Vision Problems? Here’s a Guide to Which Specialist Is Right for You

SUNDAY, Jan. 17, 2021 — If you’re having eye problems, you may not know which type of specialist to consult. Here’s some help from experts who explain the roles of an optometrist, ophthalmologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, orthoptist and optician. Optometrists provide comprehensive eye care, including evaluations for glasses and contact lenses and common eye diseases. “They […]

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Should Your Child Get a COVID Test?

SATURDAY, Jan. 16, 2021 — If you’re trying to decide whether to have your child tested for COVID-19, talk with your pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests. Children and teens with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested immediately. This is especially important if they’re going to school, playing sports or have in-person jobs, according […]

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Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2021

Previous Coronavirus Infection May Confer Immunity for at Least 5 Months Immunity against the new coronavirus can last for at least five months in most people who’ve been infected, British researchers report. The Public Health England team analyzed data from months of regular testing of health care workers. They found that a person who’s been […]

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What Happened to the Flu This Year?

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 — The United States has far fewer flu cases than normal, and experts say it’s probably due to measures people are taking to protect themselves from COVID-19. Flu season usually peaks between December and February. Influenza typically causes about 45 million illnesses, 810,000 hospitalizations and 61,000 deaths in the United States […]

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