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US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

HEALTH | By Michael Kunzelman | Jun 22, 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.

At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

HEALTH | By Tate Gunnerson, American Heart Association News | Jun 21, 2021

For most transgender people, starting hormone therapy requires a therapist's approval. As the recipient of a new heart, Maddox Jones also needed his transplant team's OK.

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

HEALTH | By Eric Berger | Jun 21, 2021

The politicization of the shots, misinformation and flawed public messaging from the government have made the vaccines controversial and something some public figures are reluctant to endorse.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

HEALTH | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

'Protected Them to Death': Elder-Care COVID Rules under Fire

'Protected Them to Death': Elder-Care COVID Rules under Fire

HEALTH | By Michael Rubinkam | Jun 19, 2021

Pandemic restrictions are falling away almost everywhere — except inside many of America's nursing homes.

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

HIV/AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.

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