Adrianna Rodriguez, The Tennessean

Adrianna Rodriguez

The Tennessean

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Recent articles by Adrianna:

'You are not your disease': COVID-19 long haulers find hope in 'bootcamp' recovery program

Many COVID-19 patients suffer symptoms months after their initial diagnosis. Many fear they will never recover, but a new treatment gives some hope. → Read More

Coffee linked to longer survival in patients with colorectal cancer, study says

Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of cancer. → Read More

Adults with COVID-19 are more likely to have dined out before getting sick, CDC report says

Restaurants are trying to keep customers safe from COVID-19 – by wearing masks, serving outdoors and disinfecting from top to bottom – but a new study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests it might not be enough.Adults with confirmed COVID-19 are twice as likely to have dined out at a restaurant in the 14 days before becoming sick than those who tested… → Read More

Adults with COVID-19 are more likely to have dined out before getting sick, CDC report says

Adults were also more likely to go to a bar or coffee shop when the analysis was limited to those without close contact to people with known COVID-19. → Read More

America is facing a monkey shortage as demand skyrockets for COVID-19 research

The race for a coronavirus vaccine to help end the pandemic has consumed the scientific community and created an escalating demand for an essential resource: monkeys.Before drug companies call on human volunteers, monkeys are used in preclinical trials to test a vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. But with more than 100 vaccines in development around the world, there aren’t enough monkeys to go… → Read More

Do kids get sicker with the flu or COVID-19? Neither, study finds

Scientists found no difference in rates of hospitalization, admission to the intensive care unit and mechanical ventilator use between the two groups. → Read More

America is facing a monkey shortage as demand skyrockets for COVID-19 research, experts say

With more than 100 vaccines in development around the world, there aren’t enough monkeys to go around. → Read More

Do you need a COVID-19 test if you plan to travel? Do you still need to quarantine? What to know about the confusing rules.

States' divergent views on coronavirus risks, testing and quarantines can confound travelers. Here are some questions and answers. → Read More

How do I sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine trial? What you need to know

If all seven candidate vaccines funded by the government make it to Phase 3 trials, they will need a combined total of at least 210,000 volunteers. → Read More

Will my child be sent home for cough, runny nose? What to know about day care guidelines during COVID-19

With flu, cold and allergy season around the corner, experts say a runny nose or cough is almost inevitable at daycare facilities. → Read More

Will my child be sent home for cough, runny nose? What to know about day care guidelines during COVID-19

With flu, cold and allergy season around the corner, experts say a runny nose or cough is almost inevitable at daycare facilities. → Read More

Temperature checks: They're inaccurate, and not everyone with COVID-19 has a fever. So why are we still doing them?

The nation's leading infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, said the White House and NIH have largely abandoned temperature checks. → Read More

Temperature checks: They're inaccurate and not everyone with COVID has a fever. So, why are we still doing them?

The nation's leading infectious disease experts Dr. Anthony Fauci said the White House and NIH has largely abandoned temperature checks. → Read More

CDC clarifies surprise guidelines that people without COVID-19 symptoms don't need testing

The CDC on Thursday attempted to clarify controversial coronavirus testing guidelines saying people with no symptoms do not necessarily need a test. → Read More

‘This change in policy will kill’: Experts troubled by CDC changes to COVID-19 testing guidelines

Before changes were made, the CDC website said testing was recommended “for all close contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection.” → Read More

When should I get my flu shot this year? Everything to know about flu season during the coronavirus pandemic

With the pandemic in the mix, this is a 'critical year' for people to get the seasonal flu vaccine, CDC's director and other medical experts say. → Read More

'Silent spreaders' of COVID-19: Kids who seem healthy may be more contagious than sick adults, study says

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass General Hospital for Children found seemingly 'healthy' kids had more virus than sick adults. → Read More

Many Americans may not comprehend COVID-19 information as agencies fail to meet health literacy guidelines, study says

The CDC, the AMA and the NIH all recommend that medical information for the public should be written at no higher than an eighth-grade reading level. → Read More

'We need to tell everyone': Teens, young adults who vape more at risk for COVID-19, study says

'Young people may believe their age protects them ... but the data show this isn’t true among those who vape,' one study author said. → Read More

'There is hope’: Sharp decline in lung cancer mortality linked to advanced treatments, study says

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. But advances in treatment should give patients hope, study says. → Read More