Julie Mack, MLive

Julie Mack

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Kalamazoo, MI, United States

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  • lehighvalleylive.com

Past articles by Julie:

9 tips for picking the right mental-health therapist for you

Getting the right counselor is the key to effective counseling. → Read More

How to be happier: 13 ways to improve your mental health

Feeling blue? Happiness is a process, not a feeling, experts say, and there are proven strategies to help ease symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. → Read More

Two years into COVID pandemic, these myths still persist

Misinformation continues to abound about COVID-19. → Read More

Why you shouldn’t rely on monoclonal antibodies or anti-viral pills as a substitute for vaccination

Vaccination has several big advantages over therapeutics administered after infection. → Read More

Everyone seems to getting Omicron. But vaccination still makes a big difference, new CDC study shows.

January 2022 was Michigan's worst month to date in the number of confirmed COVID cases. → Read More

Omicron may be milder, but now is not the time to catch the virus, doctors say

In the face of a highly contagious virus and shortage of treatments for those infected, vaccination still offers best protection against severe illness and death. → Read More

Your COVID home test is positive. Now what?

Do you need to contact your doctor? Get a PCR test to confirm? → Read More

Michiganders in rural, deep red counties twice as likely to die of COVID, data shows

COVID death rates are highest in rural Michigan. → Read More

Michigan vaccination rates lag national average, contributing to ‘dire’ strain on hospitals

Michigan ranks 30th among the 50 states in percent of the population that is fully vaccinated. → Read More

So how much more protection does a COVID booster shot offer?

A third shot of an mRNA vaccine or a second shot of J&J has the most benefits for seniors and others at higher risk of severe COVID. → Read More

It’s OK to gather for the holidays, but know the risks, doctors say

Should you invited unvaccinated adults to Thanksgiving dinner? We asked doctors for their advice. → Read More

94% of its COVID patients in ICU are unvaccinated, Spectrum Health says

There is a stark difference between unvaccinated and vaccinated COVID patients who end up hospitalized, doctors say. → Read More

Spectrum Health hospitals at record capacity amid surge of COVID and non-COVID patients

Spectrum's Butterworth, Blodgett and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital are at record capacity, and emergency departments are 'busiest that they've ever been by volume.' → Read More

4 reasons why eastern Upper Peninsula is now Michigan’s COVID-19 hot spot

As coronavirus numbers continue to climb in Michigan, the eastern Upper Peninsula is the region that has emerged as the hottest of hot spots. → Read More

Residents of Michigan’s lowest-vaccinated counties twice as likely to die of COVID-19, latest data shows

The 10 Michigan counties with the lowest COVID-19 vaccinated rates now have a death rate twice that of the 10 best-vaccinated counties. → Read More

Learning to live with COVID: When and how can fully vaccinated people get on with their lives?

It's all about personal risk assessment. → Read More

Lessons Michigan can take from Florida’s devastating Delta surge

Florida has a higher vaccination rate than Michigan, yet is still battling its worst COVID surge yet. Is it a cautionary tale for Michigan? → Read More

Michigan’s COVID breakthrough case numbers don’t tell the whole story: 7 things to know

Breakthrough cases are increasing. But there's "a lot of nuances in the numbers," experts say, and they're not surprised nor alarmed by the rise. → Read More

What we know at this point about natural immunity to COVID-19

It does appear that previous infection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, offers some immunity to reinfection. But those with natural immunity are still strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. → Read More

With COVID-19 rates high, should fully vaccinated people be eating indoors in restaurants?

They can, but experts say they probably should think carefully about where to go and who they go with. → Read More