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General Wellness

COVID-19 vaccine: Facts about Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, who is eligible, side effects and more

By Your Health staff
CDC guidance for people vaccinated from COVID-19: What’s changed and what’s stayed the same

Posted: March 8, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Snoring and sleep apnea: Steps you can take to guard your health and get a better night’s sleep
By M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Otolaryngology

Posted: March 3, 2021
More than 40 million Americans suffer from snoring and sleep apnea, including 24% of adult males and 9% of adult females. There are steps you can take to get a better night's sleep — while also reducing the risk of other health issues.
Cultivating awe for better health and well-being
By Renee Dillard, LCSW, Counselor

Posted: February 26, 2021
There is a growing body of research focused on a deeper understanding of the experience or emotion of awe, and how it impacts our lives for better health, mindfulness, and happiness. 
Heart disease in African Americans: Why it is more common and what you can do to prevent it
By Oluwaseun Akinseye MD, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology

Posted: February 22, 2021
Heart diseases, such has coronary heart disease and heart failure, are more common in African Americans than other ethnic groups — and so are the other cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and peripheral artery disease.
Under (Water) Pressure: How to Stay Healthy During a Boil Water Advisory
By Your Health staff

Posted: February 19, 2021
MLGW has issued a boil water order until further notice. Because it’s often hard to know how to respond to these orders, we compiled a few helpful, CDC-approved tips to get you through the advisory as safely and seamlessly as possible.
AFib: What is atrial fibrillation and how can it impact your health?
By Yehoshua Levine MD, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology

Posted: February 19, 2021
AFib leads to many problems that can shorten someone's life expectancy and can negatively impact quality of life. It can cause troublesome symptoms and can cause stroke and congestive heart failure.
Understanding the impact COVID-19 has on heart health, including 3 ways the virus can damage your heart
By Isaac B. Rhea, MD, FACC, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program | Assistant Professor of Medicine

Posted: February 17, 2021
A growing number of studies suggest many COVID-19 survivors experience some type of heart damage, even if they didn't have underlying heart disease and weren't sick enough to be hospitalized.
COVID-19 vaccine side effects: What to expect when you receive an mRNA coronavirus vaccine
By Your Health staff

Posted: February 12, 2021
After each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you might experience certain symptoms, commonly referred to as side effects, that can occur after receiving an immunization. These symptoms are “reactogenic effects”. They are a sign that your body is building...
Women and heart disease: Understanding subtle symptoms, risk factors and how to protect yourself
By Ifeoma Ugonabo MD, Echocardiography, Structural Heart, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology

Posted: February 11, 2021
Every 60 seconds, a woman dies from heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

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