Health/Fitness

Court Hears Arguments on Alabama Trans Youth Treatment Ban

Court Hears Arguments on Alabama Trans Youth Treatment Ban

HEALTH | By Kim Chandler | Nov 21, 2022

Alabama asked an appellate court Friday to let the state outlaw the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender children — a move some parents argued violates their right to make decisions about their children's health care.

No More Mad Cow Worries, Banned Blood Donors Can Give Again

No More Mad Cow Worries, Banned Blood Donors Can Give Again

HEALTH | By Jonel Aleccia | Nov 21, 2022

U.S. Army veteran Matt Schermerhorn couldn't give blood for years because he was stationed in Europe during a deadly mad cow disease scare there. Now, he's proud to be back in the donor's chair.

Court Won't Reconsider Block of Arkansas Trans Care Law

Court Won't Reconsider Block of Arkansas Trans Care Law

HEALTH | By Andrew DeMillo | Nov 16, 2022

A federal appeals court said Wednesday it won't reconsider its ruling temporarily blocking Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender-affirming care for children.

Doctors not Trained for Gender-Diverse Patients; Disparities Follow

Doctors not Trained for Gender-Diverse Patients; Disparities Follow

HEALTH | Nov 15, 2022

The medical system is poorly equipped to meet the needs of gender-diverse patients. Disparities result, especially in preventative care.

Feel Free: The New Sobriety

Feel Free: The New Sobriety

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 12, 2022

Feel Free, a shot-sized tonic made from all natural ingredients, is the alcohol alternative you've been looking for. Move over, Dry January and Sober October!

Mindfulness Worked as Well for Anxiety as Drug in Study

Mindfulness Worked as Well for Anxiety as Drug in Study

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 10, 2022

Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison.

Medicare Enrollees Warned about Deceptive Marketing Schemes

Medicare Enrollees Warned about Deceptive Marketing Schemes

HEALTH | By Amanda Seitz | Nov 5, 2022

With Medicare's open enrollment underway through Dec. 7, health experts are warning older adults about an uptick in misleading marketing tactics.

Death in U.S. Gene Therapy Study Sparks Search for Answers

Death in U.S. Gene Therapy Study Sparks Search for Answers

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Nov 5, 2022

The lone volunteer in a unique study involving a gene-editing technique has died, and those behind the trial are now trying to figure out what killed him.

Florida to Ban Transgender Health Care Treatments for Minors

Florida to Ban Transgender Health Care Treatments for Minors

HEALTH | By Anthony Izaguirre | Nov 5, 2022

Transgender children in Florida will be barred from receiving hormones or undergoing surgeries to treat gender dysphoria under a rule approved Friday by state medical officials.

Alcohol Death Toll is Growing, U.S. Government Reports Say

Alcohol Death Toll is Growing, U.S. Government Reports Say

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Nov 4, 2022

The rate of deaths that can be directly attributed to alcohol rose nearly 30% in the U.S. during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new government data.

Meditation: Pros And Cons You Should Know

Meditation: Pros And Cons You Should Know

HEALTH | Nov 2, 2022

With so many people raving about the benefits of meditation, it is natural to feel skeptical. Here are some pros and cons of meditation that will help you make an informed decision.

Antibody Treatment Tested as New Tool Against Malaria

Antibody Treatment Tested as New Tool Against Malaria

HEALTH | By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 1, 2022

Research in Africa found a one-time dose of an experimental drug protected adults against malaria for at least six months, the latest approach in the fight against the mosquito-borne disease.

The Stars are Aligned: Everyone Deserves a Hollywood Smile

The Stars are Aligned: Everyone Deserves a Hollywood Smile

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 27, 2022

Well-aligned teeth and an attractive smile can help boost your confidence and self-esteem — and research shows that they can help you make the kind of first impression that provides valuable social and professional advantages.

Medical Report: 'Fossil Fuel Addiction' Kills, Starves Millions

Medical Report: 'Fossil Fuel Addiction' Kills, Starves Millions

HEALTH | By Seth Borenstein | Oct 26, 2022

Extreme weather from climate change triggered hunger for millions and increased heat deaths by 68% as the world's "fossil fuel addiction" degrades public health, doctors reported in a new study.

What's Behind Worrying RSV Surge in U.S. Children's Hospitals?

What's Behind Worrying RSV Surge in U.S. Children's Hospitals?

HEALTH | By Carla K. Johnson | Oct 25, 2022

Children's hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies.

Pride Counseling - New Online Therapy App for LGBTQ+

Pride Counseling - New Online Therapy App for LGBTQ+

HEALTH | Oct 24, 2022

Pride Counseling sounds like a subcategory of therapy directed toward the LGBTQ+ community, but it's the name of a company that does just that. This is one of the industry leaders.

Tennessee GOP Leaders Vow to Ban Transgender Youth Care

Tennessee GOP Leaders Vow to Ban Transgender Youth Care

HEALTH | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Oct 22, 2022

Top Tennessee Republicans on Friday vowed to push for some of the strictest anti-transgender policies in the United States at a rally Friday, where hundreds of people cheered in support as LGBTQ rights activists yelled back in protest.

Teen: Arkansas Trans Care Law Could Force Him to Uproot Life

Teen: Arkansas Trans Care Law Could Force Him to Uproot Life

HEALTH | By Andrew DeMillo | Oct 20, 2022

Testifying at the nation's first trial over a state ban on gender affirming care for children, teen Dylan Brandt said his life has been transformed by the hormone therapy he's receiving and banning the treatment in Arkansas could force his family to leave

How to Change Medicare Plans — and Why You Might Want To

How to Change Medicare Plans — and Why You Might Want To

HEALTH | By Kate Ashford | Oct 19, 2022

Medicare Advantage plans — which operate much like the private insurance you may have had through an employer — change from year to year. Here's how to approach switching Medicare plans.

Body Piercings Can Pose Risk of Infection, Urine Leakage

Body Piercings Can Pose Risk of Infection, Urine Leakage

HEALTH | Oct 14, 2022

That Prince Albert could mean trouble. Piercings are generally safe when proper hygiene is followed, but it's critical to know the risks.

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