Category Archives: Hazards

April on a recent hike.

Beat the Heat with Technology!

In the Summers of long ago, farmers and ranchers would schedule the day’s work based on the meteorologist predicted air temperature and humidity levels. Today, planning outdoor work activities canRead More

Pesticide Safety Awareness

Spring is here, which means that the growing season is beginning. As such, people will be using pesticides to protect their crops and prevent weeds. There is a risk ofRead More

COVID -19 Vaccine for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the FDA, and the CDC are recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11. Research studies have shown the risk of complications from a viral infection, especiallyRead More

Alpha-Gal Syndrome

Do you know what Alpha-gal syndrome is? Alpha-gal syndrome is a recently identified type of food allergy to red meat and other products made from mammals. In the United States,Read More

A Deadly Combination – Texting and Driving

We all understand the message “don’t text and drive.” But what does the message mean for Ag producers? General dangers exist operating farm equipment such as tractors, combines, farm trucks,Read More

A diagram of the virus that causes COVID-19.

SARS-CoV-2: Up close

The genetic blueprint material for SARS-CoV-2 is called RNA (yellow spirals). The RNA contains information to specify the amino acids that make up the proteins, which are the actual buildingRead More

Your COVID-19 Glossary

Here’s a list of health terms to help you navigate the latest COVID-19 research and updates. Efficacy: How well something, like a vaccine or treatment, works in a clinical trial.Read More

9 tips to address COVID-19 at work

Heading back to your workplace soon? Here are some tips from the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for staying safe during COVID-19. AlwaysRead More

Six people wearing masks, standing in a line, about 6 feet apart.

NIH ramps up testing for at-risk populations

 Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D. As the U.S. continues to battle COVID-19, some communities have faced more difficulties than others. This is especially true when it comes to diagnostic testing accessRead More

Long COVID symptoms can include brain fog, shortness of breath, and fatigue.

5 questions about Long COVID

Anyone who has had COVID-19 can get Long COVID, regardless of age or prior health conditions. While most people with COVID-19 recover completely, thousands of people who survived COVID-19 areRead More

NIH’s Dr. Fauci on the COVID-19 battle

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is no stranger to pandemics or infectious diseases. He has served as NIAID’s director sinceRead More

Headshot of NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

NIH recognizes its COVID-19 heroes

Welcome to the NIH MedlinePlus magazine website! Written with health consumers in mind, the magazine shares emerging research and health updates from the National Institutes of Health. I am honoredRead More

Mother and daughter sitting together, looking at laptop.

Online COVID-19 resources for you

General Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIH COVID-19 Research COVID-19 Clinical Trials The Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities NIHRead More