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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

A dad who traveled 1,200 miles for Covid-19 care is finally going home. Here’s what he wants you to know
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A dad who traveled 1,200 miles for Covid-19 care is finally going home. Here’s what he wants you to know

These days, brushing his teeth while standing up is a major accomplishment. But Robby Walker is alive — a feat some doctors didn’t expect two months ago. And while the 52-year-old struggles to speak long sentences, he’s now using his voice to try to prevent others from suffering the way he did. The Florida father…MORE

Urinary tract infection in men? It happens. Here are 10 things to know
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Urinary tract infection in men? It happens. Here are 10 things to know

“Wait … can men really get urinary infections? Is this fake news?” This was one of the messages I received over the past 24 hours. Yes, men can get urinary tract infections. Not fake news. All of this interest was sparked by news this week that President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized for treatment for…MORE

4 key moments from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast

4 key moments from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast

When CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sat down for a three-hour conversation on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, the chief topic was Covid-19. Gupta and Rogan — whose views often were at odds — discussed the pandemic, vaccines, potential therapeutics and the risk coronavirus poses to children and young people, among many other…MORE

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