Vaccination

Why you shouldn't forgo your second COVID-19 vaccine dose

More than 35% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And for anyone who receives the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, two doses are ...

Pediatrics

When will kids be eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

As the number of adults in the U.S. who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 continues to increase, children under 16 aren't authorized to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Children who are 16 and up can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Updated youth sport guidelines amid COVID-19 pandemic

Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also provides a degree of mental health. Since most sports require getting up close and personal with other athletes, the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine: Should I reschedule my mammogram?

The vaccine that prevents COVID-19 can cause swollen lymph nodes under the arm in which the shot was given. Your lymph nodes are part of your body's germ-fighting immune system. The swelling in the lymph nodes is a sign that ...

Health

Mayo Clinic Minute: When to seek emergency care

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the number of people seeking emergency care declined. A year later, emergency medicine physicians worry there are still some people who remain hesitant to go to the emergency department.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

You've been vaccinated for COVID-19. Now what?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for Americans who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people can gather safely in small groups without masks, according to the recommendations.

Health

Feet and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused wide-reaching changes, including the temporary closure of some schools, as well as gyms, salons, restaurants and other businesses. In addition, many people have transitioned to working from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is there a connection between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19?

Several recent studies have looked at the impact of vitamin D on COVID-19. One study of 489 people found that those who had a vitamin D deficiency were more likely to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 than ...

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