Health/Fitness

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Oct 19, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 18, 2020

The nationally recognized treatment center recently kicked off the "I ____ Sober" movement as a way to celebrate those who are living their best lives without the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

HEALTH | By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 18, 2020

At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden's approach to health care over President Donald Trump's, suggesting voter concern about lowering costs and managing the pandemic could sway the outcome of this election, a new poll shows.

How Harmony CBD Transformed a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

How Harmony CBD Transformed a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 17, 2020

With her daughter's life at stake, Janel Ralph researched and launched a vertical CBD company to minimize the effects of a rare brain disease. Now, Harmony CBD is helping customers of all kinds.

Does the Flu Vaccine Affect Your Chances of Getting COVID-19?

Does the Flu Vaccine Affect Your Chances of Getting COVID-19?

HEALTH | Oct 16, 2020

The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year.

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

HEALTH | Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Sherman Leis, founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, has announced a new robotic vaginectomy procedure developed for transmasculine patients.

Europe, US Reel as Virus Infections Surge at Record Pace

Europe, US Reel as Virus Infections Surge at Record Pace

HEALTH | By David Crary, Carla K. Johnson, Geir Moulson | Oct 15, 2020

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S.

US Wildfire Smoke Exposes Millions to Hazardous Pollution

US Wildfire Smoke Exposes Millions to Hazardous Pollution

HEALTH | By Matthew Brown, Camille Fassett | Oct 15, 2020

Smoke at concentrations that topped the government's charts for health risks and lasted at least a day enshrouded counties inhabited by more than 8 million people across five states in recent weeks.

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss and Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss and Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

HEALTH | By Aneri Pattani | Oct 15, 2020

It turns out there's a common thread among many of these conditions, one that has been months in the making: chronic stress.

Majority of Americans Are Worried About This While Exercising

Majority of Americans Are Worried About This While Exercising

FITNESS | Oct 14, 2020

Nearly half of Americans have gym-xiety about injuring themselves when they work out, according to new research.

Making Money Off Masks, COVID-Spawned Chain Store Aims to Become Obsolete

Making Money Off Masks, COVID-Spawned Chain Store Aims to Become Obsolete

HEALTH | By Markian Hawryluk | Oct 14, 2020

The store is called COVID-19 Essentials. And it may well be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease.

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

Possible Safety Issues Pause COVID-19 Antibody Study

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione, Linda A. Johnson | Oct 14, 2020

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that's similar to a treatment President Donald Trump recently received.

SCOTUS Declines to Review Court Ruling Ordering Medically Necessary Care for Transgender Prisoner

SCOTUS Declines to Review Court Ruling Ordering Medically Necessary Care for Transgender Prisoner

HEALTH | Oct 14, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a federal court decision ordering the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery to Adree Edmo, a transgender woman.

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

HEALTH | By Nina Feldman, WHYY | Oct 13, 2020

Black Philadelphians contract the coronavirus at a rate nearly twice that of their white counterparts. They also are more likely to have severe cases of the virus. One doctor is determined to make a difference.

How Long Can You Expect a COVID-19 Illness to Last?

How Long Can You Expect a COVID-19 Illness to Last?

HEALTH | Oct 13, 2020

How long can you expect a COVID-19 illness to last? Short answer: It depends. But there are a number of factors to consider.

New Angst for Caregivers in Time of COVID-19

New Angst for Caregivers in Time of COVID-19

HEALTH | Oct 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust many Americans into the role of caring for an older or disabled loved one for the first time, a new poll finds.

Anderson Cooper Slams Trump, Comparing Him Those with HIV Who Can Be Arrested

Anderson Cooper Slams Trump, Comparing Him Those with HIV Who Can Be Arrested

HIV/AIDS | Oct 12, 2020

After the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Anderson Cooper slammed President Donald Trump for his "reckless behavior since his diagnosis with Covid-19."

Trump Claims He's Free of Virus, Ready for Campaign Trail

Trump Claims He's Free of Virus, Ready for Campaign Trail

HEALTH | By Jonathan Lemire and Hope Yen | Oct 11, 2020

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was ready to return to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about his health on the eve of a Florida rally meant to kick off the stretch run before Election Day.

Doctor Says Trump Won't Transmit Virus, Stays Mum on Tests

Doctor Says Trump Won't Transmit Virus, Stays Mum on Tests

HEALTH | By Jonathan Lemire and Aamer Madhani | Oct 11, 2020

The White House doctor said that President Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it.

Stigma Against D.O.s Had Been Dissipating Until Trump's Doctor Took the Spotlight

Stigma Against D.O.s Had Been Dissipating Until Trump's Doctor Took the Spotlight

HEALTH | By Lauren Weber | Oct 11, 2020

Do you know if your primary care doctor is a D.O. or M.D.? President Trump's physician, Dr. Sean Conley, is shining a spotlight on an age-old debate.

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