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Who is at higher risk of CoronaVirus?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adults People who have serious chronic medical conditions like: Heart disease Diabetes Lung disease Get ready for COVID-19 now Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick […]

Preparing for COVID-19: Priorities for the US

Three physicians from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD, have joined efforts to write an article outlining key action points that the United States healthcare community should take in response to COVID-19. Drs. Amesh A. Adalja, Eric Toner, and Thomas V. Inglesby wrote the paper, titled “Priorities for the U.S. Health Community Responding to COVID-19.” […]

Coroavirus outbreak

The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  […]

Breast implant illness

“I feel like I’m being poisoned.” I will never forget the night I told my parents that I thought my breast implants were the cause of a decade’s worth of unexplained medical phenomena. What started as a sudden onset of panic attacks 7 years ago transformed into a laundry list of debilitating mental and physical […]

High blood pressure research

In this special feature, we collate some of the most intriguing hypertension studies from 2019. We particularly focus on nutrition, risk factors, and hypertension’s relationship with dementia. Today, in the United States, around 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, which doctors also call hypertension. Hypertension increases the risk of cardiovascular events, such as […]