Covid-19

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How an old viral infection increases risk for long Covid

For many recovering from a mild COVID-19 infection, dealing with symptoms for a few weeks may have been the least of it, thanks to Long Covid syndrome. Research has tried to uncover why some people suffer the phenomenon and others don’t. Turns out, 73 percent of people with long COVID had a prior run in with a well-known virus waiting for this opportunity to wake up…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Blood clots linked to COVID’s long-haul symptoms

While most people recover within weeks, many are left with what’s been dubbed long-haul symptoms, lasting weeks to even months beyond the initial infection. The exact cause of the condition now known as long COVID syndrome has been a mystery, until evidence pointed to the dangerous role blood clots play in symptoms that won’t go away…

Carolyn Gretton

The milk protein that’s a potential treatment for COVID-19

Even with the availability of vaccines, COVID-19 is on the rise again thanks to variants like Delta that are easier to transmit. It’s spurring researchers to find ways to more quickly identify and test potential COVID-19 treatments. And one team may have identified an inexpensive and readily available solution in milk protein…

Carolyn Gretton

Two times when COVID-19 is most likely to spread

The Delta variant is reminding us just how easy it is to catch the COVID-19 virus and transmit it. That’s why knowing exactly when someone is most contagious could go a long way toward slowing the spread. Thankfully, researchers have zeroed in on two times when it’s most critical for someone infected with COVID-19 to stay away from others…

Joyce Hollman

Can a COVID-19 infection cause diabetes?

COVID-19 hasn’t been shy about wreaking havoc on multiple organs in the body. And it’s come to light that in many cases, it goes after the pancreas. There it begins a dangerous game of cat and mouse with hormones that regulate blood sugar. In fact, there are real concerns that a bout with COVID-19 may leave lifelong blood sugar problems in its wake…

Joyce Hollman

Early signs of COVID-19 differ by age: know yours

Did you know that the earliest COVID-19 symptoms are not the same for everyone? We’ve learned a lot through the pandemic and new research shows that, depending upon your age, the early warning signs may be different from what you think. Knowing your earliest symptoms can help you protect yourself and others…