Health

Ted Lyons administers a COVID vaccine to a patient

Why COVID vaccine outreach is still critical in 2023

Pharmacists are working to get the COVID vaccine to communities that may not have easy access to a pharmacy.

 | Chris Stewart

A memorial for Matthew Mangine Jr., who died after a sudden cardiac arrest in June 2020 in Erlanger, Ky.

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?

A Scripps News investigation found though your school may have the equipment it needs to save a life, don’t count on staff to be ready to use it.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Carrie Cochran and Amy Fan and Rosie Cima

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Amazon launches $5-a-month unlimited prescriptions for Prime members

The retail giant’s RxPass has a prescription list that includes more than 50 common medications.

 | Bridget Sharkey

A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

The FDA proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to combat COVID.

 | AP

Airplane taking off from the airport.

Next COVID variant will likely be found in airplane wastewater

Dr. Cindy Friedman, with the CDC Travelers' Health Branch, says airports will likely be the first to know if a new variant comes along.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

Green Bay Packers fans walk into Lambeau Field

Section Yellow supporting sober fans at Green Bay Packers games

Section Yellow sets up near Section 112 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for fans in recovery from alcohol addiction.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Woman using the Flowly VR

Meditation apps to help restore calm and lower stress

Mindfulness apps that help restore your calm. Studies have shown that these practices help build our resilience to stress.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Pregnant woman wiping her nose.

What's ‘pregnancy nose’? It’s a real thing, caused by hormonal changes

Technically, your nose doesn’t get larger — the extra blood your body produces for the baby simply makes it look wider.

 | Bridget Sharkey

Man brushing his teeth.

Researchers link mouth bacteria to deadly brain abscesses

Researchers in the U.K. found that bacteria in the mouth can make their way to the brain through a person's blood and cause infection.

 | Scripps News Staff

A goose walks on a dried bed of a lake.

Does climate change make you anxious? You're not alone

Extreme temperatures can impact physical health, but the changing climate is also taking a toll on mental health, especially for younger generations.

 | Scripps News Staff

Person checks their credit score.

Changes to medical debt reporting could improve your credit score

The three nationwide credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — began removing paid medical debts from consumers' reports.

 | Tricia Goss

A nurse checks on Carol Turner as she receives an IV during a clinic trial

New Alzheimer's drug study seeking more diverse volunteers

Research efforts try to understand why older Black Americans are twice as likely as older White Americans to have Alzheimer's or other dementia.

 | Lindsey Theis

Jellybean, a 4-year-old Golden Retriever mix.

Could dogs be the key to curing childhood cancer?

Through funding from President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative, experts are learning how dogs are offering a unique way of looking at cancer.

 | Chris Conte

Family members of the deceased wait for the cremation procedures at a funeral home in Shanghai, China.

China reports 60,000 COVID-related deaths, says peak passed

The death toll included 5,503 deaths due to respiratory failure caused by COVID-19 and 54,435 fatalities from other ailments combined with COVID-19.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A nurse takes care of a patient.

Study: Post-COVID symptoms can improve; treatment still frustrating

A study found long COVID symptoms improve within a year, but some patients are skeptical, as are doctors trying to help them.

 | Scripps News Staff

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, right, gets a hug as she arrives to deliver her State of the State address

States are proposing millions for mental heath funding

States are proposing millions of dollars for mental health initiatives, including New York, which wants to steer $1 billion toward the issue.

 | Tammy Estwick

Burner on a natural gas stove.

U.S. agency weighing new safety standards for gas stoves

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is researching gas stove emissions and considering new ways to address health concerns.

 | Justin Boggs

Budweiser cans are lined up in a cooler at the World Cup media center at the Qatar National Convention Center

Why are there no cancer warnings on alcohol labels?

The CDC says drinking alcohol increases your risk of getting six different types of cancers.

 | Emily Grossberg

The information booth in the center of the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal.

Did COVID-19 put us in a time warp?

Research indicates the pandemic changed our perception of time.

 | Scripps News Staff

Women exercise on machines in a gym

Why exercise can help us survive COVID-19 and other diseases

Exercise can be beneficial to myriad health issues, and medical experts say that is partly due to controlling inflammation within our bodies.

 | Daniel Grossman

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Actor David Mann talks with Scripps News about battling depression

Actor David Mann shares how he found support for his mental health and how he's encouraging others to seek help.

 | Amber Strong

Kelly Willie poses with an ultrasound photo of her child, due April 2023

Prospective mothers switch jobs for reproductive health benefits

More and more companies since 2015 have been offering fertility benefits. It's a trend that is particularly helpful for couples hoping to have a baby.

 | Elizabeth Ruiz

Children stretch in a classroom

American Academy of Pediatrics shares how to treat childhood obesity

The American Academy of Pediatrics' new guidelines focus on behavioral treatment, medications and potential surgery.

 | Scripps News Staff

A nurse signs a board demanding safe staffing at a rally.

Nurses go on strike at 2 New York City hospitals

The walkout involves as many as 3,500 nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and about 3,600 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

 | AP

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Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm

Seattle Public Schools blames social media for worsening mental health and behavioral disorders in students, making it more difficult to teach them.

 | AP

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How to use your iPhone’s built-in white noise machine

There are a lot of hidden iPhone settings you may be unaware of including this built-in white noise maker that may help you get some great sleep.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A woman watches a video showing a robotic arm performs bone surgery

Doctors Optimistic About Medical Breakthroughs For 2023

The medical community is expecting advancements this year with the potential to change everything from shots to surgery.

 | Lindsey Theis

A woman holds a glass of sparkling wine

The Benefits Of Incorporating A Dry January Into Your New Year

Some people are choosing to cut out alcohol for a month as they start the new year.

 | Cat Sandoval

A salad with tomatoes

How To Include Children In New Year's Diet Resolutions

Experts are offering tips on how to include the entire family in New Year's resolutions to eat healthier.

 | Scripps News Staff

A doctor's stethoscope is seen worn around her neck

Men And Women Given Differing Advice To Treat Heart Disease

Researchers found that heart disease in women has been overlooked and women are less likely than men to be prescribed medication to treat it.

 | Scripps News Staff