Articles By Sean Marsala
It’s been a year since Covid-19 reached American shores, but frontline workers are still struggling to find proper protection. The fact is, the pandemic has changed the way Americans are staying fit. Two industry veterans detail how the industry and modern technology brought the gym/trainer experience into the American living room. It’s a tough time to be a vaper. New restrictions at the federal and state levels will make it harder for them to buy and sell vaping products -- both with and without nicotine, as the FDA’s enforcement efforts continue to crack down on illegal vape distributors. Following 6 cases of dangerous blood clots in women who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, the FDA has called for a temporary halt and is convening the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to investigate. The agency also is issuing a health warning to women regarding the vaccine. It reads as follows: Last month, we reported on an FDA safety warning that connected Real Water-brand alkaline water to outbreaks of hepatitis. Since then the story has taken crime-novel-like twists and turns including disappearing personnel, roadblocks to keep investigators at bay, and the filing of a lawsuit or two. Baseball season is finally here, but the pandemic is still on the mound. Early this morning, Pfizer announced results from a phase III trial showing positive results for young participants. AstraZeneca released two sets of phase III safety trial results for its Covid-19 vaccine, each showing slightly different efficacy rates. The inconsistency has kicked up controversy and confusion, but experts so far believe there is little impact on safety. Two new recalls and a safety warning mean that it’s time to check your pantry to ensure that your family and pets are protected from health risks. Even as more people become vaccinated against the coronavirus, allowing hope to peek out on the horizon for all to feel, worry and stress have not gone away. The FDA has issued a new alert for patients who have received or are considering Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) ankle replacements. The CDC has finally released the guidelines many have been waiting for: what life looks like once you’re vaccinated for the coronavirus. It’s a real mix-- some things change, some stay the same, and some things we still just don’t know. Here’s an overview.