August 17, 2022
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What to Know About Long COVID in Kids

There are lots of outstanding questions about Long COVID. How many people have it? Why do some develop it and not others? Do effective treatments exist? When it comes to kids and Long COVID, there are even more questions and fewer answers. It wasn’t until earlier this year that experts even reached a consensus definition […]

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What to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease—and Its Connection to Diabetes

When we think of clogged arteries, most of us think about the heart. “But buildup of fatty plaques can happen in any artery, including those that carry blood away from the heart,” says Dr. Samuel Kim, a preventive cardiologist and lipidologist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The arteries that branch out and feed […]

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How to Exercise When It’s Really Hot Outside

For people in many parts of the U.S.—as well as large portions of the world—the phrase “record heat” has been a regular part of the recent forecast. While that doesn’t mean you have to move your favorite outdoor workout into the gym, you may need to do it a little differently. Here’s what experts recommend […]

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CDC Drops Quarantine and Testing Recommendations for COVID-19

NEW YORK — The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet away from others. The […]

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To Avoid Paxlovid Rebound, Some Experts Call for Longer Courses of Treatment

Prescriptions for the antiviral drug Paxlovid have soared since the medication was granted emergency use authorization last December. High-profile people who recently tested positive—including President Joe Biden, White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, and late night host Stephen Colbert—have also taken the drug. But some people—including those three famous patients—have reported rebound infections after […]

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Thinking Too Hard Really Can Make You Tired, Scientists Say

If you’re feeling drained at the end of a demanding day at the office, it could be you’ve been thinking too much. Scientists analyzed the chemical composition of the brains of two groups of people over the course of an approximate work day. One group was given easy tasks, while the other was told to […]

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The Women Who Revolutionized Nursing During the American Civil War

The 1850s and 1860s in America saw the rise of the “sentimental domestic idea.” Women were held up as examples of purity, piety, and submissiveness. In the American antebellum period, precise and strict rules were recommended for women’s socially acceptable and appropriate behavior. But the Civil War would change the social, economic, and political landscape […]

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Why Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Is Key For Bladder Cancer Patients

Cancer treatment has improved significantly over the past several decades, meaning that more people are living longer after undergoing surgical and medical interventions. This has led to the emergence of an area of cancer care called survivorship, which takes a holistic view of the patient’s well-being and sometimes involves therapies that haven’t always been part […]

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A Hotter World Means More Disease Outbreaks in Our Future

As global temperatures have risen in recent decades, so have the number of outbreaks of infectious diseases. SARS, MERS, Zika, West Nile, COVID-19, and now clusters of monkeypox and polio have all recently threatened public health. That’s no coincidence. In a study published in August in Nature Climate Change, researchers tried to understand the relationship […]

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Dozens in China Infected With New ‘Langya’ Virus Carried by Shrews

Nearly three dozen people in China have been sickened by a newly identified virus from the same family as the deadly Nipah and Hendra viruses, though there’s no evidence the pathogen can be transmitted from person-to-person. The virus, named Langya henipavirus or LayV, was found thanks to an early detection system for feverish people with […]

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