How is the COVID-19 vaccine considered safe if it hasn’t been approved yet? If it wasn’t approved, why would they recommend it for kids? I am really scared to get it because of this, help!

Updated 5 August 2021 under Ask Us.

Great question! Unfortunately, there’s a lot of information circulating around social media about the COVID vaccines, so much so, that it can be hard to know what’s true and what […]

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How safe is it to get a COVID-19 vaccine, if you take hormonal medications?

Updated 4 June 2021 under Ask Us.

Great question! Hormonal medications are often made up of the synthetic (man-made) female hormones: estrogen and progestin. While some medications are made of both estrogen and progestin, others are progestin-only […]

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Vacuna contra el coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 12 April 2021 under Guías de la Salud.

¿Qué es el coronavirus (COVID-19)? El coronavirus (COVID-19) es una enfermedad respiratoria altamente contagiosa. Los síntomas suelen ser leves y tienen similitudes a los síntomas de un resfriado o una […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

Updated 3 November 2021 under Health Guides.

With a new rollout of updated 2023 vaccines, we’re updating this piece. We’ll bring you that guidance here soon! What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Coronavirus (COVID-19), pronounced “kr-ow-nuh-vai-ruhs” is a highly contagious respiratory […]

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I’ll still be able to go to the doctor’s office for my annual physical this summer, right? I know that we should be wearing masks and avoiding in-person interaction because of the pandemic, but that makes going to the doctor more important, right?

Updated 11 June 2020 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. Annual physicals (or routine check-ups) with your health care provider are still important. These visits are helpful to make sure you are healthy and to get […]

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I live in rural Illinois and I’m worried about the coronavirus. What is being done to help get rid of it and could I die from it?

Updated 1 May 2020 under Ask Us.

Thanks for sending the question. Lots of other teens have asked the same questions. Our world is going through challenging and uncertain times right now. It’s been over 100 years […]

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Afrontar la cuarentena durante el COVID-19

Updated 2 April 2020 under Guías de la Salud.

¿Cuál es el objetivo de la cuarentena? El objetivo principal de la cuarentena es reducir la propagación de la infección limitando el movimiento del público en general y manteniendo a […]

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El Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 4 March 2021 under Guías de la Salud.

¡Vuelve el próximo mes para saber información sobre la vacuna! ¿Qué es el coronavirus (COVID-19)? El coronavirus (COVID-19) es una nueva enfermedad respiratoria nunca antes vista en humanos. Los síntomas […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 23 November 2022 under Health Guides.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that had never been seen in humans before December 2019. Symptoms are usually mild and similar to a cold or […]

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