The pandemic’s end is in sight and many of you, as I am, are likely planning travels and adventures. To whet your appetites, let’s take a break from COVID and go back 40 years to my trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in fall of 1981. Rereading the tale below, I am grateful I did the climb …
DALLAS – Steve Austin, who often explains what an app is to his neighbors in his senior apartment community, has gained a robust social media following by sharing goofy antics and wearing hats. As Old Man Steve on TikTok, @omsteve, the 82-year-old retired Richland Hills businessman and bache…
LOS ANGELES – Every night, the neighbors converge on the Si family's two-story home, which has large windows and an expansive porch adorned with columns.
BALTIMORE – Rock concerts and COVID vaccine clinics aren’t all that different, if you ask Terry Sapp.
Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors.
Many COVID vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine, a KHN investigation has found.
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Eight decades of marriage for Boca Raton, Florida, Jewish couple Lou and Edith Bluefeld includes many years working on a successful family kosher catering business.
I just love the science of nutrition. It constantly changes as we learn more about how food and nutrients work in the body. And as we gather more information, experts tweak the recommendations for how we should eat.
(After writing two chapters on his long, but ultimately successful, search for a COVID vaccine, Geezer Diarist Chris Bateman is turning to a more upbeat topic: The Old Mill Run, which he helped found in 1978.)
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, heart surgeons warned that fewer people were coming in for bypass operations, valve replacements, and other cardiac procedures, in some cases dying as a result.
LOS ANGELES – Artist Diana L. Sánchez earned her bachelor's in fine arts at Cal State Long Beach as a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the 2012 Obama policy that allows immigrants without legal status to live and work in the United States. But the bulk of her …
ST. LOUIS — Artists who work with the nonprofit group Faces Not Forgotten all receive the same advice: Focus on the eyes.
LOS ANGELES – “COVID Fatigue” is how surgeon Dr. Frank Candela titled his painting — a weary blue face enveloped in a cloud of black. During the winter COVID-19 surge in L.A., Candela sent the painting to Times health reporter Soumya Karlamangla, who tweeted: “When I asked him what inspired …
LOS ANGELES – When Stephanie Fajuri, 36, had an abnormal Pap smear a decade ago, her doctor advised her to come in for annual screenings to keep an eye on her health. She was diligent about doing so regularly — until she was confronted by a pandemic.
Mardi Gras came, went and left a Palatine, Illinois, bakery with a problem: too many ingredients for paczki, the traditional Polish doughnuts Americans eat on Fat Tuesday, and not enough customers.
Despite a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and continued success with COVID-19 vaccines, it's looking likely we will still be wearing masks for some time to come.
The number of young adults without health insurance has plummeted since 2011, largely thanks to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which allowed more adults to qualify for the publicly funded health program, according to a new report by the Urban Institute.
LOS ANGELES – Will Butler breezed through the entrance of the Silver Lake Trader Joe's, bypassing a small line of shoppers waiting to get in. An employee monitoring access said nothing as Butler swept a red-tipped white cane to find his way inside.
ANTIOCH, Calif. — A mobile “strike team” is bringing vaccines to some of Northern California’s most vulnerable residents along with a message: This is how you avoid dying from COVID-19.
Robin Davidson entered the lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital, where her 89-year-old father, Joe, was being treated for a flare-up of congestive heart failure.
This is a story about a unicorn, a little girl who got scary-sick, and a police officer who did his job — and then some.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused wide-reaching changes, including the temporary closure of some schools, as well as gyms, salons, restaurants and other businesses. In addition, many people have transitioned to working from home. These changes affect many elements of your health, including ho…
Six times over the course of a year, some select COVID-19 vaccine recipients at the University of Pennsylvania are rolling up their sleeves for a different kind of needle: one that draws blood.
PHILADELPHIA — Quicker and easier spreading variants of the coronavirus are making some wonder if they should upgrade their mask, or double up with ones they already own. In a question posed to Curious Philly, — our platform where readers ask us questions and reporters hunt down the answers …
A new drug has been found to be so effective against obesity that it may help patients avoid consequences such as diabetes and hypertension, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week.
Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S., with over 655,000 dying annually, according to the American Heart Association. In an ongoing effort to raise awareness around heart health and help prevent heart disease, February is recognized as Heart Month.
FRESNO, Calif. – In the Before (as their children call pre-coronavirus), Rene and Veronica Ramirez sometimes joked after a hectic day that they were "livin' the dream."
Astrology has become almost therapeutic during the pandemic, with apps like Co-Star and Sanctuary making the spiritual practice more accessible.
As the pandemic sends thousands of recovering alcoholics into relapse, hospitals across the country have reported dramatic increases in alcohol-related admissions for critical diseases like alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure.
LOS ANGELES — UCLA senior Yumeng Zhuang fell in love with physics and philosophy as a high school student in her native China. That passion led her to Albert Einstein and Immanuel Kant — and then to a desire to study German so she could read their works as originally written.
PHILADELPHIA – Ellen Rubin is a scientist. For years, she worked as an immunologist on impressive health-related projects — like analyzing adverse drugs reactions and conducting research on pulmonary inflammation, to name a couple — for major pharmaceutical firms.
FREMONT, Calif. — Ursula Haeussler still remembers the frenzy of that day more than a century ago.
Karen Autenrieth vividly remembers the day she lost her wedding ring.
A buzzing restaurant filled with diners, a packed concert hall. Date nights of the past aren’t available this year, claimed by the pandemic.
SAN DIEGO – Like many other San Diegans, Patricia Horvath has been daydreaming for months about what life will be like once she gets the COVID-19 vaccine.
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