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Past articles by Erika:

Manufacturer recalls EzriCare eyedrops after they’re linked to bacterial infections

At least five people have had vision loss, and one person died, after using EzriCare Artificial Tears. → Read More

Drug deaths among pregnant women hit a record high

There have always been barriers to treatment for substance use during pregnancy. The pandemic made it worse. → Read More

Anxiety screening for children should begin as early as age 8, task force advises

Flagging children who may be experiencing mental health problems can help get them early help. “We don’t want them struggling,” one expert said. → Read More

CDC’s new COVID-19 guidelines for schools: Kids should stay in class if exposed

The change in advice reflects a shift from preventing COVID infections to protecting against the most severe outcomes of the virus. → Read More

It’s almost summer, and flu is still spreading nationwide

The U.S. is in the midst of a late-season rise in flu and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly 1 in 10 positive tests. → Read More

CDC investigating deaths of 5 children possibly linked to mysterious liver disease

The CDC is now investigating more than 100 cases of unexplained severe hepatitis in children. → Read More

Screening for anxiety and depression may be useful for kids as young as 12

A group of influential public health experts, however, said there is not enough evidence to back universal screening for suicidal thoughts for kids of any age. → Read More

COVID-19 will ‘probably’ become a seasonal virus, like the flu, Walensky says

As cases of Covid-19 continue to fall nationwide, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus is most likely here to stay. → Read More

CDC expected to relax indoor mask guidance for states on Friday

The updated recommendations come as COVID-19 case numbers continue to fall across the country. → Read More

Nearly 1 million pediatric COVID-19 cases reported last week

Nearly 1 million cases of COVID-19 were reported among children in the United States last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Tuesday. → Read More

Omicron cases could fall just as quickly as they rose, CDC says

Despite the astronomic rise in omicron-related COVID-19 cases nationwide, there is hope that the number will fall just as fast, Dr. → Read More

Omicron in kids leading to a new, but familiar, illness: croup

COVID-19’s omicron variant appears to be affecting children under age 5 in a new way: a harsh, barking cough known as croup. → Read More

CDC clarifies isolation guidance to include testing, if possible

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday clarified its guidance for people who want to use tests when they’re done isolating at home with COVID → Read More

Omicron less likely to land people in the hospital, studies suggest

COVID-19’s omicron variant may spare the majority of those infected from being hospitalized, new research from the United Kingdom shows. → Read More

Current COVID-19 boosters are enough to fight the omicron variant, Fauci says

As omicron cases rise, federal health officials are urging Americans to get their COVID-19 booster shot. → Read More

Omicron variant found in California

The omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. → Read More

Delta variant linked to increased risk of stillbirth, CDC study finds

Pregnant women who become infected with the delta variant are at increased risk of a stillbirth or dying during childbirth, according to two new studies → Read More

Nearly 1 million kids under age 12 have had the COVID-19 vaccine

About 700,000 more have appointments for their first shot, according to White House officials. → Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill may cut severe illness by 89%

Pfizer said Friday that clinical trials of its experimental COVID-19 pill have been so successful in preventing people from becoming hospitalized or dying from the virus. → Read More

Deadly bacteria found in room spray sold at Walmart

The spray, sold under the Better Homes & Gardens brand, has been linked to four cases of a rare bacterial illness. Two people have died. → Read More