There's good news in a study out Wednesday about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccine for pregnant women, and especially for their babies. The vaccines are not only safe for pregnant women, they also protect their newborns; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
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COVID Vaccine Can Protect Both Pregnant Women, Newborns, Study SaysThere's good news in a study out Wednesday about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccine for pregnant women, and especially for their babies. The vaccines are not only safe for pregnant women, they also protect their newborns; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Safe And Effective For Kids Ages 5-11Pfizer made a major announcement Monday in the fight to keep children safe from COVID-19.
Dr. Max Gomez On FDA's COVID Booster Shot RecommendationAn FDA advisory panel endorsed booster shots only for those 65 and older or a high risk for severe disease.
Clinical Trial Being Launched For Drug That Could Help Alzheimer's Patients With AgitationOne of the biggest stress inducers for Alzheimer's disease caregivers is agitation. Right now, there are no FDA approved drugs for this, but there is a new clinical trial just beginning that could change that; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Prostate Cancer Awareness: Early Detection Remains Key FactorThere will be nearly a quarter of a million prostate cancer cases this year and more than 34,000 patients will die. Even worse, Black men are more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer. But, as CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports, it doesn't have to be that way.
New Study Finds Convalescent Plasma Potentially Harmful To COVID PatientsEarly in the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a glimmer of hope for treating patients with something called convalescent plasma. But a new study says it doesn't work. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Moderna Combining COVID, RSV And Flu Vaccines Into One ShotFirst, it was the flu shot every year. Then, thankfully, there was the COVID vaccine, and there's the singles vaccine and the pneumonia shot. Now we hear that we may need a COVID booster or even a different COVID vaccine to cover new variants. But what if we could combine those shots? CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
COVID Cases Surging Among Children As Many Head Back To SchoolCOVID cases among America's children are surging to all-time highs. It's happening as millions of kids head back to school and many states are not allowing COVID prevention measures; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Doctors Concerned About Possible Twindemic Of COVID-19, FluFall and winter are coming, which means so is flu season, and it comes as the Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging. That has many doctors concerned about a possible twindemic; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Large Percentage Of Nurses Struggling With BurnoutA survey earlier in the pandemic found 62% of intensive care nurses are burned out. Now we’re seeing the long-term impact. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Federal Regulators Consider Approving COVID-19 Booster Shot 5 Months After Previous DoseCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has some answers about if and when we may need COVID booster shots and if they're effective against the Delta variant.
FDA Grants Full Approval Of Pfizer's COVID-19 VaccineThe vaccine is now fully licensed for people 16 and older. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
New Treatment Uses Patient's Immune System To Fight CancerMelanoma is one of the most aggressive types of cancer and quickly spreads throughout the body unless it's caught early. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez tells us of a new treatment that uses the patient's own immune system to fight their cancer.
Breakthrough Cases Make Up Less Than 1% Of All COVID CasesWhile the vast majority of COVID cases are people who are not vaccinated, there are some so-called "breakthrough" cases. Those are people who develop a COVID infection even after receiving a vaccine. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez says it's extremely rare, but it can happen.
Amid Delta Variant Concerns, Vaccines Remain The Best Defense Against COVID-19Vaccine boosters are now available, and there's also been a spike in hospitalizations of children. Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Emmy-Winning Actress Christina Applegate Announces MS DiagnosisEmmy Award-winning actress Christina Applegate made the surprising announcement that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Study Finds New Dads May Experience DepressionCBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports there’s a need for more attention on the mental health of new dads.
Why We Might – Or Might Not – Need A 3rd COVID Vaccine Booster ShotAs the coronavirus continues to cause serious disease, especially down South where hospital ICUs are filling up, we are hearing a lot about a possible third booster COVID vaccine shot. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Answering Common Questions About The Delta VariantNew information about the Delta variant is causing some confusion and raising a lot of questions. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez helps sort it out.
New Procedure Offers Hope For Children With Rare Genetic DisordersIt's a remarkable new approach to gene therapy that actually reprograms brain cells with new DNA. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
CBS News Correspondent Shares Mental Health, Anxiety StrugglesRecently, there's been a number of high-profile athletes and celebrities who have gone public with their mental health struggles and how that's affected their careers. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues is also using his voice to help others. He spoke to CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez.
Man Receives 1st Total Wrist Replacement Decades In The MakingHips, knees and even shoulders are replaced these days with generally excellent results. But not so much with the joint you probably use the most - your wrist! That might be about to change. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Teen In Need Of Liver Transplant Miraculously Recovers Thanks To Quick-Working Dialysis MachineTry to imagine being a healthy high school student, and out of the blue one day you’re in liver failure so bad you may only have days to live. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Preliminary Study Suggests Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine May Not Be As Effective Against Delta VariantThe Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading and is now responsible for 83% of new COVID cases in the United States. A new study suggests the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may not be as effective fighting that variant; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.