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NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

By Fred Mogul, WNYC | Dec 4, 2020

Many front-line workers are nervous about hospital preparedness, and many observers are less bullish about the effectiveness of the coronavirus testing and tracing infrastructure.

States Plan for Vaccine as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

States Plan for Vaccine as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

By Sam Metz, Ryan J. Foley | Dec 4, 2020

States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month.

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

By Julie Appleby | Dec 3, 2020

People buying their own health insurance have even more to think about this year, particularly those post-COVID-19 patients with lingering health concerns, the "long haulers," who join the club of Americans with preexisting conditions.

New Study Explores How Hydration Affects Happiness and Optimism

New Study Explores How Hydration Affects Happiness and Optimism

Dec 3, 2020

Does being properly hydrated have a transcendent effect on our lives? According to a new poll, hydration may be the recipe for happiness.

Come for a Dental Cleaning, Leave With a COVID Vaccine?

Come for a Dental Cleaning, Leave With a COVID Vaccine?

By Rachel Bluth | Dec 3, 2020

With multiple COVID-19 vaccines rapidly heading toward approval, optometrists and dentists are pushing for the authority to immunize patients during routine eye exams and dental cleanings.

Do 'Self-Cleaning' Elevator Buttons Really Work?

Do 'Self-Cleaning' Elevator Buttons Really Work?

Dec 3, 2020

Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it's hard to verify claims of "self-cleaning" or "antiviral" surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic.

As Hospitals Fill With COVID Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard to Find

As Hospitals Fill With COVID Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard to Find

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, and Carrie Feibel | Dec 2, 2020

Hospitals are worried staffing levels won't be able to keep up with demand as doctors, nurses and specialists such as respiratory therapists become exhausted or, worse, infected and sick themselves.

Stay Home for the Holidays or Get Tested Twice, CDC Urges

Stay Home for the Holidays or Get Tested Twice, CDC Urges

By Lindsey Tanner | Dec 2, 2020

Don't travel over the upcoming holidays. But if you must, consider getting coronavirus tests before and after, U.S. health officials urged Wednesday.

Lockdown Hookups? Study Suggests Gay and Bisexual Men Have More Sex During Pandemic

Lockdown Hookups? Study Suggests Gay and Bisexual Men Have More Sex During Pandemic

Dec 2, 2020

A new study suggests gay and bisexual men are having more sex, not less during the pandemic.

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

By Tammy Webber, Heather Hollingsworth | Dec 2, 2020

Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point.

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

By Lauran Neergaard, Danica Kirka | Dec 2, 2020

British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

Where COVID Is on the Menu: Failed Contact Tracing Leaves Diners in the Dark

Where COVID Is on the Menu: Failed Contact Tracing Leaves Diners in the Dark

By Anna Almendrala | Dec 1, 2020

In most of the country, diners are left in the dark about which restaurants have been linked to outbreaks of the virus.

How Long? Here's a Tool Designed to Help Evaluate Your COVID-Risks

How Long? Here's a Tool Designed to Help Evaluate Your COVID-Risks

Nov 30, 2020

A pair of MIT professors have come up with a useful tool to evaluate indoor COVID-19 risks.

Giving the Gift of CBD: 10 Favorite CBD Brands of the Season

Giving the Gift of CBD: 10 Favorite CBD Brands of the Season

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 30, 2020

EDGE has curated the ultimate CBD holiday gift guide, including CBD gift boxes, CBD gift bundles, and the best CBD products of 2020. The only difficulty will be deciding whether to gift them or keep for yourself!

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

By Colleen Long | Nov 30, 2020

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.

Moderna Asking US, European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

Moderna Asking US, European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 30, 2020

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection, ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

By Tamara Lush | Nov 29, 2020

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

Recovery Unplugged: What Gratitude Really Looks Like

Recovery Unplugged: What Gratitude Really Looks Like

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 28, 2020

"There's a split second when I wake up in the morning when I forget that I'm not waking up dope sick," says recovering addict Jonah Brooks. "Everything about my life is going so well, and it's just more beautiful than I ever thought possible."

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

By Markian Hawryluk, Rae Ellen | Nov 27, 2020

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nurses can make more than $6,200 a week. A recent posting for a job in Fargo, North Dakota, offered more than $8,000 a week. Some can get as much as $10,000.

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 27, 2020

Three life-long friends are reinvigorating Wisconsin's historic hemp industry with a vertically integrated company producing some of the industry's best CBD products.

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