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Five steps you can take now to boost your fitness and avoid severe illness from COVID-19

By DR. NICK NISSEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Exercise is good for your health, but researchers are now finding that better cardiovascular fitness might save you from a trip to the hospital if you are diagnosed with COVID-19.According a new study from Henry Ford Hospital, people with better cardiovascular…... Read More

COVID-19 positivity rates in Austin schools worry health officials

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Sky-high COVID-19 positivity rates at schools in Austin, Texas, have local health officials on edge.In Travis County, where Austin is located, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 20.2% at high schools, 27.1% at middle schools, 19.8% at elementary schools and 10% at preschools.All…... Read More

App that tracks fertility misled consumers about disclosure of health data, FTC says

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Flo, a widely used period and fertility-tracking app, has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations the company shared users' health data it had promised to keep private.The FTC alleges that Flo disclosed health information as sensitive as a user's…... Read More

All-female team delivers COVID-19 vaccines by snowmobile in harshest of conditions in rural Alaska

By KAYNA WHITWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Largely cut off from the rest of the world, people living in the most remote areas of the Last Frontier are getting the COVID-19 vaccine due to the ingenuity and dedication of an all-female team of health care workers.The team of one pharmacist,…... Read More

Jeff Bridges reveals his tumor has 'drastically shrunk' in latest update on cancer battle

By HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Jeff Bridges shared an update on his battle with lymphoma.The Big Lebowski actor, who announced his cancer diagnosis in October, revealed his tumor has "drastically shrunk."In a post on his website, shared on Wednesday, the 71-year-old said he learned the positive news after…... Read More

COVID vaccination is a challenge for rural hospitals; Texas is having a tough time

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in rural America was always something of a question mark.Rural areas face challenges, especially with distributing the Pfizer vaccine, which needs to be kept at extremely low temperatures and doesn't come in orders smaller than 975 doses.But rural…... Read More

States face difficult balance of supply and demand for COVID-19 vaccine

By STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Public health experts and state officials say most Americans will need to be patient as the available supply of COVID-19 vaccines works to catch up to the demand as states start to make vaccination available to more people.Health and Human Services Secretary…... Read More

Five dietitian-recommended foods to eat to help reduce inflammation

By GMA TEAM, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The past year of the coronavirus pandemic has taught us that health is more important than ever, and that how we take care of our bodies goes beyond just weight loss and superficial reasons.Eating well not only helps with sleep, stress and…... Read More

Vaccine rollout: Americans urged to 'hang tight' while booking appointments online

By SONY SALZMAN, VICTOR ORDONEZ and BOB WOODRUFF, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With a growing number of Americans now eligible for the COVID-19 shot, many are experiencing long lines, broken websites and confusion about signing up.The Trump administration recently urged states to start vaccinating adults older than 65, and…... Read More

Youth who try e-cigarettes more likely to become daily tobacco cigarette smokers: Study

By DR. NANCY A ANORUO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- E-cigarettes have long been touted by manufacturers as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but new research adds a dangerous twist, finding e-cigarette use can increase the risk of becoming a daily tobacco cigarette smoker.In a four-year study published in the…... Read More

How this couple started running, lost 200 pounds together

By GMA Team, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- An Atlanta couple is inspiring others after losing nearly 200 pounds together.Before the coronavirus pandemic, Camille and Marlon Jones were struggling to get in shape.“We were in denial for a very long time about how far we let ourselves go,” said Camille, who weighed…... Read More