How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could jeopardize the Affordable Care Act
As the senior member of the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc, she had been a reliable vote to uphold the ACA and had been expected to do so again with the latest challenge. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Often, the elderly handle the pandemic very well. Here’s why.
Those 65 and older are usually more seasoned at waiting and more experienced at dealing with hardships and crises. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellyn A. Lem Source Type: news

‘Long-haul’ covid-19 complications are real. I faced similar problems after surviving Ebola.
I’ve treated many patients with the disease. Their ailments continue long after their initial diagnosis. We doctors don’t know why. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Craig A. Spencer Source Type: news

Pandemic sparks more people to hunt for their birthparents, long lost relatives
Finding a father, a mother or other kin becomes a bigger goal for some. And groups helping adoptees seek reunions say they’re seeing a growth in activity. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Selin Davis Source Type: news

Educational films reflect evolving views in 1960s about the health dangers of air pollution
“Darkening Day” features movies that were made to be watched in schools, libraries and noncommercial venues. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Trump’s appointees sought to censor what government scientists said about the coronavirus, emails show
Their emails showed how they hectored government scientists even as the virus raged out control. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Is it covid-19 or the flu? What doctors say about the symptoms.
The viruses' symptoms are similar, making it hard to distinguish between them. Doctors are urging people to get the annual flu vaccine to prevent a "twindemic" this fall and winter. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Iati Source Type: news

CDC reverses controversial coronavirus guidelines for testing people without symptoms
The move comes after the White House coronavirus task force directed the agency last month to make changes that limited testing, sparking an outcry among medical and public health experts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Trump contradicts health advisers on coronavirus vaccine timetable as death toll mounts
CDC Director Robert Redfield is the latest to run afoul of the president’s upbeat message in the runup to the Nov. 3 election. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anne Gearan Source Type: news

Vaccine companies reveal their study designs, even as Trump sows confusion
President Trump made claims about a potential coronavirus vaccine. Much depends on what happens, but here is what we can really expect. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Is the coronavirus spreading silently among kids? Testing limits make it hard to tell.
Age limits at certain testing sites, the reduced prioritization of asymptomatic testing and children's trepidation about swabs could contribute to testing blind spots among kids. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

Top health official says states need about $6 billion from Congress to distribute coronavirus vaccine
‘We need to get resources to states now,' warns CDC Director Robert Redfield. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

La pandemia está alterando tu periodo
Muchas mujeres reportan saltarse periodos, tener ciclos más cortos o largos, y variaciones en el volumen en el flujo o en los dolores menstruales. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Rosenbloom Source Type: news

CDC director says coronavirus vaccines won’t be widely available till the middle of next year
It will take months after approval for a vaccine to help control the pandemic, according to top public health official. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Top Trump health appointee taking medical leave after insurrection remarks
Michael Caputo will be gone for 60 days while his top aide, Paul Alexander, will leave HHS permanently, the agency said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Pandemic isolation has killed thousands of Alzheimer’s patients while families watch from afar
Beyond the staggering U.S. deaths from the coronavirus, 13,200 more people than expected have died from Alzheimer’s and dementia since the pandemic started. Doctors say isolation has killed many of them. From the doorway of a nursing home, one man fights to save his wife. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Maine wedding ‘superspreader’ event is now linked to seven deaths. None of those people attended.
The nuptials have been linked to more than 175 reported coronavirus infections and also to the deaths of seven people, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

New York City’s shutdown reduced spread of coronavirus by 70 percent, study finds
Masks also played a big role in curbing the spread. But the research suggests that people don’t always wear masks consistently, or even correctly. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina Firozi Source Type: news

Top HHS official apologizes for incendiary remarks accusing colleagues of ‘sedition’
Michael Caputo signaled the possibility of a departure, telling staff members he was considering a medical leave. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Coronavirus kills far more Hispanic and Black children than White youths, CDC study finds
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
In the months since the outbreak of a new coronavirus was first reported in China late last year, millions of people have contracted it globally, with cases reported in nearly every country in the world. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Alcantara Source Type: news

Trump seizes on judge’s ruling that Pennsylvania lockdown is ‘unconstitutional’
Within hours after the decision was filed, Trump retweeted about two dozen posts about the blow to the Democratic governor’s orders. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

Top Trump health appointee Michael Caputo warns of armed insurrection after election
The assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services promoted conspiracy theories in a Facebook Live event. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Medicaid rolls swell amid the pandemic’s historic job losses, straining state budgets
Nevada serves as a cautionary tale, with a 13.5 percent increase in enrollment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

More cities and states are opening bars and restaurants despite mounting evidence of potential danger
Data suggests that deciding to reopen a bar might pose a greater threat of spreading the coronavirus than opening the doors of a restaurant. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Weiner Source Type: news

