5 October 2022
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Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with […]

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Have Long COVID? Here’s Where to Go for Care

Sept. 20, 2022 – Patients who navigate what can feel like an endless series of checkups and lab tests to confirm a long COVID diagnosis face an even harder path ahead: Figuring out where to go for care. Treatment options are as complex and varied as the symptoms that come with this condition, experts say. […]

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Long COVID Was a Preventable Tragedy. Some of Us Saw It Coming

Sept. 15, 2022 – It should have been the start of new insight into a debilitating illness. In May 2017, I was patient No. 4 in a group of 20 taking part in a deep and intense study at the National Institutes of Health aimed at getting to the root causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue […]

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FDA Authorizes Updated COVID Boosters to Target Newest Variants

Aug. 31, 2022 – The FDA on Wednesday granted emergency use authorization to Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. The agency cited data to support the safety and efficacy of this next generation of mRNA vaccines targeted toward variants of concern. If you’ve been waiting to get a variant-specific booster shot, you may […]

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Is It COVID or Long COVID? Your Organs May Know

American College of Cardiology: “ACC Issues Clinical Guidance on Cardiovascular Consequences of COVID-19.” British Medical Journal: “Risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, and Bleeding After Covid-19: Nationwide Self-Controlled Cases Series and Matched Cohort Study,” “Study Finds Risk of Serious Blood Clots up to Six Months After COVID-19.” British Society for Immunology: “Long-Term Immunological Health […]

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CDC’s New COVID Rules Mark Change in the Pandemic, How We Live

CDC: “Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems – United States, August 2022.” Rachel Bruce, MD, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Forest Hills, NY. David Berger, MD, Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care, Tampa, FL. Statement, Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, president, Infectious Diseases Society of America, […]

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Sexual Dysfunction, Hair Loss Linked With Long COVID

Aug. 12, 2022 – Hair loss, reduced sex drive, and erectile dysfunction have joined a list of better-known symptoms linked to long COVID in patients who were not hospitalized, according to findings of a large study. Anuradhaa Subramanian, PhD, with the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, […]

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Regular Fasting Linked to Less Severe COVID: Study

Aug. 10, 2022 – Intermittent fasting was not linked with a smaller chance of getting COVID-19, but it was linked with getting a less severe infection, according to the findings of a new study. The study was done on men and women in Utah who were, on average, in their 60s and got COVID before […]

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VA Foster Program Helps Older Vets Manage COVID Challenges

July 26, 2022 – Susan Snead used to live in an apartment complex for older adults. The complex had a nice dayroom, and neighbors would knock on her door every now and then to check in. But despite not being lonely, Snead, 89, did live alone in downtown Charleston, SC. Eventually, that became dangerous. “I […]

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Science Lags Behind for Kids with Long COVID

July 22, 2022 – Emma Sherman, a 13-year-old girl in Ascot, United Kingdom, woke up to a dizzying aura of blind spots and flashing lights in her field of vision. It was May 2020, and she also had crippling nausea and headaches. By August, her dizziness was so overwhelming, she couldn’t hold her head up, […]

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