Latest from Allyson Chiu

Should my child get a coronavirus vaccine? Is it safe? Here’s what you should know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children get inoculated to prevent covid-19, which has killed an estimated 300 to 600 children in the United States.
  • Oct 28, 2021

Five tactics used to spread vaccine misinformation in the wellness community, and why they work

The content shared in some online wellness spaces has powerful emotional and psychological foundations that can cause even science-minded people to question the public health consensus on the ability of vaccines to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Oct 22, 2021

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.
  • Oct 22, 2021

What does your star sign say about your covid vaccination status? One Utah county crunched the numbers.

Leos are apparently most likely to be vaccinated, and Scorpios the least. An astrologer weighs in.
  • Oct 22, 2021

Americans should limit use of daily aspirin meant to prevent heart attack or stroke, task force says

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's proposed changes to recommendations for using low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke closely align with guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
  • Oct 12, 2021

Do you sometimes taste blood when working out? Here’s what might be happening.

A bloody or metallic taste in your mouth during or after high-intensity or endurance workouts, such as running, generally isn’t something to panic over, experts said. Here’s what you need to know.
  • Oct 8, 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