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Katie Heaney

  1. covid-19
    What Are the Differences Between COVID-19 and the Flu?Symptoms of both viruses may include coughing, chills, and fatigue, but there are significant differences too.
  2. covid-19
    What We Know About COVID-19 Brain FogSome survivors of COVID-19 say they’re experiencing confusion, forgetfulness, and trouble communicating — even months after infection.
  3. covid-19
    Former Reality-TV Host to Televise His Doctor’s AppointmentFox News has announced Trump will undergo a medical evaluation on Tucker Carlson’s Friday night show.
  4. covid-19
    What We Know About Trump’s Unproven Miracle Drug From RegeneronA day after Trump released a video praising the company’s unproven antibody cocktail, the brand seeks emergency authorization from the FDA.
  5. recommendations
    My Favorite Hot UFOlogist Has a New DocumentaryJames Fox has assembled the UFO equivalent of an Ocean’s Eleven ensemble cast.
  6. covid-19
    What Is Dexamethasone?After news that Trump has been treated with the steroid, experts wonder if his condition is more severe than we’ve been told.
  7. covid-19
    What Long-haul COVID Patients Think About Trump’s Diagnosis“My first reaction was, ‘This is good news.’”
  8. health
    Breakfast RulesA new study casts doubt on the benefits of intermittent fasting.
  9. health
    Queer People Are Way More Likely to Suffer From MigrainesTell me something I didn’t know.
  10. friendship
    Are All My Friends Mad at Me?Friendship paranoia happens in even the best circumstances.
  11. diets
    Teddi Mellencamp’s ‘Accountability Program’ Sounds Like HellA week after facing widespread criticism for her $600, 500-calorie-a-day diet plan, Teddi has been fired from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
  12. covid-19
    How Risky Is Indoor Dining Now?Infectious-disease specialists say it’s not perfect, but it’s time.
  13. covid-19
    The CDC Reversed Its Controversial Testing RecommendationAfter considerable outcry, the CDC now says asymptomatic people do need to be tested after exposure to COVID-19.
  14. science of us
    I Miss Having IdeasCome back.
  15. aliens
    Aliens Were on Venus This Whole Time?!Astronomers have detected signs of potential life in the underdog planet’s atmosphere.
  16. stress
    For the Love of God Unclench Your TeethThey should really only touch when you’re eating.
  17. flu season
    Is ‘Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever’ True?Doctors say the popular phrase is half right, half wrong.
  18. recommendations
    Join Me in the Dorkiest Corner of Fitness YouTubeWorkout fatigue has me exercising to the Shrek soundtrack.
  19. piece of work
    25 Ideas for Next Time You Need a ‘Fun Fact’We could all use a little help.
  20. coronavirus
    What Is Convalescent Plasma Treatment for COVID-19?The FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for convalescent plasma in treating COVID-19. Here’s what we know.
  21. aliens
    Are the Aliens Just Grooving?A new short documentary on Netflix follows the work of John Shepherd, who broadcasted music to outer space for 30 years.
  22. coronavirus
    Reopening Gyms Seems Like a Bad IdeaTransmission in New York remains low, but for how long?
  23. coronavirus
    What We Know About Long-Term COVID-19The coronavirus can be deadly or symptomless — but for a growing number of people, it can also be long-term, with confounding symptoms.
  24. coronavirus
    What Will a Second Lockdown Look Like?Some cities and countries that have reopened businesses and schools have had to close again after COVID-19 outbreaks. Will that happen here?
  25. romance
    This Is the Romantic Gesture of QuarantineTake your date to the movies without leaving home.
  26. coronavirus
    Turns Out People Don’t Want to Go to Disney WorldIt doesn’t matter whether businesses reopen if consumers don’t feel safe — or can’t afford — patronizing them.
  27. the truth is out there
    UFOs Are All We’ve GotDoes being stuck at home mean more people are paying attention to the sky?
  28. #womensupportingwomen
    Another Empowering Day for IvankaThe president’s daughter joins the #WomenSupportingWomen challenge.
  29. flu shot
    Yet Another Reason the Flu Shot Is GoodTwo new studies suggest regular flu shots may greatly reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
  30. coronavirus
    Here’s What We Know About Asymptomatic COVID-19 CarriersThere’s still a lack of clarity about what an asymptomatic case could mean for the future of one’s health.
  31. coronavirus
    Is My Chest Tightness Anxiety or the Coronavirus?Psychologists explain how to tell the difference and what to do if you feel short of breath.
  32. health
    Everything to Know About Alcohol and CoronavirusExperts explain what we do (and don’t) know about alcohol and COVID-19.
  33. health
    Am I Tired Because of Stress or the Coronavirus?There’s more than one kind of fatigue.
  34. coronavirus
    Everything We Know About Herd Immunity and the CoronavirusAs long as it may take to get a COVID-19 vaccine, herd immunity is likely to take longer.
  35. coronavirus
    Coronavirus News Is Giving Us All WhiplashConstant shifts in guidance make it hard to keep up.
  36. protests
    What to Do if You’re Exposed to Tear GasIn response to protests against police brutality, police have routinely employed tear gas. Here, doctors tell you what to do if you’re exposed.
  37. science of us
    What’s a Panic Attack and How Do I Stop It?Panic attacks can be scary, but they aren’t physically dangerous.
  38. love these days
    Shouldn’t Disaster Bring Us Closer?Couples therapists unpack this common trope.
  39. dreams
    Don’t Be Surprised If You Start Dreaming About BugsThe pandemic may have caused an uptick in dreams about swarms of insects.
  40. coronavirus
    What We Know About the Second Wave of the CoronavirusThough cases in certain U.S. states have likely peaked, public-health experts warn the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over.
  41. coronavirus
    What We Know About Women and the CoronavirusSome doctors think women are at a reduced risk of getting seriously ill. But no one is sure why.
  42. recommendations
    Give Yourself a TV To-Do ListNow is not the time for endless scrolling through Netflix.
  43. health
    Everything to Know About Cannabis and CoronavirusPhysicians explain what we do (and don’t) know about cannabis and COVID-19.
  44. recommendations
    There’s a New Show About Teen-Witch Soldiers?Motherland: Fort Salem is perfectly absurd for social isolation.
  45. style
    Painting My Nails Is the Only Time I Don’t ThinkWhen we’re done social distancing, I’d like to paint my friends’ nails, too.
  46. coronavirus
    Can You Tell If Someone Is Smiling Just by Their Eyes?The CDC recommends we wear masks when we go out. How do we emote now?
  47. books
    Writing for Teens Is a Do-overI wasn’t out in high school, but writing a love story about queer teens helps make up for that.
  48. coronavirus
    Is Pickup a Good Option for Getting What You Need?Some small businesses consider it the safest option for both employees and customers.
  49. coronavirus
    It’s Not Shameful to Have the CoronavirusAnd being open about it can help stop the spread.
  50. recommendations
    11 Engaging Audiobooks to Keep You CompanyWhat we’re listening to now in our abundant at-home time.
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