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Maternal deaths in the U.S. spiked in 2021, CDC reports

Thursday, March 16, 2023

After years of high rates, the country hit a new high during the pandemic, far exceeding rates in other developed nations. Black women are at especially high risk.


5 low-key ways to get your new year off to a healthy start

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Does the idea of ambitious goal-setting in January turn you off? Try these tips for sustainable self-care instead.


Moderna sues Pfizer over COVID-19 vaccine patents

Friday, August 26, 2022

The vaccine maker alleges that its rivals Pfizer and BioNTech used some patented features of its mRNA technology to develop their COVID vaccines.


Fauci to step down in December after decades of public service

Monday, August 22, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci helped guide the U.S. through the COVID crisis, and earlier in his career played a key role in the response to AIDS. He has served under seven presidents.


Emergency contraception: How it works, how effective it is and how to get it

Friday, July 08, 2022

Emergency contraceptives and abortion pills are not the same thing, though people often confuse them. Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, it's vital to know the difference — and your options.


Here's what experts say Biden gets right in his new mental health plan

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Mental health advocates applaud the proposals, which they say offer much-needed federal leadership on a growing national crisis. But they worry about getting sustainable funding for the efforts.


CDC says Americans can now go unmasked in many parts of the country

Friday, February 25, 2022

The federal health agency released new guidance for when Americans need to mask up indoors, saying about 70% of the population lives in a place where it's safe to go mask free.


How did you find joy this year? We want to hear from you!

Friday, December 17, 2021

It's been another tough pandemic year. Where did you find joy, delight or awe? Tell us what small corners, tiny moments, or specific rituals provide you refuge in stressful times.


U.S. races to detect and track omicron, hampered by an unwieldy surveillance system

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

What's the U.S. doing to watch out for the omicron variant? Here's the work underway and the challenges that experts say may slow down the country's efforts.


CDC recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Kids ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get Pfizer's low-dose COVID vaccine. CDC director Rochelle Walensky agreed with a unanimous decision of a team of advisers that the benefits outweigh the risks.


Booster shots are here. Take our quiz to see if you need one

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Many Americans are now eligible for a COVID vaccine booster. Are you? Our quiz will help you figure it out.


COVID deaths leave thousands of U.S. kids grieving parents or primary caregivers

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Roughly 175,000 children in the U.S. have lost one or both parents or a grandparent caregiver to COVID-19, according to a new study. The majority come from racial and ethnic minority groups.


Booster Shots Are Coming. Here's How To Figure Out If You Need One

Friday, September 24, 2021

With the back and forth on boosters from government agencies, many Americans are wondering if they really need an extra shot. Here is what the science says about who needs a booster now — and why.


Is The Worst Over? Models Predict A Steady Decline In COVID Cases Through March

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Though infections are still sky-high, the U.S. may be turning a corner, according to a consortium of researchers who forecast the pandemic. And we may well be spared a winter surge.


COVID Booster Shots Are Coming. Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday, August 19, 2021

If all goes to plan, Americans who got Pfizer or Moderna shots can get a third dose eight months after their last jab. Here's why health officials think you'll need one.


6 Things To Know If You're Immunocompromised And Considering A 3rd Shot

Saturday, August 14, 2021

People with weakened immune systems who already got two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can now get a third shot. But exactly who is eligible? Here's what we know so far.


Where Are The Newest COVID Hot Spots? Mostly Places With Low Vaccination Rates

Friday, July 09, 2021

As the delta variant takes over in the U.S., new, localized outbreaks are emerging. Those surges are likely driven by pockets of dangerously low vaccination rates.


You're Vaccinated. Congrats! Now What Can You Do Safely?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Can I get a massage? Travel with my unvaccinated kids? Eat indoors at a restaurant? Hit the gym? Experts weigh in with advice on 16 frequently asked post-vaccination questions.


'We're In A War With This Virus': Biden Lays Out COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Friday, January 15, 2021

President-Elect Joe Biden shares details of how his administration hopes to tackle the country's public health crisis. It's an aggressive plan that he needs Congress to fund.


'Tis The Season To Celebrate. Here's How To Do It Safely

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Many favorite holiday traditions could be treacherous this year because of the coronavirus. Here's how experts view the risks — and some creative, safer alternatives to keep up a festive mood.