Health

CDC offers guidance to stop COVID spread before holiday travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges anyone eligible to get vaccinated to do so before gathering

(Courtesy: Twitter/@CDCgov) (ABC News) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released its official public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The recommendations urge people to get vaccinated ahead of the holidays if they haven’t done so already. For young children who aren’t yet…

Keeping babies safe during ‘Safe Sleep’ Awareness month

In your health minute parents, caregivers get tips on SID safety

(CNN) — Aside from breast cancer awareness — October is also safe sleep awareness month. it’s one of the leading causes of death for babies — but sudden infant death syndrome can be prevented. According to the CDC,  about 34-hundred babies younger than 12 months died suddenly and unexpectedly while sleeping in 2019. doctors are reminding all parents and care-givers…

DEA seizes more than 1.8 million ‘ extremely dangerous’ fake Adderall, Xanax

The Agency says the counterfielt pills are often laced with the potentially deadly drug fentanyl

Image: ABC News/ Drug Enforcement AdministrationFront of Counterfeit Xanax vs. Authentic Xanax. (ABC News) –Top U.S. law enforcement officials on Thursday announced the seizure of more than 1.8 million counterfeit pills during a coordinated series of law enforcement raids throughout the country since early August. “In recent years, we’ve seen an alarming increase in the number of counterfeit pills containing…

Ways to keep your kids safely buckled up

Parents may use child car seats, boosters, but are they installing them correctly

CNN — If you have a child that still requires a car or booster seat this is a perfect time to make sure you are keeping them as safe. During child safety week, law enforcement officials are urging parents to double check how they are installing those chairs. While intentions are good, if its not put in the car properly…

FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Wednesday the FDA gave the green light for boosters for those 65 and older, at risk groups

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2021, file (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ABC News —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer booster shots Wednesday for seniors and other high-risk Americans, paving the way for third doses to be offered as early as the end of the week. The decision would allow for anyone over the age of 65 to get…

CDC issues recommendations for Labor Day holiday

The CDC says these suggestions are good for both those who are or are not vaccinated

Columbia, SC (WOLO/CNN) — The Labor Day holiday weekend is right around the corner, but with coronavirus cases rising and the Delta variant surging, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) wants you to stay as safe as possible. The CDC is offering you some ways for you to do just that in order to keep you and your family protected…

Employers should be ready to make more adjustments

With COVID cases continuing to rise, returning to work in person could be delayed

(CNN) — The Delta variant is forcing companies, both big and small to delay their return to office plans. many of the tech industry’s biggest companies that debated shutting down offices at the start of the pandemic are now joining the growing list of tech giants delaying plans to go back. Mandy Gaither breaks down why experts say companies should…

Pfizer seeks FDA approval for third COVID shot

The company says it plans to have all its data submitted in the next few days

(ABC News) — Pfizer is seeking the FDA’s approval for a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. According to a statement released Wednesday the company says it plans to have all its data submitted within the next few days. The findings are based on 306-people who received the booster shot a few months after their second covid-19 shot. They say…

Third booster shot awaits FDA approval

The difference the booster shot could make depending on previous inoculations

  (CNN) —  A third round of shots is what White House officials say they plan to offer to fully vaccinated Americans who got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. So, where does that leave individuals who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine when it comes to booster shots? Mandy Gaither explains why one doctor says it may take a while…