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10 tips on how to find your ‘sweet spot’ for self-care
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10 tips on how to find your ‘sweet spot’ for self-care

One of the top trends this year is towards self-care, loosely defined as focusing on your own health and wellness in a calming, holistic and preventive way. But just what does that mean? If you look at self-care products to buy this holiday season, you’ll find an emphasis on warm baths with soothing bath salts,…MORE

As officials prep for Omicron, US hospitals are still battling severe Delta variant infections
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As officials prep for Omicron, US hospitals are still battling severe Delta variant infections

While researchers gather more information on the Omicron variant detected in at least 20 countries and territories, the present reality is that the Delta variant is still spreading across the US and putting a strain on already over-taxed health care systems. In Michigan, Covid-19 hospitalizations are matching highs last seen in April 2020, shortly after…MORE

How worried should we be about Omicron, the new coronavirus variant?
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How worried should we be about Omicron, the new coronavirus variant?

Since South African authorities announced the arrival of a new coronavirus variant that contains an unusually large number of mutations, countries around the world have mobilized by putting into place travel restrictions and precautionary measures. There is much that’s still unknown about this variant, Omicron. While scientists are gathering more information, the public wants to…MORE

FDA advisers vote to recommend authorization of a pill to treat Covid-19
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FDA advisers vote to recommend authorization of a pill to treat Covid-19

Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted 13-10 Tuesday to recommend emergency use authorization of a pill made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to help treat Covid-19. Members of the FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee were split in their vote to recommend molnupiravir, which can reduce the risk someone will progress to severe…MORE

Omicron vs. Delta: More mutations don’t necessarily make a meaner Covid-19 virus
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Omicron vs. Delta: More mutations don’t necessarily make a meaner Covid-19 virus

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus, with its many mutations and seemingly quick spread in South Africa, is worrying scientists and government officials. But doctors want to remind Americans that they’re already facing a pretty formidable coronavirus variant, and that’s Delta. Delta managed to take over the entire United States in a matter of weeks…MORE

Get booster shots as soon as you can, health experts say, as Omicron’s spread collides with the relentless Delta variant
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Get booster shots as soon as you can, health experts say, as Omicron’s spread collides with the relentless Delta variant

Health experts are doubling down on pleas for all eligible American to get vaccinated — and boosted — against Covid-19 as the Omicron and Delta variants spread. Less than two weeks after Omicron was first identified by South African scientists, it’s already become the dominant variant in that country. It’s too early to tell whether…MORE

All vaccinated adults should get a Covid-19 booster shot because of the Omicron variant, CDC says
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All vaccinated adults should get a Covid-19 booster shot because of the Omicron variant, CDC says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened recommendations for booster doses of coronavirus vaccine Monday, saying all adults should get boosted six months after the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s or Moderna’s vaccine or two months after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It’s a slight but significant tweak to the wording of…MORE

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