The one time I got tested for COVID-19, I wound up in the emergency room — but not because I tested positive. During the test, as the technician kept inching the swab deeper and deeper inside my nose, I felt … Continue reading Do Nasal or Oral Swab Covid-19 Tests Cause Body Damage?
Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. Murray had until recently been hopeful that the discovery of several … Continue reading When Will the Covid-19 Pandemic End?
People with asthma face unique challenges when it comes to COVID-19. However, research suggests that people with asthma are not at higher risk for contracting the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or developing COVID-19 if they do contract an infection. Dr. Payel … Continue reading Expert Update: COVID-19 and Asthma
The COVID-19 vaccines in use now have been touted for how well they work—the Pfizer vaccine trials found its product to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections after both shots and the Moderna 94.1 percent effective after the … Continue reading Can You Spread Coronavirus After Vaccination?
Myth: Taking a COVID Vaccine Will Give You COVID No, a COVID-19 vaccine will not give you COVID-19. According to the CDC, none of the vaccines in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Instead, … Continue reading COVID Vaccine Myths Debunked by Experts
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to make face masks one of its primary recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — some people are turning to plastic face shields … Continue reading Why Plastic Face Shields Aren’t a Safe Alternative to Face Masks
Pregnancy is an exciting — and stressful — time. Your mind races with a zillion questions and concerns ranging from mild (but not silly — there are no silly questions when you’re pregnant) to very serious. A common question is … Continue reading Coronavirus and Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Risks
The COVID-19 vaccines in use now have been touted for how well they work—the Pfizer vaccine trials found its product to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections after both shots and the Moderna 94.1 percent effective after the … Continue reading Can You Spread Coronavirus After You Receive the Vaccine?
The U.S. this week started requiring travelers to show negative Covid-19 tests before flying to the United States from abroad. Now the Biden administration is “actively looking” at whether to mandate Covid-19 tests before domestic flights, a senior Centers for … Continue reading Covid Testing: Airlines Push Back On Testing For Domestic Flights
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends multi-layer cloth masks for the general public. The ideal mask blocks both large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes — the primary method by which people pass the virus to others — along … Continue reading Best and Worst Face Masks For Covid-19 Virus Protection
But let’s back up a second: A rapid test manufactured by Abbott Laboratories was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in August 2020. Now, 50 million of these tests are being produced and distributed nationwide every month. Here’s how … Continue reading How Reliable Is the COVID-19 Rapid Test?
Jessica Alba leads the 190 employees of the Honest Company—the nontoxic beauty and home goods brand she founded—from a desk smack-dab in the middle of Honest’s light-filled, open-concept Los Angeles headquarters. That is, when she isn’t on the road, expanding … Continue reading Jessica Alba’s On Exercise, Family and Business During Pandemic
Currently available evidence indicates that COVID-19 may be transmitted from person to person through several different routes. In the scoping review published by La Rosa et al , the human coronaviruses primary transmission mode is person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets … Continue reading Transmission and Prevention of COVID-19
Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. This update incorporates recent evidence to inform the duration of isolation and precautions recommended to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to others, while limiting unnecessary prolonged … Continue reading Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19
Although COVID-19 originated in China, the country has made striking improvements. Since the country’s first case, the government adopted strict measures to prevent spreading the virus. As a result, life in China has returned back to normal to a large … Continue reading How China Recovered From COVID-19 Without Vaccine
To be properly protective, COVID-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Only through widespread vaccination will we reach herd immunity – where enough people are immune to stop the disease from spreading freely. To achieve this, some … Continue reading Should COVID-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory? Two Experts Discuss
Beer and wine both have a lot of different effects on the body, both positive and negative. On the positive side, a lot of research on red wine (and some on beer and white wine) indicates that one drink a … Continue reading The Best Beer to Drink on a Diet
#PandemicLife has been going for what feels like forever (real time: six months), and the whole thing is starting to feel endless. With restrictions on just about every aspect of life and the constant need to wear face masks in … Continue reading When Can You Stop Wearing A Face Mask To Protect From COVID-19?
