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Got Long Covid? Medical Expertise Is Vital, and Seniors Should Prepare to Go Slow

Older adults who have survived covid-19 are more likely than younger patients to have persistent symptoms such as fatigue, breathlessness, muscle aches, heart palpitations, headaches, joint pain, and difficulty with memory and... Read more »

As flu cases surge, vaccination may offer some bonus protection from COVID as well

After virtually disappearing for two years, influenza is back and rapidly sweeping across Australia – and the world. So far this year, there have been more than 15,000 flu cases in New... Read more »

Vaccination could reduce symptoms, new research suggests

Graham was a healthy 34-year-old until he developed COVID in July 2020. Along with his wife and children, he had a fever, a cough, breathlessness, profound fatigue and he lost his sense... Read more »

Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered

The FDA has opened the public comment period for the agency’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. Epidemiology and global health professor Rafael Meza studies data modeling in disease prevention and cancer risk. David Mendez, who studies smoking cessation... Read more »

Alaska hospitals not as safe as those in most other states

Hospital safety in Alaska was among the worst in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. The state ranked 41st in the nation for its hospital safety, with... Read more »

Hawaii hospitals ranked among best in America in new report

Hospitals in Hawaii ranked among the best for patient safety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization that assigns letter grades to hospitals... Read more »

For some people, religious leaders might be most effective at communicating the importance of COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccinating a substantial portion of society has been found to be the best way to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, but the pace of vaccination has slowed down since the vaccines were... Read more »

Abortion politics lead to power struggles over family planning grants

In a busy downtown coffee shop, a drawing of a ski lift with intrauterine devices for chairs draws the eyes of sleepy customers getting their morning underway with a caffeine jolt. The... Read more »

Will new vaccines be better at fighting coronavirus variants? 5 questions answered

The first three coronavirus vaccines earned Emergency Use Authorization more than a year ago. To date, no other vaccines have been put into use in the U.S – but that will soon... Read more »

The body’s response to allergic asthma also helps protect against COVID-19

Scientists are discovering a surprising bright side for some people with asthma: They are less susceptible to COVID-19. The very same immune system proteins that trigger excess mucus production and closing of... Read more »