General Health

CDC: COVID-19 Is a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated

COVID-19 cases are continuing to spike in communities where vaccination rates are low, leading to what CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, called “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Walensky reported sobering numbers during a news conference...
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Record Number of U.S. Drug Overdoses in 2020

More Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020 than in any other year, the CDC said Wednesday. Fatal overdoses rose by nearly 30% last year to a total of more than 93,000 deaths, according to provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The...
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Immune Disorders May Dampen COVID-19 Vaccine Response

While doctors still highly recommend that they get vaccinated against COVID-19, as many as 1 in 10 people with auto-immune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease may fail to properly develop immunity against...
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Transition Therapy for Transgender Teens Drives Divide

One step led to another. That is the message from Keira Bell, a 24-year-old British woman who lives daily with the regret of transitioning to male gender in her teens. She received puberty blockers after just a few appointments at a gender clinic,...
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Immunotherapy Drugs That Treat Multiple Myeloma

With multiple myeloma, your immune system takes a serious hit. That makes it much harder for you to fight infections. So your immune system is a focus in many treatments. There are many different immune system drugs (immunotherapy) your doctor...
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And miles to go before they sleep – or eat

“We left in early morning at 5, on foot. We want to go to Biloshi. There were no vehicles. Our shet [employer] had given us 1,000 rupees each. With that we bought salt and masala [groceries]. If we cannot reach home, what will we eat? We had received...
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Myths About Breast Cancer

Myths about breast cancer risk are quite easy to come by. You might hear them in a casual conversation or read about them on social media. The disease affects many, which means many take interest in it. But the more something is talked about, the more...
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Beating the Online Learning Blues

I “attended” an educational conference this weekend -- virtually, of course, due to the pandemic. I was online all day on Saturday and Sunday. By the end of each day, I was totally exhausted. The teaching was excellent, but constantly...
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Beginner s Guide to Running Your Personal Best

Strong running begins with great preparation — proper fitting shoes, environmentally-suited clothing and safe running routes. But, a successful running program also means eating well to support daily, and additional, exercise energy needs. Consuming...
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Feeding Children When They Are Sick

In spite of all your efforts to stay healthy, your child has caught the bug. Did you know children, on average, get between eight to 10 colds per year? That is generally until kindergarten when they’ve built up their immunity. Although there are...