Tag: Covid-19

  • Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

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    Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with […]

  • Salary rises expected to be even higher in 2023 versus 2022

    Salary rises expected to be even higher in 2023 versus 2022

    In the US, 48% of employers are planning higher year-over-year salary increase budgets next year, continuing an upswing that began in 2022. A quarter of employers plan to give increases in the range of five to 7% in 2023. “2023 promises to be another banner year for employees seeking salary increases,” says Chris Fusco, senior […]

  • Think You Have Long COVID? See Your Primary Care Doc First

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    Sept. 2, 2022 – Many patients dealing with debilitating long COVID symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day lives might be tempted to go straight to a specialist – whether it’s a pulmonologist for breathing difficulties or a physiatrist for muscle fatigue – to see if they have long COVID. But medical experts – including many […]

  • CDC Gives Final Approval to Omicron COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

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    Sept. 1, 2022 — The CDC today approved the use of vaccines designed to target both Omicron and the older variants of the coronavirus, a step that may aid a goal of a widespread immunization campaign before winter arrives in the U.S. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 13-1 Thursday on two separate questions. […]

  • “Tremendous growth opportunities” in spite of challenges

    "Tremendous growth opportunities" in spite of challenges

    Hessling recently spoke to IBA about how Gallagher Bassett faced circumstances unique in modern history. “In spite of the many challenges the pandemic has brought on, we’ve seen tremendous growth opportunities inside of our business,” Hessling said. “As importantly, what I’ve been able to see as a leader is the extraordinary talent we have and […]

  • Is your boss listening in on you?

    Is your boss listening in on you?

    A recent survey found that more than one-third of employees reported the use of some type of monitoring software but 37% were trained on it or signed consent agreements and 16% of those who didn’t were not informed of the monitoring at all. This indicates that not all employers are being above board with workers […]

  • What is the best workplace model for a post-pandemic world?

    What is the best workplace model for a post-pandemic world?

    Because people want “a feeling of belonging” and “to feel necessary,” they should be coming into workplaces more often than maybe just a few times a year. “It’s not in your best interest to work at home,” he said. “It’s very hard to feel necessary when you’re physically disconnected.” His comments struck a nerve for […]

  • Large Study Confirms COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women

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    Aug. 11, 2022 – Pregnant women should feel confident that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines against COVID-19 are safe, according to a large new study published today. In fact, pregnant vaccinated women had lower odds of a significant health event, compared with nonpregnant vaccinated women, after both doses of either mRNA vaccination, the researchers reported in […]

  • Regular Fasting Linked to Less Severe COVID: Study

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    Aug. 10, 2022 – Intermittent fasting was not linked with a smaller chance of getting COVID-19, but it was linked with getting a less severe infection, according to the findings of a new study. The study was done on men and women in Utah who were, on average, in their 60s and got COVID before […]

  • Why Exercise Doesn’t Help People With Long COVID

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    Aug. 3, 2022 – When Joel Fram woke up on the morning of March 12, 2020, he had a pretty good idea why he felt so lousy. He lives in New York, where the first wave of the coronavirus was tearing through the city. “I instantly knew,” says the 55-year-old Broadway music director. It was […]

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