How exercise impacts your brain 

Available in Spanish The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many of us to be less physically active over the past two years, and that can affect our mental health.  When we exercise, dance, play with our kids, ride a bike, shoot hoops, walk to work or any other activity that makes our hearts beat faster, our […]

How does COVID-19 affect your heart?

Available in Spanish Over the last two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts have found that the virus can cause damage to many parts of the body. Although most people experience symptoms in their nose, throat and lungs, the virus also can damage other organs, such as the heart. “COVID-19 can […]

Why it’s important to be vaccinated and boosted even though you can still get COVID-19 

To read this story in Spanish, click here. If you can still get COVID-19 after vaccination, what’s the point of getting vaccinated?   This is a common question, and it has a simple answer. Like most preventive measures, the COVID-19 vaccines can’t provide absolute protection. However, these vaccines clearly reduce the risk of getting infected, and […]

How to prepare for future waves of COVID-19

The initial Omicron surge has receded significantly. More people have some level of protection against COVID-19, from vaccination or following recovery from a recent infection, than at any time in the past two years. But the pandemic has not ended, and it‘s difficult to predict how COVID-19 will affect our lives in the future. But […]

Additional COVID-19 booster dose authorized for some adults and immunocompromised minors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement yesterday updating its COVID-19 vaccination guidelines to include a second booster dose for some adults, as well as for immunocompromised people age 12 and older. Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) statement on the new booster guidelines is here. All of the following booster doses can […]

Comprender y abordar los desafíos de salud mental en los jóvenes

No siempre es fácil ser joven, pero agregar una pandemia con el aislamiento, la incertidumbre y los momentos perdidos que la acompañan, no solo es difícil, sino que también puede conducir a desafíos de salud mental. A diferencia de los adultos que han tenido años de experiencias que ayudan a desarrollar habilidades de afrontamiento, los […]

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy reduces hospitalizations in infants

Infants are 61% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 during their first six months of life when their mother had been vaccinated with an mRNA primary vaccine series during pregnancy, according to a study conducted in pediatric hospitals across the country.* Scientists had previously suspected that COVID-19 antibodies from mothers vaccinated during pregnancy would […]

Vacunas, refuerzos y guía de viaje para personas vacunadas contra el COVID-19 fuera de los Estados Unidos

Para muchas personas que viajan hacia y desde los Estados Unidos, ya sean trabajadores migrantes de temporada o viajeros de negocios, ingresar al país no es tan sencillo como lo era antes de la pandemia por COVID-19. El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), dio a conocer los requisitos de vacunación […]