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ABC (NEW YORK) — Even before her stage two breast cancer diagnosis in 2020, Yvonne Llanes knew her strength — and her community. Llanes, who was first introduced to “World News Tonight” in 2017, had lost both of her legs nearly 16 years ago in a freak accident. For a decade, Llanes was confined to […]

MarsBars/iStock (WASHINGTON) — U.S. regulators are considering revising the rules for COVID-19 vaccines to allow people to opt for a different type of shot for their booster than what they originally received, a move that would enable people who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to receive the Moderna or Pfizer dose as their next […]

JHVEPhoto/iStock (WASHINGTON) — A day after voting in support of Moderna booster shots for certain at-risk Americans, an independent Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday voted to move forward with Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine boosters. The panel’s decision on J&J was broader then it was for Moderna and Pfizer as it applies […]

kieferpix/iStock (NEW YORK) — Miscarriage — the loss of a pregnancy — is a common occurrence that affects countless women but remains a taboo topic for many. Statistics differ, but according to the Mayo Clinic, for women who know they’re pregnant, about 10 to 20% will experience a first trimester loss. That number is likely […]

David McNew/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Over the last several years, cases of valley fever, a disease common to the arid West, have been steadily creeping up. Between 2014 and 2018, valley fever cases tripled in California alone, and the state reached a record high of 9,004 new cases in 2019. Now, experts believe the […]

carmengabriela/iStock (NEW YORK) — All three currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines still showed signs of a strong immune response eight months later without a booster, according to a study published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study analyzed specific markers of immunity found in the blood of people vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna and […]

Teka77/iStock (WASHINGTON) — An independent Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize Moderna Covid-19 vaccine boosters for Americans 65 and older, anyone 18 and older with underlying conditions and those frequently exposed to the virus. The recommendation is in line with what the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and […]

Courtesy of Amanda Shoultz (DALLAS) — Amanda Shoultz said she spent most of the past year trying to lose weight after noticing that her stomach kept getting bigger. “I started working out more. I was dieting more and, oddly enough, I was losing weight but I was gaining inches in my stomach,” Shoultz, 29, told […]

Inside Creative House/iStock (NEW YORK) — Despite more than 187 million Americans being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and data and attestations from researchers and public health officials that the vaccines are safe an effective, a small and in some cases vocal minority of Americans are reluctant to get the shot. The reasons vary, but a […]

Teka77/iStock (WASHINGTON) — An independent FDA advisory panel on Thursday and Friday is set to discuss and vote on whether to authorize Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine boosters for those 18 and older. The outside experts will also consider new data from the National Institutes of Health on the potential benefits of mixing […]

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