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I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 25, 2020

The nationally recognized treatment center recently kicked off the "I ____ Sober" movement as a way to celebrate those who are living their best lives without the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Travel on Thanksgiving? Pass the COVID

Travel on Thanksgiving? Pass the COVID

HEALTH | By Anna Almendrala | Oct 25, 2020

For everyone, after at least seven months of being mostly sequestered, the winter holidays pose an almost insurmountable temptation. Even public health and infectious disease experts recognize the dilemma.

Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here's How to Save Them. And Us.

Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here's How to Save Them. And Us.

HEALTH | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Oct 24, 2020

Should the government pay bars, many restaurants and event venues to close for the winter? Some experts say yes.

7 Tips for Staying Safe as COVID-19 Cases Rise

7 Tips for Staying Safe as COVID-19 Cases Rise

HEALTH | Oct 24, 2020

As temperatures fall, people are spending more time indoors. That heightens the risk of the coronavirus spreading, but there are some simple steps you can take to help protect yourself and everyone around you.

Sick of COVID-19? Here's Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

Sick of COVID-19? Here's Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

HEALTH | Oct 24, 2020

As the pandemic drags on, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines can feel like more and more of a challenge.

Even With ACA's Fate in Flux, Open Enrollment Starts Soon. Here's What's New.

Even With ACA's Fate in Flux, Open Enrollment Starts Soon. Here's What's New.

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Oct 23, 2020

Facing a pandemic, record unemployment and unknown future costs for COVID-19 treatments, health insurers selling Affordable Care Act plans to individuals reacted by lowering rates in some areas and, overall, issuing only modest premium increases for 2021.

Top 10 Ways People Are Preparing for the Cold Season

Top 10 Ways People Are Preparing for the Cold Season

HEALTH | Oct 23, 2020

Ditching dairy products, upping your turmeric intake and soaking in the tub with bath salts are everyday rituals to keep on your radar if you want to feel better prepared for this cold season, according to medical officials.

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

HEALTH | By Victoria Knight | Oct 23, 2020

During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president.

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

HEALTH | By Rebecca Boone | Oct 23, 2020

Moments after hearing an Idaho hospital was overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and looking at sending people as far away as Seattle for care, members of a regional health department board voted Thursday to repeal a local mask mandate.

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

HEALTH | Oct 23, 2020

The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days in a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Bridging the Miles: Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

Bridging the Miles: Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

HEALTH | By Eric Berger | Oct 22, 2020

Some dentists smile about its promise, seeing it as a way to become more efficient while others see it as lesser-quality care that's cheaper for dental professionals to provide, allowing them to make more money.

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

HEALTH | By Julie Rovner | Oct 22, 2020

If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted.

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others?

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others?

HEALTH | Oct 22, 2020

Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation.

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

HEALTH | By April Dembosky, KQED | Oct 22, 2020

"As women of color, you get questioned a lot about your emotions and the truth of your physical state. You get called an exaggerator a lot throughout the course of your life," says Karla Monterroso.

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

HEALTH | By Judith Graham | Oct 22, 2020

"Many older patients are having trouble organizing themselves and planning what they need to do to get through the day," said Dr. Zijian Chen. "They're reporting that they've become more and more forgetful."

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

HEALTH | Oct 21, 2020

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

HEALTH | Oct 21, 2020

"I just think that Trump doesn't understand addiction," said Diane Urban, 53, a Republican from Delphos, Ohio, who voted for the president in 2016 and whose son died from an overdose in 2019.

What Are the Current Treatment Options for COVID-19?

What Are the Current Treatment Options for COVID-19?

HEALTH | Oct 20, 2020

There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is.

Jeff Bridges Says He has Lymphoma, Cites Good Prognosis

Jeff Bridges Says He has Lymphoma, Cites Good Prognosis

HEALTH | Oct 20, 2020

Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good.

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Oct 19, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

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