Doctor Dies on Hike; 10.5M Kids Lost Caregiver to COVID; Is Pandemic Winding Down?

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Evan Dishion, MD, a first-year resident at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, died from heat exhaustion after he and a group of hikers ran out of water and got lost on a trail. (Arizona’s Family)

North Carolina ob/gyn William Gist, MD, and his wife died after a plane he was piloting crashed in eastern Tennessee. (ABC 13 News)

A Montana hospital chief medical officer described the choices that had to be made under the most extreme anti-vaccination laws in the country: “The human psyche was not built for this.” (ProPublica)

HHS plans to significantly expand the number of distribution locations for monkeypox vaccines and treatment through a new $20 million contract with AmerisourceBergen.

E-cigarette maker Juul agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle a 2-year investigation by 33 states into the company’s marketing of its vaping products to teens. (AP)

South Carolina Republicans advanced a proposed abortion ban to the Senate floor without exceptions for incest or rape. (Politico)

The University of Chicago offers a course in battling medical misinformation to nurses studying for their doctorates, pharmacy residents, and senior medical students. (Chicago Tribune)

An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide were either orphaned or lost a primary caregiver due to COVID-19. (JAMA Pediatrics)

Should public health leaders pivot on COVID messaging? (CNN)

The New York Times reported how Abbott Laboratories and its lawyers kept babies who became ill after consuming its infant formula from becoming a scandal.

Childhood adversity was tied to faster aging, and an unhealthy lifestyle partially mediated the association. (JAMA Network Open)

In a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the American Medical Association suggested Medicare patients might lose access to their physicians unless the program is strengthened.

The new bivalent COVID booster shots are packaged in capped vials that look a lot like the previous ones, and some doctors worry that could lead to errors. (NBC News)

Here’s how nasal-spray vaccines could change the pandemic by stopping SARS-CoV-2 in its tracks. (Nature)

Why new COVID variants have stalled in growth remains a mystery. (ABC News)

Is the COVID-19 pandemic winding down? Experts say no. (AP)

Philips Respironics recalled specific masks used with bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines due to a serious safety concern, the FDA warned.

The Saint neuromodulation system received the FDA’s blessing to treat patients with major depressive disorder who have not responded to antidepressants, Magnus Medical announced.

Justin Bieber, who suspended his tour in June after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, said he needs another break to take care of his health. (CNN)

  • Judy George covers neurology and neuroscience news for MedPage Today, writing about brain aging, Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, rare diseases, epilepsy, autism, headache, stroke, Parkinson’s, ALS, concussion, CTE, sleep, pain, and more. Follow

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