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When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children?

The FDA may soon authorize use of the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 16. Get the details.

May 4, 2021
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What to know about youth summer camps during COVID-19

The CDC has released guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection at youth summer camps. What does that mean for your child?

April 30, 2021
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Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19

Some seasonal allergy symptoms are similar those associated with COVID-19. Know the difference and when to seek medical care.

April 19, 2021
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Organ donation: Don't let these myths confuse you

Unsure about donating organs for transplant? Don't let misinformation keep you from saving lives.

April 16, 2021
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Care at home for yourself, others with COVID-19

Are you providing care at home for someone sick with COVID-19 or perhaps yourself? Understand when emergency care is needed and what you can do to prevent the spread of infection.

April 14, 2021
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Mayo Clinic responds to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause

Mayo Clinic's response follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommendations to pause on distributing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice.

April 13, 2021
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More COVID-19 vaccine questions answered

Vaccines are perhaps the best hope, along with following safety protocols, for ending the pandemic. Here are answers to a few of the most common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

April 13, 2021
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A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Every day, over 3,500 youths start smoking electronic cigarettes. Get the ugly truth, learn the warning signs and talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping.

Graham King MD By Graham King April 5, 2021
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What studies show about pregnancy, COVID-19 vaccines

Over 30,000 women who are pregnant have been vaccinated for COVID-19, including thousands in a CDC monitoring program which closely follows them for long-term adverse effects. Here's what the studies have found.

March 31, 2021
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Herd immunity and COVID-19: What you need to know

Wondering if herd immunity against COVID-19 will slow the spread? Understand how it works and what experts say about its potential impact.

March 26, 2021
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Understanding COVID-19 vaccine side effects, why second dose could feel worse

All vaccines could cause some degree of reaction, and the same is true for COVID-19 vaccines — especially the second dose. Here's what you should know.

March 25, 2021
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CDC guidance for people vaccinated against COVID-19

The CDC has issued an interim set of recommendations for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Find out what this means for you.

March 15, 2021