Tag Archive | "Virus"


How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘Covid-Proof’ Your Home

For two years, you beat the odds. You masked, kept your distance, got your shots. Now, despite those efforts, you, your child, or someone else in your home has come down with covid-19. And the last thing you want is for the virus to spread to everyone in the family or household.

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What Makes Delta The Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet?

Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters, delta has fewer genetic changes than earlier versions of the coronavirus.

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Hit By The Virus And Weighing A Raid On Retirement Fund?

Many Americans are struggling financially due to the coronavirus. A recent federal relief package makes it easier for people financially harmed by the coronavirus outbreak to tap into their retirement savings for cash by loosening rules for withdrawals and loans. 

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Virus And Elderly: Avoid Crowds, Cruises, Long Plane Trips

The U.S. government’s coronavirus recommendations tell older adults to avoid crowds, cruises and long plane rides — advice that one public health official acknowledged won’t be welcomed by many. 

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Bruce Horovitz and his wife, Evelyne, with daughters Rebecca (left) and Rachel, had been on vacation when he was sidelined by an outbreak of a rare form of shingles targeting his middle ear. (Family photo)

Shingles: Don’t Let it Get You The Way it Got Me

Shingles tried to kill me. Like an insidious invading army, the virus that more commonly causes chickenpox in children attacked the right side of my head, leaving me permanently deaf in my right ear.

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How to limit the spread of flu and other infections

Flu season is fast approaching, but because of the nature of the virus, it is difficult for experts to determine when the season will peak and how severe and long it will be.

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