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Moderna & Pfizer Vaccine: How They Work And Why They Need To Be Kept Supercold

Nov 24, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech have spurred optimism that a novel type of vaccine made from messenger RNA, known as mRNA, can offer high levels of protection by preventing COVID-19 among people who are vaccinated.

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Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine is 94% Effective

Nov 17, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19 is strongly effective, the company said Monday, building excitement about the potential of controlling the global pandemic.

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What To Know About Pfizer's Strongly Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

Nov 10, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Pfizer and partner BioNTech said Monday that their vaccine against Covid-19 was strongly effective, exceeding expectations with results that are likely to be met with cautious excitement — and relief — in the face of the global pandemic.

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How To Cope With Election Stress

Nov 03, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Exposure to stress is a risk factor for many health problems, such as cardiovascular issues, anxiety and depression, and chronic pain. 

Recent research explains that even small stressors can harm our long-term health if we hold on to how they make us feel.

But there feels like a never-ending amount of stress and uncertainty in 2020. A lot of us are feeling the effects of the endless political news cycle and the stress it causes.

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Can Women Lower Their Risk of Breast Cancer?

Oct 27, 2020 by Total Access Medical

By choosing the healthiest lifestyle options, all women can empower themselves and make sure the risk of developing breast cancer is as low as possible.

Some of the factors associated with breast cancer – being a woman, age, and genetics – can’t be changed. Other factors – being overweight, lack of exercise, eating unhealthy food – can be changed by making the right choices.

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Does Reducing Overall Body Fat Lower Risk of Breast Cancer?

Oct 21, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer. Some of the factors associated with breast cancer – being a woman, age, and genetics – can’t be changed. Other factors – being overweight, lack of exercise, eating unhealthy food – can be changed by making the right choices.


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Breast Cancer: A Healthy Lifestyle Makes a Difference

Oct 13, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Here are some quick facts about breast skin cancer in the U.S. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Each year in the United States, more than 245,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.  Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.

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What Are The Signs of Breast Cancer Other Than A Lump?

Oct 06, 2020 by Total Access Medical

A breast lump or mass is just one of the possible signs of breast cancer. Breast cancer can cause several additional changes to the skin on and around the breast.

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COVID-19 and Mental Health: How To Handle Anxiety

Sep 29, 2020 by Total Access Medical

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on people. Some of those who recovered from the initial virus effects continue to suffer long-term symptoms that are yet to be fully understood.

However, as well as people’s physical health, it is also becoming clear that the pandemic is significantly affecting their mental health.

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How To Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk On Public Transportation

Sep 21, 2020 by Total Access Medical

The CDC recommends that the best way to avoid transmitting COVID-19 during your work commute is to travel alone. While this is the best practice under ideal circumstances, it may not be possible for everyone.

No matter how you get to work, the CDC says there are certain general recommendations you should follow. 

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