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Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is my cloth mask good enough to face the...

In recent months, some European airlines have banned the use of cloth face coverings to control the spread of the coronavirus during air travel, instead favoring surgical masks — sometimes referred to as medical or disposable — and N95 respirators.

Chicago author’s ‘(Mis)diagnosed’ makes the case that care for your mental...

Jonathan Foiles, inelegant as it sounds, is an activist therapist. That’s not an official title — he’s a Hyde Park psychotherapist and lecturer at University of Chicago School of Social Administration. But activist therapist works, too. For several years, across a pair of books and several articles for Slate and Psychology Today, he’s been advocating for a seemingly obvious practice — therapists need to more intimately consider a person’s neighborhood, history and the systemic forces at play before settling into a mental-health diagnosis.

Mayo Clinic Minute: When spine surgery is the answer

Having a back injury can put a person's life on hold. While most people can find relief through nonsurgical methods like physical therapy, steroid injections and medication management, some patients, including those with spine disorders, may need surgical intervention.

Healthy Men: The benefits of weightlifting

Sure-fire, get-in-the-best-shape-of-your-life-or-your-money-back fitness fads have been around for thousands of years. Just in my lifetime, I’ve seen boot camps, Bowflex, CrossFit, hula hooping, Insanity, Jazzercise, kettle bells, P90X, Pilates, pole dancing, spinning, Tabata — and that’s by no means a complete list. Over the years — centuries really — one method won’t ever show up on a list of fads, but, despite the lack of hype, it may very well be the most beneficial of the bunch: good, old-fashioned weightlifting. Let’s take a look at some of the proven benefits of weight training.

Editorial: As infections spike, Europeans are set to block US travelers...

Added to the growing list of damage the anti-vaccination/anti-mask crowd is doing to America is the recommendation of renewed travel bans in the European Union against U.S. visitors, due to spiking coronavirus cases here. Congratulations to all those anti-science “patriots” out there for turning America into a global leper.

Quinn on Nutrition: Supplements for high blood pressure

GW from Carmel, California, writes: “You have been very helpful in the past, so I thought I would pose another question to you. From my research online and talking with various people, I have identified several non-prescription blood pressure reducers and I wanted to get your input. They are celery seed extract, grape seed extract, L-Arginine, nitric oxide.

COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations

A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician.

In prison, the gym was his safe haven. Now he’s helping...

Centeno would spend 10 years in federal prison. But seemingly hitting rock bottom, it was there he discovered a new passion that would eventually turn his life around.

FDA approves nasal spray to treat migraines, promising ‘efficacy on demand’

SEATTLE — Impel NeuroPharma, a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week for its novel nasal spray that treats migraine headaches.

Are you at risk for prostate cancer?

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which make this a good time to learn more about the risk factors for prostate cancer.

Editorial: As infections spike, Europeans are set to block US travelers...

Added to the growing list of damage the anti-vaccination/anti-mask crowd is doing to America is the recommendation of renewed travel bans in the European Union against U.S. visitors, due to spiking coronavirus cases here. Congratulations to all those anti-science “patriots” out there for turning America into a global leper.

Healthy Men: The benefits of weightlifting

Sure-fire, get-in-the-best-shape-of-your-life-or-your-money-back fitness fads have been around for thousands of years. Just in my lifetime, I’ve seen boot camps, Bowflex, CrossFit, hula hooping, Insanity, Jazzercise, kettle bells, P90X, Pilates, pole dancing, spinning, Tabata — and that’s by no means a complete list. Over the years — centuries really — one method won’t ever show up on a list of fads, but, despite the lack of hype, it may very well be the most beneficial of the bunch: good, old-fashioned weightlifting. Let’s take a look at some of the proven benefits of weight training.

Mayo Clinic Minute: When spine surgery is the answer

Having a back injury can put a person's life on hold. While most people can find relief through nonsurgical methods like physical therapy, steroid injections and medication management, some patients, including those with spine disorders, may need surgical intervention.

Chicago author’s ‘(Mis)diagnosed’ makes the case that care for your mental...

Jonathan Foiles, inelegant as it sounds, is an activist therapist. That’s not an official title — he’s a Hyde Park psychotherapist and lecturer at University of Chicago School of Social Administration. But activist therapist works, too. For several years, across a pair of books and several articles for Slate and Psychology Today, he’s been advocating for a seemingly obvious practice — therapists need to more intimately consider a person’s neighborhood, history and the systemic forces at play before settling into a mental-health diagnosis.

Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is my cloth mask good enough to face the...

In recent months, some European airlines have banned the use of cloth face coverings to control the spread of the coronavirus during air travel, instead favoring surgical masks — sometimes referred to as medical or disposable — and N95 respirators.