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COVID Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

COVID Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

By Lauren Webber | Oct 1, 2021

Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say is likely to widen.

Watch: 'DWTS' Star Cody Rigsby Sick with COVID a Second Time; Vaccination Makes a 'Night and Day' Difference

Watch: 'DWTS' Star Cody Rigsby Sick with COVID a Second Time; Vaccination Makes a 'Night and Day' Difference

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 1, 2021

"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Cody Rigsby posted that he is sick with COVID for the second time — but now that he's been vaccinated, the disease is much less miserable.

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

Merck Says Experimental Pills Cut Worst Effects of COVID-19

By Matthew Perrone | Oct 1, 2021

Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.

Watch: Living Sober and the Power of Creativity

Watch: Living Sober and the Power of Creativity

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 30, 2021

EDGE welcomes Recovery Unplugged's senior videographer, Jason Cabello, to share his story of recovery and what he's learned from his interviews with others in alcohol and drug treatment.

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

Am I Fully Vaccinated Without a COVID-19 Booster?

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 30, 2021

Yes, people who got a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are considered fully vaccinated — even without a booster.

Some Fear Boosters Will Hurt Drive to Reach the Unvaccinated

Some Fear Boosters Will Hurt Drive to Reach the Unvaccinated

By Mike Stobbe | Sep 29, 2021

"Many of my patients are already saying, 'If we need a third dose, what was the point?'" says a physician in Coral Springs, Florida.

Virus Fears Linger for Older Adults

Virus Fears Linger for Older Adults

By Matt Sedensky | Sep 29, 2021

In a sign of the starkly different way Americans view the coronavirus pandemic, vaccinated older adults are far more worried about the virus than the unvaccinated and far likelier to take precautions.

Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages as Vaccine Deadlines Loom

Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages as Vaccine Deadlines Loom

By Heather Hollingsworth, Tammy Webber | Sep 28, 2021

Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

By Leanne Italie | Sep 27, 2021

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Who Qualifies for a COVID Booster? The List is Growing Longer

Who Qualifies for a COVID Booster? The List is Growing Longer

Sep 27, 2021

So far, regulators have done a poor job of defining the universe of people considered at risk because of institutional and occupational exposure, but the list is growing.

Research: Myths, Erasure Take a Toll on Bisexuals' Mental Health

Research: Myths, Erasure Take a Toll on Bisexuals' Mental Health

Sep 27, 2021

Despite a barrage of articles and social media posts supporting this year's Bi Visibility Day earlier this week, the struggle for validation and understanding continues

Don't Miss: Freddy Franklin and the Power of Creativity

Don't Miss: Freddy Franklin and the Power of Creativity

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 27, 2021

EDGE welcomes multi-talented actor Freddy Franklin as part of our "Living Sober" live conversation series in collaboration with the groundbreaking, LGBTQ+-affirming treatment center Recovery Unplugged.

There's More to Hemp Than What You Think: Meet CBN and CBG

There's More to Hemp Than What You Think: Meet CBN and CBG

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 24, 2021

CBN and CBG are among hemp's lesser-known cannabinoids now gaining traction. If you know what to look for, their benefits can be a valuable addition to your daily wellness routine.

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 24, 2021

A short-term regimen of daily pills that can fight the virus early after diagnosis and conceivably prevent symptoms from developing after exposure is in development.

NY Hospitals Fear Staff Shortage as Vaccine Deadline Looms

NY Hospitals Fear Staff Shortage as Vaccine Deadline Looms

By Michael Hill, Bobby Caina Calvan | Sep 24, 2021

Hospitals and nursing homes in New York are bracing for the possibility that a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers could lead to staff shortages when it takes effect Monday.

CDC Endorses COVID Booster for Millions of Older Americans

CDC Endorses COVID Booster for Millions of Older Americans

By Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Sep 24, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

By Lauren Emily Whalen | Sep 23, 2021

"I have dogs and cats, so maybe that sets me up for bisexuality very well," jokes Margaret Cho. Our attitudes about where the "B" fits in LGBTQ is a hot topic in the queer community and beyond.

A Match Made on Tinder: Gay Newlywed Donates Kidney to His Husband

A Match Made on Tinder: Gay Newlywed Donates Kidney to His Husband

Sep 23, 2021

A married couple in Denver turned out to be matches for an organ transplant as well as soul mates: "It just feels like it was meant to be."

Back to Work or School? Why Sanitizing and Disinfecting are More Important Than Ever

Back to Work or School? Why Sanitizing and Disinfecting are More Important Than Ever

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 23, 2021

We've all become pandemic-fatigued. Masking, spraying and sanitizing have become a part of daily life. Briotech's non-hazardous option offers a way to keep things clean and sanitized without harmful chemicals. Find out how.

At an Overrun ICU, 'The Problem is We Are Running Out of Hallways'

At an Overrun ICU, 'The Problem is We Are Running Out of Hallways'

By Nick Ehli | Sep 23, 2021

Montana is a national hot spot for covid infections, recording the highest percentage increase in new cases over the past seven days.

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