Preventing Biden’s Stumbles; Bruce Willis Aware of His Dementia? ABIM Prez to Retire

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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A secret mission for the Biden campaign: making sure the president doesn’t trip or stumble. (Axios)

A security guard in New York is facing a criminal charge — for enforcing a mask mandate. (ProPublica)

In Tennessee, a factory that makes children’s antibiotics may have to shut down. (Bloomberg via MSN)

Persons with disabilities constitute a population suffering from health disparities, according to the NIH.

Hospital visits for drugs and alcohol rise with increasing temperatures, a study in Communications Medicine found.

Is actor Bruce Willis aware of his dementia diagnosis? Hard to know, according to his wife. (Washington Post)

Bristol Myers Squibb has become the second pharmaceutical manufacturer — after AstraZeneca — to agree to participate in Medicare’s drug price negotiation program. (Endpoints News)

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) will spend $100 million to research antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Biden administration is set to announce. (Reuters)

Nearly half (47%) of American adults plan to get the new COVID vaccine, while 58% said they’ll get their annual flu shot, a KFF poll found.

Wondering whether to get that COVID booster? Just follow in the footsteps of Kansas City Chiefs star player Travis Kelce, urges vaccine-maker Pfizer. (Fierce Pharma)

Having trouble getting the vaccine? You’re not alone. (Wall Street Journal via MSN)

Speaking of COVID, hospitalizations for the virus have dipped overall versus the previous week but rose by more than 20% in five states, the CDC said. (Newsweek)

And we thought 20 was a lot: half of teens are getting more than 200 phone notifications each day, a study found. (NBC News)

Here’s another number for you: 100 or more — that’s how many job offers the average doctor-in-training is now getting during their residency. (Forbes)

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) president Richard Baron, MD — a defender of ABIM’s maintenance of certification program — will retire next fall, the board announced.

U.S. surgeon Carrie Cunningham, MD, speaks out about suicide in her specialty. (The Guardian)

Former Connecticut public health commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell, who was fired early in the pandemic and accused the state’s governor of discrimination, has reached a settlement with the state. (AP)

Tear gas exposure during protests over the murder of George Floyd may have negatively affected reproductive health. (CBS News)

In Louisiana, an influx of salt water in the Mississippi river is threatening the drinking water supply. (AP)

Soy milk? Oat milk? Dairy farmers want you to stop calling those products by those names, but they’re running out of time. (STAT)

Sunnyside Farms Organic Butternut Squash is being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination; the squash was distributed to Costco stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

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    Joyce Frieden oversees MedPage Today’s Washington coverage, including stories about Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, healthcare trade associations, and federal agencies. She has 35 years of experience covering health policy. Follow

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