Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 12, 2021
Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became available last December, Americans have been wondering which provides more protection: the vaccine or natural immunity acquired from a previous COVID-19?  The vaccine offers higher… See more
October 4, 2021
Since late 2019, COVID-19 has been circulating and evolving. It’s infected countless people and claimed an estimated 4.5 million lives — nearly 700,000 in the U.S. Each time a major outbreak tamped down by social distancing, vaccination and other public health efforts, the virus finds a way back –… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 17, 2021
COVID-19 is still a relatively new, and scientists learn more about it every day. For example, your DNA may affect how vulnerable you are to contracting a COVID-19 infection and how severe that infection may be, according to a study… See more
August 19, 2021
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: COVID is surging nationwide and it’s still a dangerous disease — especially for the unvaccinated. Over the last six weeks, cases of the Delta variant have grown nationally and hospital wards are filling again.  Most U.S. states are experiencing substantial or… See more
August 18, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are now recommending a third dose or booster COVID vaccine shot for immunocompromised individuals. The decision was made especially for transplant recipients whose immune systems do not produce the same protective effect from the… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
August 18, 2021
The federal government is planning to make booster doses of mRNA vaccines available starting the week of Sept. 20. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Aug. 18 that the move was designed to help boost waning immunity in vaccinated individuals especially to mild and moderate illness caused by… See more
July 29, 2021
Just as you thought we were in the home stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic, two new variants have emerged in the U.S., causing infection rates to rise, hospital beds to fill and regulators to recommend masks again. Should you get out your mask? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
June 24, 2021
For most of the last year, scientists haven’t just been focused on the main coronavirus but also newer versions of it. You’ve probably heard about a lot of different variants named for the place where they were first detected like the British or South African variants or given a more clinical… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
May 10, 2021
Two vaccines used worldwide — only one authorized for emergency use in the U.S.— have come under scrutiny after several cases of rare blood clotting issues. In mid-April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration paused the administration of the Johnson… See more
April 19, 2021
Updated on April 28, 2021  The federal government has given states the green light to readminister the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID vaccine. On April 13, the Food and Drug Administration urged states to pause giving the vaccine after six women developed dangerous blood clots… See more
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