Maria Godoy

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As omicron spreads, here's the best and most accurate way to use rapid antigen tests

Friday, January 07, 2022

Testing has become more important than ever as people try to get their lives back to normal. But what's the best way to get tested, which tests are best, and are rapid antigen tests even accurate?

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22 tips for 2022: If you want to eat less meat, spice is key

Monday, January 03, 2022

Trying to eat less meat? Make sure your meat-free meals are just as satisfying by seasoning your vegetables with the same spices you use to cook meat. It will carry some of that flavor over.

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With omicron, you need a mask that means business

Thursday, December 23, 2021

To block a variant this transmissible, scientists say you need an N95 or other high-filtration mask. Here's how to find a good one and when to wear it.

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Keeping safe from omicron during the holidays

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The omicron variant is so contagious that researchers who study transmission say consumers should consider wearing N95s and taking a rapid COVID test shortly before gathering with friends and family.

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Rich nation, unequal health care: Why a charity that's helped Haiti is aiding the U.S.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The charity Partners in Health aims to improve health services in lower income places like Haiti and Rwanda. Now it's setting up a permanent presence in the U.S. with an $11 million federal grant.

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With omicron looming over the holidays, here's how to stay safe

Saturday, December 04, 2021

There's a lot we don't know about the new COVID variant. Many people are wondering if they can fly and go to holiday parties and restaurants — or should just hide out. We asked doctors for answers.

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This Thanksgiving, let science help you roast a tastier turkey

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Cooking your bird to a safe 165 F often just results in a dry boring plate of meat. Luckily food scientists have studied this problem. Learn their techniques to roast your tastiest bird yet.

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The Science And Policy Behind The Decision To Vaccinate Younger Children

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Chile has started vaccinating kids age 6 to 11 against COVID, one of the few nations in the world to immunize kids under 12. A handful of other countries are also giving shots to younger kids.

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Yes, Gov. DeSantis, Studies Do Show Masks Curb Covid-19 In Schools

Friday, September 10, 2021

Several studies over the past year and a half have arrived at the same conclusion: mask wearing significantly limits transmission of the coronavirus in schools.

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6 Strategies To Make Classrooms Safer As The Delta Variant Spreads

Friday, September 03, 2021

Research shows increasingly that layering one strategy on top of another can help minimize the spread of the coronavirus in classrooms.

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Elementary School COVID Outbreak Shows Why Layers Of Safety Precautions Are Necessary

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

A COVID outbreak in a California elementary school has highlighted how formidable a foe delta is in classrooms. That's why experts say it's vital schools deploy multiple strategies to curb cases.

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Use These 6 Expert Tips To Find The Best Masks For Your Kids

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

This year, face masks are on most parents' list of back-to-school supplies. But which ones are most effective? Here's how to choose the right one for your child.

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Don't Focus On Kids' Weight Gain. Focus On Healthy Habits Instead

Monday, August 16, 2021

Many parents have seen their kids' weight go up after months of disrupted schedules and excess screen time. Here's how to respond, without causing new problems, like body image issues.

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Tips For Parents On How To Get Their Kids Back To Healthy Habits

Monday, August 09, 2021

Emerging data suggest children gained excess weight during the pandemic. Parents can follow some tips on how to get their kids back to being active and healthy.

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The Delta Variant Is Extremely Contagious, But CDC Says Vaccines And Masks Will Help

Saturday, July 31, 2021

New data on the Delta variant has researchers wondering what the mutation could mean for the evolution of COVID-19 as it continues to spread.

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Federal Health Advisors Weigh COVID Booster Shots For The Immunocompromised

Sunday, July 25, 2021

A key CDC advisory panel presented evidence that an additional shot could boost the chances that people with weakened immune systems will get a protective response. Right now, such use isn't allowed.

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Sunscreen And Aloe Products Recalled For Containing Carcinogenic Chemical

Sunday, July 18, 2021

There were recalls of some sunscreen and after-sun products last week when testing revealed the presence of a carcinogenic chemical.

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Meet Maryland's Secret Weapon In The Battle To Close The Latino Vaccination Gap

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Maryland is among just a handful of states where at least half of the Latino population is vaccinated. Here are the people making a difference.

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Health Promoters Help Latinos Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Vaccination rates have stalled across the U.S., but are on the rise among Latinos. That's thanks in part to volunteer promotoras — foot soldiers known as health promoters.

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A 3rd Dose Of COVID Vaccines May Boost Immunity For Transplant Recipients

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The COVID vaccines haven't proved very effective for people living with organ transplants. But getting a third dose of the mRNA vaccines gave a big bump in antibody levels in a new study.

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