Category Archives: Home Remedies

The Emotional Side of Lung Cancer

By | March 1, 2021

SOURCES: Carly Ornstein, national director, lung cancer education, American Lung Association. Katie Brown, vice president, support and survivorship programs, LUNGevity Foundation. Bill McDermott, licensed clinical social worker; president, Association of Oncology Social Work. Paula Adamson, Greensboro, NC. Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD, associate professor, family medicine, University of Washington, Seattle. Nichelle Stigger, member, LUNGevity board of directors, Oak… Read More »

How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine work? When is it available? What to know about the new shot.

By | March 1, 2021

“You now have three highly efficacious vaccines, for sure, there’s no doubt about that,” Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, said the day after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “I think people need to get vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible.” With the rollout starting soon, here’s what… Read More »

Tips for New Moms During the First Few Weeks

By | February 28, 2021

SOURCES: Hilary Baxendale, childbirth educator, doula, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. CDC: “Vaccines for Family and Caregivers.” Ji Sterling, Rolling Hills, CA. DONA International: “Benefits of a Doula.” Rachel Huryn, Edgewater Park, NJ. Liz Winer, Cresskill, NJ. Aleeah Alexander, Atlanta. CHOC Children’s Health System: “Do I Need a Lactation Consultant? Mayo Clinic: “Newborn Care: 10 Tips for Stressed-Out Parents,” “Postpartum Depression.”… Read More »

FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine, adding to the nation’s arsenal against the pandemic

By | February 27, 2021

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Feb. 26 voted to approve emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. (The Washington Post) With demand for vaccines outracing supply and officials scrambling to get much of the population vaccinated before variants spoil an improving picture, a third vaccine is “really good news,” said Eric Toner, senior… Read More »

FDA says it will ‘rapidly work’ to approve Johnson & Johnson single-dose coronavirus vaccine after advisory panel’s unanimous vote

By | February 27, 2021

On Friday, the agency’s vaccine advisory committee strongly endorsed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which will be the third coronavirus vaccine in the United States and the first to require just a single dose. The third vaccine will arrive as the United States this week marked the grim milestone of 500,000 deaths at a crucial moment in the… Read More »

Seed Soaking: Herb Gardening 101 – Herbal Academy

By | February 26, 2021

Seed soaking is a method of preparing seeds, specifically those with hard outer shells, for planting. Seeds that need to be soaked are usually wrinkled on the outside, such as peas, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). That wrinkling happens as the seeds dehydrate, which keeps them free from rot and safe for storage. The seed’s hard… Read More »

As delays hamper some second coronavirus vaccine doses, a debate rages: Prioritize one shot or two?

By | February 26, 2021

The vast majority of recipients of the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are able to get their second shot within the recommended period, according to vaccine data reviewed by The Washington Post. Yet some people are still encountering problems navigating local programs and unplanned delays — such as bad weather or supply shortages. More than a dozen people… Read More »