Women, older adults and low-income people more likely to use sleep medication despite potential health harms

CNN , Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to prescription drugs to help them fall or stay asleep, a practice experts say could be dangerous to their health. A new study found that nearly 8% of US adults who reported taking sleep medication every day or most days are women, those who are older … Read more

Women, older adults and low-income people more likely to use sleep medication despite potential health harms

CNN , Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to prescription drugs to help them fall or stay asleep, a practice experts say could be dangerous to their health. A new study found that nearly 8% of US adults reported taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among those who … Read more

‘It was more about control than health and safety,’ says restaurant owner VA defying COVID-19 restrictions winchester star

Matt Strickland, who gained national attention for defying Virginia’s pandemic-related restrictions at the Gourmeltz restaurant he owns in Fredericksburg, recently addressed the Frederick County-based Small Business Freedom Coalition. “Our government was saying, ‘You have to do this, you have to do that,’ and we fought the government and won,” Strickland, a 39-year-old Army veteran, told … Read more

Lynchburg Organic Health Store expands with second location

With a second location recently opened on Airport Road, locally owned vegan health and beauty store Oshun Organics has been growing since its small beginnings in 2016 selling products online. Carrie Flower, owner of Oshun Organics, makes body scrubs and body butters at the Community Market on Wednesdays. Flowers has expanded its business with a … Read more

Opinion: Women don’t need to die of cervical cancer

editor’s Note: Dr. Eloise Chapman-Davis is director of gynecologic oncology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Denise Howard is chief of obstetrics and gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. … Read more

Women use oil for health, scripture study. local news

Wendy Empremo specializes in skin, solo and song in one way or another, and not necessarily in that order. The nearly 50-year-old Empremo is a brand partner with Young Living, a company that manufactures and sells essential oils. She is also a singles leader at Central Baptist Church, and works at radio station KBJS in … Read more

ARPA Dollars to Expand TCAPS Mental Health Services, Including In-School Clinics | local news

TRAVERSE CITY – Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act allocated by Grand Traverse County will help northern Michigan’s largest school district expand its mental health offerings and make medical services more accessible to students. In 2021, the Grand Traverse County Commission received $18.2 million in American Rescue Plan funds from the federal government. At … Read more

New survey shows surge in adults who rate US health care quality as ‘poor’

CNN , A majority of adults in the US rate the quality of the nation’s health care unfavorably, according to a new poll. This is the first time in a 20-year trend from the Gallup poll that the share of adults who rated the nation’s health care quality as “excellent” or “good” fell below 50%. … Read more

Locally caught freshwater fish contain PFAS toxins, study finds

editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series tells you how to reduce your personal role in the climate crisis – and reduce your environmental-concern. CNN , Fish caught in the nation’s streams and rivers and the fresh water of the Great Lakes contain dangerously high levels of PFOS, … Read more

From housing to healthcare, legislators hammered out a flurry of bills. western colorado

The first few bills introduced in the Colorado House and Senate traditionally set the tone for what priorities lawmakers, or at least those in the majority, plan to pursue in any given legislative session. Normally they are considered high priorities, but Senate Democrats have taken it a step further than usual. There, four of its … Read more