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January 23, 2023

Weekly review: 4 ways to boost your immune system this winter

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    The 250 best hospitals in 2023, whether there's a link between updated COVID-19 vaccines and strokes, and more.

    Is there a link between updated COVID-19 vaccines and strokes? It's 'very unlikely.' (Tuesday, January 17)

    Following a flag of a possible link between the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and an increased risk of ischemic stroke among people ages 65 and older, FDA and CDC earlier this month said it is "very unlikely" a "true clinical risk" exists.

    4 ways to boost your immune system this winter (Wednesday, January 18)

    As the weather gets colder, more Americans will start getting sick with the flu or COVID-19. Here are four ways health experts say you can help improve your immune system to better protect against getting sick, Hannah Seo reports for the New York Times' "Well."

    The 250 'Best Hospitals' in 2023, according to Healthgrades (Thursday, January 19)

    Healthgrades on Tuesday named this year's recipients of its annual America's Best Hospitals Awards, which recognizes the 250 top hospitals in the country.

    How much alcohol is healthy? 'No amount,' these guidelines warn. (Friday, January 20)

    In a major shift from previous recommendations, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction on Tuesday issued new guidelines on alcohol consumption, warning that "no amount or kind of alcohol is good for your health," Michael Levenson writes for the New York Times.




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