Faces of COVID-19: Leticia Mondragon talks about losing her mother
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Brittany Giroux Lane gave birth to her daughter, Alexandra, a few days before Christmas in 2018. The baby had dark eyes and longish legs. She had also arrived about 13 weeks early, and weighed just 2 pounds. Alexandra initially thrived in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mount Sinai West. Lane, 35, recalls the nurses describing her daughter as a “rock star” because she grew so quickly. But her condition rapidly worsened after an infection, and Alexandra died early on the morning of Jan. 15 at
While the Delta variant’s dominance in the United States is nearly universal, news of another spreading strain of Covid-19 has recently surfaced. Known as R.1, the new variant was first found stateside in Kentucky which, according to Governor Andy Beshear, is among the three states with the highest infection rates. R.1 was first identified via […]
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A mom who is in the final stage in herfight against ovarian cancer is sharing the details of her "gritty story" to help educate and inform women. Dr. Nadia Chaudhri, a 44-year-old neuroscientist and professor from Montreal, Canada, has been battling Stage 3 ovarian cancer for the past year, undergoing a hysterectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy. In May, Chaudhri, the mom of a 6-year-old son, was hospitalized again and learned the cancer had returned, forcing her to tell her son that her cancer was now terminal.
The former reality TV star said she is "in a happy place" now after working through multiple eating disorders in therapy
My first IUD insertion was - not exaggerating - the most painful experience of my life. I remember screaming, nearly fainting (I had to lie on the table for about 10 minutes afterward), throwing up on the way home, and weathering waves of debilitating cramps for days.
An Idaho nurse who told her family not to get vaccinated even as her mother was in a coma from COVID-19 has died of the disease
The nurse's brother told CNN that his sister didn't think there had been studies conducted on COVID-19 vaccines.
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It was a constant refrain from federal health officials after the coronavirus vaccines were authorized: These shots are all equally effective. That has turned out not to be true. Roughly 221 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been dispensed thus far in the United States, compared with about 150 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine. In a half-dozen studies published over the past few weeks, Moderna’s vaccine appeared to be more protective than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the month
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What type of mask is best? Brais Seara/Moment via Getty ImagesDo masks work? And if so, should you reach for an N95, a surgical mask, a cloth mask or a gaiter? Over the past year and a half, researchers have produced a lot of laboratory, model-based and observational evidence on the effectiveness of masks. For many people it has understandably been hard to keep track of what works and what doesn’t. I’m an assistant professor of environmental health sciences. I, too, have wondered about the answe
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While California has not reinstituted sweeping restrictions, the state and many local health departments have taken steps to tackle the Delta variant.
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Cannabis experts predict more companies will follow Amazon in relaxing marijuana screening to appeal to workers.
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A doctor shares whether this TikTok constipation hack really works and what you can try for relief instead.
As the first of the baby boom generation reaches 75 this year, the financial reality of long-term care needs are moving front and center.
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The ultimate penalty, losing their jobs, still lies ahead.
Before you panic, it's probably not what you think.
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Patients flood emergency rooms at Chicago area children’s hospitals, causing long wait times. Doctors urge parents not to bring kids to ERs unless necessary.
Chicago-area doctors are pleading with parents not to bring their kids to hospital emergency rooms unless necessary, saying that an unusual surge in respiratory illnesses is flooding ERs with children and leading to long wait times. University of Chicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital is seeing 79% more patients in its ER compared with the same time two years ago, said Dr. John ...
A study published this month found surgical masks especially effective at reducing symptomatic infections.
If you're trying to lose weight, overhauling your sleep routine may help your efforts. We asked neurologist and sleep expert Sujay Kansagra, MD, an associate professor at Duke University Medical Center to explain the sleep-weight connection.
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Essentials to soothe COVID-19 symptoms and keep your household protective, like disinfecting wipes, masks, humidifiers and more