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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The United States’ one-year coronavirus checkup

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The United States’ one-year coronavirus checkup

We have entered the era of coronavirus anniversaries. Today marks one year since the announcement of the first patient with Covid-19 in the United States. It happened in Washington state, where a male in his 30s who had just returned from visiting Wuhan, China, started experiencing symptoms and quickly sought help at a clinic. Unlike…MORE

Loss of smell drives Covid-19 survivors to get creative in the kitchen

Loss of smell drives Covid-19 survivors to get creative in the kitchen

Emergency physician Dr. Alex Yeats had just whipped up what seemed like an appetizing dinner option when his wife let him know she wasn’t having anything to do with it. “It was black bean pasta with almonds and turmeric chunks and I was like ‘I’m not eating that, it’s disgusting,’” said Sarah Yeats, 31, an…MORE

Couples struggle with sleep problems in the Covid-19 pandemic

Couples struggle with sleep problems in the Covid-19 pandemic

Dave Russell is a light sleeper, but he never had any issues sharing a bed with his girlfriend, Izzy James, before the pandemic. Things began to change in March. Lockdown significantly altered Russell’s daily life. Like many people, he started working from home and limiting his contact with others, and he began to struggle to…MORE

Fauci: Vaccinations will help coronavirus variants from emerging

Fauci: Vaccinations will help coronavirus variants from emerging

Covid-19 vaccinations will not only help stop the virus from spreading, they will also hamper the coronavirus’ ability to mutate into new variants, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday. “Viruses don’t mutate unless they replicate,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a news briefing at the White…MORE

Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

President-elect Joe Biden, who plans to make the coronavirus pandemic his top priority, will begin his presidency by asking Americans to wear masks for 100 days and requiring their use on federal property. His first executive order, the “100 Days Masking Challenge,” will symbolize the administration’s sharp turn from the Trump era by emphasizing recommendations…MORE

Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests

Preemies may have greater risk of premature death as adults, study suggests

One in 10 babies around the world is born prematurely, and the vastly improved survival rates of preemies is one of the most striking advances of modern health care — with the overwhelming majority of those born preterm reaching adulthood. But what are the long-term health risks of being born too early as these infants…MORE