Mental health worker to partner with Maplewood police

A Ramsey County mental health worker will be embedded with Maplewood police and other first responders in an effort to “decriminalize mental illness.”

The Ramsey County Board approved the move Tuesday, assigning one of its mental health professionals to work full time with the suburb’s police, fire and ambulance service.

“We need to decriminalize mental health issues and this is the way to do it,” said Maplewood Mayor Marylee Abrams. “If we can get early intervention with health and human services resources, hopefully we can make a lasting change in peoples’ lives and help them avoid going into full-blown crisis.”

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Boston health care worker allergic reaction Moderna coronavirus vaccine allergies

This is the first known case of allergic reaction from a Moderna coronavirus vaccine, although there have been at least six similar reported cases in the United States associated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

“After I got the vaccine, I felt tachycardic, but I felt like it was probably anxiety because I was scared after learning about Pfizer’s reactions in the US, especially with those people who have shellfish allergies, like me,” Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh explained to CNN. Tachycardia is a medical term for a heart rate over 100 beats per minute.

After having his vitals checked, Sadrzadeh realized his heart … Read More

Alaska health-care worker has severe allergic reaction to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

A health-care worker in Juneau, Alaska, had a severe allergic reaction to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, the first such reaction in the nascent U.S. coronavirus inoculation effort, Alaska officials said Wednesday. The unidentified woman, described as middle-aged with no history of allergies, had an anaphylactic reaction about 10 minutes after getting the shot at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. She started flushing, a rash appearing on her face and torso, said Lindy Jones, the attending physician who treated the woman.

“When she arrived at the emergency room she was feeling short of breath,” Jones said. “She was not

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