Author: Evan Trickett

Last flu season was the most deadly in years and Chicago public health advocates are urging residents to get vaccinated. More than 80,000 people died from the flu last season in the United States, according to early estimates from the …

Flu killed more Americans last season than car crashes and drug overdoses. But Chicagoans can protect themselves Read More »

SALT LAKE, Utah (News4Utah) — No more wondering about when the flu season will begin. It’s already here in Utah. The University of Utah Hospital is reporting its first three confirmed cases of the flu. The first case, happened on …

First confirmed flu cases have been reported in Salt Lake Valley Read More »

After months of speculation around how Amazon will enter the healthcare market, the home delivery giant announced the acquisition of pharma startup PillPack, causing more traditional pharmacies’ stock prices to fall.   Amazon acquired an online pharmacy that offers pre-sorted doses …

Amazon is absolutely serious about disrupting healthcare Read More »

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In order to stop pressure on police and supply a place for people in mental health crisis, Metro Health Department and Mental Health Cooperative announced plans to build a mental health “ER”. As the Nashville population grew, …

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A new blood test can cheaply and quickly distinguish between the mosquito-borne Zika and dengue viruses, researchers reported Wednesday, giving public health officials a valuable tool to track the spread of outbreaks and prepare for the possible consequences of the different infections. The …

Cheap, fast test for Zika and dengue could cost just $1 Read More »

How to Fix the Emergency Room ERs are notorious for long waits, endless forms and inconsistent care. Now researchers and hospitals are rethinking the ways they work—with impressive results. Long wait times in the emergency room have bad effects for …

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The good news: Across most of Texas, there is almost no chance of a Zika epidemic, even if there is a documented case of mosquitoes transmitting the disease from one Texan to another at the height of mosquito season.The bad news: …

Risk of Zika epidemic in Texas is almost zero, except for these three Read More »

As warmer weather approaches and mosquito seasons take flight, health professionals are warning that a Zika outbreak in the Rio Grande Valley at the southernmost tip on the Texas border with Mexico is just a matter of time. The area, …

Renewed Zika outbreak feared on Texas border Read More »

TORONTO — It’s a common complaint — Canadians needing medical attention having to cool their heels in a hospital emergency room for hours on end before being seen by a doctor or another health-care practitioner. Well, it turns out that …

Canada has worst ER/referral wait times in 11 developed countries Read More »

California health officials are again warning winter travelers headed for Mexico to take precautions against the Zika virus, after an Ensenada man was reported testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease. “Many Californians enjoy spending time in Mexico, and this news …

Winter travelers to Mexico advised to protect against mosquito-borne Zika virus Read More »