Tag: the flu

COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Update on Airborne Transmission;...

CDC: COVID-19 Can Spread Via Airborne Transmission, Exceeding Six Feet A highly anticipated update from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

October 9, 2020

Flu Season & COVID-19

Why is protecting yourself against the flu this season more important than ever before? How will the combination of influenza...

September 29, 2020

Flu Season During COVID-19: What You Need...

The 2020 flu season is here and getting vaccinated is more important than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social-distancing...

September 29, 2020

Infection Protection: Frequent, Proper Handwashing is Vital

Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading the flu and other illnesses. As...

March 2, 2020

Roundup: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly; FDA...

U.S Life Expectancy Increases for First Time in Four Years Life expectancy in the United States edged up by about...

January 31, 2020

When Does a Runny Nose Require Medical...

After two or three days, clear mucus may change to a white, yellow, or green color. This is is usually...

January 21, 2020

Roundup: Flu Season Picking Up; Vaping-Linked Lung...

Flu Season is Picking Up in Some States, But Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot, CDC Says Seasonal influenza...

November 29, 2019

Low Vaccination Rates During Pregnancy Leave New...

More than half of pregnant women in the U.S. – 65 percent – have not received “two safe and effective...

October 15, 2019

Roundup: Time for Flu Shots; U.S. Diets...

CDC Issues Updated Flu Shot Recommendations October is almost here and that means it’s time for getting your flu shot...

September 27, 2019

Roundup: Stronger Flu Strain; Colorectal Cancer Screening;...

Stronger Flu Strain Accounts for Nearly Half of New Cases, CDC States This year’s flu season has not been as...

March 1, 2019

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Resistant Hypertension: Controlling Blood Pressure Via...

Nearly half of adults in the U.S., or about 108 million, have hypertension, or high blood pressure. An even more concerning fact: Only about 1...

Roundup: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Offer Strong...

Pfizer, Moderna: Updated Testing Finds Vaccines Highly Effective After Six Months The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech provide at least 6 months of protection...

Ask the Psychiatrist: Are You Fooling...

“We are living in a time that is quite stressful,” says Rachel V.F. Rohaidy, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist at Baptist Health Primary Care. “Talking about...

Baptist Health Neurologist Addresses the Many...

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Alcohol: When Does Social Drinking Become...

In our culture, alcohol is everywhere. We may have a drink or two at a family dinner or social occasion without even thinking about it. But...

The Importance of a ‘Well-Woman’ Visit...

While women generally seek medical care when they feel sick or experience bothersome symptoms more often than men, that trend has changed over the past...

Head and Neck Cancers: Latest on...

So-called “head and neck cancers” don’t involve the brain and spine, but everything else “above the collarbone” is covered by this category, explains Geoffrey Young,...

You’ve Been Vaccinated? Great! Now What?

As the number of Americans who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine grows by the day, so too does the shared sense of relief that comes with...

Q&A on Balancing Pandemic’s Challenges: Working...

A little over a year ago, a massive work-from-home experiment began when the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. Companies across the United States...

Roundup: Vaccines Highly Effective in ‘Real-World...

CDC: Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines Highly Effective in Preventing Infection in ‘Real-World Conditions’ A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...