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What’s known about J&J’s vaccine and rare clots

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca....

Mercy Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center recognized for excellence

Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Wound Care Clinic and Hyperbaric Medicine Center was recently recognized and awarded a Center of Distinction Award by Healogics. The center achi...

Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now, doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly int...

Will La Plata, Archuleta counties see a fourth COVID-19 wave?

Colorado experiences new rise in pandemic infections

Immune-boosting drug may help before lung cancer surgery

A drug that helps the immune system fight cancer gave dramatic results when used with chemotherapy before surgery in patients with operable lung tumors, doctors report. One out of...

U.S. suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

NEW YORK – The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic – the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data....

Pine River Shares targets rural residents with vaccination clinic

Group sought to reach those who might otherwise decline COVID-19 vaccine

FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in more than a decade for children

Qelbree is not a stimulant or a controlled substance

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK – Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention u...

COVID-19 pushed total U.S. deaths beyond 3.3 million last year

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed total U.S. deaths last year beyond 3.3 million, the nation’s highest annual death toll, the government reported Wednesday. The coronavirus caused appr...

Man’s Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence ...

COVID-19 vaccine found highly effective in real-world U.S. study

NEW YORK – The U.S. government’s first look at the real-world use of COVID-19 vaccines found their effectiveness was nearly as robust as it was in controlled studies. The two vacc...
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