Diabetes – 5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Health Eating at Christmas

‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks. How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are 5 tips that can help: 1. Holiday-Proof Your […]

Watch Your Weight

Watch Your Weight

The Basics To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat and drink with the calories you burn (use up). Calories are a measure of the energy in the foods you eat. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you eat. A healthy diet and physical activity can help you control […]

The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to make a healthy shift in body image ideals.

COVID-19 and Body Image

Janet J. Boseovski, University of North Carolina – Greensboro The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life for many people in both trivial and profound ways. Embracing pants without a waistband, trying out creative baking – and perhaps spending a great deal of time sitting, whether for virtual meetings or Netflix binges. For many people, these […]

Will omicron – the new coronavirus variant of concern – be more contagious than delta? A virus evolution expert explains what researchers know and what they don’t

Covid 19 Variant Omicron

Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Penn State A new variant named omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on Nov. 24, 2021, and designated a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization two days later. Omicron is very unusual in that it is by far the most heavily mutated variant yet of SARS-CoV-2, the […]

Is COVID-19 here to stay?

Covid Testing

A team of biologists explains what it means for a virus to become endemic. Sara Sawyer, University of Colorado Boulder; Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, University of Colorado Boulder, and Cody Warren, University of Colorado Boulder Now that kids ages 5 to 11 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and the number of fully vaccinated people in the U.S. is […]

What is Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

COVID-19 Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms [about 88 pounds]) with positive results of direct COVID-19 viral testing and who are at high risk for […]