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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it is the bivalent vaccine from Pfizer or from Moderna, the latest COVID-19 booster shots offer more protection against symptomatic infection, public health officials reiterated at a White House briefing on Tuesday. However, since the vaccines debuted in September, only 13 percent of American adults have gotten the updated boosters, which target both the original COVID-19 strain and the BA.5 version of the omicron variant.

Alzheimer's meds are mostly tested in whites. That worries Black patients, caregivers. Evidence on how drugs like Aricept and Adulhelm work for Black and Hispanic patients is sorely lacking because so few were included in clinical trials of the medications. Read more

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalization rates were high during the omicron BA-2-predominant period and were highest among unvaccinated adults, according to research published in the Aug. 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

A few days ago, we had a couple of boxes fall over in our new room we added as an extra bedroom and as a storage area. Not sure exactly why th…

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most older U.S. adults are prepared to roll up their sleeves to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot once one becomes available, a new poll shows. The poll, conducted in late July online and by phone, included a nationally representative sample of 1,024 adults older than 50 years.

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