Health



Preparing for a long haul with the virus may help ease the anxiety of covid’s ebbs and surges.

Younger children may soon be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in the United States. Here's what you need to know.

Travel nurses can make a year’s pay in three or four months

Kneading sore muscles with your fingers works in a pinch. But other tools — tennis balls, foam rollers, massage guns, heat and ice — can achieve faster and better results.

  • Ashley Abramson
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Americans ages 18 to 25 are heavier now than they were four decades ago.

  • Linda Searing
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For a couple, the baby talk is a sign of their bond — a boundary that sets them apart from everyone else.

  • Ramesh Kaipa
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The facilities should have alternate power sources, the researchers say.

  • Erin Blakemore
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Patients should ask their health-care providers about these drug interactions.

  • Marlene Cimons
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  • Perspective

Loneliness is common. One study says that 3 in 5 American adults describe themselves as lonely — and that was before the pandemic.

Some couples with muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and other such ailments undergo in vitro fertilization and preimplantation genetic testing to find disease-free embryos.

  • Jamie Talan
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Guided conversations with the terminally ill are popular with patients, families and doctors. But researchers are looking beneath the anecdotal appeal.

  • Lola Butcher
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Reporters at The Post respond to four questions about the coronavirus.

  • William Booth,, London bureau chief, Akilah Johnson, health reporter, Joel Achenbach, health reporter and Fenit Nirappil, health reporter
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For another holiday season, many Americans are trying to find ways to safely celebrate. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, a group of epidemiologists, infectious disease experts and physicians from across the country offer some advice.

More Americans are suffering from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. But there are ways people can prevent and possibly reverse NAFLD.

  • Lori Ioannou
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Scientists are racing to learn more about the omicron variant after the World Health Organization designated it a top-level "variant of concern."

Health officials fear that the drop in vaccinations will spark global outbreaks and deaths from the highly contagious disease.

  • Linda Searing
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You can fight this by paying attention to your diet and trying to keep your activity level up, nutritionists and other experts say.

  • Jill U. Adams
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Only about half of them received sex education that meets minimum federal standards between 2011-2015 and 2015-2019, according to the data.

  • Erin Blakemore
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The evolutionary explanation why pet parenting can provide love and companionship to both humans and animals.

  • Shelly Volsche
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