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A pandemic lesson: Older adults need to go back to their doctor and make preventive care a top priority

Older patients should reconnect with their doctors for a wellness visit. Roberto Silvino/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesOlder people have borne a higher burden of illness and death from COVID-19, with people ...
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New ‘care bundle’ can reduce PPE-related facial injuries in frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers

A study has found that a new 'care bundle' can reduce the incidence of facial pressure injuries in frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers caused by the prolonged wearing of Personal Protective ...
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‘Frugal design’ brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemic

Maker spaces give engineers and designers the tools to build low-cost medical equipment using locally available materials. Brandon Martin, Rice University, CC BY-NC-NDDr. Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the ...
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New recommendations to improve “mother’s own milk” for premature infants

For premature infants who can't breastfeed on their own, "mother's own milk" (MOM) is by far the best nutrition. There's an urgent need for effective ways to increase the relatively ...
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Domestic air travel does not appear to have been an important vector for the spread of COVID-19 in the US, study suggests

Passengers board a plane in New York City on May 3, 2020. Air travel from such hot spots did not lead to surges to other cities, a study suggests. Eleonore ...
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The pandemic recession has pushed a further 9.8 million Americans into food insecurity

Lines outside food distribution centers have become a common scene. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images CC BY-ND The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed hardship on millions of vulnerable Americans through unemployment ...
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Pollen can raise your risk of COVID-19 – and the season is getting longer thanks to climate change

Pollen can suppress how the body's immune system responds to viruses. Callista Images via Getty ImagesExposure to pollen can make you more susceptible to COVID-19, and it isn’t just a ...
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6 COVID-19 treatments helping patients survive

New treatments target different stages of COVID-19, including before patients become sick enough to need a hospital. Juan Monino via Getty ImagesA year ago, when U.S. health authorities issued their ...
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Separation of COVID-infected mothers from babies has a negative effect on breastfeeding

It may be safe for COVID-infected mothers to maintain contact with their babies. Keeping them apart can cause maternal distress and have a negative effect on exclusive breastfeeding later in ...
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COVID-19 has made Americans lonelier than ever – here’s how AI can help

AIs are no substitute for human contact, but they can diminish loneliness. AP Photo/Frank Augstein“How does that make you feel?” In the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are ...
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