Houston patients struggle to find Ozempic as popularity of weight-loss drugs soars on social media

Houston patients struggle to find Ozempic as popularity of weight-loss drugs soars on social media

HOUSTON – The drug Semaglutide was originally marketed as Ozempic to manage type 2 diabetes. Last year, semaglutide was approved by the FDA for use in weight loss under the name Wegovy. Social media dubbed them “skinny pens” because they help people lose weight fast, which led to the popularity and shortage of Ozempic and … Read more

Smart eating is a better recipe for your health

Smart eating is a better recipe for your health

If you want to lose weight and be healthier, dieting may not be the best strategy. Making gradual changes to what you eat may yield better long-term results. If you need structure to be successful, a dietitian or food program might be beneficial to get you started. Whether you made a New Year’s resolution or … Read more

Leading COVID expert says not enough is being done to help long-haul carriers: ‘There’s no excuse for it’

Leading COVID expert says not enough is being done to help long-haul carriers: ‘There’s no excuse for it’

Long COVID is no longer a theory. According to a new review article published in Nature Reviews Microbiology. The researchers, meanwhile, identified more than 200 different symptoms, spanning multiple organ systems. Fatigue, brain fog, post-exercise sickness, new ailments like heart problems, diabetes, blood clots, strokes – all have been reported, and many more. According to … Read more

How a Cardiologist Keeps His Cholesterol Low

How a Cardiologist Keeps His Cholesterol Low

A cardiologist has shared four lifestyle choices he makes to try and keep cholesterol low. Too much of a “bad” type of cholesterol can clog arteries, putting people at risk for heart disease. Dr. Ali Haider said thto he limits the amount of meat he eats and tries to get enough sleep. LoadingSomething is loading. … Read more

3 Carbohydrates That Health Experts Say Can Cause Stomach Inflammation

3 Carbohydrates That Health Experts Say Can Cause Stomach Inflammation

A balanced diet is essential to reduce stomach inflammation. You always want to opt for foods that help fight inflammation and provide other health benefits. While there are foods you should eat to reduce inflammation, there are also foods, especially carbohydrates, that you should avoid because they can cause stomach inflammation. We spoke to Lisa … Read more

“There is no excuse for this”

“There is no excuse for this”

Long COVID is no longer a theory. According to a new review article published in Nature Reviews Microbiology. The researchers, meanwhile, identified more than 200 different symptoms, spanning multiple organ systems. Fatigue, brain fog, post-exercise sickness, new ailments like heart problems, diabetes, blood clots, strokes – all have been reported, and many more. According to … Read more

Tennessee says it is cutting federal HIV funding. Will other states follow?

Tennessee says it is cutting federal HIV funding.  Will other states follow?

Tennessee health officials say they will reject federal funding for groups that provide services to residents living with HIV. Earlier this week, the Tennessee Department of Health announced that it would no longer accept Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grants for HIV testing, prevention and treatment. In an email reviewed by NBC News, the … Read more