Did You Hear? Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests, Free USPS Shipping
Announcement: Ordering Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests. We are pleased to inform residential households in the United States that, effective September 25, 2023, it is now possible to place orders for a complimentary set of four at-home COVID-19 tests through USPS.com.
Declining US Life Expectancy: A Long-Standing Issue
Life expectancy in the U.S. is declining at a rapid rate; it began much earlier than we thought. The issue of declining life expectancy in the country has garnered increased focus in recent times, particularly during the pandemic, where the biggest decline since WWII was observed. With the ongoing decline in life expectancy in the United States, a recent report reveals that Americans were at a disadvantage starting in the 1950s. Unfortunately, the situation has only worsened over time.
Place an order to receive four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home.
You can now place your order for free at-home COVID-19 tests, allowing residents in the United States to conveniently access this essential resource. Effective as of September 25, 2023, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has resumed its initiative, enabling individuals to request one set of four complimentary at-home COVID-19 tests on USPS.com.
COVID-19 and Pregnancy: Understanding the Risks and Staying Informed
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth numerous challenges and uncertainties, none more profound than its impact on expectant mothers. Recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds light on the risks pregnant individuals face when contracting COVID-19.
Masking and COVID-19 Transmission: What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Now
In the battle against COVID-19, masks have proven to be valuable allies in reducing the risk of transmission. As we navigate the evolving landscape of this pandemic, it's essential to understand that masks remain effective tools for safeguarding both ourselves and those around us.
US agency funds HIV vaccine development in Africa
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CDC-Recommended Vaccines for Pregnant Mothers — COVID, RSV, Flu, Whooping Cough
The CDC now recommends four vaccines for pregnant women to protect the mother, the developing fetus, and the newborn. These are the Tdap, RSV, COVID-19, and seasonal influenza vaccines which are now available widely in the USA.
Dr. Anthony Fauci: A Lifelong Commitment to Global Health
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a distinguished immunologist and physician, dedicated nearly four decades of his professional life to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of global health. Serving as NIAID Director from 1984 to 2022, Dr. Fauci's leadership and expertise have been pivotal in addressing a spectrum of infectious diseases and emerging health challenges.
A New Study: Getting These 3 Vaccines May Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk by 30%
A New Study: Getting These 3 Vaccines May Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk by 30%. 'Tis the season to make a vaccine appointment, and now you may have an even greater push to book one. Data show that those routine vaccines you get do a solid job fighting off the viruses they're meant to target now. New research suggests they may be doing impressive double-duty by protecting you from another illness that's on many Americans' minds.
Should You Take the COVID Booster and Flu Shot Together? Here's What Science Says
This fall, a significant portion of the American populace will find themselves eligible for both the latest XBB-based Covid booster shot and the routine flu shot. The big question on everyone's mind is: Can you take both at once? Yes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives a reassuring nod. They confirm that receiving both vaccines simultaneously is indeed safe.
FDA Approves New COVID Booster Amid Increase in Cases and Hospitalizations
In response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a significant step on Monday. They've officially authorized and approved updated COVID-19 boosters.
No Link Found Between Vaccines and MS Flare-Ups
Over the years, there have been claims that vaccines either caused multiple sclerosis or made the disease worse. Although there was a paucity of evidence supporting these claims, it has persisted, especially among people who push an anti-vaccine narrative.
UCSF Professor Questions The Fall Booster Recommendations for Lack of Evidence
The buzz around the impending fall COVID-19 booster shots in the US is hard to ignore. With the Biden administration leaning towards rolling out the boosters for every age group, and even notable voices in the media supporting the move, it's clear that the narrative is polarizing.
Vaccines for Fall: RSV, COVID-19 & Flu
Since it is September, I thought I would provide some updated information about getting the RSV, COVID-19, and flu vaccines this fall. Can you take them together? If not, what should be the timing?
Vaccines and Autoimmune Diseases: Separating Myths from Facts
In today's age of information overload, deciphering fact from fiction can be a challenge. When it comes to our health, the stakes are even higher. One hot topic that consistently creates a stir is the relationship between vaccines and autoimmune diseases.
COVID-19 is linked to heart disease — another reason to get the vaccine
A study that includes nearly 12 million patients has found that those who have contracted COVID-19 have a much higher risk of severe long-term cardiovascular diseases. This is convincing evidence that everyone who can get vaccinated should get vaccinated or boosted.