Which Masks Are Safest? | Best Face Masks for Omicron 2022

In a January 14 update to its mask guidance page, the CDC recommends the use of N95 or KN95 respirators over surgical masks or homemade cloth masks. The change comes amid a continuing surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. due to the highly contagious Omicron variant. Source: Which Masks Are Safest? | Best Face Masks for Omicron 2022

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Sarcopenia Increased During the Pandemic | Sarcopenia-COVID-19_20230707_v1.pdf

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people implemented social distancing measures. Exercise and other physical activities at the gym or other public facilities were restricted to minimize the spread of infections. The effects of quarantines and social distancing have had a significant impact on the physical fitness, muscle strength, and overall wellness of older adults. All these factors have increased the rate of sarcopenia and frailty. Source: Sarcopenia-COVID-19_20230707_v1.pdf

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Potential of Exercise as a COVID-19 Prevention Strategy – American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic represents one of the greatest threats to population health in more than a century. As of January 2023, >6.7 million deaths globally were attributed to COVID-19. As new mutations evolve, it is apparent that the virus will not be eliminated soon and that strategies for managing life with COVID-19 are needed.1A recent American Journal of Preventive Medicine study shows that exercise and exercise intensity have a strong impact onContinue…

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Protect Your Child from COVID-19, the Flu, and Other Illnesses | CDC


What You Need to Know During the school year, kids tend to get sick more often — and spread germs to their friends and classmates. COVID-19 can cause serious health problems, so it’s more important than ever to protect your child’s health. You can help your child stay healthy and protect the people around them all school year long. Read the Guide: Protect Your Child from COVID-19, the Flu, and Other Illnesses | CDC

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Do Not Use Certain SD Biosensor Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests: FDA Safety Communication | FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers and health care providers to stop using and throw out certain lots of recalled SD Biosensor, Inc. Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests, distributed by Roche Diagnostics. The FDA has significant concerns of bacterial contamination in the Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Test liquid solution, provided in the test kit. Direct contact with the contaminated liquid solution may pose safety concerns and the bacterial contamination could impact the performanceContinue…

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Safely Using Hand Sanitizer | FDA

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We can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases by washing our hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds – especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing our nose. If soap and water are not available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol to help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs toContinue…

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