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The UK’s hospital system is on the brink of collapse, forcing overworked staff to postpone cancer treatments, stretch oxygen supplies, and put themselves at risk of catching COVID-19

Medical staff in UK hospitals told Insider they’re struggling to cope with the chaos of the coronavirus crisis. Dr. Tom Dolphin, who works in a London hospital, said the oxygen tank outside is creaking from the amount needed for COVID-19 patients. Cancer wards are being emptied to make way for […]
The UK’s hospital system is on the brink of collapse, forcing overworked staff to postpone cancer treatments, stretch oxygen supplies, and put themselves at risk of catching COVID-19
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How earwax is professionally extracted

Earwax is a completely normal byproduct of the ear and is actually beneficial because it naturally cleans your ear. But sometimes the wax can build up, which can cause irritation, muffled hearing, or hearing loss. When that happens, it’s time to see a doctor. Insider’s Caroline Aghajanian, Joe Avella, and […]
How earwax is professionally extracted
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Your local doctor might not get access to the COVID-19 vaccine — here’s why

Many independently-owned doctors offices say they don’t have access to COVID-19 vaccines and have heard little from the federal or state governments about if or when they might receive doses. Hospitals, large retail pharmacies, and federally-qualified health centres are the main distributors of the vaccine, sources told Insider. So far, […]
Your local doctor might not get access to the COVID-19 vaccine — here’s why
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I felt totally fine after my first COVID-19 shot, but the second dose was rough. Here’s a timeline of my side effects and why I still think you should get the shot.

Dr. Joy Henningsen is a diagnostic radiologist at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 17 and the second dose on January 7 at the Birmingham VA […]
I felt totally fine after my first COVID-19 shot, but the second dose was rough. Here’s a timeline of my side effects and why I still think you should get the shot.
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I’m a radiologist in Alabama who just received the Pfizer vaccine. I’ve seen firsthand the serious effects of COVID-19 on people’s lungs, so I had zero reservations about getting the shot.

Dr. Joy Henningsen is a diagnostic radiologist at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. On December 17, she received the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine along with other hospital workers at the Birmingham VA Medical Centre. Henningsen says she eagerly […]
I’m a radiologist in Alabama who just received the Pfizer vaccine. I’ve seen firsthand the serious effects of COVID-19 on people’s lungs, so I had zero reservations about getting the shot.