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Connection Is Healthcare

By TOMER BEN-KIKI The American people can’t afford partisan politics that increase long-term healthcare costs. When the GOP came to the table with a $ 1 trillion infrastructure proposal last week, I was pleased to see that they had increased funding for broadband access to $ 68 billion. The President wants $ 100 billion for… Read More »

Research Confirms That Masks Effectively Block Airborne Particles

Research confirms that surgical masks effectively reduce outgoing airborne particles from talking or coughing, even after allowing for leakage around the sides of the mask. Using masks as well as other face coverings can reduce the flow of airborne particles that are made during breathing, talking, coughing or sneezing, protecting other people from viruses carried… Read More »

Department of Veterans Affairs to pay for surgeries of transgender veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking the first steps toward paying for the surgeries of transgender veterans, the department’s secretary announced on Saturday. The new policy, which is in its initial phases and could take up to two years for full approval, will create a “safe and caring” environment for all veterans while noting… Read More »

Memory helps us evaluate situations on the fly, not just recall the past

Scientists have long known the brain’s hippocampus is crucial for long-term memory. Now a new Northwestern Medicine study has found the hippocampus also plays a role in short-term memory and helps guide decision-making. The findings shed light on how the hippocampus contributes to memory and exploration, potentially leading to therapies that restore hippocampal function, which… Read More »