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  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hair Loss, Impotence Join List of Long COVID Symptoms

    Hair Loss, Impotence Join List of Long COVID Symptoms

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with long-haul COVID experience a wider set of symptoms than once thought, including hair loss and sexual dysfunction, British researchers report. An analysis of electronic health records for 2.4 million U.K. residents revealed that 12 weeks […]

  • Science Lags Behind for Kids with Long COVID

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    July 22, 2022 – Emma Sherman, a 13-year-old girl in Ascot, United Kingdom, woke up to a dizzying aura of blind spots and flashing lights in her field of vision. It was May 2020, and she also had crippling nausea and headaches. By August, her dizziness was so overwhelming, she couldn’t hold her head up, […]

  • Each COVID-19 Reinfection Increases Health Risks

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    July 7, 2022 – People who get reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19 have more health risks with each round of reinfection, a large national database study reveals. Researchers saw worse health effects during active infection, but some symptoms lasted as long as 6 months, suggesting a direct link between reinfection and long COVID. […]

  • CDC Gives Final OK for COVID Vaccinations for Youngest Kids

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    June 18, 2022 — COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years of age are now ready to go. Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle, Walensky, MD, has endorsed a unanimous recommendation by the agency’s vaccine panel today, allowing vaccinations to begin early this week. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices […]

  • FDA Panel Votes Unanimously for COVID Shots for Youngest Kids

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    June 15, 2022 – The benefits to America’s youngest children from COVID-19 vaccines far outweigh the negatives, an outside group of FDA advisors said Wednesday. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously, 21-0, to recommend the use of Pfizer’s vaccines in kids 6 months through 4 years and and Moderna’s vaccine in […]

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