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How Risky is Dining Out During COVID-19 Pandemic?

How Risky is Dining Out During COVID-19 Pandemic?

FOOD/DRINK | Jul 7
There is some risk, but health officials say there are precautions you can take to minimize the chances you'll be exposed to the virus.

Does Wearing a Mask Pose Any Health Risks?

Does Wearing a Mask Pose Any Health Risks?

HEALTH | Jul 2
In areas where COVID-19 is spreading, health experts agree that wearing masks or other face coverings in public helps reduce the risk of spreading the virus when people can't socially distance by staying six feet apart.

Are You In a COVID Cloud of Confusion From Mixed Messages?

Are You In a COVID Cloud of Confusion From Mixed Messages?

HEALTH | By Shefali Luthra | Jun 30
The public has been barraged by conflicting messages in part because the country is dealing with a new and still poorly understood virus and in part because politicians and scientists deliver conflicting advice.

How Risky is Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

How Risky is Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

SCIENCE | Jun 30
Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can too.

Summer May Decide Fate of Leading Shots in Vaccine Race

Summer May Decide Fate of Leading Shots in Vaccine Race

HEALTH | By Lauren Neergaard | Jun 29
If the best COVID-19 vaccine is only 50% effective, "that's still to me a great vaccine," said Dr. Drew Weissman of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sex In The Time Of COVID: Gay Men Begin To Embrace A 'New Normal'

Sex In The Time Of COVID: Gay Men Begin To Embrace A 'New Normal'

HEALTH | By David Tuller | Jun 26
Will COVID-19 become the new STI? NYC health department guidelines suggest getting "creative with sexual positions and physical barriers," but will gay men listen?

Airlines Want Flyers To Feel Safe, But COVID Policies Add Turbulence

Airlines Want Flyers To Feel Safe, But COVID Policies Add Turbulence

HEALTH | By Victoria Knight | Jun 26
As consumers consider traveling again, they discover the public health guidelines in place for flying often are a messy patchwork of precautions that lack the teeth to protect passengers.

Easy To Say 'Get Tested.' Harder To Do. Here's How.

Easy To Say 'Get Tested.' Harder To Do. Here's How.

HEALTH | By Bernard J. Wolfson, Phil Galewitz | Jun 24
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, you should seek testing immediately, health care professionals say. If you have no symptoms, here are guideposts for testing.

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope with COVID-19 Angst

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope with COVID-19 Angst

HEALTH | Jun 23
Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jun 19
Some newly unemployed people are taking advantage of special enrollment periods to sign up for plans offered on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces, while others find they qualify for Medicaid.

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