Your social feeds are lousy with a witch’s brew of supplements that promise to boost your immunity. Surely you’ve seen touts for products like elderberry extract, colloidal silver, and even mushroom powder. But your immunity isn’t a switch—it’s a network. … Continue reading How to Keep Your Immune System Healthy and Strong
By now, the science is settled: Wearing a mask is the easiest, least intrusive way to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Understanding why isn’t rocket science, but it’s not always intuitive, either. If you—or someone you know, say, … Continue reading This Viral Video Shows How Masks Help Stop COVID-19 from Spreading
Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of getting severely sick from COVID-19 since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now, experts say having obesity may increase your chances of dying of COVID-19 by nearly 50 percent, according … Continue reading New Study Links Obesity to Increassd Risks of Covid-19
COVID-19 takes a toll on the heart, and not just metaphorically. A recent study looked at the hearts of 100 patients recovering from the novel coronavirus that has gripped the globe. Seventy-eight of the hundred showed signs of heart complications … Continue reading The Effects of COVID-19 on Your Heart and Your Workout
You don’t achieve greatness overnight—and the same goes for scoring rock-solid immunity. Strengthening your body’s defenses requires consistent effort. So take a seat and let’s study your new stay-healthy playbook. Like most of us, I’m doing my damnedest to stay … Continue reading How To Boost Your Immune System – 15 Tips From Experts
Around the world people have tested positive for coronavirus after recovering from COVID-19. Doctors say people most likely have immunity against COVID-19 for at least several months. Immunity against COVID-19 likely won’t last your enitre lifetime, according to experts. Scientists … Continue reading Doctors Answer Whether You Can Get COVID-19 Twice
The No. 1 reason to use hand sanitizer is to reduce your chances of becoming risk by transferring germs from your hands to your face, especially your mouth and nose. Without even realizing it you likely touch your face with … Continue reading Homemade Hand Sanitizer DIY Recipe
Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious bacterial infection. It causes the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Each year, approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. get meningococcal disease, which includes meningitis and septicemia (blood … Continue reading Meningococcal Meningitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and Vaccines
The UK Foreign Office (FCO) is currently advising against all but essential international travel for an indefinite period. However, countries across Europe have begun to ease lockdown measures and border restrictions, and some have started to welcome domestic and international … Continue reading Which European Countries Are Easing Travel Restrictions?
If you’ve ever stepped off a plane with stained and rumpled clothes, a pore-clogged face, a jet lag-induced headache, and a mouth that still tastes like hours-old airplane food, you know how tricky it can be to stay clean and … Continue reading Travel Hygiene Tips: Staying Fresh on the Road
Wearing a face mask often helps people feel protected and reassured. But can a surgical face mask keep you from being exposed to or transmitting certain infectious diseases? And, if face masks do shield you from infectious diseases, such as … Continue reading How to Wear a Face Mask to Reduce Virus Transmission
Bruce Waight grappled with one of the new guidelines for reopening laid out by regulators when his Oklahoma City barber shop, Rooted Barber + Shop, opened on Tuesday. “It’s hard to breathe in these masks,” Waight said. But he was … Continue reading Getting Your Hair Cut After the Pandemic – Barber Shop Safety
If you’ve been having bizarre dreams (and lots of them) ever since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. Dr. Claudia Aguirre, MD, neuroscientist, mind-body expert, and Women’s Health Advisory Board member, says that you can probably … Continue reading What Causes Weird Dreams Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Per Doctor
I’m a 26-year-old nurse from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m married with two kids and have two more on the way. My youngest is 11 months old, and my oldest is 3. My twins (a boy and a girl) are due on … Continue reading Nurse Gets Covid-19 While Pregnant With Twins And Shares Symptoms
