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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘quits’ Facebook because it ‘poses public health risk’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s quit using Facebook and cut down on her use of social media in general, citing the adverse psychological results overuse of the social media site can have on users. During an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” the freshman lawmaker from New York admitted that while her popularity on… Read More »

Ochsner Health System seeks improved access to clinical trials

Ochsner Health is partnering with Pfizer in a multi-year program to develop innovative models for clinical trials. Working with Pfizer, the delivery system with 40 owned and affiliated hospitals and more than 100 health centers and urgent care facilities, as well as its innovationOchsner lab, will look for ways to enhance the clinical trial experience… Read More »

New York City declares a public health emergency amid Brooklyn measles outbreak

Unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said. Under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have… Read More »