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Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2021

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Monday, Aug. 9:

Fauci says full approval of Pfizer vaccine could come before September. Many Americans leery of getting a COVID vaccine point to its FDA 'emergency use' status as a reason they're unsure. Dr. Anthony Fauci says that excuse may soon be gone, however, with full approval of the Pfizer vaccine expected by month's end. Read more

Wildfires are worsening, and that means worse health for all. As smoke from Western wildfires darkens even the skies of the Eastern United States, health experts warn that climate change will bring more smoke-linked health woes to everyone. Read more

A non-surgical fix for the most common skin cancer? More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer each year, with surgical removal being the typical treatment. A new study suggests a drug treatment could become a new option. Read more

Knee replacement won't keep golfers off their game. Millions of aging Americans get bum knees replaced every year. Now, research shows that most golfers who get the procedure are back on the course within the next five months. Read more

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