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US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for Americans who catch the coronavirus from...

Omicron comes just in time to (maybe) ruin Christmas plans

A year after canceling Christmas plans in favor of video calls with family, Brandon Powell is ready to do it all over again. When Powell...

Book review: ‘Sickening’ examines disparity in health care for Black Americans

Something inside isn’t working quite right. Your stomach hurts, your lungs are on fire, you gurgle where you shouldn’t, and there’s a sharp pain where...

Teen drug use decreased in 2021, according to a new national survey

Substance use among teens decreased in 2021, according to data from a new national survey. The Monitoring the Future Survey is conducted annually by researchers...

People go to libraries for more than books. That’s why some are hiring social workers.

Yanna McGraw has a unique role at the Indianapolis Public Library. She’s the library’s first full-time social worker – one of about a dozen...

Getting a Flu Vaccine is More Important Now than Ever Before

Broderick Rhyant, M.D.,chief physician executive Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor Flu season is upon us and medical experts are more adamant than ever that we...

Diabetes panel discusses risk factors, management

In partnership with WFYI Side Effects News, Indianapolis Recorder editor Oseye Boyd will moderate the discussion, “Diabetes: A Crisis in Plain Sight,” with local...

‘I had to change my life’: Diabetes on the rise in younger Americans

Dy’Ann Jones is a third-generation diabetic. Her grandmother was diagnosed in her mid-60s, her mother in her late 50s. Jones, however, was diagnosed with...

Here’s where to get help if you can’t afford your insulin

It’s no surprise many skimp on their insulin dose or skip it altogether considering Americans pay much more for the medicine than people in...

Millions of people need insulin. Why is it so expensive?

It was 2004 when Ida Allen was diagnosed with diabetes. The disease runs in her family, from her mother to her husband to all...

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