Tag: infection control

COVID-19 Roundup: Latest on Pfizer Booster for...

FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Shots for Those 65-plus, Certain Others at ‘High Risk’ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

September 24, 2021

Roundup: COVID-19 Booster Shots Seem Likely; Rate...

COVID-19 Booster Shots Could Be Reality Within 12 Months, Following by Annual Vaccinations Infectious disease experts have said for months...

April 23, 2021

Roundup: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Offer Strong Protection...

Pfizer, Moderna: Updated Testing Finds Vaccines Highly Effective After Six Months The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech provide at...

April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Reinfections More Common in Seniors;...

Coronavirus Reinfections Still Rare, But More Common in Those 65 or Older, Study Says Most people who have been infected...

March 26, 2021

Roundup: Top Predictors of Long COVID; Fewer...

Researchers Cite Top 5 Symptoms that Can ‘Predict’ Becoming COVID-19 Long Hauler, Study Finds Many studies are underway to determine...

March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Hospitalizations Linked to Being Obese...

CDC: Vast Majority of People Hospitalized for COVID-19 Were Obese or Overweight A significant majority of people who have been...

March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: This Age Group Fuels Transmission;...

Study: 20-to-49 Age Group a ‘Main Driver’ of COVID-19 Spread Across the U.S. Public health officials have said for months...

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Latest on ‘Double Masking’; CDC...

Does a ‘Double Mask’ Offer Better Protection? Yes. But a Single, Double-Layered Mask Works, CDC Still Says Public health officials...

January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Immunity Can Last This Long...

Researchers: COVID-19 Can Provide Immunity From Reinfection for At Least 5 Months Scientists with Public Health England have found that...

January 22, 2021

Roundup: Asymptomatic Persons Transmit 59% of COVID-19...

New CDC Data: 59% of COVID-19 Cases Spread by Persons With No Symptoms People infected with COVID-19 who have no...

January 15, 2021

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COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Mulls Moderna, J&J...

Moderna Seeks FDA Approval for Booster Shot at One-Half Dose An advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously Thursday to...

World Spine Day: Pandemic Pushes Low...

Long before the pandemic, back pain was the second-most common cause of a visit to the doctor after the common cold. Issues with the cervical...

A Lifesaving Shower for Cancer Survivor

Rather than using her usual soap and a loofah in the shower, Charlenne Miranda picked up some shower gel. It was a move that she...

U.S. Panel: Restrict or Stop Daily...

New draft guidelines by a U.S. panel of experts urges further restrictions of daily aspirin intake to lower the risk of a first heart attack...

Fear of COVID-19 Almost Leads to...

As a clinical art therapist for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Morgen Chesonis-Gonzalez is always diligent about getting her annual mammogram and other health screenings during...

Examining Benign Breast Conditions

Annual screening mammograms can detect breast cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable, but often mammograms show other irregularities in the breasts...

When the Breast Surgeon Becomes the...

As a breast surgical oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute and someone with a family history of breast cancer, I practice what I preach when it...

Knee Pain in Adults – Causes...

About 30 percent of adults will experience chronic knee pain, says Charles M. Lawrie, M.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Miami Orthopedics & Sports...

Under 40? Know Your Risk for...

If you’re a woman under the age of 40, chances are you are in the prime of your career. You may also be busy pursuing...

COVID-19 Roundup: Pfizer Seeks FDA Approval...

Pfizer-BioNTech Submit Request With FDA to Authorize Vaccine for Kids, Ages 5-11 Pfizer and BioNTech have officially submitted their request to the U.S. Food and...