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Vaccines can save millions of lives whether for the flu, measles, or other diseases. Currently researchers are hard at work developing vaccines that will prevent COVID-19. Vaccines contain tiny fragments of the disease-causing organism or the blueprints for making the tiny fragments. They also contain other ingredients to keep the vaccine safe and effective. These… Read More »
The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published its 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Among the major changes are the addition of a sixth link focused on recovery in the AHA’s Chain of Survival, a widely-adopted series of critical actions that work to maximize the chance of someone surviving cardiac arrest…. Read More »
“It is critical that all Americans have access to rapid, accurate testing for COVID-19, especially underserved and vulnerable populations who are bearing the brunt of this disease. RADx-UP will help us better understand and alleviate the barriers to testing for those most vulnerable and reduce the burden of this disease on all Americans” – NIH… Read More »
On November 17th at 2pm ET join Dr. Bill Sullivan, author of Pleased to Meet Me, as he describes the hidden forces of genetics that shape personality and behavior. Dr. Bill Sullivan is a professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. You can tune in here.
The NIH is helping those of us with a non-science background understand the basics of scientific discoveries in their October 2020 issue of the NIH News in Health newsletter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for the NIH to provide this information for citizens to learn how U.S. governmental and international… Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website provides updated information answering common questions about the 2020-21 flu season. Questions address topics such as the flu vaccine, getting the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the difference between the flu and COVID-19.
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