Health/Fitness

A Match Made on Tinder: Gay Newlywed Donates Kidney to His Husband

A Match Made on Tinder: Gay Newlywed Donates Kidney to His Husband

HEALTH | Sep 23, 2021

A married couple in Denver turned out to be matches for an organ transplant as well as soul mates: "It just feels like it was meant to be."

Back to Work or School? Why Sanitizing and Disinfecting are More Important Than Ever

Back to Work or School? Why Sanitizing and Disinfecting are More Important Than Ever

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 23, 2021

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At an Overrun ICU, 'The Problem is We Are Running Out of Hallways'

At an Overrun ICU, 'The Problem is We Are Running Out of Hallways'

HEALTH | By Nick Ehli | Sep 23, 2021

Montana is a national hot spot for covid infections, recording the highest percentage increase in new cases over the past seven days.

FDA Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters for Seniors, High-Risk

FDA Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters for Seniors, High-Risk

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Sep 23, 2021

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Sep 22, 2021

President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country.

'Soul-Crushing': US COVID Deaths are Topping 1,900 a Day

'Soul-Crushing': US COVID Deaths are Topping 1,900 a Day

HEALTH | By Heather Hollingsworth | Sep 22, 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

I Got a 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known.

I Got a 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known.

HEALTH | By Will Stone | Sep 20, 2021

The reality is breakthrough cases are becoming more common. Here's what I wish I'd known when those first symptoms laid me low.

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 20, 2021

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

HEALTH | By Amanda Michelle Gomez | Sep 20, 2021

Don't worry if you are confused. Mask guidance has been mixed since the dawn of the pandemic, and new research has altered conventional thinking. We decided to dig in and sort out the latest developments.

Chris Rock Says He Has COVID-19, Urges Vaccination

Chris Rock Says He Has COVID-19, Urges Vaccination

HEALTH | Sep 19, 2021

Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: "Get vaccinated."

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Lisa Mascaro | Sep 19, 2021

The $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" domestic agenda bill touches almost all aspects of American life, from taxes to climate change, but the health care components are a cornerstone for Democrats.

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

HIV/AIDS | Sep 18, 2021

September 18 marks HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Recent data suggests that despite great progress in curbing the transmission of HIV, our older population is still at risk, both for infection and death.

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

HEALTH | By Brett Sholtis, WITF | Sep 18, 2021

Falsehoods and conspiracies have fostered a dismissive attitude about the coronavirus among many people in rural areas, causing strife among surviving family and loved ones.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Sep 17, 2021

Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

HEALTH | Sep 17, 2021

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

HEALTH | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17, 2021

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

HEALTH | Sep 16, 2021

The U.S. is doubling the fine for people who break the rule requiring masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transit to slow the spread of COVID-19.

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

HEALTH | By Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 16, 2021

The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

HEALTH | By Colleen Long, Andrew Demillo | Sep 16, 2021

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions.

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Sep 16, 2021

Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding which Americans need one and when.

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