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The Planet's coverage on health, hospitals and all other related topics.

When you should be concerned about your snoring

Arguing about snoring is an everyday occurrence for many couples. However, that snoring may be the precursor to a severe problem. Talking to your significant other will give you an idea of when you should be concerned about your snoring.

FDA finds Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective for elementary school children

The Food and Drug Association (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for elementary school-aged children aged 5 to 11 on Tuesday. The decision comes after the agency reviewed data released by Pfizer on Friday, October 22, that showed a kid-sized, two-dose regimen of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and 90.7 percent effective against symptomatic illness from the virus in children ages 5 to 11 years of age.

FDA advisers vote against booster shots

An advisory panel for the US Food and Drug Administration rejected a proposal from Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday to allow a third dose — or “booster” shot — of their COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and above six months after a second shot, citing a lack of sufficient data on the safety and efficacy of the measure.

Federal COBRA benefits to end with September


The federal subsidy for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, expires on September 30. The subsidy, part of the American Rescue Plan stimulus package, has helped unemployed Minnesotans who chose to continue with their workplace health insurance plan stay covered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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