Inquietudes Comunes Acerca de las Vacunas

Inquietudes Comunes Acerca de las Vacunas

Now More Than Ever, Vaccines Are a Vital Public Health Tool

Now More Than Ever, Vaccines Are a Vital Public Health Tool

On a cold January afternoon, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was a day I won’t soon forget. As a practicing nurse, mom and CEO of HealthyWomen (which focuses on keeping women healthy!), I know firsthand how important it is to protect those around me — ..Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Are Rare, but Here’s How To Report Them if You Have Them

COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Are Rare, but Here’s How To Report Them if You Have Them

Now that COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use by the FDA, many questions surround their risks. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are currently available in two-dose vaccines, while Johnson & Johnson has just submitted its one-dose vaccine to the FDA for regulatory approval. As these vaccines are being rolled ..Continue Reading

Common Concerns About Vaccines

Common Concerns About Vaccines

People Over 75 Are First in Line to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Average Black Person Here Doesn’t Live That Long.

People Over 75 Are First in Line to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Average Black Person Here Doesn’t Live That Long.

By Wendi C. Thomas and Hannah Grabenstein, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rosalyn Campbell and her husband, Calvin, are waiting for what may be the most in-demand item on the planet: the COVID-19 vaccine. They both caught the virus in ..Continue Reading

6 Common Concerns of Vaccine-Hesitant People

6 Common Concerns of Vaccine-Hesitant People

Reviewed by Sabra L. Klein, Ph.D. As long as there have been vaccines, there have been movements against them. In the United States, the anti-vax movement began in 1879 with the formation of the Anti-Vaccination Society of America in response to a law requiring smallpox vaccination. The movement continued with ..Continue Reading

The Connection Between Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Women’s Health

The Connection Between Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Women’s Health

Reviewed by Nieca Goldberg, M.D. In 1994, iconic singer Patti LaBelle lived every performer’s worst nightmare — she collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans. LaBelle attributed her fall to exhaustion until she learned she had Type 2 diabetes. In spite of watching close family members struggle with ..Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Adult Vaccines and Boosters

What You Need to Know About Adult Vaccines and Boosters

Reviewed by Sabra L. Klein, Ph.D.

I Had An Eating Disorder for 20 Years Before I Knew Anything Was Wrong

I Had An Eating Disorder for 20 Years Before I Knew Anything Was Wrong

As told to Alex Fulton February 22-28, 2021 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. My eating disorder started when I was 12. I was sitting in the kitchen eating some chips when my father came in and looked at me. “You’re getting chubby,” he said. Then he turned to my ..Continue Reading

With Vaccinations, Your Voice Matters

With Vaccinations, Your Voice Matters

Reviewed by Sabra Klein, PhD As COVID-19 vaccines make their way into the arms of the most vulnerable Americans, those of us toward the back of the line have time to make decisions about our vaccination plans. It’s important to be informed about what vaccines offer, so you can be ..Continue Reading