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Live Q&A on Long COVID


Join Those Nerdy Girls Live to learn about long COVID (PASC) with immunologist Dr. Liz Marnik. Friday, March 15 at 4 pm EDT/1 pm PDT Hosted by: – Liz Marnik, PhD: Assistant Professor & Science Communicator (@sciencewhizliz) – Chana Davis, PhD: TNG Contributing Writer & Founder of Fueled by Science

Who is eligible for the shingles vaccine?


Everyone ages 50+ and 19+ with a weakened immune system is eligible for the Shingrix vaccine, including people who previously received the one-dose shingles vaccine, Zostavax. Shingrix is a two-dose vaccine that reduces the risk of shingles by more than 90%. Who should get Shingrix? People ages 50+ should get two doses of Shingrix. People Read more…

Is measles making a comeback?

Infectious Diseases

Measles outbreaks happen every year but are becoming more common as vaccination rates decline. There have been several US measles outbreaks so far this year, including multiple in Florida, California and Washington state. Many began with an international traveler returning home, which is typical for measles outbreaks. Because measles is so contagious, vaccination rates need Read more…

Is Dry January effective?

Health & Wellness

Even though January is over, it’s a good time to look back and talk about whether the concept of Dry January is actually effective. TL;DR: Dry January can be effective to reset your relationship with alcohol. However, heavier drinkers may need more time to heal. That depends on your goals and relationship with alcohol. Dry Read more…