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Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

By Tom Murphy | Oct 11, 2021

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

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

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?

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

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'

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

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?

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

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

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

Oct 6, 2021

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

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

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.

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

J&J Seeks FDA OK for Vaccine Booster Doses

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.

Fauci Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy

Fauci Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy

Oct 4, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's worried that people resisting COVID-19 vaccine shots based on religion may be confusing that with a philosophical objection.

COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 in US as Delta Variant Rages

COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 in US as Delta Variant Rages

By Tammy Webber and Heather Hollingsworth | Oct 3, 2021

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston.

The Part of the 'Free Britney' Saga That Could Happen to Anyone

The Part of the 'Free Britney' Saga That Could Happen to Anyone

By Christopher Magoon | Oct 2, 2021

Though the pop star's circumstances in a financial conservatorship are unusual, every year hundreds of thousands of other psychiatric patients also receive involuntary care, and many are stuck with the bill.

COVID Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

COVID Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

By Lauren Webber | Oct 1, 2021

Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say is likely to widen.

Watch: 'DWTS' Star Cody Rigsby Sick with COVID a Second Time; Vaccination Makes a 'Night and Day' Difference

Watch: 'DWTS' Star Cody Rigsby Sick with COVID a Second Time; Vaccination Makes a 'Night and Day' Difference

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 1, 2021

"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Cody Rigsby posted that he is sick with COVID for the second time — but now that he's been vaccinated, the disease is much less miserable.

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

By Matthew Perrone | Oct 1, 2021

Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.

Watch: Living Sober and the Power of Creativity

Watch: Living Sober and the Power of Creativity

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 30, 2021

EDGE welcomes Recovery Unplugged's senior videographer, Jason Cabello, to share his story of recovery and what he's learned from his interviews with others in alcohol and drug treatment.

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 30, 2021

Yes, people who got a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are considered fully vaccinated — even without a booster.

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