Articles By Sean Marsala
  • Healthcare workers need a wide range of protective gear to stay safe, but supply is still stretched thin.

    A Year in, the PPE Shortage Story Still Has No Ending

    It’s been a year since Covid-19 reached American shores, but frontline workers are still struggling to find proper protection.
  • During the pandemic, people have had to bring the gym home. Some may simply buy weights and equipment to use at home, while others take the gym experience online.

    The Fitness Industry, Already Changed, Could Morph Even More

    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.
  • New vaping regulations are on the way at the federal, state, and local levels.

    Vape Products, Distribution, Have Got the FDA’s Attention

    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.
  • The corporate logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which handles recalls and safety standards for a variety of products including food, medicine, and medical devices.

    PSA: Women's Health Alert on J&J Vaccine

    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:
  • Real Water Tries to Sink the FDA’s Probe

    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.
  • This baseball season is going to look a little different for fans visiting stadiums.

    It’s the Second Inning: MLB vs Covid

    Baseball season is finally here, but the pandemic is still on the mound.
  • Several Covid-19 vaccines have received emergency approval for use in adults, but youth trials are still ongoing.

    Pfizer Announces Positive Results For Teen Covid Vaccine

    Early this morning, Pfizer announced results from a phase III trial showing positive results for young participants.
  • AstraZeneca's vaccine had a rough March, with concerns about blood clots pausing efforts in Europe and questions about Phase III trial data raising eyebrows in the US.

    Controversy and confusion as AstraZeneca releases results

    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.
  • One of the pet food products included in the new recall.

    Two recalls, safety warning mean time to check the pantry

    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.
  • Stressful times can be a whirlwind of anxiety and emotion, but with the right tools, you can overcome the challenge.

    A G.R.E.A.T. Way to Handle Stress

    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.
  • X-ray of a patient with a Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement implanted.

    FDA: STAR Ankle Implants Could Break

    The FDA has issued a new alert for patients who have received or are considering Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) ankle replacements.
  • Millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been administered across the country.

    CDC’s New Do’s and Don’ts for The Vaccinated

    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.