Fun in the Sun: Summer Weekend Safety Tips

Summer offers many opportunities for weekend fun – especially this long holiday weekend. It’s become tradition to spend this time under the sun and in the water, welcoming the arrival of the warm weather. But with this celebrating comes an increased risk for injuries, so making safety a part of your summer weekend plans is… Read More »

AHA News: Video Gaming Helps Heart Defect Survivor Connect With Others in the LGBTQ Community and Beyond

FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Mike Lane’s heart journey began as a newborn – when his skin turned blue. He was 2 days old when a cardiologist realized the reason. He was born with several congenital heart defects, including a missing ventricular septum, a narrowing of the pulmonary artery called stenosis,… Read More »

Southern states have a ‘real vulnerability’ to Delta Covid variant this summer, warns Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.  “I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at… Read More »

CDC panel to hold emergency meeting on heart inflammation cases linked to COVID-19 vaccine

The committee that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccines will hold an emergency meeting next Friday, June 18, to discuss cases of heart inflammation possibly linked to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The panel, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, is collecting more data on COVID-19 vaccines for its meeting… Read More »