Condoms, masks and the tale of two viruses — COVID and HIV/AIDS — harming the Black community

Loading the player… Are masks the new condoms? It’s an odd question at face value, but PREP activists say it’s an entry point to a conversation worth having in the Black community.  When presented with the comparison of masks to defend against the spread of COVID-19 and condoms to do the same for HIV/AIDS, David… Read More »

Humana warns of ‘uncertainty’ in medical usage amid rising COVID-19 cases

Dive Brief: Non-COVID-19 medical use bounced back faster than expected during the second quarter, Humana executives told investors Wednesday. The insurer was able to post net income of $ 588 million as COVID-19 treatment costs for its members fell faster than anticipated, compared to $ 1.8 billion a year ago as patients deferred care amid the… Read More »

Healthcanal.com Healthcare and Wellness Informative SourceWed, 28 Jul 2021 04:26:38 +0000en-US hourly 1 3232Fake Service Dog Certification 2021: Can It Be A Scam? Tue, 27 Jul 2021 04:09:00 +0000 Service dogs play an important role in the lives of individuals with disabilities, performing a wide variety of tasks to help the individual maintain their… Read More »

Audit: Military personnel unprotected from toxic chemicals

The Defense Department has dragged its feet on protecting service personnel from “forever chemicals” at military installations and isn’t doing enough to track health effects from exposure to the toxic compounds, according to an internal audit. Officials have taken steps to find and clean groundwater contaminated with firefighting foam containing PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl… Read More »