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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine
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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine

As the US tries to bring Covid-19 under control before a potential winter spike, health experts are encouraging vulnerable people to get a booster vaccine dose. So far, about 15% of seniors have done so. Overall, about 10.7 million people have received a booster shot — and more than half were people over 65, according…MORE

Why Colin Powell’s cancer likely reduced his protection from the Covid-19 vaccine

Why Colin Powell’s cancer likely reduced his protection from the Covid-19 vaccine

Gen. Colin Powell died Monday from complications of Covid-19, and experts say his death shows how important it is for more people to get vaccinated and stop the spread of the virus. Powell was fully vaccinated, but a source close to the matter confirmed to CNN he had multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer…MORE

Why vaccinated people dying from Covid-19 doesn’t mean the vaccines are ineffective
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Why vaccinated people dying from Covid-19 doesn’t mean the vaccines are ineffective

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died on Monday of Covid-19 complications. His family announced that he was fully vaccinated. He was 84 years old, and had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. Health officials worry that anti-vaccine activists will seize upon Powell’s death to make the claim that vaccines don’t work. If you can…MORE

Physicians suffering from infertility face challenges on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Physicians suffering from infertility face challenges on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr. Christina Yannetsos’ patient was about her age, 38, and extremely sick with Covid-19. “I remember having a conversation with her kids who were probably anywhere from 10 to teenagers, and them asking me if their mom was going to die,” Yannetsos, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Colorado Hospital, recalled. “It was…MORE

How to best burn calories while walking
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How to best burn calories while walking

It’s no secret that walking is good for you. Many of us are trying to get in those recommended 10,000 steps a day that our wearable fitness technology urges us to achieve. But how many calories are we actually burning, and how can we get the most out of those steps? There are a lot…MORE

As Covid cases drop in Georgia and Florida, some states with colder weather see an increase
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As Covid cases drop in Georgia and Florida, some states with colder weather see an increase

Southern states, many of which have been hotspots, are now starting to see a decrease in Covid-19 cases while many states that have started experiencing cold weather — mostly in the North and Midwest — are seeing an uptick, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. New cases in Georgia and Florida are down 37%…MORE

Covid-19 numbers are getting better. But where they go from here will depend on vaccinations, Fauci says
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Covid-19 numbers are getting better. But where they go from here will depend on vaccinations, Fauci says

The rates of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are improving; an optimistic sign for the future of the pandemic. But with so many Americans still unvaccinated, the numbers could still go back up, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Fox News Sunday. “If we don’t do very well in that regard, there’s always the danger that there…MORE

Vaccine mix-ups are rare and there are systems in place to keep it that way
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Vaccine mix-ups are rare and there are systems in place to keep it that way

An Indiana couple took their family to get their annual flu shot at the local Walgreens, but all of them, including their 4- and 5-year-old, got a Covid-19 vaccine by mistake. Mistakes like this can happen, but they’re incredibly rare, public health experts say. Pharmacists and other specialists who give the shots say there are…MORE

What might be changing on aspirin guidance: An expert weighs in
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What might be changing on aspirin guidance: An expert weighs in

Wait, are we taking a break from aspirin? While so much of our conversations around health is rightly focused on Covid-19, there are other health developments to discuss with our medical providers. The US Preventive Services Task Force announced new draft recommendations around aspirin use on October 12. The volunteer panel of disease prevention experts…MORE

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