Health/Fitness

Feds OK Colorado Plan to Cover Gender-Affirming Care

Feds OK Colorado Plan to Cover Gender-Affirming Care

FITNESS | By Patty Nieberg | Oct 13, 2021

Colorado will include gender confirmation care in its individual and small group health insurance plans, state and federal officials announced Tuesday.

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

HEALTH | Oct 12, 2021

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.

Next on FDA's Agenda: Booster Shots of Moderna, J&J Vaccines

Next on FDA's Agenda: Booster Shots of Moderna, J&J Vaccines

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Oct 12, 2021

With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously.

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 12, 2021

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice.

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

HEALTH | By Don Thompson | Oct 11, 2021

California became the first state to prohibit "stealthing," or removing a condom without permission during intercourse, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Thursday.

Watch: LGBTQ+ Stigma, Addiction, and Finding Strength to Come Out

Watch: LGBTQ+ Stigma, Addiction, and Finding Strength to Come Out

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 11, 2021

National treatment center Recovery Unplugged offers insight on the importance of acknowledging LGBTQ+ communities in substance abuse treatment.

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

HEALTH | By Tom Murphy | Oct 11, 2021

Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help.

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

HIV/AIDS | Oct 9, 2021

Portugal's parliament approved four bills Friday that enshrine in law the country's rules and procedures on blood donations, amid reports people are being turned away due to their sexual orientation.

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 9, 2021

Democratic senators sent a letter to leaders at the HHS calling for an establishment of "best practices" guidelines with respect to the health of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

HEALTH | By Arthur Allen | Oct 8, 2021

"We don't yet have full understanding of what the presence of antibodies tells us about immunity," says one infectious diseases expert.

Cracked Up: How Some Chiropractors Became the Voice of the Anti-Vaxxer Movement

Cracked Up: How Some Chiropractors Became the Voice of the Anti-Vaxxer Movement

HEALTH | By Michelle R. Smith, Scott Bauer, Mike Catalini | Oct 8, 2021

A recent convention was organized by a profession that has become a major purveyor of vaccine misinformation during the pandemic: chiropractors.

US Health Experts Urge Flu Shots to Avoid 'Twindemic'

US Health Experts Urge Flu Shots to Avoid 'Twindemic'

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 8, 2021

The U.S. is gearing up in case of a bad flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, with a plea Thursday for Americans to get vaccinated against both.

Becoming a Parent Through Surrogacy Can Have Ethical Challenges — but It is a Positive Experience for Some

Becoming a Parent Through Surrogacy Can Have Ethical Challenges — but It is a Positive Experience for Some

HEALTH | By Danielle Tumminio, Hansen Emory University | Oct 7, 2021

There is global disagreement about the ethics of surrogacy, but the fact remains it's an ethically complex issue with both rewards and risks.

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

Can I Get the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at the Same Time?

HEALTH | By Emma H. Tobin | Oct 7, 2021

Yes, you can get the shots in the same visit. Staying up to date on all vaccinations will be especially important this year, experts say.

The Pandemic Forced My Transgender Wife to Fight Our Insurer Over Hormones

The Pandemic Forced My Transgender Wife to Fight Our Insurer Over Hormones

HEALTH | By Helen Santoro | Oct 6, 2021

Many state-federal health program for low-income people don't cover gender-affirming care, partly because of conservative policies and lack of research on how crucial this care is for patients.

France Moves Toward Ban on So-Called Gay Conversion Therapy

France Moves Toward Ban on So-Called Gay Conversion Therapy

HEALTH | Oct 6, 2021

French lawmakers have unanimously backed proposed legislation that would ban so-called conversion therapy and authorize jail time and fines for practitioners who use the scientifically discredited practice.

Los Angeles Poised to Enact Strict Vaccination Mandate

Los Angeles Poised to Enact Strict Vaccination Mandate

HEALTH | Oct 6, 2021

The measure would require shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game.

Combining HIV Vaccine with Immunotherapy May Reduce Need for Daily Medication

Combining HIV Vaccine with Immunotherapy May Reduce Need for Daily Medication

HIV/AIDS | Oct 5, 2021

A new combination treatment for HIV can strengthen a patient's immune response against the virus even after they stop taking traditional medications.

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

HEALTH | Oct 5, 2021

Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans.

How You Feel About Your Place on the Social Ladder Can Affect Your Health

How You Feel About Your Place on the Social Ladder Can Affect Your Health

HEALTH | By Michael Precker, American Heart Association News | Oct 5, 2021

How do you feel about yourself and your place in society? The answer could affect not just your state of mind, but your actual health.

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