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Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Jun 16, 2021

Even if you are vaccinated, though, you don't need to change your behavior one iota if doing so makes you uncomfortable.

In Mental Health Crises, a 911 Call Now Brings a Mixed Team of Helpers — And Maybe No Cops

In Mental Health Crises, a 911 Call Now Brings a Mixed Team of Helpers — And Maybe No Cops

By Katheryn Houghton | Jun 16, 2021

Nationwide, more communities are creating units in which mental health professionals are the main responders to psychiatric crises instead of cops.

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 16, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules.

Doctors Warn of Burns From Asphalt as Heat Wave Hits US West

Doctors Warn of Burns From Asphalt as Heat Wave Hits US West

By Bob Christie | Jun 15, 2021

Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S. West.

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

The U.K. has marked World Blood Donor Day (June 14) by relaxing what some have called overly strict rules around gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Judge Tosses Hospital Workers' Vaccine Requirement Challenge

Judge Tosses Hospital Workers' Vaccine Requirement Challenge

Jun 14, 2021

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 14, 2021

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico.

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.

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