Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Browns WR Ryan Switzer says 9-month-old son back in the hospital with ‘significant bleeding,’ asking for prayers

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on March 10, 2021. Browns WR Ryan Switzer is asking for prayers after his nine-month-old son Christian was re-admitted to the hospital Saturday. "We are back at the hospital after Christian had more significant bleeding this morning.

NFL WR Ryan Switzer says 9-month-old son is in the hospital and tested positive for COVID-19

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Current Cleveland Browns and former Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Ryan Switzer reached out to the Twitterverse seeking prayers for his 9-month-old son, who is in the hospital and has been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19. "I’m asking everyone that this tweet comes across to please just take a second and say a prayer for our son Christian. He’s 9 months and currently in the hospital after he woke up in his blood.

Home of NFL’s Detroit Lions hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Kevin Woodard said it only took him about a half-hour to get the vaccine, something the 44-year-old substitute teacher from the Detroit suburb of Walled Lake, Michigan, said he was thrilled to finally do. After a year of being in quarantine and worrying about catching (the coronavirus) from walking into a restaurant or walking down the street or meeting a random stranger in a random place, it’s nice to finally have the vaccination,” Woodard said, standing outside the makeshift “pod” where he rec...

Veteran KENS 5 reporter Marvin Hurst in remission from cancer

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Marvin Hurst's fellow KENS 5 journalists are celebrating his latest health update. Hurst, who has been with KENS 5 since December 2004, battled stage 4 throat cancer on and off for the last two years. He shared last January that the cancer returned after entering remission just a few months prior.

New reporting hikes nursing home coronavirus death toll in Ulster, Dutchess counties

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

For the first time, a New York state report Saturday revealed that there has been a total of 111 nursing home-related deaths in Ulster County, 32 more than the 79 reported since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic here last March. The report, obtained from New York state by the Empire Center for Public Policy and the office of the New York State Attorney General, revealed an additional 32 deaths at “hospitals and other” locations that had not been previously linked to nursing homes.

Seahawks sending 4 local health care heroes to Super Bowl LV

Monday, February 1st, 2021

The Seattle Seahawks have named the four local health care heroes they will be sending to Super Bowl LV as thanks for their COVID-19 efforts.

Chicago Bears, Advocate Aurora Health to send vaccinated health care workers to Super Bowl

Monday, January 25th, 2021

The Chicago Bears and Advocate Aurora Health, in conjunction with the National Football League, have selected four Chicago-area vaccinated health care heroes to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay. "Our frontline team members provided healing and hope as they worked through the pandemic to keep their communities safe and healthy. Now they're leading the way again, showing that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is our way out of the pandemic and back to the activities we love," Advocate Aurora Health Ch...

Michigan launches online sports betting, casino games Friday

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Richard Kalm this week called the launch a “new era,” saying it will give casinos an additional way to engage with customers and provide state and local governments with extra tax revenue. Large players in the U.S. mobile gambling market such as DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM are launching apps and enticing people age 21 and older with deals to sign up.

Report: Seahawks fire security manager after arrest on child porn charges

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

The now-former employee reportedly had 25,000 images in his possession, as well as videos.

Instructions for making COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Houston area likely lead to a dead end

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated Harris County Public Health, the Houston Health Department and Houston Methodist Hospital as vaccine hub providers. According to the state health department’s website, you must be one of the following in order to qualify for a vaccine from one of the hub providers: be a front-line healthcare worker work at a long-term care facility be 65 or older have a chronic medical condition that would make you prone to a severe illness There are n...