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Covid-19: To Be Or Not To Be Vaccinated?

A survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research an affiliate of the University of Chicago, reveals 25% of U.S. adults aren’t sure if they want to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Another 25% say they won’t get vaccinated. Covid-19 has turned our lives upside down and changed life as we knew it in ways most of us never imagined. The two vaccines now available bring hope and many questions. Are the Covid-19 vaccines safe both short-term and long-term?...
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Covid-19 Holiday Celebrations – Minimizing Risks and Gathering Safely

It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the world learned about COVID-19, a novel and fast-spreading coronavirus that quickly became a worldwide pandemic. As of December 1st, more than 63 million people have become infected with the virus. Global deaths inch towards 1.5 million – with almost 20% stemming from the United States alone, where a recent surge of infections has firmly taken hold of the country’s healthcare system. Now, the holiday season is here, and...
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Vitamin D and the Immune System

Vitamin D is a family of fat-soluble vitamins naturally present in many foods. Some people call it the “sunshine vitamin” because the body produces this compound when the skin is exposed directly to the sun. Humans typically consume two types of vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin D3 comes from animal-sourced foods and D2 is man-made, for the most part. Both types are available as over-the-counter supplements, but studies suggest that vitamin D3 might be better for improving vitamin D...
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Migraines and Covid-19

The stressful atmosphere of the pandemic has triggered migraines for many migraineurs.  The migraine brain is sensitive and likes consistency.  This disruption in lifestyle has been a trigger for many migraineurs.  The blurred boundaries between work and home life is difficult for many people.   As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to rise globally, many people, especially those with medical conditions – including migraine sufferers – worry about their potential risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Here’s what we know so far...
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Hand Sanitizer Safety – What You Need to Know

Together with wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing, keeping your hands clean is essential for preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC and other health agencies recommend washing hands with soap and water whenever possible, scrubbing all surfaces of the hands – including the back of the hands, between the fingers, and under the nails – for at least 20 seconds. But there are times when soap and water are not available. In those cases, hand sanitizers...
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