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CDC: Nearly 9 million have long COVID in U.S.

Reports published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say nearly 18 million Americans experienced symptoms of long COVID — when symptoms remain for at least four weeks after a patient has cleared the infection — in 2022 and nearly 9 million people currently have the condition, which can linger for months or years. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Celine Gounder, editor-at-large for public health at KFF Health News, has more on the report's findings.


Guidance broadened on maternal screenings

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is now recommending pregnant women undergo regular screenings for blood-pressure conditions at every prenatal appointment. The new guidance comes after incidents of hypertensive disorders in pregnant women increased from about 13% in 2017, to 16% in 2019, impacting at least one in seven deliveries. Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB/GYN and chief medical officer for Verywell Health, joined CBS News to discuss the new recommendation.

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