Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2022

Are you among the ‘vaxxed and done’? As Americans enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are willing to keep getting boosted — but they also want to reap the rewards of their good behavior rather than maintain masking and other measures that protect the unvaccinated. Read more

People with skin conditions turning to CBD and cannabis products. Growing numbers of folks using the unregulated products to treat skin conditions like acne or rosacea, but researchers warn that the science on their safety and effectiveness hasn’t kept up with demand. Read more

Winter storms, power outages bring hidden danger. Power outages are becoming more frequent in the United States, and a new study highlights one consequence of prolonged blackouts: fatal carbon monoxide poisonings. Read more

COVID surging again in U.S. nursing homes. During the week ending Jan. 9, care centers nationwide reported more than 32,000 COVID-19 cases and 645 deaths among residents, according to CDC data. Read more

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