Latest Articles by Alexea Gaffney, M.D.
Nurse. Teacher. Retiree. Kid. When Can YOU Get the COVID Vaccine?
As rollout officially begins, check to see where you fall on the vax priority list.
Curious About the New COVID-19 Vaccines? We've Got Answers
The news is super exciting, but there are still a lot of questions about how the new shots work. Here's what we know now.
Get the Facts on the New At-home Test for COVID
The kit promises 94% accurate results in under 30 minutes. And it will be available by Rx nationwide by early spring.
Can Stress Trigger a Shingles Attack?
While the science hasn't proven a direct casual link, there is some kind of stress-shingles connection. Here's what to know.
How Shingles Affects Your Body Now…and Later
Spoiler: There may be more to shingles than an itchy, blistery rash.
5 Reasons We’re Questioning Herd Immunity
Two epidemiologists explain what this controversial COVID strategy looks like in practice.
Thinking of Joining (or Re-Joining) a Gym?
If you're tired of at-home workouts, we feel you. But remember, COVID safety is still the priority.
5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Immunity
From stress-relieving activities to stir fry recipes, here are some ideas you may not have thought of.