Health/Fitness

Unused J&J COVID Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

Unused J&J COVID Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

HEALTH | By Rachana Pradhan, Christina Jewett | Jun 9, 2021

State health officials have strenuously warned vaccine administrators against using expired doses. Now, though, the FDA appears optimistic that the Johnson & Johnson expiration dates could be extended.

Boeing Tested Air Purifiers Like Those Widely Used in Schools. It Decided Not to Use Them in Planes.

Boeing Tested Air Purifiers Like Those Widely Used in Schools. It Decided Not to Use Them in Planes.

HEALTH | By Christina Jewett, Lauren Webber | Jun 9, 2021

Aerospace giant Boeing tested two kinds of ionization technologies — like those widely adopted in schools hoping to combat covid — to determine how well each killed germs on surfaces and decided that neither was effective enough to install.

Watch: Living Sober and the Power of Fitness

Watch: Living Sober and the Power of Fitness

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 8, 2021

Model, triathlete and best-selling author Mark A. Turnipseed joins EDGE for an intimate and revealing conversation about how fitness helped him get and stay sober.

How a South Florida LGBTQ Treatment Center is Turning Inspiration Into Action

How a South Florida LGBTQ Treatment Center is Turning Inspiration Into Action

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 8, 2021

West Palm Beach-based Inspire Recovery has rethought traditional addiction treatment models to help transgender and genderqueer clients get and stay sober.

Watch: New Clinic in Cleveland Offers Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Watch: New Clinic in Cleveland Offers Gender-Affirming Surgeries

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 8, 2021

A newly-established clinic in Cleveland for LGBTQ patients offers gender affirmation care among its services, and its staff are meeting a high demand.

WHO: High Vaccination Rates Can Reduce Variant Risks

WHO: High Vaccination Rates Can Reduce Variant Risks

HEALTH | By Jamey Keaten | Jun 8, 2021

A top World Health Organization official estimated that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed to significantly lower the risk that "imported" coronavirus cases like those linked to new variants could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak.

FDA Approves Much-Debated Alzheimer's Drug Panned by Experts

FDA Approves Much-Debated Alzheimer's Drug Panned by Experts

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Jun 8, 2021

Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer's disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn't been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease.

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

HEALTH | By Noam N. Levey | Jun 7, 2021

As the COVID crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth.

National AIDS Memorial Reflects on 40 Years of the AIDS Epidemic

National AIDS Memorial Reflects on 40 Years of the AIDS Epidemic

HIV/AIDS | Jun 6, 2021

Leaders of the AIDS movement came together at San Francisco's National AIDS Memorial — the nation's federally-designated memorial to AIDS — to mark forty years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States.

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

HIV/AIDS | By Billy McEntee | Jun 6, 2021

It's been 40 years since the AIDS crisis was first documented. Sweeping in scope and driven by those advocating for and living with HIV, EDGE offers a snapshot of where we've been and what the future holds for the fight against AIDS.

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

HEALTH | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 6, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy, a higher-dose version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide.

How to Overcome the 'Sunday Scaries' with CBD

How to Overcome the 'Sunday Scaries' with CBD

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 6, 2021

And one CBD company is boldly owning the agita of Monday's impending doom by using its very name. Sunday Scaries is doing so with a message of honesty, humor, and a hefty dose of community spirit.

San Francisco Played Key Role in AIDS Fight, Officials Say

San Francisco Played Key Role in AIDS Fight, Officials Say

HEALTH | Jun 6, 2021

San Francisco played a critical role in fighting AIDS in America and around the world, leaders and activists said Saturday at a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the first reported cases of the illness.

Could HIV and COVID Collide, Complicating Efforts to Eradicate the Pandemic?

Could HIV and COVID Collide, Complicating Efforts to Eradicate the Pandemic?

HIV/AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5, 2021

HIV and COVID may be colliding to create an even more complicated roadmap to eradicating the virus due to genetic shifts that could change the behavior of SARS-CoV-2.

New England's Success Against COVID-19 Could Be a Model

New England's Success Against COVID-19 Could Be a Model

HEALTH | By Philip Marcelo | Jun 5, 2021

Massachusetts and the rest of New England — the most heavily vaccinated region in the U.S. — are giving the rest of the country a possible glimpse of the future if more Americans get their shots.

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 5, 2021

"We're bringing back what we've lost in foods today. You are what you can absorb," says Chervin Jafarieh of the importance of designing and manufacturing Cymbiotika's groundbreaking formulations.

Experts See Strides on AIDS, But COVID-19 Halted Progress

Experts See Strides on AIDS, But COVID-19 Halted Progress

HIV/AIDS | By Mike Stobbe | Jun 4, 2021

Some researchers believe COVID-19 has derailed the fight against HIV, siphoning away health workers and other resources and setting back a U.S. campaign to decimate the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Heart Reaction Probed as Possible Rare Vaccine Link in Teens

Heart Reaction Probed as Possible Rare Vaccine Link in Teens

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner, Lauran Neergaard | Jun 4, 2021

Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

Why and When Do COVID-19 Vaccines Expire?

HEALTH | Jun 4, 2021

How long do vaccines last? That's now a critical question as the Biden administration prepares to send tens of millions of unused COVID-19 doses abroad to help curb the pandemic.

The 'Grief Pandemic' Will Torment Americans for Years

The 'Grief Pandemic' Will Torment Americans for Years

HEALTH | By Liz Szabo | Jun 3, 2021

With nearly 600,000 in the U.S. lost to covid-19 — now a leading cause of death — researchers estimate that more than 5 million Americans are in mourning, including more than 43,000 children who have lost a parent.

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