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Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 23, 2021

The state of Texas removed two LGBTQ resource pages from the Department of Family and Protective Services' website after Republican governor candidate Don Huffines called them "offensive."

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

By Christina Larson | Oct 23, 2021

New variants can emerge as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn't mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they'll be more dangerous.

COVID Vigilantes Crowdsource Pandemic Safety Tips for Consumers

COVID Vigilantes Crowdsource Pandemic Safety Tips for Consumers

By Morgan Gonzalez | Oct 22, 2021

Using a local approach, everyday people in cities without strict mask mandates take covid-19 safety into their own hands to protect themselves and their neighbors.

Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

By Lauren Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Oct 22, 2021

Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters but figuring out who's eligible and when can be confusing.

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2021

U.S. regulators signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or J&J vaccine, saying anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

US Marks 200 Million COVID-19 Shared with World

US Marks 200 Million COVID-19 Shared with World

By Zeke Miller | Oct 21, 2021

The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world.

'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias

'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias

By Judith Graham | Oct 20, 2021

Ageism is a long-standing problem that's getting new attention during the covid pandemic, which has killed more than half a million Americans age 65 and older.

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

By Emily Pisacreta | Oct 20, 2021

The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to make financial assistance available to low-income patients and post those policies online.

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

By Jill Lawless | Oct 19, 2021

Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't.

Why COVID Boosters Weren't Tweaked to Better Match Variants

Why COVID Boosters Weren't Tweaked to Better Match Variants

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 19, 2021

More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way — but when it's your turn, you'll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant.

Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Oct 18, 2021

The ability to get a COVID test — and timely results — can vary widely nationwide.

6 Months to Live or Die: How Long Should an Alcoholic Liver Disease Patient Wait for a Transplant?

6 Months to Live or Die: How Long Should an Alcoholic Liver Disease Patient Wait for a Transplant?

By Aneri Pattani | Oct 18, 2021

In the U.S., a widespread practice requires patients with alcoholic liver disease to complete a period of sobriety before they can get on the waiting list for a liver.

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 18, 2021

Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story.

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 15, 2021

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster.

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

What's the Latest Advice on the Type of Mask I Should Wear?

By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 14, 2021

What's the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? It depends on your situation, but health officials say it should cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly.

Does Coming Out Feel Like a Lonely Road? It Shouldn't.

Does Coming Out Feel Like a Lonely Road? It Shouldn't.

Oct 13, 2021

A therapist shares his experience and tips to stay supported and healthy — not just on National Coming Out Day, but any day.

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

Oct 12, 2021

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.

Next on FDA's Agenda: Booster Shots of Moderna, J&J Vaccines

Next on FDA's Agenda: Booster Shots of Moderna, J&J Vaccines

By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Oct 12, 2021

With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously.

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 12, 2021

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice.

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

By Don Thompson | Oct 11, 2021

California became the first state to prohibit "stealthing," or removing a condom without permission during intercourse, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Thursday.

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