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Featured Articles : COVID-19

Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.
January 13, 2023

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation,...

NIH Research, Surgery, Medical Technology, COVID-19
Mark was able to treat some of his long COVID symptoms, but still deals with severe brain fog.
August 15, 2022

Navigating long COVID

Mark Elliott, Ph.D., is a 66-year-old associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular medicine at George Washington...

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Long COVID symptoms can include brain fog, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
August 01, 2022

The long haul: When COVID-19 symptoms don’t go away

*This article is an update to the original article, published on July 6, 2021. It was updated in July 2022 to reflect new...

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is a set of symptoms associated with a rare but extreme immune response to COVID-19.
August 01, 2022

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

Most children who get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms and some may also...

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Telehealth makes it easier for some people with rare diseases to access medical care.
March 22, 2022

COVID-19 makes living with a rare disease even harder

Ongoing uncertainty, being alone, and not being able to get treatment. In many ways, the widespread challenges the COVID-19 pandemic...

Rare Diseases, COVID-19
When To Test Calculator for Individuals calculates your estimated risk of having COVID-19 and spreading it to others.
February 24, 2022

New decision-support tool for COVID-19 testing can help you get back to your life, safely

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still so much uncertainty about how to live with this virus. We have...

COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing

Pregnant people may respond to vaccines differently at different points in pregnancy.
November 04, 2021

Updates on COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people

Andrea Edlow, M.D., is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. When COVID-19 hit, her lab began researching...

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Make sure to always check with your obstetrician or other health care provider to help you stay safe during your pregnancy.
October 19, 2021

Pregnant during COVID-19? Tips to stay safe

Pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant people. Andrea Edlow, M.D.,...

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A diagram of the virus that causes COVID-19.
July 29, 2021

SARS-CoV-2: Up close

The genetic blueprint material for SARS-CoV-2 is called RNA (yellow spirals). The RNA contains information to specify the amino acids...

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An antibody is a large, Y-shaped protein that helps protect us from future infection.
July 23, 2021

Your COVID-19 Glossary

Here's a list of health terms to help you navigate the latest COVID-19 research and updates. Efficacy: How well...

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