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Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted on May 27, 2021 - You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Men Get Osteoporosis, Too!

Posted on May 25, 2021 - May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones gradually thin and weaken. It is common among older adults of all genders—yet many people mistakenly believe that it’s only a health concern of women. It’s true that more women than men develop the disease, but men are not immune.

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Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted on May 24, 2021 - Two of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States use mRNA. mRNA COVID-19 vaccines teach our cells how to make a piece of a protein to trigger an immune response and build immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. mRNA does not affect or interact with a person’s DNA, and the cell breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA as soon as it is finished using these instructions.

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For Deprescribing Medications, What the Doctor Says Is Key

Posted on May 20, 2021 - It may be time for an older adult to stop taking a medication—but will they? Johns Hopkins geriatric specialists say that the way an elder’s doctor talks about deprescribing can make a difference.

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Faster Stroke Treatment Is Everyone’s Job

Posted on May 18, 2021 - May is National Stroke Awareness Month. During this month, the emphasis has been on ways to lower the risk of stroke and the latest research on stroke treatment. And one more thing that’s heavily emphasized: When it comes to stroke survival and recovery, fast treatment is of the highest importance.

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