Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — Dr. Michael Manka had just finished his shift at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, Saturday afternoon and was getting ready to head home. Then the hospital received a call: a gunshot victim was being transported. Soon, the center learned that […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 vaccines could have prevented at least 318,000 virus-related deaths between January 2021 and April 2022, a new analysis found. The analysis used real-world data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The New York Times and was done by researchers from Brown School of Public Health, […]

Erika Richter (WASHINGTON) — Inclined sleepers for babies and crib bumper pads will be banned from being manufactured and sold under legislation signed into law Monday by President Joe Biden. Biden signed the bill, the Safe Sleep for Babies Act, into law less than two weeks after it was passed by Congress. The legislation defines […]

Jaelyn Kinchelow (AVON, Ind.) — An Indiana women who suffered a heart attack at age 14 is now celebrating a new start in her life after undergoing a heart transplant. Jaelyn Kinchelow, of Avon, Indiana, was running at her middle school track practice nearly a decade ago when she said she felt a tightness in […]

MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In the wake of the tragic milestone of 1 million official COVID-19 deaths in the United States, a new analysis found that without vaccines, the virus would have likely claimed more than 100,000 additional lives in 2021. The analysis, sponsored by Pfizer, estimated that the Pfizer vaccine […]

Calvin Chan Wai Meng/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The United States has hit a grim milestone: 1 million COVID-19 deaths. During the past two years the virus has posed a deadly risk, but it hasn’t affected every person the same way. The pandemic has highlighted inequalities that have already existed — and exposed new disparities […]

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Despite the U.S. recording more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths this week, few families have taken advantage of a government program to help cover the cost of funerals for victims. In April 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched a funeral assistance program, offering to reimburse loved ones […]

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Federal regulators warned months ago of potential problems at a manufacturing plant for baby formula, according to documents and a public timeline of the events, raising questions about whether more could have been done sooner by the government to address operational issues and prevent a nationwide shortage. Inspection reports by […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — As Ashley Judd copes with the loss of her mom, country music legend Naomi Judd, she is shining a spotlight on how to support loved ones with mental health struggles. In an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that aired Thursday, the actress confirmed Naomi Judd had died by suicide, […]

Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As a growing number of states continue to pass strict abortion laws, Americans are facing more barriers when it comes to accessing the procedure. However, one of the greatest obstacles pregnant people are often met with is the cost of obtaining an abortion. An abortion can cost […]

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