Day: January 17, 2022

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CMS pushes deadline for vaccine mandate in 24 states

Healthcare workers in the 24 states that are newly subject to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate will need to get their first shot by Feb. 14 and final shot by March 15, according to new guidance released by CMS Friday.

Facilities in the 24 states subject to the new guidance will also need to demonstrate that they’ve developed policies and procedures to make sure all facility staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 by Feb. 14.

The guidance specifically applies to Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

The guidance does not apply to Texas, since the state is part of a separate lawsuit that wasn’t before the Supreme Court. The mandate is still stayed in the state.

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that

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Death during sex very rare among those under 50

(HealthDay)—It’s a familiar trope of TV and movies—a couple is engaged in passionate sex when the guy’s heart suddenly gives out.

“Usually it’s a middle-aged man. Usually he’s cheating with somebody else. It’s funny, there’s this myth in our mind that this can happen,” said cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati, who refers to the concept as the “Hollywood attack.”

But ardor simply isn’t that arduous, said Gulati, former editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Cardiology’s patient education website, CardioSmart.org.

A heap of medical evidence, including a new study out of the United Kingdom, has established that while sex might leave you feeling like your heart stopped, that’s just passion—not a life-threatening condition.

Only 0.2{f771d91d784324d4be731abc64bffe0d1fd8f26504ceb311bcfd8e5b001778f4} of nearly 6,900 sudden cardiac death cases autopsied at a London hospital over a quarter-century were related to , researchers report Jan. 13 in the journal JAMA Cardiology.

“There’s no dramatic association of

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