Health & Fitness

New Study Says Vaccines Only Slightly Reduce Risk Of Getting Long COVID

CBS Philly (Health) 5/26 11:50A Health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) The COVID-19 mutation now spreading across the United States is more contagious than predecessors and appears to be causing more severe infections, according to new reports. Health officials are concerned about an even bigger...

Why it's important to disclose marijuana use prior to surgery

Philly Voice (Health) 5/26 7:58A Tracey Romero
A failure to acknowledge regular marijuana use prior to surgery can lead to complications during the procedure, doctors say. Studies have shown that patients who regularly use marijuana need a higher dose of a sedative for common procedures. This...

How To Talk To Kids About Texas School Shooting

CBS Philly (Health) 5/25 11:19A Health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Many people are struggling with a range of emotions following Tuesday s Texas school shooting , and handling all of those feelings can be especially hard for children. In addition to sadness and anger, Tuesday s massacre may...

We can all play a role in preventing child abuse — here’s how

Philly Voice (Health) 5/25 11:10A The IBX insights Team, For Indep
There are about 4 million child abuse cases reported in the United States each year. In 2020, 32,919 cases of suspected abuse were reported in Pennsylvania. Most of these cases involved sexual abuse, but physical abuse and neglect were also among...

Essential annual checkups for children

Philly Voice (Health) 5/25 10:12A Julia Aspen, Sponsored by Indepe
If you’re a parent, make sure these health visits are on the calendar for your child every year.

Monkeypox 'very unlikely' to cause a COVID-like outbreak, scientists say

Philly Voice (Health) 5/25 9:08A Tracey Romero
The global monkeypox outbreak is unlikely to reach the proportion of the COVID-19 pandemic because it is less contagious than the coronavirus. Because it is not new, there also are vaccines and treatments available. Monkeypox cases have been...

Why you should see a dermatologist at least once a year

Philly Voice (Health) 5/25 4:37A Julia Aspen, Sponsored by Indepe
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? Not only does this vital organ protect everything it covers — it also prevents dehydration, regulates temperature, and houses the nerve endings that enable your sense of touch.

People Will Likely Lose Up To 58 Hours Of Sleep By 2099, Study Suggests

CBS Philly (Health) 5/24 2:58A Health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA  (CNN) People around the world are likely to lose 50 to 58 hours of sleep a year by 2099 due to global warming, a new study revealed. Researchers used wristbands with internal accelerometers to measure sleep duration and sleep timing...
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