Health/Fitness

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.

Vaccines and Masks: Biden Plan Aims to Break Pandemic Cycle

Vaccines and Masks: Biden Plan Aims to Break Pandemic Cycle

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Bill Barrow | Jan 14, 2021

A coronavirus action plan being unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government.

Watch: Ellen Jokes in Monologue She Learned of COVID Diagnosis On-Set

Watch: Ellen Jokes in Monologue She Learned of COVID Diagnosis On-Set

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 14, 2021

In the opening monologue of her talk show's Jan. 13 return, Ellen DeGeneres explains that she learned she tested positive for COVID-19... on-set and with her staff around.

Is It OK to Exercise When You're Sick?

Is It OK to Exercise When You're Sick?

FITNESS | By Genaro C. Armas, American Heart Association News | Jan 13, 2021

If you are sick and plan to exercise this cold and flu season, experts say to use your head — and recognize the body's warnings signs.

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

Palm Springs Mayor Hits Back at GaysOverCovid Critics Calling Her 'Queen of the Karens'

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 13, 2021

Despite receiving abuse on social media, Palm Spring mayor Christy Holstege isn't backing down on her criticism of gay and bisexual men partying in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Pandemic Worsens, Most US States Resist Restrictions

As Pandemic Worsens, Most US States Resist Restrictions

HEALTH | By Julie Watson, Terry Tang | Jan 13, 2021

As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread.

Survey Finds Global Mistrust Could Weigh on Vaccine Rollout

Survey Finds Global Mistrust Could Weigh on Vaccine Rollout

HEALTH | By Pan Pylas | Jan 13, 2021

Waning trust in governments and all types of media is threatening to limit the rollout of coronavirus vaccines around the world, particularly in the United States

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain

HEALTH | Jan 13, 2021

England's health care system may move patients into hotels to ease pressure on hospitals struggling to handle rising COVID-19 admissions.

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 12, 2021

Rabbi Daniel Asor is imploring his followers not to receive the coronavirus vaccination because, despite science, he believes it might make people gay.

US Shifts to Speed COVID Shots as Cases and Deaths Rise

US Shifts to Speed COVID Shots as Cases and Deaths Rise

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 12, 2021

Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots.

Should You Get COVID-19 Vaccine if You've Had the Virus?

Should You Get COVID-19 Vaccine if You've Had the Virus?

HEALTH | Jan 12, 2021

After someone recovers, their immune system should keep them from getting sick again right away. Scientists still don't know exactly how long this immunity lasts or how strong it is.

'Peer Respites' Provide an Alternative to Psychiatric Wards During Pandemic

'Peer Respites' Provide an Alternative to Psychiatric Wards During Pandemic

HEALTH | By Sarah Kwon | Jan 11, 2021

Peer respite sites provide nonclinical support for people experiencing or nearing a mental health crisis.

Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

HEALTH | By JoNel Aleccia | Jan 11, 2021

Health experts say it's vital that these expanded venues be prepared to handle rare but potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

HEALTH | By Sandy West | Jan 11, 2021

COVID-19 patients are overwhelming hospitals, squeezing space and staff needed to treat emergencies.

China: WHO Experts Arriving Thursday for Virus Origins Probe

China: WHO Experts Arriving Thursday for Virus Origins Probe

HEALTH | Jan 11, 2021

China said Monday that a group of experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive this week for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine Rollout Confirms Public Health Officials' Complaints

Vaccine Rollout Confirms Public Health Officials' Complaints

HEALTH | By Michelle R. Smith and Candice Choi | Jan 10, 2021

Public health officials have sounded the alarm for months, complaining that they do not have enough support or money to get COVID-19 vaccines quickly into arms.

OutAthletics Announces 'Love is Love' Virtual Competition

OutAthletics Announces 'Love is Love' Virtual Competition

FITNESS | Jan 9, 2021

OutAthletics returns with an online workout competition — no equipment needed.

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9, 2021

The term "sexual fluidity" has come under scrutiny as researchers further explore the nuances our sexual expression, attraction and behavior.

U.S. Tops 4,000 Daily Deaths From Coronavirus For 1st Time

U.S. Tops 4,000 Daily Deaths From Coronavirus For 1st Time

HEALTH | By Eugene Garcia, Lisa Marie Pane and Thalia Beaty | Jan 8, 2021

The U.S. topped 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time, breaking a record set just one day earlier, with several Sun Belt states driving the surge.

DIY Contact Tracing Is a 'Last Resort' in Communities Besieged by COVID

DIY Contact Tracing Is a 'Last Resort' in Communities Besieged by COVID

HEALTH | By Brett Dahlberg, NPR | Jan 8, 2021

A county in Michigan is asking residents who test positive for COVID-19 to do their own contact tracing.

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