Month: February 2022

To better protect older adults from the flu, we need to follow the science

By Elaine O’Hara, Head of North America Commercial Operations for Vaccines at Sanofi Older adults have different needs and biology than younger adults: the aging process affects metabolism, weakens the immune system, and increases the likelihood of underlying chronic illnesses. While the seasonal flu can cause severe complications in anyone, these biological changes put older …

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3 ways to aid muscle recovery

Working out year-round can be extremely beneficial to your long-term health and wellness. But did you know that keeping active during the colder seasons can put you at increased risk for muscle injuries? Cold weather can make it harder for your muscles to recuperate after exercise, so rest and recovery are just as essential to …

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What moms-to-be should know about non-invasive prenatal testing

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life but it can also be a period full of great uncertainty. Thanks to recent technological advancements, moms-to-be can opt to have non-invasive prenatal testing, or NIPT, the most accurate type of prenatal screening test. Through NIPT, millions of women have discovered more …

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Fred’s Story: Shining a Light on a Rare Bile Duct Cancer on World Cholangiocarcinoma Day

Sponsored by Incyte Alabama resident Fred didn’t worry too much when he felt a kidney stone coming on. He’d had minor kidney stones before, so he knew what to expect. This time was different, though. When he noticed a large amount of blood in his urine, he called his doctor right away. The CAT scan …

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VA proposal removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery, potentially jeopardizing Veterans’ safety

The nation’s Veterans deserve nothing less than the highest-quality surgical care. Yet a proposal by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) lowers the quality of care, potentially threatening the lives and safety of Veterans by eliminating physician anesthesiologists from the surgical team and replacing them with nurses. “Surgery is inherently dangerous and removing highly …

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