Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What does the new CDC guidance tell us about the COVID-19 pandemic?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance Thursday that rolls back recommendations for social distancing and quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, bringing the agency in line with how most Americans ...

Health

Video: Can a beverage provide a brain boost?

Have you looked at the lineup of soft drinks available at your grocery store lately? Dozens of new types of beverages claim to offer a myriad of health benefits. Some include ingredients such as nootropics and adaptogens, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should you be concerned about bird flu?

While humans continue to cope with COVID-19, the H5N1 bird flu has created its own pandemic, killing wild birds like geese and bald eagles in Illinois and driving poultry farmers to cull more than 37 million birds across ...

Vaccination

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus—even though it's not clear if changes are needed.

Surgery

Heal Thyself: Most who tear Achilles tendon can skip surgery

It's a weekend warrior's nightmare. You're playing hoops in the driveway and go up for a lay-up. You land and hear a pop: you've torn your Achilles tendon. Do you have surgery or hope it heals with just a cast and rehab? ...

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