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FILE - In this May 19, 2021, file photo, a licensed practical nurse draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Starting Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration convenes its independent advisers for the first stage in the process of deciding whether extra shots of  Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines should be dispensed and, if so, who should get them and when.

Next on FDA’s agenda: Booster shots of Moderna, J&J vaccines

FILE - In this May 19, 2021, file photo, a licensed practical nurse draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Starting Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration convenes its independent advisers for the first stage in the process of deciding whether extra shots of  Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines should be dispensed and, if so, who should get them and when.

October 12, 2021, 9:15am Business

WASHINGTON — With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it’s their turn. Read story

A woman holds an aspirin pill in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (AP Photo/Emma H.

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

A woman holds an aspirin pill in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's preliminary updated advice released on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (AP Photo/Emma H.

October 12, 2021, 8:52am Health

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday. Read story

Kaiser Permanente hit by strike votes in California, Oregon

October 12, 2021, 7:44am Business

LOS ANGELES — More than 24,000 nurses and other health-care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Protect posture while working

October 12, 2021, 6:00am Health

Do you feel creaky, achy and stiff by the end of the workday? Sitting most of the day is detrimental to your health, but other work-related factors can compromise your well-being, too, Mayo experts say. Read story

Vape products contain potentially harmful chemicals

October 12, 2021, 6:00am Health

Vaping exposes users to around 2,000 chemicals, including potentially harmful industrial compounds, according to a study of four popular brands by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Read story

Air pollution and traffic noise can adversely affect heart health, a new study found.

Cardiac alert: Air pollution, traffic noise

Air pollution and traffic noise can adversely affect heart health, a new study found.

October 12, 2021, 6:00am Health

Long-term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise may raise the risk of developing heart failure, especially among former smokers and people with high blood pressure, according to a large study of Danish women. Read story

A medical team moves a COVID-19 patient to a new room in the ICU at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

Survey: 88% of Washington hospital staff fully vaccinated

A medical team moves a COVID-19 patient to a new room in the ICU at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

October 11, 2021, 1:01pm Health

OLYMPIA — Nearly 90 percent of Washington’s hospital staff statewide are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a recent survey released a week before a deadline for workers to either be vaccinated or receive an exemption in order to keep their jobs. Read story

Washington state long-term care facilities see uptick in COVID outbreaks

October 11, 2021, 10:00am Health

When COVID-19 made its way inside her mother’s nursing home, Pam Gould and her relatives resorted to talking to the 94-year-old on window visits. Read story