Discussing Pediatric RSV with Experts – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Discussing Pediatric RSV with Experts – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

By Linda Nwoke Over the past few weeks, the Pediatric intensive care units in U.S. hospitals have been experiencing an overflow in cases of sick children. Many presenting symptoms are associated with the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), an illness that causes 2 out of every 100 deaths in healthy under 5-year-old children. The increasing cases […]

USCIS Extends COVID-19-Related Flexibilities

USCIS Extends COVID-19-Related Flexibilities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Jan. 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued […]

A Pandemic Lesson: Older Adults Need to Go Back to Their Doctor and Make Preventive Care a Top Priority

A Pandemic Lesson: Older Adults Need to Go Back to Their Doctor and Make Preventive Care a Top Priority

By Laurie Archbald-Pannone, The Conversation Older people have borne a higher burden of illness and death from COVID-19, with people 65 and older experiencing higher rates of hospitalization and death. That’s only part of the sad story, however. In many instances, older people stopped seeing their doctors, and standard clinical care for their chronic medical […]

Omicron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 – an Expert Answers Three Key Questions About These New Covid Variants

Omicron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 – an Expert Answers Three Key Questions About These New Covid Variants

By Manal Mohammed, The Conversation Two new omicron subvariants, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, are quickly gaining traction in the US, collectively accounting for 27% of infections as of October 29. Both are descendants of BA.5, the omicron variant that has dominated around the world for some months. Although they appear to be most common in the […]

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – 3 Ways Long COVID Patients’ Respiration Can Suffer

By Jeffrey M. Sturek and Alexandra Kadl, The Conversation “I just can’t do what I used to anymore.” As pulmonologists and critical care doctors treating patients with lung disease, we have heard many of our patients recovering from COVID-19 tell us this even months after their initial diagnosis. Though they may have survived the most […]

Mayor Adams Launches COVID-19 Booster Campaign, Announces Additional Flexibility for NYC Businesses, Parents

Mayor Adams Launches COVID-19 Booster Campaign, Announces Additional Flexibility for NYC Businesses, Parents

NEW YORK – As New York City Mayor Eric Adams received his own COVID-19 bivalent booster shot today, he and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan announced the launch of a citywide campaign to promote COVID-19 boosters this fall. In the next week, print, television, radio, and digital ads […]

Governor Hochul Announces the Launch of a New COVID-19 Treatment Hotline by the State Department of Health in Partnership With NYC Health + Hospitals

888-TREAT-NY Hotline Utilizes NYC Health + Hospitals' Virtual ExpressCare Platform; Proven Treatment Options Available to Effectively Treat COVID-19; Statewide Hotline Will Help Reduce Barriers to COVID-19 Treatment for all Communities.

Governor Hochul Announces the Launch of a New COVID-19 Treatment Hotline by the State Department of Health in Partnership With NYC Health + Hospitals

New York, NY – July 5, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul poses with signed bills to strengthen New York’s commitment to clean energy at Newlab Headquarters. (Shutterstock) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of a new free Hotline for those who test positive for COVID-19, but don’t have a health care provider, as part of […]

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