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Feb28Working from Home? Here’s How to Preserve Your Posture

Working from Home? Here’s How to Preserve Your Posture

If you’re working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to have a work space that’s doesn’t cause pain or discomfort in your back, neck or legs, a spine specialist says. “Most couches may not provide the same type of support and contour as an ergonomic office chair, so your back and neck may […]

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Feb28FDA Approves Third COVID Vaccine

FDA Approves Third COVID Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Saturday approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine for emergency use after its advisory panel unanimously backed the vaccine a day earlier. Adding a third vaccine to the country’s arsenal will help boost the nation’s limited supply of the two authorized shots, from Pfizer and Moderna. The first […]

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Feb27FDA Set to Approve Third COVID Vaccine

FDA Set to Approve Third COVID Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will move quickly to approve Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine for emergency use after its advisory panel unanimously backed the vaccine earlier in the day. In a statement, the agency said it has notified the company and federal officials involved in vaccine distribution so […]

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Feb27Spring Allergies Are Near, Here’s What Works to Fight Them

Spring Allergies Are Near, Here’s What Works to Fight Them

For millions of Americans, sneezing, coughing, runny noses, itchy eyes and congestion are sure signs that spring is on the way. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has advice for coping with these classic hay fever symptoms. It recently published a guideline for health care providers caring for patients with these dreaded […]

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Feb26Education Level Now Prime Driver of COVID Vaccine Hesitancy: Poll

Education Level Now Prime Driver of COVID Vaccine Hesitancy: Poll

In the early weeks of the U.S. vaccine rollout, race looked like it would determine who was willing to get a shot in the arm, but education level now plays the most powerful role in that decision, new research shows. More than three-quarters of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree have been vaccinated or […]

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Feb26Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID-19

Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID-19

Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may save lives of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19, according to a groundbreaking clinical trial. The findings, first announced in January, have now been peer-reviewed and published in a major medical journal. “We are delighted that our full results are now published after peer review. This confirms the robustness of […]

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Feb26AHA News: From Mild COVID-19 to Heart Failure in 4 Weeks – at Age 20

AHA News: From Mild COVID-19 to Heart Failure in 4 Weeks – at Age 20

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Madeline Neville tried her best to avoid catching COVID-19 while attending Temple University in Philadelphia. In late October, she was visiting her parents near Scranton, Pennsylvania, when she learned one of her roommates had been exposed to the virus. Madeline panicked, realizing that if the coronavirus […]

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Feb26In Israel, Widespread Vaccination Slashes Severe COVID Cases in Older Patients

In Israel, Widespread Vaccination Slashes Severe COVID Cases in Older Patients

Israel is among the first nations in the world to have a majority of its citizens vaccinated against the new coronavirus. That effort may be already paying off, with rates of severe COVID-19 cases declining by two-thirds among Israelis over the age of 69, a new report finds. “These findings provide preliminary evidence of the […]

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Feb26Mental Health ‘Epidemic’ Threatens Communities of Color Amid COVID-19

Mental Health ‘Epidemic’ Threatens Communities of Color Amid COVID-19

Communities of color face a burgeoning wave of mental health problems as a result of how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people interact and grieve, experts warn. “We’re about to have a mental health epidemic because of COVID,” Vickie Mays, a professor of health policy and director of the UCLA Center on Research, […]

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Feb26Expert Panel Set to Consider Approval of J&J COVID Vaccine

Expert Panel Set to Consider Approval of J&J COVID Vaccine

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will spend Friday weighing whether a coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson should be approved for emergency use. The expert panel is expected to endorse the vaccine, meaning that the United States could have a third vaccine at its disposal as early as Saturday, […]

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