Monthly Archives: May 2021

National Task Force Issues Guidelines to Lower Colorectal Cancer Screening Age From 50 to 45

by on May 24, 2021 0
The U.S Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines recommending colonoscopies at the age of 45 instead of 50. The revised guidance follows 2016 recommendations from the American Cancer Society, lowering the screening age to 45. A concerning increase in colorectal cancer has been seen among people under 50 years old since the mid-1990s.... Read More

COVID Booster Shots Likely Needed Within a Year

by on May 21, 2021 0
On Wednesday, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert and Pfizer’s CEO  said that fully vaccinated people will likely need a COVID-19 booster shot within about a year. “We know that the vaccine durability of the efficacy lasts at least six months, and likely considerably more, but I think we will almost certainly require a... Read More

Madison School District Combatting COVID-19 Through Pool-Testing Program

by on May 20, 2021 0
Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, estimates that roughly 40% of COVID-19 cases in America are asymptomatic.  It is that prevalence of asymptomatic cases that makes fighting the spread of the COVID-19 disease so difficult, especially for school systems here in Arizona where classrooms may be... Read More