Cardiology

Only half of heart disease patients get a flu shot

People with heart disease are more likely to become seriously ill from the flu and other respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus. Yet, new research finds that only half of Americans with a history of heart disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shot associated with fewer, less severe COVID cases

People who received a flu shot last flu season were significantly less likely to test positive for a COVID-19 infection when the pandemic hit, according to a new study. And those who did test positive for COVID-19 had fewer ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Project unveils effective strategies to boost vaccination rates

The Behavior Change for Good Initiative (BCFG) at the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, today released findings from two ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the COVID-19 vaccine work as well in patients with obesity?

When researchers began to develop what they hoped would be an effective COVID-19 vaccine, they already knew that H1N1 influenza—a novel virus, like COVID-19 – more severely affected patients with overweight or obesity. ...

Vaccination

Biden moves to provide COVID vaccine to pharmacies

The Biden administration will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. pharmacies, part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations as new and potentially more serious virus strains are starting to appear.

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