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It is unclear how much demand is there for the third dose in the 5-11 age group. Just 28.8% of children aged 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated, according to the latest CDC data.
A KHN review of about a dozen state and county agencies’ grants shows that while some have allocated large portions of the CDC money for projects, they still have spent only a small proportion. Mounting unspent COVID relief dollars is one of the key reasons Republicans in Congress oppose Democrats’ efforts to appropriate billions more federal dollars for managing the pandemic.
Changes in sex hormones during menopause are directly related to a decline in heart health. You can't stop menopause, but you can take some control by eating right and moving more. Viv Williams has details of a new study in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
The census counted 9.7 million people who identified as a Native American or an Alaska Native in 2020 — alone or in combination with another race or ethnicity — compared with 5.2 million in 2010. But the Indigenous population on the nation’s approximately 325 reservations was undercounted by nearly 6%, according to a demographic analysis of the census’s accuracy.

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The symptoms that linger after a COVID-19 infection can be puzzling and worrisome. Fatigue, breathing issues and brain fog can last for months. And because the disease has been around for only about two years, no one knows how much longer they may last.
When you embark on a journey to boost fitness and feel better, forget about revamping everything fast. The women you're about to meet are proof that small changes over time can mean big results. In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams share tips from the Goal Getters Project that can help keep you on track for success. Plus, they'll share recipes to make your days easier.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are several reasons longtime friends and relatives might not visiting, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Overall, testing at community sites is down to lows not seen since last summer -- right before the Omicron variant hit, when the state was averaging 4,000 to 6,000 tests per day.
Your diet may become a way to fight antibiotic resistance. In this episode of News MD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that shows eating a diverse diet that includes a lot of soluble fiber may result in fewer antibiotic-resistant microbes in your gut.
When you need a super hero and a ninja shows up, you're in luck. A group of ninjas are about to descend on a Minnesota city, not to battle crime, but to fight back against sarcoma. In this "Health Fusion Column," Viv Williams introduces you to one of those warriors.

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Morel madness has begun! The elusive jewel of the spring forest gets you outside in the fresh air and can be a healthy treat. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams hunts for morel mushrooms and shares an easy and tasty recipe to try if you're lucky enough to find some.
Getting in shape is not just about looking good. It's about feeling good and being able to put your own roller bag in the overhead bin. In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams and some Goal Getters create a plan to help a local woman build strength and confidence.
The Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton, opened investigations into pharmaceutical companies whose products are used by transgender patients, and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and the state GOP are increasingly focusing legislative and reelection efforts on a record number of bills that target transgender young people, their parents, and their doctors. Transgender young people and their families across Texas are now scrambling to find providers and maintain access to their medications, with some exploring options outside the state. An estimated 17,000 transgender people ages 13-17 live in Texas, according to Equality Texas, an LGBTQ+ education and advocacy organization.

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