LOS ANGELES – During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Zubin and Tenzing Carvalho were on high alert. The two brothers from Hemet, Calif., ages 14 and 12, come from a family of healthcare workers, many of them in New Jersey and New York, two of the hardest hit s…
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Josh Wiese, 45, of St. Louis, was training for ultramarathons before what was likely COVID-19 forced him to quarantine at home in March. Now, he must use an inhaler twice a day and can barely jog two miles. He struggles with his memory and finding the right words.
For months, the nation has been assaulted by an invisible enemy that has the upper hand. The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has many wondering, how is this affecting the mental health of the populace?
LOS ANGELES – Pico Boulevard has been quieter than usual since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, but Amorette Brooms' Queen Boutique, a tiny storefront west of La Brea Avenue, has been busy.
Usually around this time of year, the Homewood Science Center near Chicago is full of school and camp groups learning about roller coasters and building with Legos. This summer, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the south suburban center has been offering at-home science activities to kee…
Right now we all have more than our fair share of problems, not just the pandemic, inequality, and the economy but also interpersonal issues, which can loom much larger with all of this. Here are some tips for staying emotionally balanced and getting those annoying problems solved.
AUSTIN, Texas – Aliyah Marandiz, who grew up a member of the Baha'i faith, said that her religion influences her actions, her perspective and how she treats other people, much the same way any religion would.
BALTIMORE – Teacher Allison Engel and the rest of the staff at Ridge Ruxton School in Towson, Md., had just one day to pull off the impossible and figure out how to educate their students with disabilities over a computer screen.
Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same – particularly for people over 60.
By Dec. 1, there will be an estimated 295,011 coronavirus deaths in the United States since the start of the pandemic. But nearly 66,000 of these deaths – about one in four – could have been prevented if all Americans would wear a mask in public, according to the Institute for Health Metrics…
Acute symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough, fever and shortness of breath, are now widely known. What is not known, however, is what symptoms and complications may linger long after an initial COVID-19 infection. Early research shows the disease attacks more than just the respiratory system, …
Families across the U.S. will be getting yet another taste of home schooling this fall, as many school districts opt for some degree of remote learning due to risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In these days where there is high anxiety around COVID-19, getting your sleep isn't easy. But a good night's sleep is a key factor in maintaining your health and protecting your immune system.
DALLAS – Christine Quinn Twito's dream wedding didn't include cutting her guest list from around 400 to 130 and seating them 10 feet apart.
During the Black Death, which originated in Asia and terrorized Europe from 1347 to 1352, artists captured the macabre zeitgeist with depictions of mocking skeletons wielding scythes and leading townsfolk to their painful deaths.
LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Trujillo made a 30-minute trip from her home in San Diego County to the country roads of Wildomar in Riverside County for the first time in weeks.
For the past couple of decades, we have been hyperfocused on "happiness." What it is, how to find it, who has it, how they got it, and where can I get mine? Is it meditation, visualization, diet, exercise, therapy, journaling, creating – and yes, all of these help, but right now, I don't thi…
CHICAGO – The pandemic has everyone stuck at home, where alcohol and snacks are within easy reach. So if you find that you're drinking more, you're not alone. From March to June, the COVID Symptom Study found 20% of their almost 100,000 participants reported increased drinking since the pand…
CHICAGO – When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Chicago Public Schools to make a hurried switch to remote instruction earlier this year, Lidia Muro said it didn't work out so well for her 5-year-old stepson Elijah, then a kindergartner at Marvin Camras Elementary.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – If ever there was a San Bernardino resident who deserved a fiesta for her funeral, it was Lucy Reyes.
Are you upset over a lover who betrayed you? Furious about someone who lied about you to co-workers? Angry about money you got cheated out of in a business deal?
COLUMBUS, Ohio – When 16-year-old Sydney Bleyle envisions the upcoming school year, she's hopeful for a volleyball season, classes shared with friends and her teachers providing helpful guidance in three challenging Advanced Placement courses.
BALTIMORE – On a hot day recently, relief workers with World Central Kitchen passed out boxes of white fish with vegetables to South Baltimore residents.
PHILADELPHIA – In April of 1996 Bob Carroll and some friends held a fundraiser for their ill pal Alfred Patrone. Approximately 1,200 people showed up for a beef'n'beer and raised about $55,000 to help Patrone pay his bills while fighting cancer. The gathering helped show Patrone how many peo…
Whenever a vaccine for the coronavirus becomes available, one thing is virtually certain: There won't be enough to go around. That means there will be rationing.
ORLANDO, Fla. – With more people staying home during the coronavirus pandemic and playing closer attention to their dogs and cats, the need for veterinary care is booming right now.
DETROIT – A Belleville, Mich., man completed his sixth world record alongside the doctors who cared for his wife before she died of thyroid cancer.
PHILADELPHIA – Halo wasn't the kind of rescue dog everybody wanted, or that anybody wanted, for nearly a year.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Rev. Edrin Williams, pastor of one of the most racially diverse churches in the Twin Cities, quickly launched an emergency food distribution center when rioting after the death of George Floyd destroyed neighborhood stores. Now he's taken on another role as well: dispensing…
LOS ANGELES –The advertisements started popping up on social media almost immediately after Los Angeles Unified School District said campuses would remain closed for the start of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ricky Kidd sways to the rap beats of "Rockstar." Like thousands of others on the social media platform TikTok, he does the dance that went viral: pantomiming driving his Lamborghini, playing air guitar, all the cool moves.
I recently received a paean to my generation – the so-called "boomers" – that has been circulating on the Internet for some time now. It recalls and celebrates the freedom we enjoyed as children and the personal responsibility our parents enforced upon us – concerning the latter, much to our…
Primetime Emmy nominations arrive Tuesday morning, and given the state of the world, you could be forgiven for being unaware (or uninterested) that they are even happening this year. But the show, probably a virtually gathering, will go on, scheduled to take place Sept. 20.
The protesters in Portland, Ore., known as the Wall of Moms are among self-identified mothers willing to take lead positions during demonstrations. They're not the first. In recent decades, mothers across the globe have played significant roles in a variety of conflicts. Whether in oppositio…
ORLANDO, Fla. – While many Floridians hunker down in the air conditioning to escape the summer heat, Riley Nutt is on a mission to walk from the Sunshine State's Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast.
Researchers have known since early in the coronavirus pandemic that the true number of infected people is higher than what is reflected in daily case totals. That's because many people infected with the virus develop mild symptoms or none at all, and therefore may not get tested.
BALTIMORE – The view from 19 stories above St. Paul Street in midtown Baltimore affords the 85-year-old artist Raoul Middleman plenty of subject matter for his daily paintings in watercolor and gouache: The harbor and Francis Scott Key Bridge, Canton and Clinton Street, cargo cranes and rail…
MINNEAPOLIS - As COVID-19 deaths peaked this spring, Teri Woodhull faced a tough decision on treatments for cancer - a condition that already makes her more vulnerable to the pandemic.
OLD FRONTENAC, Minn. - The tangled deciduous woods that surround the southeastern Minnesota village of Old Frontenac are busy with sound. Especially at dawn and dusk, they echo with birdsong. Wind whooshes through live trees and rattles dead ones. At night, coyotes trade lonesome calls with …
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