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How to best burn calories while walking
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How to best burn calories while walking

It’s no secret that walking is good for you. Many of us are trying to get in those recommended 10,000 steps a day that our wearable fitness technology urges us to achieve. But how many calories are we actually burning, and how can we get the most out of those steps? There are a lot…

‘It’s going to be within our capability’ to prevent another coronavirus surge, Fauci says
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‘It’s going to be within our capability’ to prevent another coronavirus surge, Fauci says

The optimistic turn in Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths could end in another spike in infections, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. But the US could still prevent that spike with higher vaccination rates. “If we don’t do very well in that regard, there’s always the danger that there will be enough circulating virus that you…

Covid-19 numbers are getting better. But where they go from here will depend on vaccinations, Fauci says
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Covid-19 numbers are getting better. But where they go from here will depend on vaccinations, Fauci says

The rates of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are improving; an optimistic sign for the future of the pandemic. But with so many Americans still unvaccinated, the numbers could still go back up, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Fox News Sunday. “If we don’t do very well in that regard, there’s always the danger that there…

Vaccine mix-ups are rare and there are systems in place to keep it that way
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Vaccine mix-ups are rare and there are systems in place to keep it that way

An Indiana couple took their family to get their annual flu shot at the local Walgreens, but all of them, including their 4- and 5-year-old, got a Covid-19 vaccine by mistake. Mistakes like this can happen, but they’re incredibly rare, public health experts say. Pharmacists and other specialists who give the shots say there are…

What might be changing on aspirin guidance: An expert weighs in
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What might be changing on aspirin guidance: An expert weighs in

Wait, are we taking a break from aspirin? While so much of our conversations around health is rightly focused on Covid-19, there are other health developments to discuss with our medical providers. The US Preventive Services Task Force announced new draft recommendations around aspirin use on October 12. The volunteer panel of disease prevention experts…

Urinary tract infection in men? It happens. Here are 10 things to know
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Urinary tract infection in men? It happens. Here are 10 things to know

“Wait … can men really get urinary infections? Is this fake news?” This was one of the messages I received over the past 24 hours. Yes, men can get urinary tract infections. Not fake news. All of this interest was sparked by news this week that President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized for treatment for…

4 key moments from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast

4 key moments from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast

When CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sat down for a three-hour conversation on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, the chief topic was Covid-19. Gupta and Rogan — whose views often were at odds — discussed the pandemic, vaccines, potential therapeutics and the risk coronavirus poses to children and young people, among many other…

New CDC data shows the risk of dying from Covid-19 is 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults
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New CDC data shows the risk of dying from Covid-19 is 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults

Throughout August, the risk of dying from Covid-19 was 11 times higher for unvaccinated adults than for fully vaccinated adults in the United States, according to new data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unvaccinated adults faced a six times higher risk of testing positive for Covid-19 throughout the month, and…

FDA advisers recommend J&J Covid-19 vaccine boosters, talk mix and match boosters
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FDA advisers recommend J&J Covid-19 vaccine boosters, talk mix and match boosters

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine at least two months after people get the first dose. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-0 to recommend the extra dose for all recipients of the J&J Janssen…

More Covid-19 boosters are on the horizon. But not everyone will need one, experts say
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More Covid-19 boosters are on the horizon. But not everyone will need one, experts say

After advisers from the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to recommend emergency authorization of a booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, another tool in the fight against the pandemic may soon become available for millions of Americans. Moderna’s EUA request mirrored the groups authorized to receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine.…

Mindful eating could change your food habits and overall life. Here’s how to start
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Mindful eating could change your food habits and overall life. Here’s how to start

You gobbled down your lunch while scrolling through your social media or watching your favorite show, and now you feel bloated and unsure of what your food even tasted like. Or maybe you feel guilty for eating leftover chocolate cake straight out of the fridge. These behaviors and mindsets contrast with mindful eating, which means…

FDA vaccine advisers recommend emergency use authorization for booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine
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FDA vaccine advisers recommend emergency use authorization for booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Thursday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee agreed use of a booster dose would be safe and effective in some people six months out from their primary series.…

Covid-19 infections are declining in the US. But hospitalizations are still high in some hot spots
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Covid-19 infections are declining in the US. But hospitalizations are still high in some hot spots

While the rate of Covid-19 infections nationwide is slowing, health care systems in some parts of the country are struggling with hospital wings still packed with patients. Montana, for instance, is facing new highs this week in coronavirus hospitalizations, with 533 Covid-19 patients in hospitals as of Wednesday, according to the US Department of Health…

We’re drowning in a sea of salt. The FDA says we have to help save ourselves

We’re drowning in a sea of salt. The FDA says we have to help save ourselves

I never add salt to my food at home or in restaurants. Nor do I add salt to any recipe while I’m cooking. I’m well aware of the link between salt, high blood pressure and heart disease, which is the leading killer of American men and women. Yet I am still getting over the recommended…

FDA to take up Moderna, J&J Covid-19 booster questions, including mix-and-match shots
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FDA to take up Moderna, J&J Covid-19 booster questions, including mix-and-match shots

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration meet Thursday and Friday of this week to tackle the next round of questions about booster vaccines for Covid-19 — and they’ll see the first trickle of data on mix-and-match boosters. On Thursday, they’ll focus on Moderna’s application to add a booster dose to its two-dose…

US reaches record high of more than 96,000 drug overdose deaths in a 12-month period, CDC data show
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US reaches record high of more than 96,000 drug overdose deaths in a 12-month period, CDC data show

Reported drug overdose deaths in the United States hit a new high of more than 96,000 in the 12-month period ending March 2021, according to data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. In that 12 months — a period when Covid-19 pandemic took hold in…