Doctors Thought This 25-Year-Old Had COVID-19 After Showing All the Symptoms—But It Was Actually a Flea-Borne Illness

When a 25-year-old man from Southern California experienced headaches, fever, chills, and muscle pain in July, the first thing his doctor did was test him for COVID-19. The patient tested negative, but his symptoms persisted and he sought care at the emergency department. Eventually—after another negative COVID-19 test and almost three weeks of symptoms—he was diagnosed with murine typhus, a […]

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President-Elect Joe Biden Already Has a Plan to Stop the Coronavirus—and These 13 Members of HIs Task Force Will Help Him

President-elect Joe Biden isn't wasting any time—he's already revealed his step-by-step plan for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Biden also announced his COVID task force made up of health care professionals who will help him put his plan into action. The seven-step plan from Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, outlined on their transition website, starts with testing and […]

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What November's Taurus Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Read what your sign's 2020 horoscope predictions have in store for you or check out the Taurus personality profile.  Welcome to November, Taurus! After a tumultuous October, Mercury retrograde in Scorpio finally ends on Tuesday, November 3, but not without drama. Election Day may bring communication mishaps galore, so try to take time for yourself if these things tend to stress you out. […]

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What November's Libra Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Read what your sign's 2020 horoscope predictions have in store for you or check out the Libra personality profile.  Welcome to November, Libra! At the end of last month, you found creative ways to express your softer, more Venusian qualities, perhaps through a new artistic endeavor. Since the middle of October, communication planet Mercury has been retrograde, and it was important for you […]

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The Risk Domestic Violence Survivors Take When They Register to Vote—and How Some States Are Protecting Them

Like a record-breaking number of people in the US this year, Maggie, 27, will be mailing in her ballot to vote in the 2020 presidential election. In her case, though, it’s not to protect herself from potential exposure to COVID-19. It’s to protect herself from her abuser. Maggie (whose name has been changed to protect her anonymity) escaped an abusive […]

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Swollen Glands Might Be a COVID-19 Symptom—But Not in the Way You Think

It’s pretty common to get swollen glands when you have an infection—so it's understandable to wonder if COVID-19—a SARS-CoV-2 infection—might cause swollen glands like other infections, including colds, the flu, and even ear infections do. For what it’s worth, swollen glands aren’t on the official list of COVID-19 symptoms shared online by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—those […]

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This 34-Year-Old Mother of 5 Is Undergoing Treatment for Leukemia—And She Was Just Hospitalized With COVID-19

View this post on Instagram (Hard post) Prayer the greatest wireless connection…LOVE is the greatest medicine♥️ Asking for prayers more than ever right now and Love…my medical team is always concerned for me and ran some tests….my tests came back and I tested positive for Covid😭 Covid + Cancer. My Drs said with being neutropenic it’s inevitable… Please I ask […]

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Robin Williams Was Diagnosed With This Progressive Brain Disease After He Died By Suicide—Here's What to Know

More than six years after his death in 2014, a new documentary is revealing details about Robin Williams's final days, and aims to raise awareness for the progressive form of dementia he was diagnosed with following his untimely death. The documentary, called Robin's Wish, details the comedian's fight with Lewy body dementia. Williams was only diagnosed with the brain disease after he […]

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Chadwick Boseman Died of Colon Cancer at 43—Why Are Rates of the Disease Higher in Younger Black Men?

Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known as Black Panther in the Marvel Studios blockbuster of the same name, never made his 2016 stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis public. He continued to film movies, including Marshall and 21 Bridges, while having chemotherapy and undergoing surgeries.  This made it even more devastating when Boseman’s family revealed his death. On August 29, a statement […]

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