States, U.S. Hit Set New Records for COVID Cases

Tweet October 26, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic continues to pound the United States as record number of cases are reported from around the country. The 7-day average of new cases in the U.S. topped 68,000 on Sunday. That’s more than 1,000 cases higher than the previous record reported July 22. Friday and Saturday set records for single-day cases with more than 83,000 reported over the 48-hour...
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Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults

Tweet Brian Chicoine, MD, medical director, Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center, Park Ridge, IL. Nicholas Breitnauer, MD, Denver Health. Michelle Sie Whitten, president, CEO, Global Down Syndrome Foundation; Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome Workgroup. Karen Gaffney, president, Karen Gaffney Foundation. Beverly Johnson, actress/model; advocate and international spokesperson,...
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COVID Syndrome Seen in Kids Also Strikes Adults

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When the new coronavirus pandemic first began, respiratory distress immediately became the hallmark of severe COVID-19 illness. News reports focused on the inability to breathe, low oxygen saturation levels and the alarming need for ventilators. But six months later,...
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States Get Ready for Complex COVID Vaccine Plans

Tweet Nancy Messonnier, MD, director, CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine planning unit, Atlanta. Claire Hannan, executive director, Association of Immunization Managers, Rockville, MD. Marcus Plescia, MD, chief medical officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA. CDC: “CDC COVID-19 State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Funding Update,” “COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim...
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Expert: Darkest Weeks of Pandemic Are Yet to Come

Tweet Oct. 19, 2020 — A top infectious disease specialist said Sunday that the country is entering the darkest time of the entire pandemic. “We do have vaccines and therapeutics coming down the pike,” Michael Osterholm, PhD, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “But when you actually...
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Microplastics Seeping Out of Baby Bottles: Study

Tweet Slideshow: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has Cancer By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — New parents preparing a bottle for their baby should know the infant may ingest unwanted microplastics along with the nourishing formula, a new study warns. High levels of microplastic particles are released from baby bottles during formula...
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Face Masks and Foggy Glasses: A COVID Consequence

Tweet Roni Levin, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Sidney Gicheru, MD, spokesperson, American Academy of Ophthalmology; ophthalmologist, Laser Care Eye Center, Dallas. Nekita Shelton, senior analyst, Marketing Operations, Verizon. James Wrenn, data analyst, General Service Administration (GSA). Kim Nemser, chief merchandising officer,...
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Most U.S. Women Under 50 Use Contraception: Report

Tweet How to Boost Your Energy Levels With cITP By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most American women between 15 and 49 years of age use birth control, according to a new U.S. government report. Between 2017 and 2019, 65% of those women used some form of contraception, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This...
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Dating During the Pandemic: Online and Restless

Tweet Abraar Karan, MD, internal medicine and global health doctor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dolores Albarracin, PhD, professor of psychology, business, and medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Sara Heimerl, senior director of matchmaking, Selective Search, Chicago. Rachel DeAlto, chief dating expert, Match Lisa Bonos, dating and relationships...
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Half of Americans Know Someone Impacted by COVID

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than half of all Americans have been personally affected by COVID-19 at this point in the pandemic, according to a new HealthDay-Harris Poll survey. The national survey was conducted by The Harris Poll between Oct. 8 and 12. It found that 55% of U.S. adults...
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