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Digital Health Passports: The Future of Travel?

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out sprawls across the globe, many countries are looking at ways to ensure the travel industry can safely pick back up. In a post-pandemic world, travelers should be prepared to use digital health passports to prove vaccination status to make it easier to enter certain countries or be exempt…...

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Flu Shots and COVID-19 Vaccine Booster: What Cancer Patients Need to Know

And just like that, flu season is here again, and so are the reminders for annual influenza (flu) vaccine.  However, this year, the calls for flu vaccines are stifled amongst talk of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. It can be a little overwhelming, so National Foundation for Cancer Research is breaking it…...

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Lingering Effects of COVID-19 on Travel and 5 Tips on How to Plan Ahead

It has been nearly two years since the first case of COVID-19, and the world is still dramatically affected. Many Americans are rejoicing over the fact that travel is back and (hopefully) here to stay. However, traveling in the post-COVID world looks significantly different from the days of pre-pandemic travel. Luckily it…...

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Don’t Delay: Skipping One Mammogram Can Significantly Increase Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

One mammogram every two years doesn’t sound so bad – but what happens if a woman skips one? A recent study warns that missing just one mammogram before being diagnosed with cancer significantly increases a woman’s probability of dying from the disease.  The Importance of Mammograms Mammograms allow medical professionals to examine…...

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How Long Can the Immunity Against COVID-19 Protect Us from Reinfection?

There has been major concern about the protective power of immunity against the novel coronavirus. Many people have asked: how long can the immunity, once acquired by the previous infection or vaccination, protect us from the COVID-19 reinfection? In February of 2021, a group of researchers reported that the immunity…...

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Chemo and COVID: Patrick’s Story

Growing up as one of eight children, Patrick Mendola never spent much time being lonely. At age 15 he met his soulmate, who was also one of eight. Their extended family continued to grow, eventually tallying 13 nieces and nephews. Surrounded by love, family, and friends, loneliness felt like a…...

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