Latest from Allyson Chiu

Can you get a covid booster and a flu shot together? Here’s what you need to know.

It is safe to get a coronavirus vaccine and a flu shot at the same time, according to experts and the CDC.
  • Sep 17, 2021

How to seek care for non-covid health issues during the pandemic, and why you shouldn’t delay

From virtual appointments with your primary care physician to emergency room visits, medical experts provide best practices to try to avoid potential exposure when seeking care for non-covid-19 health issues.
  • Sep 16, 2021

What is ivermectin, and how did people get the idea it can treat covid?

Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medicine for both humans and animals, is being promoted as a covid treatment despite a lack of evidence.
  • Sep 11, 2021

Are at-home covid tests accurate? What the results can and can’t tell you.

While at-home coronavirus tests can be a useful diagnostic tool, the tests aren’t 100 percent accurate and a negative result shouldn’t be thought of as a “free pass.”
  • Sep 9, 2021

There’s a bat in your house! Here’s what NOT to do.

It’s not common for bats to end up in living areas, but mishandling the situation could lead to rabies shots. Here’s what you need to know.
  • Aug 25, 2021

Masks and covid-19: Explaining the latest guidance

Mask recommendations are back to help thwart the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant. We talked to experts about the latest CDC guidance and how to navigate this latest phase of the pandemic.
  • Aug 24, 2021

What is the pelvic floor and how pandemic life could be harming yours

The pelvic floor is an often-overlooked part of the body, but problems in that area can lead to urinary incontinence, constipation and pain during sex.
  • Aug 19, 2021

Vaccine etiquette: A guide to politely navigating this new phase of the pandemic

Should I take a vaccine selfie? Can I ask someone else if they've been vaccinated? How do I talk to family members about the shots? Vaccines bring new etiquette questions.
  • Aug 17, 2021

What your heart rate can — and can’t — tell you about your health

Heart rate can be a key indicator of your health, but cardiologists emphasize that it’s just “one piece of the puzzle.”
  • Aug 17, 2021

Dreading a return to your commute? These tips might make it less terrible.

The pandemic and working from home made many commutes seem unnecessary. But a return to offices means it’s time to hit the roads and rails again — and not everyone is excited.
  • Aug 16, 2021