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Health Officials Let COVID-Infected Hospital Staff Stay on the Job

Health Officials Let COVID-Infected Hospital Staff Stay on the Job

By Adriana Gomez Licon, Jennifer McDermott | Jan 11, 2022

U.S. Health authorities are increasingly taking the step of allowing nurses and other workers infected with the coronavirus to stay on the job if they have mild symptoms or none at all.

US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient

US Surgeons Transplant Pig Heart Into Human Patient

By Carla K. Johnson | Jan 10, 2022

In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life.

With Sexually Transmitted Infections Off the Charts, California Pushes At-Home Tests

With Sexually Transmitted Infections Off the Charts, California Pushes At-Home Tests

By Rachel Bluth | Jan 10, 2022

California has become the first state to require health insurance plans to cover at-home tests for sexually transmitted infections.

Stay Home or Work Sick? Omicron Poses a Conundrum

Stay Home or Work Sick? Omicron Poses a Conundrum

By Anne D'Innocenzio, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 10, 2022

As the COVID-19 omicron variant rages on, millions of those whose jobs don't provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck.

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

By Finbarr Toesland | Jan 9, 2022

The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.

Unfounded Theory Used to Dismiss COVID Measures

Unfounded Theory Used to Dismiss COVID Measures

By Angelo Fichera and Josh Kelety | Jan 8, 2022

In widely shared social media posts this week, efforts to combat the disease have been dismissed with just three words: "Mass formation psychosis."

FDA Shortens Timing of Moderna Booster to 5 Months

FDA Shortens Timing of Moderna Booster to 5 Months

Jan 8, 2022

U.S. regulators on Friday shortened the time that people who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine have to wait for a booster — to five months rather than six.

9 Ways to Reinvigorate Yourself with CBD in the New Year

9 Ways to Reinvigorate Yourself with CBD in the New Year

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 7, 2022

Crescent Canna stands out for its high-potency cannabis products, including the strongest CBD oil in the world.

Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules Affecting More than 80M Americans

Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules Affecting More than 80M Americans

By Mark Sherman, Jessica Gresko | Jan 7, 2022

The Supreme Court is taking up two major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation's vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases.

How Do I Know if I have a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

How Do I Know if I have a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

By Victoria Milko | Jan 7, 2022

Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap.

US Hospitals Seeing Different Kind of COVID Surge This Time

US Hospitals Seeing Different Kind of COVID Surge This Time

By Rodrique Ngowi, Michael Casey, Don Thompson | Jan 6, 2022

Hospitals across the U.S. are feeling the wrath of the omicron variant and getting thrown into disarray that is different from earlier COVID-19 surges.

What Does 'Fully Vaccinated' Mean? Don't Ask the CDC

What Does 'Fully Vaccinated' Mean? Don't Ask the CDC

By Zeke Miller, Mike Stobbe | Jan 5, 2022

U.S. health officials aren't changing qualifications for being "fully vaccinated," but are urging Americans to stay "up to date" by getting booster shots when eligible.

Biden Urges Concern But Not Alarm in US as Omicron Rises

Biden Urges Concern But Not Alarm in US as Omicron Rises

By Zeke Miller | Jan 5, 2022

President Biden urged concern but not alarm as the U.S. set records for daily reported COVID-19 cases and his administration struggled to ease concerns about testing shortages.

Israel to Open Surrogacy to Same-Sex Couples as of Next Week

Israel to Open Surrogacy to Same-Sex Couples as of Next Week

Jan 4, 2022

Israel's health minister said Tuesday that same-sex couples will be able to have children through surrogate mothers in Israel starting next week, following a Supreme Court decision made last year.

Why Are So Many People Getting COVID-19 Lately?

Why Are So Many People Getting COVID-19 Lately?

By Laura Ungar | Jan 4, 2022

People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness.

How Will Pandemic End? Omicron Clouds Forecasts for Endgame

How Will Pandemic End? Omicron Clouds Forecasts for Endgame

By Lauran Neergaard, Carla K. Johnson | Jan 3, 2022

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won't be like flipping a light switch.

Fauci: CDC Mulling COVID Test Requirements for Asymptomatic

Fauci: CDC Mulling COVID Test Requirements for Asymptomatic

By Hope Yen, Aamer Madhani | Jan 3, 2022

Federal health officials are looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus.

Kick Off 2022 with 'Old Year' Resolution Instead of New Year's Resolution

Kick Off 2022 with 'Old Year' Resolution Instead of New Year's Resolution

Jan 1, 2022

Experts in positive psychology and literature recommend an unconventional but more promising approach to the new year: 'Old Year' resolutions.

New COVID-19 Cases in US Soar to Highest Levels on Record

New COVID-19 Cases in US Soar to Highest Levels on Record

By Kathleen Foody | Dec 30, 2021

More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on record at over 265,000 per day on average, a surge driven largely by the highly contagious omicron variant.

U.S. Move to Shorten COVID-19 Isolation Stirs Confusion, Doubt

U.S. Move to Shorten COVID-19 Isolation Stirs Confusion, Doubt

By Zeke Miller and Kathleen Foody | Dec 29, 2021

U.S. health officials' decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism from some medical experts.

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