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Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Nov 24, 2020

"This denial ... sends a message to my son and all transgender people, that their health care needs aren't real or they're not worthy of care. I won't accept that," says the teen's mom Patti Pritchard.

Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

Nov 24, 2020

Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they're not all equal.

In Pandemic-Era Isolation, Meaning of 'Self-Care' Evolves

In Pandemic-Era Isolation, Meaning of 'Self-Care' Evolves

By Anne D'Innocenzio, Sophia Rosenbaum | Nov 24, 2020

"People are being more mindful of what people are putting on their skin and in their bodies because of the pandemic," says Lauren Yavor, a beauty influencer.

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

By Victoria Knight | Nov 24, 2020

Americans who do choose to fly will be subject to evolving COVID safety policies that vary by airline, a result of the continuing lack of a unified federal strategy.

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

By Michael Rubinkam | Nov 24, 2020

In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

Will Social Distancing Weaken Your Immune System?

Will Social Distancing Weaken Your Immune System?

Nov 23, 2020

Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs.

Inequality 'Baked Into' Virus Testing Access as Cases Surge

Inequality 'Baked Into' Virus Testing Access as Cases Surge

By Christine Fernando, Carolyn Thompson | Nov 23, 2020

Lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities where people feel the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays.

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be 'Highly Effective'

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be 'Highly Effective'

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless | Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals.

Changing New Zealand's Approach to Transgender and Non-Binary Healthcare

Changing New Zealand's Approach to Transgender and Non-Binary Healthcare

Nov 22, 2020

Demand for healthcare for transgender people is on the rise in New Zealand but training for health professionals to develop basic competencies is lagging behind.

Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs

Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs

By Harris Meyer | Nov 21, 2020

Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclose to the public the negotiated prices they pay for drugs, under an unexpected new Trump administration rule.

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Nov 20, 2020

A more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.

CBD from Morning 'til Night: What to Take When

CBD from Morning 'til Night: What to Take When

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 20, 2020

CBD products are adaptable. They may uplift mood, enhance focus or reduce pain. And yes, some do improve sleep and promote relaxation. The experts at CBD Unlimited tell us what to take when for maximum benefit.

States' Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

States' Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

By Markian Hawryluk | Nov 20, 2020

But tests show neck gaiters are not as effective as surgical or cloth face masks. Bandannas, like plastic face shields, allow the virus to escape out the bottom in aerosolized particles that can hang in the air for hours.

Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in US

By Laura Neergard | Nov 20, 2020

The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced that its vaccine appears 95% effective at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 disease in a large, ongoing study.

Health Experts Clash Over Use of Certain Drugs for COVID-19

Health Experts Clash Over Use of Certain Drugs for COVID-19

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 20, 2020

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live.

CDC Begs Americans Not to Travel for Thanksgiving

CDC Begs Americans Not to Travel for Thanksgiving

By Mike Stobbe and Heather Hollingsworth | Nov 19, 2020

With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

'Tired to the Bone': Hospitals Overwhelmed With Virus Cases

'Tired to the Bone': Hospitals Overwhelmed With Virus Cases

By Paul J. Weber, Sarah Rankin | Nov 19, 2020

Conditions inside the nation's hospitals are deteriorating by the day as the coronavirus rages across the U.S. at an unrelenting pace and the confirmed death toll surpasses 250,000.

No, Soaring COVID-19 Cases Are Not Due to More Testing, They Show a Surging Pandemic

No, Soaring COVID-19 Cases Are Not Due to More Testing, They Show a Surging Pandemic

Nov 19, 2020

The evidence is clear that these high numbers reflect a true increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

By Giles Bruce | Nov 18, 2020

As winter approaches, hundreds — perhaps thousands — of people in Chicago are living on the streets: some in encampments, others hopping from corner to corner. And the numbers could grow.

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Nov 18, 2020

"We have the tools at our hands to prevent infection and to keep people living with HIV healthy. Our barrier to achieving this vision is no longer science; it is systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia," says Dr. Demetre Daskalakis.

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