Tag: infectious disease

Roundup: FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids...

FDA Clears Way for Final CDC Approval of Pfizer Vaccine for Kids Ages 5 to 11 The U.S. Food and...

October 29, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer Booster...

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Pfizer Third Doses to Those 65 & Older, and Those at High Risk An advisory panel...

September 17, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: U.S. Vaccination Rate Rising After...

U.S. Vaccination Rate on the Rise Following FDA’s Full Approval of Pfizer Vaccine In the days following the U.S. Food...

September 3, 2021

Stories From Our COVID Units: Battling the...

Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., introduces personal stories from healthcare workers on the front lines of the current surge of COVID-19 cases. Sharing...

September 2, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Vaccines vs. Delta Variant; How...

Study: Pfizer Vaccine Strongly Protects Against Symptomatic COVID from Delta Variant The vast majority of hospitalizations from COVID-19 are among...

July 23, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Those with Antibodies Show ‘Substantial...

NIH Study: Those Who Test Positive for COVID Antibodies Appear to have ‘Substantial Immunity’ People who test positive for COVID-19...

March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: ‘Long Haulers’ with Mild Symptoms;...

One-Third of COVID-19 Patients with Initial Mild Illness Had Lingering Symptoms for Months Nearly one-third of people who contracted COVID-19...

February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Higher Estimate of Asymptomatic Carriers;...

Asymptomatic Carriers Represent 50% of ‘Driving Force’ Behind COVID-19 Transmission, New Study Says Determining the actual number of asymptomatic COVID-19...

February 19, 2021

Roundup: Dementia Linked to Higher COVID-19 Risks;...

Study: People With Dementia Twice as Likely to Contract COVID-19, More Likely to be Hospitalized Dementia patients had a significantly...

February 12, 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: Latest on N95 Mask...

Without Choosing One Type Over Another, CDC Now Says N95, KN95 Masks are Preferable The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated...

When Should Runners Worry About Surging...

If you’re a regular runner — or going as far as training for a marathon or half-marathon — you’ve probably had those worrisome moments when...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What You Need...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions affecting the hand and is highly responsive to treatment, says Dalibel Bravo, M.D., a board-certified,...

Why ‘Exercise Prescriptions’ Are Good Medicine

Getting a prescription for a medication is nothing new. Neither is getting your doctor’s advice to exercise regularly. When that advice takes the form of...

New Front-Line Drug Therapy for Stroke...

Since 1995, patients arriving at a hospital within 4.5 hours of onset of stroke symptoms have been treated with alteplase, a type of tPA medication...

Beating the Odds: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor...

At the start of 2019, Bob Dickinson got a diagnosis no one wants ― pancreatic cancer. Until very recently, pancreatic cancer cases rarely have had...

Roundup: Immunocompromised Eligible for Additional Booster;...

More People, Especially the Immunocompromised, are Eligible for Additional Vaccine Doses as Omicron Cases Surge Eligibility for boosters expanded this month, with the U.S. Centers...

Resolve to Take Care of Your...

Self-care – and learning how to make it a part of your daily life – plays a key role in maintaining good mental health, and...

Knee and Hip Arthritis: Self-Assessment and...

Could the pain you are feeling be arthritis? Francisco J. Garcia, physician assistant at the arthritis clinic at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, answered...

Omicron Wave Woes: COVID-19 in 2022

New year, new COVID surge. The Omicron variant has swept across the country, bringing with it new questions about testing, symptoms, quarantine guidelines, boosters, treatments,...