Stress over pandemic makes OCD symptoms worse in some children
Mental health experts say they’re seeing a rise in general levels of anxiety and depression for young people with the disorder. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Landau Source Type: news

Losing 13 percent of your weight could lead to big improvements in your health
New research shows such weight loss might lower the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Trump officials seek greater control over CDC reports on coronavirus
Michael Caputo, the top HHS spokesman, said in an interview Saturday he and one of his advisers have been seeking greater scrutiny of the CDC’s weekly scientific dispatches, known as the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, for the past three and a half months. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

In these trying times, dentists are seeing more people with teeth-grinding and jaw-clenching — a.k.a. bruxism
The disorder can happen while you’re awake or asleep. There are ways to avoid the problem, such as methods to relax your jaw and mouthguards. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Sohn Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine trial resumes in U.K. after week-long pause
The closely watched coronavirus vaccine trial resumed after an independent committee and health regulators investigated a possible adverse event and found it was safe to continue the study. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Uncertainty fuels anxiety, causing your mind to conjure up scary scenarios. The pandemic can magnify the angst.
Such uneasiness can leave people exhausted and promote more fear. But many can learn to be resilient during a crisis like this outbreak, experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christie Aschwanden Source Type: news

Clinical psychologist’s book aims to help you build resilience, face hardship during a stressful time like the pandemic
In “Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity,” Michelle Pearce offers a guide for those who want to turn their darkest moments into new growth. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Here’s how Joe Biden would combat the pandemic if he wins the election
Public health experts from the Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush administrations are devising plans for a coordinated and muscular federal response. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

High numbers of Los Angeles patients complained about coughs as early as December, study says
The authors of the new report say electronic medical records suggest the possibility of a coronavirus transmission in California weeks before officials declared a pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

Vaping among teens falls for the first time in three years
E-cigarette use overall dropped from 28 percent to 20 percent among high schoolers even as the percent who appear addicted increased. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Why the AstraZeneca trial for a coronavaccine was put on hold
The pause, triggered by a serious adverse event in one of the participants, has raised many questions. Here are some answers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Major coronavirus vaccine trial is paused to investigate unexplained illness
The halt shows that safety protections are working, experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

‘Worst case scenarios’ at Sturgis rally could link event to 266,000 coronavirus cases, study says
South Dakota officials questioned the study, with Gov. Kristi Noem (R) calling it “grossly misleading.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittany Shammas Source Type: news

’Worst case scenarios’ at Sturgis rally could link event to 266,000 coronavirus cases, study says
South Dakota officials questioned the study, with Gov. Kristi Noem (R) calling it “grossly misleading.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittany Shammas Source Type: news

Managing pain without in-person care
Many people depend on manual therapies to keep their medical conditions in check. Covid-19 has altered that landscape. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Loudin Source Type: news

In pandemic era, the term palliative care is even more scary for some. So specialists want to rename it.
People erroneously think that they are being sent to physicians who will help them die. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haider J. Warraich Source Type: news

La pandemia está arruinando nuestro sueño, lo que podría poner en peligro la salud pública, según expertos.
Los expertos afirman que el impacto global y el carácter prolongado sin precedentes de la pandemia amenazan con expandir la tasa de insomnio crónico. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

During pandemic, growth of U.S. adults with mental health issues jumps to 53 percent
Two reports found that bad mental health effects from the stress of coronavirus were more common among women than men. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

A neighborhood walk is an easy and inexpensive way to keep fit
It’s aerobic, which is good for cardiovascular health. It’s weight-bearing, which is good for bone health. It works your muscles. And it benefits your brain and your mood. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill U. Adams Source Type: news

Even if you’re in your 20s, you should regularly get your cholesterol checked
High cholesterol doesn’t usually come with symptoms, and many people — especially young adults — have never had theirs checked during adulthood. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Pandemic makes flu shots vital this season. Health officials aim for easier, safer ways for you to get the vaccine.
Physicians warn that people can contract both influenza and covid-19 at the same time. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Telling the difference between flu and coronavirus is essential for treatment
The distinctive loss of taste and smell is one clear sign of covid-19. But experts worry other overlapping symptoms will cause major confusion about the two diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

For pediatricians, covid-19 presents a thorny problem
Some schools are back in session and flu season is just around the corner. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Covid-19: A bad flu season colliding with the pandemic could be overwhelming
It’s a scenario infectious-disease experts dread: flu arriving amid the coronavirus. But the mask-wearing and social distancing could also limit influenza. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Experts project autumn surge in coronavirus cases, with a peak after Election Day
‘It’s not so much whether it’s coming, but how big is it going to be,’ one epidemiologist said of an expected viral wave. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news