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The COVID Omicron Variant: What You Need To Know

With the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreading fast, a UH infectious disease specialist answers key questions about the variant and what may lie ahead.

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Holiday Travel is Possible This Year With the Right Precautions

If you do travel, understanding changing protocols for the locations and venues you plan to visit is most important.

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Flu Shot Spacing: Is It Needed?

Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and the flu. But if you're getting a COVID-19 vaccine -- either as a booster or for the first time -- should you worry about timing it with your flu shot? What you need to know.

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mRNA Technology: The Launch of A New Era for Vaccines?

Vaccines have worked in the same way since they were invented more than 200 years ago. Since COVID-19 appeared, a new kind of vaccine has emerged -- the mRNA vaccine.

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What the COVID-19 Delta Variant Means for Your Travel Plans

The travel landscape is fast changing, as a number of countries have imposed restrictions in the face of soaring cases. The Delta variant spreads person-to-person much more easily than previous versions of the virus.

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Few Flu Cases Last Year May Mean Severe Flu Season Ahead

There are concerns of a severe flu season ahead, based on the fact people may be more susceptible than normal. The reason is that we weren’t exposed to flu viruses last season, and immunity wanes over time.

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The COVID-19 Delta Variant and What It Means for Kids

The fast-spreading COVID-19 mutation known as the Delta variant has gained a foothold in the United States. The new variant renews concerns about how to keep children safe, especially with another school year around the corner.

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The Science-Based Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines, Menstruation and Fertility

You may have heard misgivings from a friend or relative about COVID-19 vaccines that focus on reproductive health issues. In this Q and A, an OB-GYN explains there is no science to support these misgivings.

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