Health

The pandemic makes me glad I married a clean freak

When my girlfriend and I met more than a decade ago, I was living in a dump.The apartment was my first after college, a decrepit walk-up in a rundown little building next to the elevated train in Queens, New York.…

Bloodletting and gas fumes: Quack treatments of the 1918 flu

If the idea of drinking hand sanitizer, absorbing ultraviolet light and gargling salt water to prevent or treat Covid-19 sounds bizarre to you, know that this isn't the first time humans have put themselves in dangerous situations to quell their…

7 ways to stay healthy (and sane) during the fall coronavirus surge

Get ready for the most difficult months yet in this pandemic.The fall Covid-19 surge is here, fueled by colder weather, reopened schools and pandemic fatigue. The flu season could make the coronavirus pandemic even worse.For the next several months, new…

CVS, Walgreens to help distribute Covid vaccines to nursing homes

The federal government has made a deal with retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens to help distribute coronavirus vaccine -- once one or more gets authorized -- to long-term care facilities like nursing homes, federal officials said Friday.The two drugstore chains…

Can you get infected with Covid-19 twice? It's complicated

After overcoming a bout with Covid-19, President Donald Trump said he was immune to the virus.Experts say it's possible to get reinfected. But it's rare."So 38 million cases worldwide. A couple of dozen cases of reinfection reported so far," Dr.…

A key to happiness for dads? Being present with newborns

Fatherhood has brought unexpected changes to the life of Jimmy Cate.Sure, the resident of West Des Moines, Iowa, knew that as a new dad he would sleep less. And, yes, he kind of figured there would be a lot of…