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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…

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The day has finally come — two weeks have passed since you received your second dose of the vaccine, making you officially fully vaccinated. You’re ready to celebrate. And you’re dreaming of having your other vaccinated friends over to join. But is it a good idea?

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.