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Police in southern Michigan recovered the body of Bolek Payan, DO, a psychiatrist, in a frozen pond near his home 5 days after he was last seen at work at Henry Ford Jackson Hospital. (ABC12 News)
The U.S. government may impose new COVID-19 measures for travelers from China, citing a “lack of transparent data” from Beijing. (Reuters)
Case in point: China reported three COVID deaths on the mainland on Tuesday. (Reuters)
But videos revealed flooded emergency departments in China with patients sleeping in hallways; only about 40% of adults 80 and older have had a COVID booster shot. (Washington Post)
A crime prevention group called on the Department of Justice to investigate the link between pills laced with fentanyl sold on Snapchat and the spike in teen overdose deaths. (USA Today)
In Kansas, police raided a 69-year-old terminally ill patient’s hospital room for allegedly vaping marijuana; medicinal cannabis is illegal in the state. (Fox4)
A 22-year-old certified nursing assistant, Anndel Nicole Taylor, was one of dozens of people killed in Buffalo during a snowstorm over the holiday weekend. (New York Times)
Three states — Washington, Colorado, and Nevada — enacted public health insurance options, but plans to achieve universal coverage appear to be foundering. (Politico)
And here are states that passed restrictions on transgender care in 2022. (Politico)
Lupin Pharmaceuticals issued a nationwide recall of four lots of Quinapril tablets after finding nitrosamine, the FDA said.
Hospira Inc. also issued a nationwide recall for a single lot of vancomycin hydrochloride injection due to the presence of visible glass particulates, according to the FDA.
Buccal fat removal may be trending on social media, but surgeons and cosmeticians warn the procedure is not without risks. (CNN)
“Why do I pee so much at night?” The Washington Post shares the answer to this and other burning questions in the 10 most popular “Ask a Doctor” columns of 2022.
And here’s one more: Could psychedelic drugs create a new frontier in psychiatric treatment? (NPR)
Thinking about a “Dry January”? Studies suggest immediate health benefits — weight loss, better sleep, and more energy — and lasting ones, too. (Washington Post)