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There has been a lot of confusion about breakthrough COVID-19 infections recently — what it means to test positive after being fully vaccinated, what the risk for developing “long COVID” is and how vaccinated people can spread the coronavirus. The truth is that scientists are still learning about post-vaccination infections...
Eighteen months after COVID-19 hit the U.S., a lot of major companies like American Express, Capital One, Discovery, McDonald’s and Wells Fargo just started bringing employees back into the office. For many of us who have been working from home since March 2020, morning routines have looked a lot...
Getting from point A to point B is about to get a whole lot better ― and possibly safer. Sure, your car comes with the basic necessities, but there are a few other crucial items you should add to your arsenal. Not only will they help you when you’re in...
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were all over New York City this past weekend, raising awareness for a number of charitable causes and participating in Global Citizen Live in Central Park on Saturday. And while Markle’s numerous monochromatic ensembles got the attention of the fashion crowd, so too did...
A crisis is growing in mental health as the widespread impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic hardship it has brought bites deeper. In Japan, suicides rose by 16% during the second wave of the pandemic, from July to October 2020, compared with the rate in previous years1....
Fall is officially here and with it, comes seasonal allergies. From coughing, to sneezing, and even that scratchy throat, how can you tell the difference between your allergies and COVID-19? The answer might not be as simple as it seems. The easiest way to determine the difference is by getting...
One day in early March 2020, just as the pandemic was gaining momentum, sixth-grader Carolina Martinez-Nava was heading to the school cafeteria when she saw her sister coming down the stairs, looking for her. Arlene, an eighth grader, was crying. “She came and hugged me,” Carolina said. Students had been...
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the Pfizer COVID vaccine booster for younger at-risk workers on Thursday, wrapping up a week of regulatory squabbling over who should be eligible for the extra dose and when. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky ultimately broke with a CDC...
For people with long-haul COVID-19 (a range of new or ongoing symptoms that can last weeks or months following a COVID-19 infection), navigating the unrelenting health issues they’re facing is enough of a challenge. The last thing they need are words of support intended to encourage and motivate, but...
Chances are, if you’ve stepped foot in a gym before, you’ve hopped on an elliptical at some point. These cardio machines are quintessential gym equipment that offer an alternative to treadmills and stationary bikes. Elliptical machines can be a great addition to your workout routine as a low-impact way to...

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