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These were the most popular baby names of 2020

There weren't a lot of drastic changes in popular baby names in 2020 (the top three stayed the same). Here's a look at the top 10 for girls… Read more


As a girl, sewing helped her recover from hand burns. Now her designs grace red carpets and runways

Fashion designer Linda Rowe Thomas remembers playing "dress-up" on November 26, 1971. Linda was two years old, her sister was six. Shortly after she put on a fur coat, a kerosene heater exploded in her Douglasville, Texas home. Read more


Clothing designer inspires those with burns to fashion the lives they want

Sewing helped Linda Rowe Thomas regain mobility in her hands after a house fire. Her clothing designs now grace red carpets and fashion run… Read more


Is a 'mental health day' a valid reason to call out of work?

A study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Learn to Live found that over half of Americans don’t think mental health is a valid reason to ca… Read more


After viral TikTok and suspension, Idaho deputy marshal signs book deal, keeps his job

Ian Max Stevenson Idaho Statesman

The deputy received outsize attention after posting a TikTok video on April 24 in which he pretends to talk to NBA superstar LeBron James on the phone while a stabbing occurs outside his police vehicle. Read more


Almost a million people signed up for Obamacare coverage through April after Biden reopened exchanges

Almost a million people signed up for 2021 health insurance coverage on the federal Affordable Care Act exchange during the first 10 weeks of President Joe Biden's special enrollment period, according to data released Thursday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Read more


Less than a third of parents say they'd let their child get Covid-19 vaccine right away, survey finds

As Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers try to get their shots authorized for younger children in the US, less than a third of parents say they would get their child vaccinated as soon as it is authorized for their age group, a survey reveals. Read more


Exercise-induced soreness or something more? Here's what to know

There is good soreness and bad soreness. In general, exercising should create a level of soreness that only lasts a day or two. Read more

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How the coronavirus pandemic has affected alcohol use in adults

American Addiction Centers compiled 10 statistics about how the coronavirus affected alcohol use in adults, including alcohol consumption, … Read more


Watch Now: Aspire to retire by 55 with these tips, and more videos to improve your life

Check out some tips to help you aim to retire by 55, some ways you might be able to convince your boss to work from home permanently, and m… Read more


Watch Now: How to become a better morning person, and more videos to improve your life

Check out this method that could finally transform you into an energetic morning person, small things you can do everyday that will help ke… Read more

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In the race between Covid-19 vaccines and the virus, hesitancy gives dangerous variants a leg up, expert says

More than half of all US adults have now gotten at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal includes items not traditionally considered “infrastructure,” including a $400 billion expansion of home and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, and a $50 billion effort to replace water pipes lined with lead. Meanwhile, the politics of covid-19 are turning to how or whether Americans will need to prove they’ve been vaccinated. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Plus, Rovner interviews KFF’s Mollyann Brodie about the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor. Read more

‘Incredibly Concerning’ Lawsuit Threatens No-Charge Preventive Care for Millions

A Texas federal judge, who previously ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, has signaled his openness to ending the law’s popular coverage requirement for preventive services. Read more