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Follow these tips to exercise safely during winter
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Follow these tips to exercise safely during winter

This winter is pummeling many people’s workout goals. As the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant continues its rapid spread around the globe, indoor exercising in public gyms is often less appealing or accessible. Yet recent storms and plunging temperatures may make outdoor workouts seem daunting, or even dangerous. Experts say, however, you shouldn’t fear braving…READ MORE

Make this mood-boosting meal right now
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Make this mood-boosting meal right now

If the post-holiday slump is hitting a little harder for you in 2022, you’re not the only one. It’s cold and icy across the country, and many of us feel like staying indoors until spring. It’s times like these when we all need comfort, and a hearty bowl of chili will cure what ails you:…READ MORE

FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments
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FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

Federal regulators are considering limiting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments that have not proved effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a source familiar with the decision-making told CNN. The US Food and Drug Administration could decide in the coming days to take steps to curb the use of antibody treatments produced…READ MORE

The pandemic may have created a nation of problem drinkers — and many are women
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The pandemic may have created a nation of problem drinkers — and many are women

For many people, social drinking is a celebrated pastime. At least it was in the good old days — you know, before we began living Covid’s nightmare version of Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day.” During the pandemic’s repetitive grind, enjoying an occasional glass of wine with the girls has been replaced by Zoom wine hour, or…READ MORE

Covid-19 hospitalizations are dropping in the Northeast. In other parts of the country, they’re rising
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Covid-19 hospitalizations are dropping in the Northeast. In other parts of the country, they’re rising

During what has been another devastating surge of Covid-19 across the country, there is good news: Some states are starting to see infection numbers and hospitalizations drop. But that’s not the case everywhere. As cases seem to begin plateauing, Covid-19 hospitalizations in the Northeast are down by about 11% after reaching a peak about a…READ MORE

Boosters provide the best protection against Omicron variant, CDC studies show, raising new questions about what it means to be fully vaccinated
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Boosters provide the best protection against Omicron variant, CDC studies show, raising new questions about what it means to be fully vaccinated

Three large new studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the importance of getting a booster shot to provide the best protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant. This is the first real-life data to examine the effect of boosters against Omicron, which now accounts for more than 99% of coronavirus cases…READ MORE

Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say
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Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say

Some Atlanta-area hospitals are so packed that ambulances are getting sent elsewhere. Medical professionals from six healthcare systems described overwhelming conditions during a virtual news conference Thursday as the Omicron variant keeps tearing across the South. “Aside from being overwhelmed with patients — and we are running about 110% capacity right now — we’ve had…READ MORE

Covid-19 vaccinations do not impair fertility in men or women, study finds
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Covid-19 vaccinations do not impair fertility in men or women, study finds

A new study adds to growing evidence that there is no connection between Covid-19 vaccinations and a reduced chance of conceiving a baby. Rather, couples in the study had slightly lower chances of conception if the male partner had been infected with the coronavirus within 60 days — which offers even more reason to get…READ MORE