All posts by ariannawmd

  • Pfizer, Moderna or J&J? An Expert Answers Your Questions

    Enough COVID-19 vaccine doses are available in the United States that many Americans may now have the freedom of choice. Unvaccinated folks going to their local clinic or pharmacy could choose between the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • Fauci Says Relaxed Indoor Masking Rules Could Be on the Way

    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday opened the door to the possibility of relaxing indoor masking rules as more Americans are vaccinated against the coronavirus. As immunizations climb, “we do need to start being more liberal” in terms...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • Health Highlights: May 10, 2021

    CDC Revises Website Info on How COVID-19 Spreads The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday changed its website guidance on how coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that it’s mainly transmitted through the air, not on surfaces....

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • COVID Vaccines May Still Leave Organ Transplant Recipients Unprotected

    Organ transplant recipients remain vulnerable to infection with the new coronavirus even after receiving both doses of two-dose vaccines, new research shows. That could mean they should continue following safety measures such as wearing a mask and...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • COVID-19 Appears to Have No Lasting Impact on College Athletes’ Hearts

    Heart complications are rare among college athletes who have had COVID-19, according to a small study. “Our findings may offer reassurance to high school athletes, coaches and parents where resources for testing can be limited,” said senior...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • Lockdown Loneliness Making Things Even Tougher for Cancer Patients

    Fighting cancer can be a lonely battle, and new research shows that the coronavirus pandemic has made the experience even more isolating. Studies conducted before the pandemic found that 32% to 47% of cancer patients were lonely,...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • Why Sleep Raises Risk for Sudden Death in People With Epilepsy

    New research gives insight into why people with epilepsy are at increased risk of sudden death during sleep. The study found that both sleep and epileptic seizures work together to slow heart rate, and that seizures also...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • Asthma Attacks Plummeted During Pandemic

    Call it a silver lining of the pandemic: Asthma attacks fell sharply among Black and Hispanic Americans in the months after the coronavirus first surfaced. The study included nearly 1,200 participants who provided information about their asthma...

    • Posted May 10, 2021
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  • How Summer Camps Can Shield Your Kids from Allergies, Asthma & COVID

    As kids get ready for summer camp, parents might be fretting about exposure to COVID-19, but a doctors’ group says they also need to make sure their campers will be protected from allergy and asthma triggers. “The...

    • Posted May 9, 2021
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  • Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women’s Colon Cancer Risk: Study

    Rates of colon cancer among young Americans are on the rise, and a new study suggests that drinking too many sugary beverages may be to blame — at least for women. Women who drank two or more...

    • Posted May 7, 2021
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