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COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool to help stop this pandemic

Posted on December 22, 2020 - Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

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Will You Be Taking a Holiday Car Trip This Year?

Posted on December 17, 2020 - We’re advised by public health experts that it’s best to stay home for the holidays this year! But some families have decided to take a road trip. Hopefully they will be following safety precautions when they get there, such as testing, wearing masks and perhaps gathering outside—but what about during the car trip? That public restroom might be pretty sketchy! And what if the car breaks down? It’s imperative to plan ahead this year, experts say.

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How Smell Training Could Help Overcome Post-viral Smell Distortions

Posted on December 15, 2020 - We know that COVID-19 can cause problems with a patient’s sense of smell. Researchers from the University of East Anglia in the UK are studying therapies that could help in the recovery process—and the treatment might be especially effective for older patients.

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Study Examines Older Adult Loneliness During the Pandemic

Posted on December 10, 2020 - It looks as if there is good news on the horizon as research teams forge full speed ahead to develop and distribute a vaccine to control the spread of the coronavirus. But it will be some time before the pandemic is over, and meanwhile, experts are focusing on the situation among older adults. Seniors are at highest risk of serious illness and death from the virus that causes COVID-19, and they’ve been advised to limit interactions with other people. “Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults reduce their risk of being exposed to COVID-19,” reported a research team from the University of Michigan. “But a new national poll suggests it comes with a cost, especially for those with health challenges.”

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People with depression fare worse in heart health study

Posted on December 8, 2020 - The American Heart Association examines the relationship between cardiovascular disease and depression.

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