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Pandemic creates a cycle of decline of physical activity and mental health, study suggests

Calling it a broad-scale problem, researchers say changes are needed to make activity — and open spaces — more accessible to all.

Your coronavirus questions, answered: Could you still test positive for covid-19 months after the infection?

Yes, some people could continue to test positive for that long, but this does not mean they are still contagious to others.

Mapping America’s hospitalization and vaccination divide

The geography of covid-19 vaccinations and hospitalizations across the United States reveal a stark divide: areas with low rates of vaccination have higher rates of admitted patients.

In Larry Nassar’s shadow, a larger sex abuse case at the University of Michigan

More than 950 people allege they were molested by a campus physician in what may turn out to be the largest such case in U.S. history.

Many unvaccinated people are not opposed to getting a shot. The challenge is trying to get it to them.

The unvaccinated but willing account for approximately 10 percent of the American population, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Immunizing this group could be critical to attaining herd immunity and protecting those disproportio…

Hospitals overwhelmed by covid are turning to ‘crisis standards of care.’ What does that mean?

Some places have adopted statewide crisis standards of care, in which health systems can prioritize patients for scarce resources — based largely on their likelihood of survival — and even deny treatment.

Your coronavirus questions, answered: Which type of masks are best?

Nearly every mask provides some protection for the wearer, but the level of protection will vary based on the material and fit.

Too much sugar is bad for your health. Here are ways to cut it back.

These five steps can make it easier to reduce the sweet-tasting carbohydrates.

The Big Number: 24 million Americans age 40 and older deal with cataracts

The number of people with the eye affliction will reach 50 million over the next three decades, experts say.

A once-in-a-decade chance to overhaul health care gets personal for Democrats and advocates

Lawmakers are desperately trying to balance dozens of health priorities, from fighting obesity to pandemic preparedness, in their upcoming $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending package.

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