Category Archives: Healthy Living

My COVID-19 vaccine story –– and what happened next – Harvard Health Blog

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Like most healthcare workers, I was thrilled when I was eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. I’ve been involved in COVID-19 patient care since the very start of the pandemic in the US, and I had seen what this virus can do to people. We all felt incredibly helpless against this incredibly contagious bug. With […]

Hispanic People at Risk for Heart Disease Going Untreated

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By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Even after suffering a stroke, many Hispanic Americans still have uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure or other conditions that raise their risk of a repeat one, a new study finds. The study involved 404 Hispanic adults with a history of stroke or “mini-stroke,” […]

Acne: Considerations for darker skin – Harvard Health Blog

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Acne affects millions of Americans each year and impacts people of all skin tones, yet acne can pose special challenges in people with darker skin. In darker skin, one pimple or breakout can cause dark marks, scars, or even keloids (scar tissue that continues to grow larger than the original scar) that last for months […]

Skipping Mammograms Raises Odds for Breast Cancer

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By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Don’t skip your breast cancer screening mammogram. This is the overarching message of an extended study of more than a half-million Swedish women. Those who missed even one recommended screening mammogram were more likely to die from breast cancer, the study found. The […]

5 unusual headaches: Signs to watch for and what to do – Harvard Health Blog

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Headaches come in lots of varieties, and some are easily recognizable. A migraine classically causes throbbing, pounding pain that lasts for hours — sometimes even days — on one side of the head. A tension headache usually feels like a tight band squeezing around your noggin. And a sinus headache shows up as pressure on […]

Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult in May

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March 2, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by May. In an afternoon address, Biden also said: That pharma giant Merck will begin producing Johnson & Johnson’s recently authorized vaccine 24 hours a day, 7 days a […]

One dose or two? Anthony S. Fauci says U.S. must stick with two-shot plan.

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“We’re telling people [two shots] is what you should do … and then we say, ‘Oops, we changed our mind’?” Fauci said. “I think that would be a messaging challenge, to say the least.” Fauci said he spoke on Monday with health officials in the United Kingdom, who have opted to delay second doses to […]

Here is What We Know About the Rollout of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.

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When Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine won emergency use authorization on Saturday from the Food and Drug Administration, the move augmented the nation’s vaccination effort with a third major tool — one that differs markedly from the first two authorized vaccines, made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Most notably, it is administered in a single dose instead […]