FDA Authorizes a
Coronavirus Booster Shot for Children as Young as 5
Federal regulators authorized
a coronavirus booster shot Tuesday for school-age children, a key
step toward making a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
available to 5 to 11 year-olds as cases rise nationally. Continue reading.
Texas Children's Hospital Separates Baby Formula
Facts From Fiction
As parents hunt for
alternative solutions amid a nationwide baby formula shortage,
Texas Children’s Hospital pediatricians have a message: Be careful
where you’re looking.” During a virtual news conference,
experts warned of formula alternatives, including homemade
UT Health San Antonio/University Health COVID-19
The long-term effects of
COVID-19 on our health are unknown to physicians and to the public.
To help improve insight, UT Health San Antonio is conducting an
observational clinical trial that will monitor those with prior
COVID diagnosis along with those meeting certain criteria. Learn more.
Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Widely Recommended to
Prevent Heart Disease
Low-dose aspirin does not
help prevent cardiovascular disease like once thought, and
physicians should prescribe it in a relatively narrow set of
circumstances, according to the latest recommendation from the U.S.
Preventive Services Task Force. Read more.
Fed Advisors Want Physician Input on Federal
Surprise Billing Provision
Now's your chance to weigh in
on an important, but unrefined, provision of the federal No
Surprises Act that impacts how physicians will have to provide
patients with good faith estimates on the cost of certain services.
This new survey from federal advisors could shape how the
forthcoming requirement is implemented. Take the survey.
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