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Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The federal government program used for the last two winters to send free COVID tests to Americans’ homes started up again Monday. The government’s move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently completed its process to roll out the latest COVID shot, targeted […]

Tetra Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Millions of Americans say they’ve had long COVID, and some say they’re still battling it, according to new federal data. Two new reports, published early Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, looked at data from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey. […]

Icy Macload/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The overdose crisis has reached historic levels in New York City, according to new data from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Provisional data shows there were 3,026 overdose deaths in New York City in 2022, the highest total since the department began recording such incidents in […]

Elvira Laskowski/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — California’s controversial new CARE Court program, meant to address serious mental illness and the state’s homelessness crisis, will go into effect next week. Under CARE — which stands for Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment — the court, family and others can file a petition in civil court if they […]

Philip Gould/Getty Images (LOUISIANA) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has signed an emergency declaration over an intrusion of saltwater into the Mississippi River that officials say could impact the water supply in the region. “We will continue to work with our partners locally and state-wide as we closely monitor this situation,” Cantrell wrote on […]

MoMo Productions/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Weekly COVID hospitalizations have been ticking up over the past 11 weeks, rising to 20,538 for the week ending Sept. 9, the highest figures seen since March of this year. Although the majority of U.S. counties are reporting low hospital admissions levels, a growing number are seeing moderate and […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — An independent panel of advisers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that everyone over the age of 6 months get the updated COVID vaccine this fall. “Even children and adults with no underlying conditions can still experience severe illness due to COVID,” said Dr. Sandra […]

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Fertility treatments can be a very emotional process filled with complex decisions, including what to do with extra embryos. It’s a dilemma Ryann and Richard Hendrickson had to face. The married couple’s effort to donate their extra embryos was first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Hendricksons started their […]

Maskot/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration met Wednesday to discuss something that was once thought to be only science fiction: the use of artificial wombs to help premature babies survive. Exactly as it sounds, an artificial womb is an artificially-created environment that mimics the womb, something like a fluid-filled container […]

Guido Mieth/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new study finds that people who tend to exercise early in the morning also tend to have healthier eating habits and lower weight. Although research is mixed on the best time to exercise, overall, medical experts say the most important thing is to fit physical activity into your […]

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