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As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

By David E. Lieb | Jun 13, 2021

About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

Smilyn Celebrates Pride, One Color at a Time

Smilyn Celebrates Pride, One Color at a Time

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 11, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, here's a reminder of what the rainbow flag's colors stand for and the synergy that can be found in Smilyn's hemp CBD oil, CBD gummies, and other products.

US Extends Expiration Dates for J&J Vaccines by 6 Weeks

US Extends Expiration Dates for J&J Vaccines by 6 Weeks

By Matthew Perrone | Jun 11, 2021

Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks.

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

Jun 10, 2021

The World Health Organization's Europe director warned that the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in India is "poised to take hold in the region."

Washington's 'Joints for Jabs' Vaccine Program Falling Flat

Washington's 'Joints for Jabs' Vaccine Program Falling Flat

By Gene Johnson | Jun 10, 2021

It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington's new "joints for jabs" program is off to a rough start.

Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

Why Do Some People Get Side Effects After COVID Vaccines?

By Lauran Neergaard | Jun 10, 2021

The immune system has two main arms, and the first kicks in as soon as the body detects a foreign intruder. White blood cells swarm to the site, prompting inflammation that's responsible for chills, soreness, fatigue and other side effects.

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

By Aneri Pattani | Jun 9, 2021

The latest U.S. data shows that women in their teens and early 20s reported drinking and getting drunk at higher rates than their male peers — in some cases for the first time since researchers began measuring such behavior.

Unused J&J COVID Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

Unused J&J COVID Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

By Rachana Pradhan, Christina Jewett | Jun 9, 2021

State health officials have strenuously warned vaccine administrators against using expired doses. Now, though, the FDA appears optimistic that the Johnson & Johnson expiration dates could be extended.

Boeing Tested Air Purifiers Like Those Widely Used in Schools. It Decided Not to Use Them in Planes.

Boeing Tested Air Purifiers Like Those Widely Used in Schools. It Decided Not to Use Them in Planes.

By Christina Jewett, Lauren Webber | Jun 9, 2021

Aerospace giant Boeing tested two kinds of ionization technologies — like those widely adopted in schools hoping to combat covid — to determine how well each killed germs on surfaces and decided that neither was effective enough to install.

How a South Florida LGBTQ Treatment Center is Turning Inspiration Into Action

How a South Florida LGBTQ Treatment Center is Turning Inspiration Into Action

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 8, 2021

West Palm Beach-based Inspire Recovery has rethought traditional addiction treatment models to help transgender and genderqueer clients get and stay sober.

Watch: New Clinic in Cleveland Offers Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Watch: New Clinic in Cleveland Offers Gender-Affirming Surgeries

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 8, 2021

A newly-established clinic in Cleveland for LGBTQ patients offers gender affirmation care among its services, and its staff are meeting a high demand.

WHO: High Vaccination Rates Can Reduce Variant Risks

WHO: High Vaccination Rates Can Reduce Variant Risks

By Jamey Keaten | Jun 8, 2021

A top World Health Organization official estimated that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed to significantly lower the risk that "imported" coronavirus cases like those linked to new variants could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak.

FDA Approves Much-Debated Alzheimer's Drug Panned by Experts

FDA Approves Much-Debated Alzheimer's Drug Panned by Experts

By Matthew Perrone | Jun 8, 2021

Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer's disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn't been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease.

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

By Noam N. Levey | Jun 7, 2021

As the COVID crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth.

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 6, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy, a higher-dose version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide.

How to Overcome the 'Sunday Scaries' with CBD

How to Overcome the 'Sunday Scaries' with CBD

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 6, 2021

And one CBD company is boldly owning the agita of Monday's impending doom by using its very name. Sunday Scaries is doing so with a message of honesty, humor, and a hefty dose of community spirit.

San Francisco Played Key Role in AIDS Fight, Officials Say

San Francisco Played Key Role in AIDS Fight, Officials Say

Jun 6, 2021

San Francisco played a critical role in fighting AIDS in America and around the world, leaders and activists said Saturday at a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the first reported cases of the illness.

New England's Success Against COVID-19 Could Be a Model

New England's Success Against COVID-19 Could Be a Model

By Philip Marcelo | Jun 5, 2021

Massachusetts and the rest of New England — the most heavily vaccinated region in the U.S. — are giving the rest of the country a possible glimpse of the future if more Americans get their shots.

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 5, 2021

"We're bringing back what we've lost in foods today. You are what you can absorb," says Chervin Jafarieh of the importance of designing and manufacturing Cymbiotika's groundbreaking formulations.

Heart Reaction Probed as Possible Rare Vaccine Link in Teens

Heart Reaction Probed as Possible Rare Vaccine Link in Teens

By Lindsey Tanner, Lauran Neergaard | Jun 4, 2021

Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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