Colorado town is about as vaccinated as it can get. COVID still isn’t over there.

By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News San Juan County, Colorado, can boast that 99.9% of its eligible population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, putting it in the top 10 counties in the nation, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If vaccines were the singular armor against COVID’s spread, then on […]

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Is your body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help

Whether it’s from jetting across time zones, pulling all-nighters at school or working the overnight shift, chronically disrupting our circadian rhythm—or internal biological clocks—can take a measurable toll on everything from sleep, mood and metabolism to risk of certain diseases, mounting research shows. But a new University of Colorado Boulder study funded by the U.S. Navy suggests simple dietary compounds […]

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The Biden administration is being criticized for falling short on its pledge to provide vaccines to the world.

President Biden, who has pledged to fight the coronavirus pandemic by making the United States the “arsenal of vaccines” for the world, is under increasing criticism from public health experts, global health advocates and even Democrats in Congress who say he is nowhere near fulfilling his promise. Mr. Biden has either donated or pledged about 600 million vaccine doses to […]

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? – The Denver Post

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? “Vaccine passports” are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, and could help you get into a growing number of places. What they look like and why you might want one depend on where you live, but more private venues, workplaces and governments are requiring […]

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COVID-19 is most transmissible 2 days before and 3 days after symptoms appear

Each wave of the pandemic has underscored just how gravely contagious COVID-19 is, but there is less clarity among experts on exactly when—and to what extent—infected individuals are most likely to spread the virus. Now, a new study co-led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher has found that individuals infected with the virus are most contagious […]

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Is reducing opioids for pain patients linked to higher rates of overdose and mental health crisis?

Opioid therapy is complex. In recent years, a rise in opioid-related deaths and changing prescribing guidelines and regulatory policies have led many physicians to reduce daily doses for patients prescribed stable opioid therapy for chronic pain. Some patients have reported that this dose reduction process—called tapering –has been difficult, sometimes involving worsened pain, symptoms of opioid withdrawal and depressed mood. […]

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