Why are coronavirus cases and hospitalizations on the rise in the US?

Why are coronavirus cases and hospitalizations on the rise in the US?

(NEW YORK) -- With coronavirus infection rates back on the rise, many Americans are wondering why the U.S. is, once again, experiencing surge in cases and hospitalizations, despite widespread vaccinations. The U.S. is now reporting more than 94,000 new COVID-19 cases each day -- up by 47% since late October.…
Detecting cancer with a simple blood draw could soon be a reality

Detecting cancer with a simple blood draw could soon be a reality

(NEW YORK) -- Every year, thousands of Americans undergo routine screening to catch cancer in its early stages, while it’s still treatable. But these routine tests can be painful and invasive, and doctors only regularly screen for five of some of the most common types of cancer. So for decades,…
Diet talk can be overwhelming at Thanksgiving. Here are tips to cope

Diet talk can be overwhelming at Thanksgiving. Here are tips to cope

(NEW YORK) -- A holiday like Thanksgiving that is centered on food, family and more food can be a precarious time for people struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating. Alex Mutti, 27, of New York City, said she always loved Thanksgiving until her early teens, when she began to…
Push to vaccinate children accelerates as pediatric COVID-19 cases rise

Push to vaccinate children accelerates as pediatric COVID-19 cases rise

(NEW YORK) -- The rush to vaccinate children against COVID-19 is accelerating amid a steady increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations nationwide. Last week, nearly 142,000 child coronavirus cases were recorded, with weekly infections among children up by more than 40% since late October, according to a new report from…
What you need to know about COVID-19 boosters and how long they take to work

What you need to know about COVID-19 boosters and how long they take to work

(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 booster shots are now authorized for anyone over the age of 18. For anyone hoping to get a COVID-19 booster dose before the Thanksgiving holiday, experts say it's important to understand that protection doesn't kick in right away. Although the body starts to increase antibodies within…
Fauci says ‘fully vaccinated’ definition not yet changing to include boosters

Fauci says ‘fully vaccinated’ definition not yet changing to include boosters

(WASHINGTON) -- Every vaccinated person should "get boosted" depending on how long it's been since their initial shots, but those with their original vaccination protection are still considered "fully vaccinated" despite indications that immunity can wane, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The White House chief medical adviser appeared on ABC’s…
Crime against disabled people is rising and advocates say more needs to be done

Crime against disabled people is rising and advocates say more needs to be done

(NEW YORK) -- Disabled people are disproportionately victims of violent crime and victimization in the United States, according to new data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. And the frequency of these crimes is also increasing, according to the data, though activists don't seem to know why. The data…
Should you get a booster shot? Experts say it’s time

Should you get a booster shot? Experts say it’s time

(NEW YORK) -- Millions more vaccinated adults across the U.S. became eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot on Friday. And yet, the vast majority of vaccinated Americans were already eligible -- many just didn't know it. According to an October survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4…