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New COVID Variant of ‘Concern’ Drives U.S. Travel Bans

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 14:34

The World Health Organization on Friday classified a new COVID-19 variant from South Africa as a “variant of concern,” which means it could be more contagious, cause more severe disease and reduce the efficacy of vaccines and treatments.

Vaccinations Voluntary for UAW Members

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 08:35

The Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers say unionized workers will not be required to have COVID-19 vaccinations.

CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens Played Role in Opioid Crisis

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 12:41

The Ohio case is the first time the retail side of the drug industry has been held accountable in the U.S. opioid crisis

Poll: 49% of Parents of Kids 5-11 Reject COVID Shot for Them

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 11:55

Among people overall in the WebMD poll, 56% said they were confident or somewhat confident that the vaccine is safe for that age group.

WHO Warns of 700,000 More COVID-19 Deaths in Europe by March

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 11:48

More than 1.5 million people have already died from COVID-19 in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization’s European region. That means the death toll could top 2.2 million by early 2022.

Abortion Remains Medically Safe for U.S. Women

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 09:48

Data shows that women who receive abortions also do not suffer any enduring mental or physical health problems.

Tips for Traveling When You Have Peripheral Artery Disease

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 06:38

PAD and travel: How to get around at the airport, in the car, and at hotels.

Peripheral Artery Disease in the Bedroom

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 06:33

PAD and sex: How peripheral artery disease impacts your sex life and what you can do to reclaim it.

Coronary Artery Disease: A Champion Swimmer’s Story

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 06:26

After a heart attack revealed that Trip Hedrick had coronary artery disease, the competitive swimmer learned to flow with his new diagnosis.

Year’s Second Case of Monkeypox Discovered in Maryland

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:59

A Maryland resident who recently returned from Nigeria has monkeypox, the second case of the rare but potentially fatal viral illness found in the United States this year.

Year’s Second Case of Monkeypox Discovered in Maryland

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:59

A Maryland resident who recently returned from Nigeria has monkeypox, the second case of the rare but potentially fatal viral illness found in the United States this year.

Fueling an 'Already Raging Fire': Fifth COVID Surge Approaches

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:08

Ahead of the busiest travel days of the year, COVID-19 cases are rising across 40 states and territories, setting the U.S. up for a rough fifth surge of the pandemic.

About 90% of Federal Workers Got Vaccinated by Deadline

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 13:10

More than 90% of federal employees received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by the Nov. 22 deadline that President Joe Biden announced this fall.

Drinking Jumps During Pandemic, Especially in Young Women

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 12:53

And although alcohol use has risen in men and women, a growing body of research points to a growing trend of alcohol use in women -- especially young women.

Opioids Might Not Be Needed After Knee Surgery

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 10:33

A new study finds Advil, NSAIDs, acetaminophen, Tylenol, and muscle relaxers may offer the same degree of pain control as prescription opioids.

Blood Thinners After a Stent Might Not Be Necessary

Tue, 11/23/2021 - 10:32

A new study suggests that after having a clogged artery reopened, you may soon be able to stop taking blood thinners.

Don’t Wash Your Thanksgiving Turkey, CDC Warns

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 18:08

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people not to wash or rinse your turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Don’t Wash Your Thanksgiving Turkey, CDC Warns

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 18:08

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people not to wash or rinse your turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

More Americans Not Planning to Have Kids, Poll Finds

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:25

Birthrates dropped in the U.S. during the pandemic, marking a decline for the sixth year in a row. Fertility rates in the U.S. were already at a record low before the pandemic, the center reported.

EPA: Safer Drinking Water Is Coming

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 13:18

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promising a future with safer drinking water. Here's what to know.

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