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April 05, 2021

Why masks still matter during the COVID-19 pandemic, even after you’re vaccinated

True or false: I have received my COVID-19 vaccine, so I no longer need to wear my mask at all. FALSE! Masking is still an important part of protecting ourselves, our loved ones, and our community against COVID-19. We’re just not quite ready to ditch the masks altogether. Based on the advice of health experts,…

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March 25, 2021

How mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines work

A third COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use. This vaccine was developed by Janssen Biotech, Inc. and is often referred to as the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. The J&J vaccine uses a different technology than the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. Here’s a look at how these different vaccines create immunity, according to…

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March 25, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: What to know about your second dose

Are you ready for your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? If your first vaccine was from Pfizer-BioNTech, you should receive your second shot three weeks later. If it was from Moderna, the second shot should come four weeks later. As you get ready for your second dose, here are answers to some questions you…

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March 25, 2021

What to know about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

A third coronavirus vaccine was approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 27, 2021. The first doses began shipping out within days. This vaccine was developed by Janssen Biotech, Inc., which is a Johnson & Johnson company. Here are some important things to know about the new Johnson…

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March 08, 2021

How Do We Save Health Care?

The U.S. health care system is complicated, fragmented, and downright expensive. This often leads to patients waiting weeks, if not months for care; patients using emergency rooms when they could have seen their family physician; and medication errors and duplication of services. What if our system wasn’t so splintered? What if all of our doctors,…

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March 05, 2021

Tired of being cooped up? Try these New York winter hiking and cross-country ski trails

It has come to the point in winter where it seems as if it will never end. Now more than ever, the effects of spring fever are taking hold. A great way to cure those winter blues is by getting outside to exercise. Given the pandemic, many people are still uncertain about heading to an…

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