Health/Fitness

What the 'No Surprise Act' Means for Your Medical Bills

What the 'No Surprise Act' Means for Your Medical Bills

HEALTH | By Alex Rosenberg, NerdWallet | Jan 19, 2022

"This law puts an end to the practice of charging patients exorbitant bills for unexpected, out-of-network care," Sen. Patty Murray, chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Israel Study: 4th Vaccine Shows Limited Results with Omicron

Israel Study: 4th Vaccine Shows Limited Results with Omicron

HEALTH | By Josef Federman | Jan 18, 2022

Preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant.

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby, Phil Galewitz | Jan 15, 2022

While home antigen testing remains a useful — and underutilized — tool to curb the pandemic, experts say, it is often misused and may provide false confidence.

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville | Jan 15, 2022

A new federal website to request free test kits launches Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month.

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Jan 15, 2022

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 15, 2022

Briotech harnesses the power of natural HOCl for a skincare line that offers a pure cleansing and rejuvenating option for all of your skincare needs.

COVID-19 Pill Rollout Hindered by Shortages as Omicron Rages

COVID-19 Pill Rollout Hindered by Shortages as Omicron Rages

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Jan 14, 2022

Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply.

Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for U.S. Businesses

Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for U.S. Businesses

HEALTH | By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | Jan 14, 2022

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate.

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

HEALTH | By Meg Kinnard | Jan 13, 2022

Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar.

When Am I Contagious if Infected With Omicron?

When Am I Contagious if Infected With Omicron?

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Jan 13, 2022

Some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants — possibly within a day after infection.

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

HEALTH | Jan 12, 2022

Can cannabis protect against Covid? Such is the contention of a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University.

Matador Meggings is Redefining Men's Fitness and Lifestyle Fashion

Matador Meggings is Redefining Men's Fitness and Lifestyle Fashion

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 12, 2022

Matador Meggings' founder Valentine Aseyo describe his line of athleisure wear as "men's leggings on steroids" — find out why.

How Hot and Cold Pack Therapeutic Treatments Look So Fab with HurtSkurt

How Hot and Cold Pack Therapeutic Treatments Look So Fab with HurtSkurt

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 12, 2022

A reusable gel sleeve available in different sizes and patterns, the HurtSkurt provides hot or cold relief to combat joint and muscle pain — and doubles as a fab accessory.

Universal Health Care Bill Advances in California Assembly

Universal Health Care Bill Advances in California Assembly

HEALTH | By Adam Beam | Jan 12, 2022

California Democrats on Tuesday took their first step toward abolishing the private health insurance market in the nation's most populous state.

Omicron May Be Headed For a Rapid Drop in US and Britain

Omicron May Be Headed For a Rapid Drop in US and Britain

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng, Carla K. Johnson | Jan 11, 2022

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19's alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S.

New Study Explores COVID Vaccination Rates, Hesitancy Among LGBTQ Youth

New Study Explores COVID Vaccination Rates, Hesitancy Among LGBTQ Youth

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11, 2022

A new study reveals fresh data around COVID vaccination rates and hesitancy among LGBTQ+ youth, finding that education and socio-economic status are among the chief factors.

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

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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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

HEALTH | 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.

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