Health/Fitness

Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

HEALTH | By Hannah Recht, Lauren Weber | Jan 20, 2021

Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis.

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

HEALTH | By Aneri Pattani | Jan 20, 2021

Surveys in North Carolina and across the nation show that about one-third of transgender people have been refused treatment or suffered verbal or physical abuse from a medical provider, but advocates are fighting for change.

'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

HEALTH | By Adam Geller, Janie Har | Jan 19, 2021

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus "totally under control."

'We Know This is Real': New Clinics Aid Virus Long-Haulers

'We Know This is Real': New Clinics Aid Virus Long-Haulers

HEALTH | By Jennifer Peltz | Jan 19, 2021

Dozens of facilities have cropped up around the U.S. to address a puzzling aspect of COVID-19 — the effects that can stubbornly afflict some people weeks or months after the infection itself has subsided.

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

HEALTH | By Will Weissert | Jan 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

HEALTH | By Adam Beam | Jan 19, 2021

The legislation would ban specific types of surgeries on infants born with intersex characteristics. Advocates are pushing to delay these types of surgeries until the child is old enough to develop a gender identity.

A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along with Cases

A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along with Cases

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 19, 2021

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 Us States Amid Winter Surge

HEALTH | By David Crary | Jan 18, 2021

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold.

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

HIV/AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18, 2021

A scholarly paper based on surveys of gay and bisexual men finds that while PrEP use has increased, only a fraction of men who have sex with men have taken it up — and a third of those abandon PrEP over time.

I'm Gay, 50 and Not Dead. How Noom Restored My Faith in Self

I'm Gay, 50 and Not Dead. How Noom Restored My Faith in Self

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 18, 2021

One Noom user reconnects with the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle habits through one of the most innovative wellness programs available.

How Noom is Reimagining the Wellness Industry

How Noom is Reimagining the Wellness Industry

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 18, 2021

"New Year. New You." It's a phrase we've heard countless times, but what exactly are we striving for? Enter Noom, which has people lead healthier lives through behavior change since 2016.

Chinese City Reports Coronavirus Found on Ice Cream

Chinese City Reports Coronavirus Found on Ice Cream

HEALTH | Jan 17, 2021

The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government.

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated

HEALTH | By Liz Szabo | Jan 16, 2021

"Masks and social distancing will need to continue into the foreseeable future — until we have some level of herd immunity," said Dr. Preeti Malani, chief health officer at the University of Michigan. "Masks and distancing are here to stay."

Three's Company: New Research Reveals Data About Gay Men in Open Relationships

Three's Company: New Research Reveals Data About Gay Men in Open Relationships

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 15, 2021

From marriage and family therapists to celebrities like Tom Ford and Alan Cumming, everybody has an opinion about monogamy. A new study highlights the variables that make (or break) a successful relationship.

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

HEALTH | By Janie Har, Jennifer Peltz, Allen G. Breed | Jan 15, 2021

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

HEALTH | By Sudhin Thanawala | Jan 15, 2021

The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.

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.

11 - 30 of 11653 Stories