Sheinelle Jones breaks down medical studies with NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar and speaks with experts about LGBTQ health care providers. Plus, trainer Stephanie Mansour offers exercises for walking, and Sheinelle tries a sound bath.
Twin Omicron subvariants have taken over the U.S., but they’re not quite identical. One is ‘the worst version of the virus we’ve seen’
“The Omicron subvariant BA.5 is the worst version of the virus that we’ve seen,” Dr. Eric Topol, a professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research and founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, blogged Monday in anticipation of the viral coup.
- Women's Health
Rich New Yorkers are getting bladder surgery and Botox to avoid bathroom breaks on the drive to the Hamptons
Backed-up traffic to the Hamptons makes it hard to drive from NYC without a bathroom break. Some are seeking bladder surgery to solve the problem.
Coronavirus tally: Daily Hospitalizations and deaths rise to multi-month highs, cases hold steady above 100K
Just as COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths are starting to break out to new multi-month highs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that the U.S. should pursue a booster strategy had better protects against newer more dominant strains, like omicron. The FDA indicated that a new generation of COVID-19 boosters could be ready for rollout as soon as late summer or early fall. Meanwhile, the seven-day average of new COVID cases rose 3% from two weeks ago to 108,963
- Footwear News
Despite the surge in almost-immediate commitments from various companies, many of these benefits were likely already in place.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Indifference makes this whole ordeal harder for everyone. Without community norms, doing the right thing can make you feel rather foolish.
- The Telegraph
Arthritis symptoms can be helped by positive thinking, Lancet research has suggested.
- Miami Herald
What is the COVID-19 situation like in Florida?
- Associated Press
Emerging research suggests that could put them at higher risk for health problems. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said they got COVID-19 for the second time, and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said he tested positive a third time.
I'm a midwife and I wish more people knew the way I handle miscarriages and terminations can be the same
Language surrounding abortion must be precise. Treatments used for removing a pregnancy can be used both for terminations and miscarriages.
- The Hill
Story at a glance Cannabis users were 22 percent more likely than those who don’t use to land in the emergency room or become hospitalized for any reason, suggesting use of the drug may be associated with negative health outcomes. Bodily injury was the top reason for emergency department visits and hospitalizations among marijuana users, while…
- Consequence of Sound
The Blink-182 drummer was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for an undisclosed medical issue. Travis Barker Hospitalized in Los Angeles [UPDATED] Alex Young
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Building healthy habits can extend your life. These expert tips make it a little easier to create a healthy lifestyle that lasts.
- Palm Beach Daily News
My abortion experience was difficult and was made unnecessarily harder by the government.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision, things are poised to get worse for just about everyone.
- The Daily Beast
Don MasonAside from the vaccine, one of the biggest reasons we’ve seen a drop in COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic is because of the development of effective treatments. Doctors and nurses are better equipped to help patients who come in with a serious case of the virus, shortening hospital stays and alleviating pressure on a strained medical system. And, as time passes, better and more effective treatments are being discovered—and sometimes in very surprising places.That’s the case w
- Fox News
The Florida Department of Health took issue with U.S. official Rachel Levine for saying "Opponents of LGBTQ equality have targeted trans and queer youth to score political points."
Heidi Montag Pratt and Spencer Pratt are expecting their second baby together, PEOPLE confirmed earlier this month