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The Best Place To Get the Real Truth About Kids and Vaccines

One thing we can agree on: The vast majority of parents really want to do what is best for their child. But what is best? Who picks what is best? These can be difficult questions to answer.

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How Vaccinating Kids and Teens Against COVID-19 Can Slow Spread, Mutations

A UH Rainbow pediatric infectious disease specialist explains why children should get a COVID-19 vaccine and the part that children can play in stopping spread of the disease – and halting development of coronavirus variants.

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Recovering From COVID-19 Stress and Loss

For many people of all ages, the past year has been traumatic. What has been the emotional and mental toll on all of us and how do we begin to heal?

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Why Are COVID-19 Cases Rising When Vaccinations Are Increasing?

While more and more people are getting vaccinated, many medical experts and scientists think COVID-19 cases are rising in a new “fourth wave.” Learn more about the coronavirus variants and likely reasons why U.S. cases recently began going up.

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Why Obesity Is a Double Whammy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

After the pandemic began, studies of COVID-19 patients showed obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization with the disease. The chances of being admitted to intensive care or dying also increase substantially for these patients.

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What Cancer Patients Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Whether you should get vaccinated depend on many factors, such as the type of vaccine, the type of cancer you have or have had, if you are in active treatment or if your immune system is working properly.

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How Pandemic-Related Sleep Loss Can Result in Weight Gain

Are you sleeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic? Chances are, the answer is 'no.' With so many adults working from home and kids doing online learning, ordinary routines have become disrupted, leading to poorer sleep.

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COVID-19 Vaccination is Key to Putting the Pandemic in the Past

With nearly everyone now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination, it seems as though light may be appearing at the end of the tunnel. We spoke with Keith Armitage, MD, about how we can start getting back to a post-pandemic normal.

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