WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Obese people have a tougher time fighting COVID-19, even if they have a milder form of the virus, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 500 patients who tested positive for COVID but didn’t require hospitalization. Teens and adults who wereContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 could now face thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket medical costs, according to a new report. In 2020, most health insurance companies waived co-pays, deductibles and other cost-sharing for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but many stopped doing that early this year,Continue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Former President Bill Clinton was released from a California hospital on Sunday after being treated for sepsis. Clinton, 75, was admitted for care at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, last Tuesday after developing sepsis triggered by a urological infection.Continue Reading

SUNDAY, Oct. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton said late Saturday that the 75-year-old will be discharged from a California hospital on Sunday, CNN reported. Clinton was hospitalized at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, earlier in the week after developingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The tell-tale sign of Lyme disease is its bulls-eye rash, but that might be harder to spot in Black people, who are often diagnosed with more advanced disease than white people are, new research suggests. The first sign of Lyme disease looks differentContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines protect against a number of coronavirus variants, including highly contagious Delta, another study confirms. The findings come as breakthrough infections in vaccinated people raise questions about the vaccines’ ability to protect against emerging variants. The shots doContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In some heartening news on the vaccine front, two-thirds of American parents of children ages 5 to 11 plan to get their youngsters vaccinated when COVID-19 shots are approved for that age group, a new survey shows. “While we’re encouraged to see thatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Long-term symptoms of coronavirus infection, known as ‘long COVID,’ affects more than half of COVID-19 survivors, and health care systems should be prepared to treat them, researchers say. So far, 236 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and many have hadContinue Reading