Am I eligible for a coronavirus booster shot?
Answer these questions to find out if you qualify for a booster according to the CDC.
Here are some ways to keep your bones in the best possible shape
About 10 million Americans older than 50 have osteoporosis. Another 43 million people in the U.S. have low bone mass. Here are methods to counter these two ailments.
How fast the omicron variant is spreading around the world
Tracking the main coronavirus variants in the U.S. and around the world: omicron, delta, gamma, alpha and beta.
Most adults don’t consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables — generally packed with vitamins and minerals, low in calories and high in fiber — offer a range of benefits.
Do you wishcycle? If so, you’re actually not helping to recycle.
Wishcycling is hoping that things added to a recycling bin will find another life as new products, despite a lack of evidence, two waste experts say.
People who survive multiple disasters have worse mental health
Mental resiliency could be harder to rebuild than a house or business in places that have experienced multiple disasters, study suggests.
A newborn lost large parts of his brain. Today, he’s an athletic college grad.
“Normally, when a child is missing that much brain, it’s bad,” says the doctor who diagnosed him as having suffered a perinatal stroke. But his brain was able to remap itself.
Different masks for different workouts as exercise evolves with covid-19
“We may start to see custom-designed masks and new materials that are more tuned to the requirements of exercising,” one academic says.
Hospice can help alleviate anxiety, uncertainty around end-of-life care
Confusion and misconceptions about hospice can keep a family from seeking the service for a loved one.
Writing about America’s health-care labyrinth didn’t shield me from its absurdity
A reporter wrote for years about those left behind by the complex and expensive U.S. health-care system. Then he tried filling an insulin prescription in between jobs.
How I found joy in life during difficult times
During a season of grief, I learned that experiencing joy is not an either/or scenario.
Why most of us should be wearing N95 masks
N95s offer the best protection against airborne viruses of any disposable mask. Here's how they work, what a good fit looks like, and who shouldn't wear them.
As you age, these 8 home improvements will keep you safer
Small changes can protect you in big ways from falls, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and other problems.
Covid-19 affected female and early-career scientists more, study shows
The negative outcomes may last well beyond the end of the pandemic.
Body temperature may not be an effective gauge of covid-19
Body temperatures vary, readers often are not accurate, and many people with the coronavirus don’t develop fevers.
Sleep deprivation related to poor food choices for teens, study says
Youths who got less sleep also ate fewer vegetables and fruits, and drank more sugar-sweetened beverages than their counterparts, research showed.
Parkinson’s progression may slow with four hours a week of exercise, study says
Parkinson’s patients who were active for at least that amount of time had less decline, researchers found.
It’s a new year. Time to stop smothering pandemic stress with comfort food.
No one knows when the pandemic will end, so don’t wait to take stock of your eating behavior — and make some changes.
Colonoscopy prep is not fun, but the test’s benefits are quantifiable
Colon cancer screening rates have increased, but fully one-third of those over 50 aren’t screened.
How often can you safely reuse your KN95 or N95 mask?
President Biden said Thursday his administration will soon announce plans to get free high-quality masks in the hands of millions of Americans.