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As Classes Resume, Some Health Tips From the CDC

(HealthDay News) — Students face a number of challenges as they head back to school this fall — from potential exposure to COVID-19 and other illnesses to injuries on the playing field. “This return to school season is like no other,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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How the Delta Variant Is Changing the U.S. Forecast for COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 vaccines are helping protect the unvaccinated as the new Delta strain surges across the United States, but experts say its high infectiousness could mean even more people need to take the jab to achieve true herd immunity. Tracking data shows COVID cases aren’t spiking as much in […]

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COVID and Long-Term Issues

7 Out of 10 Hospitalized COVID Patients Will Have Long-Haul Symptoms WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you land in the hospital with a COVID-19 infection, there’s a good chance you’ll still be suffering symptoms months later, researchers report. A wide swath of lingering health issues plagued more than 70% of these patients, […]

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COVID and Cardiac Disease

People with serious cardiac diseases are faring worse than patients without heart disease when they contract COVID-19. SBL Cardiologist B. Lakshmi, MD, explains that COVID-19 causes inflammation throughout the vasculature system, specifically in the blood vessels. A mild case of COVID-19 will only involve the lungs. Patients commonly have respiratory symptoms, loss of smell, or […]

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Angels of Healthcare Carried McDaniel Through COVID-19

Dick McDaniel is on the road to recovery after getting seriously ill with COVID-19 and pneumonia, but the experience left him with a greater sense of gratitude. He was hospitalized for nine days in November at Sarah Bush Lincoln and then monitored for another 16 days in the Health Center’s COVID-19 at Home program. While […]

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Allergists’ Group Offers Guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccine

SATURDAY, Jan. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A task force of allergists and immunologists recommends those administering the COVID-19 vaccine ask patients some key questions beforehand. While reactions to vaccines are extremely rare, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) said anyone being vaccinated should be asked if they have a history of a […]

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Reason for Hope Against COVID as 2020 Ends

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As 2020 careens to a close, one thing is clear: With infections topping 19 million and a death toll over 333,000, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every facet of American life. As a new year nears, two leaders in the response to the pandemic talked over mistakes […]

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Who Gets The Next COVID Vaccine?

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2020 (Healthday News) – Even as U.S. experts announced Sunday which Americans will be next in line receive a COVID-19 vaccine, health officials worldwide worried about a new strain of coronavirus that appears to spread faster than before. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory committee […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Comes to Sarah Bush Lincoln

Wednesday, December 16, 2020. The first allotment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was delivered to Sarah Bush Lincoln Wednesday afternoon and employees were eager to pull up their sleeves to receive the first round of vaccines. Hospitalist Arli Bumatayo, MD, was the first employee to receive the vaccine. He has direct patient contact with hospitalized […]

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Extra Doses of Pfizer Vaccine in Vials Could Stretch U.S. Supply

THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2020 (Healthday News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that additional doses can be drawn from vials of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, after pharmacists noticed the vials contained more than the expected five doses. The discovery could expand the country’s supply by millions of doses just as the Trump administration […]