Spring allergies combined with COVID concerns: What to watch for
More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. I have frequently heard people who tested positive for COVID say they initially wrote off the early symptoms as allergies. The best advice is to tackle your allergies early before the symptoms start. So don’t be surprised if a child’s school or your workplace asks for a note to verify that you have allergies, not COVID. AdAllergy symptoms also can mask early COVID symptoms.
First 10 days after COVID patients leave hospital carry high risk, study says
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 19: Doctor walks through the COVID-19 area in front of a wheelchair at the hospital of the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases Ismael Cosío Villegas on December 19, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Alfredo Martinez/Getty Images)ANN ARBOR – A growing number of studies have shown that in the first months after being discharged from the hospital, COVID-19 patients faced a high risk of returning for treatment, ongoing health problems and death. The overall risk of readmission or death for COVID patients was lower than that for patients with the other two conditions after 60 days. “For many patients, COVID-19 seems to set off cascades of problems that are every bit as serious as those we see in other diseases. Half of the patients in the study were Black and 95% of the patients were male -- both high risk groups.
Here are important facts about the flu
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The flu usually appears with symptoms like headaches, fever, running nose, cough, and body aches. Dr. Shajahan says that the number one thing you can do to avoid getting the flu is to get your flu vaccine and social distance from others. Dr. Shajahan suggests that as soon as your temperature starts reaching 101, you will want to take medication such as Ibuprofen to bring it down. Those with the flu are usually contagious the day before they show symptoms and 5 to 7 days after.
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Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible
A small study strengthens evidence that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus. They found signs of the virus in several samples of umbilical cord blood, the placenta and, in one case, breast milk. The new study involved women at three hospitals during the height of the outbreak in northern Italy. The viruss genetic material was found in one umbilical cord blood sample, two vaginal swabs and one breast milk sample. Researchers also found specific, anti-coronavirus antibodies in umbilical cord blood and in milk.
CHECK: Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC
Listed below are the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC last updated the symptoms on May 13, 2020 after adding six symptoms for the disease in April. From the CDC:Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Watch for symptomsPeople with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Data: Michigan residents ardent social distancers in April
The researchers put together a “social distancing index,” which they define as an integer from 0~100 that represents the extent residents and visitors are practicing social distancing. By this method, Michigan has received a social distancing index of 63 between April 1 and April 24. On April 5, Michiganders peaked at a social distancing index of 74 with 44 percent of residents staying home. Furthermore, Wayne County has received a social distancing index of 70, Oakland County 74, and Macomb County 71. New York County, in New York, had the highest social distancing index of 84 between April 1 and April 24.
NBA suspends season until further notice over coronavirus
The Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets at home Thursday night, March 12, 2020, in the first NBA game without fans since the outbreak of the coronavirus. “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement sent shortly after 9:30 p.m. EDT. And about 90 minutes after that, the season was called off, effective when the last whistle was to blow Wednesday night. There are 259 games, roughly 21% of the schedule, left to play this season — and no one knows if, or when, things will resume. If the regular season ends here, it would be the end of Atlanta guard Vince Carter's 22-year playing career.
5th Michigan patient tests negative for coronavirus
A fifth patient in Michigan who has been tested for the coronavirus has shown negative test results for the illness, according to health officials. On Monday, health officials announced the test results returned negative for the coronavirus. Four other possible cases in Michigan have been evaluated by the CDC and came back negative. Overall, there have been 64 referrals for coronavirus evaluation in Michigan. Five patients have been approved for testing at the CDC, and all five have returned negative results.
This flu season could be worst in decades: Facts and symptoms
Health experts say this flu season is shaping up to potentially be one of the worst in decades. This flu season alreay has a record pediatric deaths -- 27 children in the United States have died from the flu through Dec. 28. According to the CDC, a total of at least 2,900 people in the United States are estimated to have died from the flu. Experts say this season is on track to be as severe as the 2017-18 season, the deadliest in 40 years. Flu symptoms (from the CDC)Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.