Health & Fitness

Confused by COVID-19 booster eligibility requirements? Here's the basics

Philly Voice (Health) 10/21 5:41P Maggie Mancini
The CDC has now cleared booster shots of all three COVID-19 vaccines. But the eligibility requirements are confusing and there isn't much data on mixing and matching vaccines. Here's what you need to know about boosters whether you initially...

Widespread salmonella outbreak tied to raw onions, CDC says

Philly Voice (Health) 10/21 9:25A Maggie Mancini
Pennsylvania and New Jersey are among 37 states reporting cases in an ongoing salmonella outbreak that has been linked to raw onions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The onions were imported from Chihuahua,...

Osteoporosis prevention should begin as a young adult, experts say

Philly Voice (Health) 10/19 5:11P Tracey Romero
A higher bone density at age 30 lessens the likelihood of developing osteoporosis later in life, experts say. To prevent osteoporosis and improve bone health, experts advise getting recommended levels of calcium, vitamin D and protein. Reducing...

Video games may have a role in shaping public health, researchers say

Philly Voice (Health) 10/19 10:05A Tracey Romero
The FDA approved the first prescription video game in 2020, authorizing EndeavorRx as an ADHD treatment. But researchers continue to explore how gaming technology can be used to improve other health outcomes. One study examined their effect on...

Pennsylvania woman denied kidney transplant over COVID-19 vaccine refusal

Philly Voice (Health) 10/19 6:25A Michael Tanenbaum
A Pennsylvania woman in need of a kidney transplant was denied by Geisinger Health Network over her refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The 40-year-old mother from Lycoming County has been on dialysis and waited for an organ for nearly...
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