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Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S.

CDC recommends to wear cloth face coverings

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The number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at publication time, 828,441 coronavirus cases and 46,379 related deaths had been reported in the US.

However, the CDC noted that the agency does not know the exact number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. This is because there is a delay in reporting and testing, and they know many people are not getting tested or seeking medical care. Plus, the CDC noted that there may be differences in how states are confirming COVID-19 numbers.

Wearing masks in public

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 As we learn more about COVID-19, health officials are changing strategies to try to stop the virus. The most recent strategy change involves wearing cloth face coverings in public.

Experts now understand that people who are infected with COVID-19 can be asymptomatic (meaning they do not have any symptoms) and still pass the virus to others — without even knowing it.

Busted: Fraudulent COVIS-19 tests and treatments

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments.

Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent COVID-19 or medications approved to treat COVID-19, according to the FDA.

Still, fraudulent products are claiming to cure, treat or prevent COVID-19. These products have not been shown to be safe or effective, the FDA noted. In fact, these fraudulent products may actually pose significant risks to you and your family.

COVID-19: What you need to know

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COVID-19 continues to make headlines. Here's what you need to know.

Now considered a pandemic, COVID-19 has been reported across the US. If you haven't done so already, it's time to learn some need-to-know information about this disease.

What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms include the following:
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Call your doctor if you notice any of the listed symptoms and either of the following items is true for you:

Everything parents need to know about croup

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As a parent, one of your top concerns is making sure your child is healthy and safe. That's why it's important to take the time to learn about croup and how it can affect your child.

Croup is marked by a "barking" cough in children up to age 5. Most children recover from this viral illness within a week or so, but serious cases can cause severe symptoms like trouble breathing. Call your child's health care provider if you are concerned about any symptoms you're seeing.

What does your blood pressure reading actually mean?

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High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease. But what do your blood pressure numbers actually mean?

Blood pressure is a key indicator of how the heart and other body systems are functioning. Measuring blood pressure properly and regularly is vital to staying healthy.

There are many devices to measure blood pressure. But lots of little factors can affect the reading.