How Anxiety Can Benefit Us

“I think of it like an alarm — like a smoke detector — a good alarm isn’t silenced all the time,” Dr. Gillihan...

How Does Getting a Breakthrough Covid Case Affect My Immunity?

Experts also caution against trying to get infected on purpose as a way to gain hybrid immunity. “I really worry that people will...

Searching for Pfizer’s Paxlovid Pills When Mom Got Covid

Just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday last week, my phone buzzed with a text message from my mother: “Well, came down with cold,...

Animals Infecting Humans Is Scary. It’s Worse When We Infect Them...

And unlike a prison, a mink shed has no plumbing. “We focus a lot on the respiratory transmission among people,” Jonathan Epstein, a...

New Government Website for Ordering Covid Tests Is Active

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s new website allowing people to order up to four free at-home coronavirus tests quietly went live on Tuesday...

In Arkansas, Trans Teens Await an Uncertain Future

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For years, Zara Banks had been looking forward to her 14th birthday — the moment, last June, when her life...

When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

In frontotemporal dementia, portions of the brain that lie behind the forehead and ears shrink, resulting in dramatic personality changes, socially inappropriate or...

The C.D.C.’s New Challenge? Grappling With Imperfect Science

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was long revered for its methodical and meticulous scientific approach. Agencies in other nations modeled themselves...

Hospitals Confront the Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling on Vaccine Mandate

While 21 states and the District of Columbia have already mandated vaccines for health care workers, six — Texas, Montana, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee...

US Surgeon General Warns That Omicron Has Not Yet Peaked

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. surgeon general, warned on Sunday that the Omicron surge of coronavirus cases had not yet peaked nationally, saying...