Health & Wellness

In LA County and nationwide, it’s tough to get a quick appointment and fast results.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services are leading a $10 billion program to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. It’s dubbed “Operation Warp Speed.” The name indicates the hope that an effective vaccine can be developed quickly — by January and the start of a new presidential term.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Diego-based scientist Kimberly Prather says when an asymptomatic person speaks, they produce tiny invisible droplets that can travel much farther than six feet.

The danger of COVID aerosol transmission and why masks are key to protection

San Diego-based scientist Kimberly Prather says when an asymptomatic person speaks, they produce tiny invisible droplets that can travel much farther than six feet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 1,900 coronavirus patients are currently lying in hospital beds in LA County. More than 500 of them are in the intensive care unit.

For some, surviving COVID-19 is the first step in a long road to recovery

More than 1,900 coronavirus patients are currently lying in hospital beds in LA County. More than 500 of them are in the intensive care unit.

from Greater LA

Coronavirus has become the defining issue of the 2020 election.

How Biden and Trump campaigns are approaching COVID-19

Coronavirus has become the defining issue of the 2020 election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Extreme Risk Protection Orders are a relatively new step that can be taken to protect the public from those who are felt to be of risk to themselves or others.

A practical steps to protect those at risk of suicide

Extreme Risk Protection Orders are a relatively new step that can be taken to protect the public from those who are felt to be of risk to themselves or others.

from Second Opinion

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl talks about this COVID-19 surge, balancing the health crisis with the economic crisis, possible fines for not wearing masks, and mixed messaging…

‘People in LA County flunked.’ Sheila Kuehl on the return COVID closures

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl talks about this COVID-19 surge, balancing the health crisis with the economic crisis, possible fines for not wearing masks, and mixed messaging…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“What’s going to happen is in our control.…The Fourth of July is associated with lots of partying and drinking, and that sort of leads to some opportunities for poor judgment,” says…

Celebrating July 4? Follow these COVID-19 safety rules

“What’s going to happen is in our control.…The Fourth of July is associated with lots of partying and drinking, and that sort of leads to some opportunities for poor judgment,” says…

from KCRW Features

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in LA County, as well as the infection rate.

COVID-19 numbers are up again — to levels not seen since April

The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in LA County, as well as the infection rate.

from Greater LA

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Riverside doctor concerned about ‘collective level of diligence’ in turning around pandemic

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest daily jump so far. Other parts of the U.S.

Superspreaders might be unknowingly driving the COVID-19 pandemic

California reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest daily jump so far. Other parts of the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As COVID-19 cases increase, hospitals are considering postponing elective procedures. That means another financial shock for doctors not involved in emergency care.

LA orthopedic surgeon says physical interaction with patients may never happen again

As COVID-19 cases increase, hospitals are considering postponing elective procedures. That means another financial shock for doctors not involved in emergency care.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At a skatepark in downtown Santa Barbara, adjacent to the ocean, a dozen masked crusaders wheel down a cement slope.   
  “I wanted to get over my irrational fear of ramps, and also,…

Summer camps are trying to bring kids together while keeping coronavirus out

At a skatepark in downtown Santa Barbara, adjacent to the ocean, a dozen masked crusaders wheel down a cement slope.  “I wanted to get over my irrational fear of ramps, and also,…

from Greater LA

For some elderly taking several blood pressure medications can be risky.  Do they need to take multiple medicines?  Doctor have been hesitant to stop blood pressure medications because…

Changes in thinking about blood pressure

For some elderly taking several blood pressure medications can be risky.  Do they need to take multiple medicines?  Doctor have been hesitant to stop blood pressure medications because…

from Second Opinion

The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday night, arguing that Obamacare should be tossed out.

Trump administration urges Supreme Court to end Obamacare amid pandemic

The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday night, arguing that Obamacare should be tossed out.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week started with California reporting more than 6,000 new cases of coronavirus a day. That’s a record — double the average daily numbers from a couple of weeks ago.

COVID-19 cases are spiking in California and US, but not other countries

This week started with California reporting more than 6,000 new cases of coronavirus a day. That’s a record — double the average daily numbers from a couple of weeks ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"What I worry about now is the sort of peer pressure aspect of it, that because it has become politicized because people now see that not wearing a mask, it's either bravado or it's…

Virologist on politicization of masks and their effectiveness against COVID-19

"What I worry about now is the sort of peer pressure aspect of it, that because it has become politicized because people now see that not wearing a mask, it's either bravado or it's…

from Greater LA

Nursing homes nationwide have been evicting long-time residents to make room for coronavirus patients, who can bring in more money.

Nursing homes are illegally evicting residents to make room for more profitable COVID-19 patients

Nursing homes nationwide have been evicting long-time residents to make room for coronavirus patients, who can bring in more money.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said in a statement, "It is each person's responsibility to wear a face covering and follow other recommended safeguards, in order to stop the spread…

Orange County won’t enforce Gov. Newsom’s statewide mask mandate

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said in a statement, "It is each person's responsibility to wear a face covering and follow other recommended safeguards, in order to stop the spread…

from Greater LA

Practice guidelines use evidence to help doctors and patients make decisions about care. But, if the guidelines are biased so too are the decisions.

Practice Guidelines the drive toward racial disparities

Practice guidelines use evidence to help doctors and patients make decisions about care. But, if the guidelines are biased so too are the decisions.

from Second Opinion