The “race with no end” is the nickname for a real race—a challenge in which runners repeatedly make a 4.1667-mile loop around a property in Tennessee every 60 minutes for hours—usually days—until there is only one runner left. Officially called … Continue reading How to Keep Your Energy Up – When Will Quarantine End
Whether you’re fighting off an infection or combating a cold, adding a few immune-boosting vitamins to your routine can be incredibly beneficial. In fact, certain vitamins, minerals and supplements have been shown to fine-tune immune function, enhance antibody production and … Continue reading Immune Boosting Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
Your body faces constant attacks by germs, toxins and other harmful invaders. At the same time, everyday stress and worry can keep you and your body on constant high alert. All of those things demand attention from your immune system. … Continue reading Natural Antiviral Agents that Optimize Immune Response
Boris Johnson was moved into intensive care last night after his condition worsened amid concerns that he may need a ventilator to aid his fight against coronavirus. The prime minister was put into the intensive care unit at St Thomas’ … Continue reading Boris Johnson in Covid-19 Intensive Care
The surgical mask has come to symbolize the fears and controversies surrounding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. You probably saw pictures of people wearing the masks everywhere after reports of the rapid spread of the coronavirus emerged from China in … Continue reading DIY Medical Masks – Making Your Own Cloth Face Mask
If you’ve been to the grocery store during the coronavirus COVID-19, you’ve likely felt some mixture of anxiety, loneliness, fear, confusion, frustration, and maybe even paranoia. And if you’ve turned to social media for help with grocery shopping during the … Continue reading Grocery Shopping Coronavirus Safety – Supermarkets and COVID-19
While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We’re all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn’t mean that we have … Continue reading Dan Giordano Shares Home Lower Back Mobility Flow Session
Every person’s health and well-being depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious detox! A liver cleanse … Continue reading Liver Cleanse: Detox Your Liver in 6 Easy Steps
As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continues to rise (now up to 693,224 globally, according to the World Health Organization), people are understandably nervous about potentially contracting the virus, spreading it, and what symptoms they’ll face … Continue reading Novel Coronavirus Symptoms Vs. Cold And Flu: What’s The Difference?
I’ve always hated running. Though the idea of it, being outside and disconnected from my phone, seems nice, it’s being immersed in nothing but my own … Continue reading How the Coronavirus Forced Me to Start Enjoy Running
Starbucks announced this week that it would be offering a free coffee to those who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, any customer who identifies as a “first responder or frontline worker supporting our healthcare system” … Continue reading Starbucks Is Giving Free Coffee To First Responders During The Coronavirus Outbreak
At first glance, working remotely may seem pretty appealing. Answering emails and tuning into a conference in pajamas? All-day access to your own kitchen, bathroom and couch, all while getting paid to work may sound like a win-win. But the … Continue reading Working from Home: 8 Tips for Being Productive
It’s official: The new coronavirus was declared a pandemic, meaning it has spread significantly worldwide since it first emerged in China in December 2019, per the World Health Organization (WHO). There are over 292,100 confirmed positive cases (and counting) of … Continue reading When Will Coronavirus End? COVID-19 Containment, Vaccine Predictions
As more cases of the new coronavirus are diagnosed throughout the US (currently, there are 33,404 confirmed or presumptively positive cases of the illness known as COVID-19 here per the CDC), many people are wondering how they can prepare, what … Continue reading How Long Does Coronavirus Last? COVID-19 Duration of Symptoms
The current outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus, is leading to cleaner homes. Sales of disinfectants, like Lysol, have increased, reports Yahoo Finance. “We are … Continue reading Can Lysol Kill Coronavirus? EPA Releases List of Cleaners to Use
Deschutes Wowza! is a hazy pale ale that’s full-bodied yet easy to drink at 4% ABV (alcohol by volume). Wowza! continues the craft beer tradition of big-muscled flavor while staying impossibly light—just 100 calories and 4g of carbs per can. … Continue reading Deschutes Wowza! Is the Rare Low-Calorie Beer That Tastes Great