Don’t Wash Your Thanksgiving Turkey, CDC Warns

Nov. 22, 2021 With Thanksgiving almost here, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued tips on the safest way to prepare your turkey. First of all, you should not wash or rinse your bird. That may seem counterintuitive, but washing the turkey can spread germs and bacteria all over your kitchen. “Federal… Continue reading Don’t Wash Your Thanksgiving Turkey, CDC Warns

Don’t Wash Your Thanksgiving Turkey, CDC Warns

Nov. 22, 2021 With Thanksgiving almost here, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued tips on the safest way to prepare your turkey. First of all, you should not wash or rinse your bird. That may seem counterintuitive, but washing the turkey can spread germs and bacteria all over your kitchen. “Federal… Continue reading Don’t Wash Your Thanksgiving Turkey, CDC Warns

WHO, CDC Warn of Measles Threat

By Robert Preidt and Robin FosterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — The world faces an increased risk of a measles outbreak because 22 million infants did not get their measles shots last year due to the pandemic, the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday. They said… Continue reading WHO, CDC Warn of Measles Threat

CDC Panel Backs Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

Nov. 2, 2021 —  Younger children could soon receive their first dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine after the CDC officially endorsed the shot for this age group on Tuesday evening. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, signed off on the recommendation, which she was expected to do, meaning Pfizer’s vaccine could be available to kids within this age… Continue reading CDC Panel Backs Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

CDC Director Encourages Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Oct. 25, 2021 — Families can celebrate Halloween this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC, said Sunday. The CDC updated its guidelines for holiday celebrations earlier this month, encouraging families to consider safe ways to gather and reduce the spread of the coronavirus by getting vaccinated, attending outdoor… Continue reading CDC Director Encourages Halloween Trick-or-Treating

CDC: Mood Disorders Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19

Oct. 28, 2021 — The CDC says people with certain mental health conditions could have a higher risk of more severe COVID-19, which could lead to a need for hospitalization, ICU admission, or death. The agency added mental health disorders to its web page listing conditions that could place people at increased risk for more… Continue reading CDC: Mood Disorders Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19

CDC Panel Backs COVID Boosters for Nearly All Adults

Oct. 21, 2021 — A panel of experts that advises the CDC has weighed in on who should get boosters after their Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Both recommendations were unanimous, 15–0. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) says everyone over age 18 who are at least 2 months past their Johnson &… Continue reading CDC Panel Backs COVID Boosters for Nearly All Adults

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

Oct. 18, 2021 — Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older. As a result, many of these people — nearly 44% — are physically limited and… Continue reading Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

CDC Reports Record High 12-Month Drug Overdose Death Toll

By Robert Preidt and Robin FosterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Drug overdose deaths in the United States hit a new record for the 12-month period ending March 2021, new government data shows. A record high 96,779 drug overdose deaths occurred between March 2020 and March 2021, representing a 29.6% rise, new… Continue reading CDC Reports Record High 12-Month Drug Overdose Death Toll

Dr. Vin Gupta: Expect COVID-19 Booster Shots To Be Annual | TODAY

NBC News medical contributor Dr. Vin Gupta joins TODAY to talk about a third booster dose of the vaccine that Pfizer is studying, the newly approved Johnson … source