A man took his adult children to receive COVID-19 vaccinations over the weekend, knowing it was important for them to be immunized against the disease. But he didn’t feel concerned about his own risk of catching the virus, despite the fact that older people and men are more likely to die from COVID-19, Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County’s public health director, said this week. He had not made plans ... Read more

Q: My kids really love playing sports and are worried about more COVID-19 cancellations. How can I help them cope? A: The pandemic continues to affect children and teens. It has interrupted their normal school, social and athletic activities. Many kids are feeling more anxious, depressed and stressed. It is understandable that kids are disappointed if they can't play their favorite sports with ... Read more

WASHINGTON — The pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week threatens to create a significant hurdle to President Joe Biden’s campaign to combat “vaccine hesitancy,” … Read more

Many people trying to gather their health-care data may be all too familiar with calling medical records departments, driving to a clinic to sign a release, and paying a fee for a pile of pape… Read more

VALRICO, Fla. — At first, the symptoms just seemed like hemorrhoids. Stephanie Luke was a healthy 38-year-old, so she chalked up the blood in her stools to rectal inflammation. But after a month, at the end of November, she underwent a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with stage II colorectal cancer — a progression of the disease into nearby tissues. The Valrico woman went into planning mode, ... Read more

There’s no question that COVID-19 has changed the way we live and date. The only socializing we’re used to is social media and social distancing, and when someone is talking about a shot, they… Read more

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Editor’s note: The Sentinel is switching from daily updates on COVID-19 statistics in New Hampshire to weekly updates examining trends in the data, with the aim of providing a clearer picture … Read more

With the state’s seven-day positivity rate now hovering at 5 percent, New Hampshire health officials on Thursday announced another COVID-19-related death, along with 515 more positive tests fo… Read more

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he wants all American adults to be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by April 19, citing a target date all but two states are already set to meet. Read more