Claire Gillespie

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Latest from Claire Gillespie
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COVID-19 vs. Black Plague: What Do These Infectious Diseases Have in Common?
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Why You Should Not Try To Make Hydroxychloroquine at Home
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How Long Does COVID-19 Last? What To Expect if You Contract the Virus
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Is a Headache a Symptom of COVID-19?
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How Is COVID-19 Linked to Hair Loss?
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What Is Toxic Positivity—And Why Is It Dangerous?
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Can Mosquitoes Carry COVID-19?
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Is It Possible to Catch COVID-19 in a Swimming Pool?
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Why You Can You Get COVID-19 Twice
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Does Wearing a Face Mask Reduce Oxygen—and Can It Increase CO2 Levels?
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Do You Need the Vaccine if You've Already Had COVID-19?
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What Are Comorbidities—and How Do They Affect COVID-19?
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How to Know if Your N95 Mask Is Counterfeit or Real
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Why 'Silent Hypoxia' Can Make Some Patients with COVID-19 Critically Ill
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What Exactly Is 'COVID Arm'? COVID-19 Vaccines Leave Some Patients With Itchy (But Harmless) Rash
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Sex After Birth: How Long to Wait and What to Expect
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Viruses vs. Bacteria: What's the Difference?
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Blood Donation: Who Can Do It, How Often You Can Give, and Everything Else You Need to Know
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Period Pain: Why It Happens and How to Take Control of It, According to Ob-Gyns
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Anal Cancer Deaths Are on the Rise—Here's 3 Warning Signs to Look Out For
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Is It Bad to Pee in the Shower? We Asked a Urologist
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With Omicron Variant Infections Rising, Should You Change Your Holiday Plans? Here's What Experts Say
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Peeing After Sex: Is It Really Necessary? Here's What Experts Say
Woman feeding mother at table, What Is Caregiver Burnout—And How Can You Prevent It? Here’s What Experts Say
What Is Caregiver Burnout—And How Can You Prevent It? Here's What Experts Say