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…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Will you suffer from long COVID? Count your symptoms

COVID-19 brought big and frightening surprises from the beginning. And the one that might be the most unique is the realization that once you’re supposedly over the virus, you may not be over your symptoms. Can you know if you’re more likely to suffer long COVID? Here’s exactly what to look for…

Carolyn Gretton

How age can impact COVID-19 vaccine response

If you’ve gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, you may think that it’s completely safe to resume normal life despite the rising infection rates, thanks to aggressive variants. But if you’re an older adult, you need to keep your guard up. Immune response from the vaccines seem to have a caveat — and it all has to do with age.