ABC News (NEW YORK) — A Texas doctor who survived six brain surgeries and a stroke is now treating people at the same hospital where she used to be a patient, bringing a unique perspective to her practice as a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician. “You learn so many things in medical school but […]

rbkomar/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Researchers are one step closer to developing a vaccine for Lyme disease, which affects nearly half a million people each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pfizer, the maker of a COVID-19 vaccine, announced Monday it is starting a phase 3 […]

Courtesy Jeffrey Todd (NEW YORK) — When the first lesion appeared on Jeffrey Todd’s right cheek in mid-July, the 43-year-old didn’t pay too much attention to it. “I noticed I had like a pimple or like a blemish on my cheek and it had this very odd-looking raised white circle around the outside of the […]

Joao Paulo Burini/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — It’s time to say “bye-bye” to bug bites. As summer is still in full effect, so are lots of bugs that are ready to bite or sting exposed skin. Whether you are headed on a nature walk or out for a pool dip, everything from mosquitos and ticks […]

Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is moving forward with a plan to increase the U.S. monkeypox vaccine supply by as much as five times. In an announcement Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said he issued a determination, made possible by the public health emergency declared last week, that […]

Mark Sagliocco/WireImage (NEW YORK) — Ashton Kutcher says he’s “lucky to be alive” after he says he developed vasculitis, a rare condition. In a first look from Monday night’s new episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge from Access Hollywood, the Punk’d creator opened up to the British adventurer about developing […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — The same month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a couple in Kansas, thousands of miles away from Washington, D.C., faced their own abortion decision. Breanna O’Brien said she was 20 weeks pregnant with her first child in June and in the process of […]

Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Last week monkeypox was declared a public health emergency in the U.S. and now with more than 8,900 confirmed cases of monkeypox, thousands of Americans are struggling with a defining feature of the condition, skin lesions. The classic skin lesions of monkeypox start with a pimple-like lesion […]

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has deployed a federal team to New York to investigate the case of polio detected in Rockland County. The team will also help administer vaccinations in the county, according to ABC station WABC-TV. It’s unclear how long the CDC will […]

TEK IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Scientists have made a distressing discovery on how global warming will affect known infectious diseases. Climate hazards are expected to aggravate 58% of all known human pathogens, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change. That’s over half of infectious diseases discovered since the end […]

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