(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy defended President Joe Biden's new actions to combat COVID-19, calling it an "ambitious" and "thoughtful" plan to increase vaccinations as the country has faced more than 100,000 cases a day for the past four weeks and roughly... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Biden administration in recent weeks has announced a series of mandates that require long-term care facilities to fully vaccinate staff against COVID-19, drawing mixed responses from providers, industry leaders and advocates, including those who said the federal policies will put... Read More.
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- When Cathey Stoner gave birth to a baby boy last month, it was a miracle years in the making. Stoner delivered the child after serving as a surrogate for her twin sister, Sarah Sharp, who could not carry a pregnancy after being... Read More.
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Mississippi health officials are urging expectant mothers to get vaccinated after a "significant" number of COVID-19 fatalities in pregnant women during the state's delta surge. The state health department is investigating eight reports of pregnant women who died from COVID-19 in the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Henry Ray Fischbach, a jazz singer from New York City, was playing a show at a neighborhood restaurant in July when he collapsed mid-performance. "I was feeling fine until that last number and as I was performing that song, I started to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- After banning sale of nearly 950,000 lesser-known e-cigarette products, the Food and Drug Administration has delayed its decision related to products made by Juul, the largest e-cigarette manufacturer. The FDA had a court-ordered Sept. 9 deadline to review 6.5 million applications for so-called... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Levi Quartucci, an 11-year-old from Wimberley, Texas, caught COVID-19 several days after starting back to school in person. During his battle with the virus, the sixth-grade student, who is too young to be vaccinated, was hospitalized with a high-grade fever and then... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When plus-sized supermodel Tess Holliday opened up this spring about her struggle with anorexia, she also spoke about the backlash she received, saying, "I understand that people look at me and I don’t fit what we have seen presented as the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As millions of students return to classrooms, the U.S. is facing its most significant pediatric COVID-19 surge yet, with a record number of American children now testing positive for the virus every week. In the last week alone, nearly 252,000 children in... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Vaccines work to dramatically reduce the risk of developing COVID-19, but no vaccine is perfect. Now, with 174 million people already fully vaccinated, a small portion are experiencing a so-called "breakthrough" infection, meaning they test positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated. But doctors say... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Much has been made about people of color being hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Numbers have shown that Black and Latino vaccination rates are lagging behind those of white people in America. About 40% of Black people and 45% of Latinos have... Read More.
(FLAT ROCK, Mich.) -- A gas leak that likely originated at a Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Michigan has prompted health officials to recommend that residents evacuate as the fumes from the fuel drift to nearby neighborhoods. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services... Read More.