Health

In Their Own Words: Why Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

Scientists and doctors who study infectious disease in children largely agreed, in a recent New York Times survey about school…

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing. Source…

In Quest for Herd Immunity, Giant Vaccination Sites Proliferate

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — With the nation’s coronavirus vaccine supply expected to swell over the next few months, states and…

This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country

Texas has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country, with sales allowed only by prescription for…

How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home

While the nursing assistants came to change Peggy’s bedding, I talked to her treatment nurse in the hallway. When Peggy…

Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients

Ideally, those cancer patients who want the shot could get it at their cancer centers rather than in a mass…

Travel Quarantines: Enduring the Mundane, One Day at a Time

May Samali knew she’d reached her limit when she saw a tentacle emerging from her hotel dinner in Sydney, Australia.…

Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short Supply: Monkeys

Mark Lewis was desperate to find monkeys. Millions of human lives, all over the world, were at stake. Mr. Lewis,…

She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She’ll Join SpaceX’s First Private Trip to Orbit.

Hayley Arceneaux, 29, had hoped this would be the year that she would complete her aim of visiting all seven…

Intense Strength Training Does Not Ease Knee Pain, Study Finds

The idea made so much sense that it was rarely questioned: exercise to strengthen muscles around the knee helps patients…