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CDC advisers urge Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

May 19, 2022, 3:37pm Health

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. Read story

Colorado court tosses $300,000 hospital bill for promised $1,300 tab

May 19, 2022, 12:24pm Business

Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who expected to pay about $1,300 for spinal fusion surgery but was billed more than $300,000 by a suburban Denver… Read story

FILE - Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage May 14, 2022, in Houston.  President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas. (AP Photo/David J.

FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

FILE - Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage May 14, 2022, in Houston.  President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas. (AP Photo/David J.

May 19, 2022, 10:30am Health

The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced congressional lawmakers for the first time Thursday over the shortage of baby formula that has rattled American parents and become a growing political liability for President Joe Biden. Read story

FILE - White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2022. Speaking to the Associated Press, Jha said Americans' immune protection from the virus is waning and the virus is adapting to be more contagious, and that booster doses for most people will be necessary -- with the potential for enhanced protection from a new generation of shots.

Officials say more areas of U.S. may see mask recommendations

FILE - White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2022. Speaking to the Associated Press, Jha said Americans' immune protection from the virus is waning and the virus is adapting to be more contagious, and that booster doses for most people will be necessary -- with the potential for enhanced protection from a new generation of shots.

May 18, 2022, 9:26am Health

COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States – and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking. Read story

This March 2022 photo provided by Morgan Fabry shows her with her daughter in Chicago. Some U.S. moms looking for baby formula that is in short supply  are dealing with another layer of stress - people asking why they don't just breastfeed. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life by major medical entities like the World Health Organization, giving rise to the saying, "breast is best." But breastfeeding doesn't work for everyone, and that mantra is only adding to the stress Fabry and other parents feel as the shortage drags on.

Moms seeking formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed

This March 2022 photo provided by Morgan Fabry shows her with her daughter in Chicago. Some U.S. moms looking for baby formula that is in short supply  are dealing with another layer of stress - people asking why they don't just breastfeed. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life by major medical entities like the World Health Organization, giving rise to the saying, "breast is best." But breastfeeding doesn't work for everyone, and that mantra is only adding to the stress Fabry and other parents feel as the shortage drags on.

May 18, 2022, 8:41am Health

As Morgan Fabry drives around Chicago looking for baby formula that is in short supply, she can’t help but be bothered by comments from people who don’t understand why she can’t breastfeed. Read story

Washington takes step toward expanding health insurance coverage for all residents, regardless of immigration status

May 18, 2022, 7:21am Health

Washington has taken a significant step toward expanding health and dental insurance coverage to nearly all residents, particularly those who are undocumented. Read story

A due to limited supplies sign is displayed on the baby formula shelf at a grocery store Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Parents across much of the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula after a combination of supply disruptions and safety recalls have swept many of the leading brands off store shelves.

Amid baby formula shortage, American Academy of Pediatrics shares new guidance. Here’s what to know

A due to limited supplies sign is displayed on the baby formula shelf at a grocery store Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Parents across much of the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula after a combination of supply disruptions and safety recalls have swept many of the leading brands off store shelves.

May 18, 2022, 7:15am Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued new emergency guidance for parents and caregivers of infants who can’t find formula. Read story

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

May 17, 2022, 8:59am Health

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Read story

Shower soon after being outdoors. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has been shown to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease and may be effective in reducing the risk of other tick-borne diseases. Showering may help wash off unattached ticks, and it is a good opportunity to do a tick check.

Protect yourself, family from ticks

Shower soon after being outdoors. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has been shown to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease and may be effective in reducing the risk of other tick-borne diseases. Showering may help wash off unattached ticks, and it is a good opportunity to do a tick check.

May 17, 2022, 6:04am Health

Researchers say there are precautions those heading outside can take to limit risk from disease-carrying ticks. Read story

U.S. deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

May 16, 2022, 7:56am Health

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. Read story