tried to project the image of a man on the mend, saying he was getting “great reports from the doctors.”

The president, whose mishandling of the pandemic has become a political liability, also said his first-person experience with a deadly infection that had cost the lives of more than 200,000 Americans had changed his perspective

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GE Healthcare Unveils Voluson SWIFT, AI-Enhanced Women’s Health Ultrasound with Industry-First Auto Recognition Tools to Help Improve Efficiency

  • Voluson SWIFT redefines the ultrasound experience for women’s health practitioners by integrating intelligent features that can reduce patient scanning time by as much as 45 percent and automate exam measurements resulting in significant time savings for users.

  • World’s first ultrasound system with fully integrated AI that recognizes the 20 views recommended by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology mid-trimester practice guidelines for fetal imaging, optimizing the scan workflow by 73 percent when compared to manual 2D workflow.1

GE Healthcare today unveiled Voluson SWIFT*, a new ultrasound system designed to help women’s health clinicians expand diagnostic capabilities and improve patient outcomes. The system features industry-first AI algorithms to support auto recognition in addition to an ergonomic design, impeccable image quality, and tools to improve efficiency.

A recent study found that obstetrics (OB) and gynecology (GYN) clinicians in the United States have some of the highest burnout rates

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Switching to electric cars can save lives, health care costs in New Jersey, report shows

A wholesale conversion to electric cars by 2050 could eliminate nearly 170 premature deaths in New Jersey each year, a new report from the American Lung Association shows.

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“The Road to Clean Air,” released Tuesday, said the Garden State could prevent 10,725 lost workdays, avert more than 2,300 asthma attacks and save more than $1.9 billion in public health benefits annually if gas- and diesel-fueled cars were swapped for electric vehicles.

Kevin Stewart, the association’s director of environmental health, said the conversion represents a powerful and practical opportunity to benefit the planet, the economy and public health.

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“The transportation sector is a leading contributor to air pollution and climate change,” Stewart said. “We have the technology to transition to cleaner cars,

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Mayo Clinic Health System employee gets special surprise before retiring

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – After 40 years in the workforce, Art Peek decided it’s time for retirement.

Peek has been an employee at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse for 28 of those 40 years and Tuesday was his last day.

But his fellow coworkers didn’t let him leave quietly.

When someone said they were having a car issue he stepped up to help out.

But as he walked out to the parking lot, he was realized he was in for a surprise.

“They asked me to come out and help with it because I know a few things about automobiles. That’s sort of when I suspected, as I approached the corner here, I started seeing people. That’s when I knew I was in trouble,” Peek said.

His coworkers lined up along the sidewalk right

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Osteopathy As a Top Health Care Career Choice

What is Osteopathic Health Care?

The health profession of Osteopathy (founded in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in the USA) is an established internationally recognized manual medicine system of diagnosis and treatment, which lays its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the musculoskeletal system.

Osteopathic health practitioners use a variety of hands-on physical treatments. These include soft tissue techniques, joint mobilization & manipulation, muscle energy treatment and functional (strain and counter strain) techniques. These techniques are normally employed together with exercise, dietary, and occupational advice in an attempt to help patients recover from pain, disease and injury.

There are two types of osteopaths. European style Osteopaths (also known as osteopathic manual practitioners, manual osteopaths, traditional osteopaths & classical osteopaths) do not prescribe medications or perform surgery, while American style osteopaths (also known as osteopathic physicians) perform surgery and prescribe medications as well as using osteopathic techniques … Read More

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