Health/Fitness

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at LGBTQ Health Protections on Way Out

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at LGBTQ Health Protections on Way Out

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

Even as Donald Trump has acknowledged his presidency is coming to an end, his administration isn't finished attacking LGBTQ Americans, as yet another reversal of federal non-discrimination protections shows.

Feeling Left Out: Private Practice Doctors, Patients Wonder When It's Their Turn for Vaccine

Feeling Left Out: Private Practice Doctors, Patients Wonder When It's Their Turn for Vaccine

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jan 14, 2021

Not only are doctors having trouble getting vaccine for patients, but many of the community-based physicians and medical staff that aren't employed by hospitals or health systems also report mixed results in getting inoculated.

Hospitals' Rocky Rollout of Covid Vaccine Sparks Questions of Fairness

Hospitals' Rocky Rollout of Covid Vaccine Sparks Questions of Fairness

HEALTH | By Phil Galewitz | Jan 14, 2021

Although states and federal health groups laid out broad guidelines on how to prioritize who gets the vaccine, in practice what's mattered most was who controlled the vaccine and where the vaccine distribution was handled.

California Expands Eligibility for Coronavirus Vaccine

California Expands Eligibility for Coronavirus Vaccine

HEALTH | By Adam Beam Amy Taxin | Jan 14, 2021

California made another 4 million people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, intensifying a competition among the state's biggest counties as they race to acquire enough doses to inoculate their populations.

Vaccines and Masks: Biden Plan Aims to Break Pandemic Cycle

Vaccines and Masks: Biden Plan Aims to Break Pandemic Cycle

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Bill Barrow | Jan 14, 2021

A coronavirus action plan being unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government.

Watch: Ellen Jokes in Monologue She Learned of COVID Diagnosis On-Set

Watch: Ellen Jokes in Monologue She Learned of COVID Diagnosis On-Set

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 14, 2021

In the opening monologue of her talk show's Jan. 13 return, Ellen DeGeneres explains that she learned she tested positive for COVID-19... on-set and with her staff around.

Is It OK to Exercise When You're Sick?

Is It OK to Exercise When You're Sick?

FITNESS | By Genaro C. Armas, American Heart Association News | Jan 13, 2021

If you are sick and plan to exercise this cold and flu season, experts say to use your head — and recognize the body's warnings signs.

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 13, 2021

Despite receiving abuse on social media, Palm Spring mayor Christy Holstege isn't backing down on her criticism of gay and bisexual men partying in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Pandemic Worsens, Most US States Resist Restrictions

As Pandemic Worsens, Most US States Resist Restrictions

HEALTH | By Julie Watson, Terry Tang | Jan 13, 2021

As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread.

Survey Finds Global Mistrust Could Weigh on Vaccine Rollout

Survey Finds Global Mistrust Could Weigh on Vaccine Rollout

HEALTH | By Pan Pylas | Jan 13, 2021

Waning trust in governments and all types of media is threatening to limit the rollout of coronavirus vaccines around the world, particularly in the United States

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain

HEALTH | Jan 13, 2021

England's health care system may move patients into hotels to ease pressure on hospitals struggling to handle rising COVID-19 admissions.

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 12, 2021

Rabbi Daniel Asor is imploring his followers not to receive the coronavirus vaccination because, despite science, he believes it might make people gay.

US Shifts to Speed COVID Shots as Cases and Deaths Rise

US Shifts to Speed COVID Shots as Cases and Deaths Rise

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 12, 2021

Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots.

Should You Get COVID-19 Vaccine if You've Had the Virus?

Should You Get COVID-19 Vaccine if You've Had the Virus?

HEALTH | Jan 12, 2021

After someone recovers, their immune system should keep them from getting sick again right away. Scientists still don't know exactly how long this immunity lasts or how strong it is.

'Peer Respites' Provide an Alternative to Psychiatric Wards During Pandemic

'Peer Respites' Provide an Alternative to Psychiatric Wards During Pandemic

HEALTH | By Sarah Kwon | Jan 11, 2021

Peer respite sites provide nonclinical support for people experiencing or nearing a mental health crisis.

Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

HEALTH | By JoNel Aleccia | Jan 11, 2021

Health experts say it's vital that these expanded venues be prepared to handle rare but potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

HEALTH | By Sandy West | Jan 11, 2021

COVID-19 patients are overwhelming hospitals, squeezing space and staff needed to treat emergencies.

China: WHO Experts Arriving Thursday for Virus Origins Probe

China: WHO Experts Arriving Thursday for Virus Origins Probe

HEALTH | Jan 11, 2021

China said Monday that a group of experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive this week for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine Rollout Confirms Public Health Officials' Complaints

Vaccine Rollout Confirms Public Health Officials' Complaints

HEALTH | By Michelle R. Smith and Candice Choi | Jan 10, 2021

Public health officials have sounded the alarm for months, complaining that they do not have enough support or money to get COVID-19 vaccines quickly into arms.

OutAthletics Announces 'Love is Love' Virtual Competition

OutAthletics Announces 'Love is Love' Virtual Competition

FITNESS | Jan 9, 2021

OutAthletics returns with an online workout competition — no equipment needed.

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