On Call with Dr. Jen: Advice from ABC's chief medical correspondent

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Monday, July 12, 2021

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Accurate and dependable medical news has never been more important. ABC7 is proud to team up with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent, to produce the streaming series "On Call with Dr. Jen."

For the best viewing experience, you can watch "On Call with Dr. Jen" now on all our streaming platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV. Simply search ABC 7 New York, download the app, and look for the Dr. Jen section.

The complete episodes can also be seen below:

It's been more than six months since the first COVID-19 vaccinations began. Infections around the United States have been on the decline and much of the country has returned to mostly normal life. But COVID variants still present a threat as vaccination rates slow. Who remains unvaccinated and why?

We've been living with masks for more than a year now. But now that COVID-19 cases are dropping, so are mask mandates. So when do you still need to wear a mask? And when can you go maskless?

Dr. Ashton examines the risk levels for professional sports as well as school-based sports.

Instead of a rush to get the vaccine, the demand has slowed down. Is vaccine hesitancy to blame? Dr. Jen has what you need to know.

Dr. Jen breaks down what you can and can't do after you get your shot - and the risks you might face.

What are the risks for pregnant women when it comes toCOVID-19? What about the vaccine? Is it safe if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant? Dr. Jen Ashton has the answers.

Dr. Jen shows you how to think like a doctor during the "New Normal" we are living through amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 variants are an increasing threat: Dr. Jen has what you need to know.

The COVID-19 vaccines: Dr. Jen offers a primer

Traveling for the holidays? Watch this episode of "On Call with Dr. Jen" before hitting the road.

Dr. Jen has the facts on the COVID-19 vaccines.

FDA chief explains how the agency was reviewing the COVID vaccines.

Dr. Jen helps you manage your mental health amid the pandemic.

COVID-19 long haulers, Part 2: "On Call with Dr. Jen" shares the stories of those suffering from long-term health problems after seemingly recovering from COVID-19.

COVID-19 long haulers, Part 1: They "beat" COVID-19 yet they continue to suffer from maladies related to their sickness months later, with no end to their suffering in sight.

ABC chief medical correspondent doctor Jennifer Ashton looks at our winter health forecast.