Health/Fitness

'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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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.

'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

HIV/AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19, 2021

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness jumped in when Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a comparison between Magic Johnson's HIV status and an unvaccinated NBA player being benched.

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

HIV/AIDS | Oct 19, 2021

Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65.

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

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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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?

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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?

HEALTH | 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.

HEALTH | 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.

Feds OK Colorado Plan to Cover Gender-Affirming Care

Feds OK Colorado Plan to Cover Gender-Affirming Care

FITNESS | By Patty Nieberg | Oct 13, 2021

Colorado will include gender confirmation care in its individual and small group health insurance plans, state and federal officials announced Tuesday.

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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.

Watch: LGBTQ+ Stigma, Addiction, and Finding Strength to Come Out

Watch: LGBTQ+ Stigma, Addiction, and Finding Strength to Come Out

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 11, 2021

National treatment center Recovery Unplugged offers insight on the importance of acknowledging LGBTQ+ communities in substance abuse treatment.

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

HEALTH | By Tom Murphy | Oct 11, 2021

Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help.

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

HIV/AIDS | Oct 9, 2021

Portugal's parliament approved four bills Friday that enshrine in law the country's rules and procedures on blood donations, amid reports people are being turned away due to their sexual orientation.

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