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Military deploying medical personnel as Texas sees spike in coronavirus patients

Military deploying medical personnel as Texas sees spike in coronavirus patients

The US military announced Monday it is sending approximately 50 medical and support personnel to the San Antonio area at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a sign of potential concern that civilian medical personnel could be overwhelmed by the rise in coronavirus cases in Texas. The personnel, from the 627th Hospital Center…MORE

Can probiotics help with depression? New research suggests a link

Can probiotics help with depression? New research suggests a link

A gut-wrenching experience. Butterflies in your stomach. Many of us instinctively feel the connection between our gut and our brain. That connection and how the range of bacteria residing in our digestive tract — our microbiome — might help treat mental illness has become a field of interest for scientists in recent years. A new…MORE

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she tested positive for coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she tested positive for coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, one of the top prospects to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, said Monday that she has tested positive for Covid-19. “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive,” the mayor said on Twitter. She told MSNBC that she received the…MORE

Danny Trejo explores his unlikely rise from prison to stardom in ‘Inmate #1’

Danny Trejo explores his unlikely rise from prison to stardom in ‘Inmate #1’

Danny Trejo is an unlikely screen star, adding a warming aspect to his emergence as a Hollywood fixture. But there’s also a commentary on the industry’s treatment of actors of color in “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo,” a documentary that details his tumultuous life while showcasing the screen tough guy’s genial disposition. Now…MORE

Oldest GOP senator says he will skip RNC due to coronavirus concerns

Oldest GOP senator says he will skip RNC due to coronavirus concerns

The Senate’s oldest Republican, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, told local reporters on Monday that he won’t attend the 2020 Republican National Convention because of coronavirus concerns. Grassley is 86 years old. “I’m not going to go. And I’m not going to go because of the virus situation,” Grassley said during a call with reporters, according…MORE

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