Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2021

Here’s some of HealthDay’s top stories for Tuesday, Aug. 10:

U.S. military must be vaccinated by mid-September. With U.S. COVID cases still rising, the Pentagon announced Monday that all members of the military need to get their shots by Sept. 15 or when full FDA approval of the vaccine arrives, whichever comes first. Read more

Diet key to health when battling diabetes. Another study finds the value of switching to a diet heavy in fiber, fruits and vegetables — called a ‘low glycemic’ regimen — for people struggling with diabetes. Doing so could help keep blood sugar and heart disease under control. Read more

Pre-surgery COVID precautions may backfire. Since the pandemic began, many surgeons have advised that patients isolate to avoid COVID-19 before a procedure. But a new study ties the protocol to worse, not better outcomes for patients. Read more