All posts by LadyLively

  • You Don’t Have to Smoke to Get Lung Cancer

    Tobacco use is far and away the leading cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers are also at risk, experts say. People who smoke have the highest risk, and smokeless tobacco is also a threat. About 90% of...

    • Posted January 22, 2022
    • 15
  • Three New Studies Confirm Power of Booster Shots Against Omicron

    Booster shots are keeping the Omicron variant from landing millions of Americans in hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics across the country, three new government studies show. In one study, published Friday in the U.S. Centers...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 7
  • After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery

    Your heart is in an incredibly vulnerable state if you’ve suffered a heart attack or are fighting heart failure, and cardiac rehabilitation could be an important part of your recovery. Unfortunately, not enough older folks appear to...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 9
  • Exposing Kids to Safe Levels of Peanut When Young Might Prevent Allergy

    Some kids might be able to get over their peanut allergy if they start immunotherapy while they’re still toddlers, a major new clinical trial reports. In the trial, a group of 1- to 3-year-olds with severe peanut...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 17
  • AHA News: Worried About Her Health, She Lost 163 Pounds – And Inspired Her Husband to Drop 55

    FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — A few weeks before Thanksgiving, Ken and Morgan House of Newington, Connecticut, spent a week at one of her favorite places – Disney World. They walked to all...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 8
  • COVID Rapid Test Makers Struggling to Meet Demand

    Shortages of both supplies and workers are wreaking havoc on the efforts of COVID at-home test makers to deliver enough of the tests to Americans, even as the federal government pledges to provide 500 million free, at-home...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 2
  • COVID Boosters Keep Older Americans Out of Hospitals: CDC

    The risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data shows. The differences were...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 6
  • Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2022

    Pot vendors are aiming their ads at kids. Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. Read more...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 17
  • Few Countries Do Well Caring for the Dying

    Americans don’t like to dwell on dying, so maybe it isn’t surprising that compared to other nations, the United States does just a middling job of providing a good death. The United States ranked in the middle...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 5
  • L.A. County Scenario Suggests COVID ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely

    Herd immunity against COVID-19 is unlikely, and coping with the disease will likely hinge on vaccination, treatment and ensuring adequate hospital capacity, a new study conducted in Los Angeles County claims. With herd immunity, most people have...

    • Posted January 21, 2022
    • 5