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Jun
15

Post-COVID Conditions

The following is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 website. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. … Read more

May
26

Domestic Travel During COVID-19

The following is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 website. Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people. People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization … Read more

Apr
14

NIH begins trial of anti-CD14 antibody to treat respiratory disease caused by COVID-19

The following article is re-printed from a news release issued by the National Institutes of Health. A clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational monoclonal antibody for treating people who are hospitalized with respiratory disease and low blood oxygen due to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has begun. The … Read more

Apr
6

Are You Caring for Someone Living with COPD?

Join the Caring for COPD Caregivers Study Respiratory Health Association is seeking caregivers of people living with COPD to participate in a new study, Caring for COPD Caregivers! WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS BE ASKED TO DO? As a project participant, caregivers wll receive a free copy of the COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit, a resource designed to ease … Read more

Mar
18

Pandemic has Negatively Impacted Smoking Cessation Efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every facet of life, and efforts to quit smoking appears to be one of the pandemic’s victims. According to a new report by the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC), there was a large drop in the number of calls to the National Cancer Institute-operated portal that connects callers to local … Read more

Mar
2

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Single-Dose Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. This marks the third vaccine to be awarded an emergency use authorization by the FDA. “This week marked a devastating milestone of 500,000 deaths from … Read more