28-Year-Old ER Doctor Hospitalized for COVID: ‘I Want People to Understand How Serious This Is’

For months, Dr. Dave Burkard has seen up close the effects of COVID-19 as an emergency medicine resident in Western Michigan. Burkard has helped patients who are struggling to breathe, and watched as some say a final goodbye to their loved ones. And then two weeks ago, he started to notice the now-familiar signs of COVID-19 infection in himself. The […]

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Marcia Cross Reflects on Her Anal Cancer Treatments: ‘The Side Effects Are So Gnarly’

For Marcia Cross, knowledge was power as she went through intensive chemotherapy treatments for her anal cancer. Before the Desperate Housewives star, 58, started on the 28 radiation treatments and two weeks of chemotherapy, she read up on the possible side effects, and was glad to at least feel mentally prepared for what was ahead. “The side effects are so […]

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Mississippi COVID-19 Unit Nurse Dies in the Same Ward Where She Treated Patients

A longtime Mississippi nurse died of the novel coronavirus this month in the same hospital where she had volunteered to treat patients with the virus since the onset of the pandemic. Elaine McRae, 63, a cardiac observation nurse at Gulfport Memorial Hospital, died on Nov. 5 from complications related to COVID-19 after spending 72 days in her colleagues' care, according […]

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Inside Alex Trebek’s Health Battles Throughout His 36 Years on Jeopardy!

After years of weathering health issues from a heart attack to blood clots and, most recently, stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek died Nov. 8 at his home, surrounded by his family. The longtime Jeopardy! host, 80, worked until the very end, filming his final episode of the quiz show — which will air on Christmas day — on Oct. […]

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Thousands Attend Halloween Party in Utah Against State COVID Guidelines: It's 'Disheartening'

A massive Halloween party that went against Utah's COVID-19 restrictions is causing health officials concern. Utah officials estimate that there were anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 people at a Halloween rave on Saturday night, as Utah sees some of its highest numbers of COVID-19 cases yet. According to social media posts, the party was organized by Utah Tonight, an events […]

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U.S. Marks Third Straight Day of Record Coronavirus Cases, Joe Biden to Name COVID-19 Task Force

More than 132,700 new coronavirus cases were reported across the U.S. on Friday, breaking the record of daily cases for the third straight day. There were also more than 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths reported for the fourth straight day, numbers that have not been seen since August, according to a New York Times database. As of Friday, there have been more […]

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Election Official Worked at Polling Place After Testing Positive for COVID — and Later Died

An election official in Missouri, who worked on Election Day despite having tested positive for COVID-19, has died. In a Thursday press release, St. Charles County announced that an election judge supervisor had died after receiving a positive test result on Oct. 30. Although the individual, who has not been identified, was “advised by the lab to quarantine for 14 […]

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Busta Rhymes Shares Dramatic Before-and-After Photo of Body Transformation: 'Don't Ever Give Up on Yourself'

Busta Rhymes is working on his fitness. The rapper, 48, showed off the results of his dramatic weight loss journey on Friday, posting a before-and-after photo on his Instagram to document the major body transformation. "DON’T EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!!" he wrote in the caption of the post, in which Rhymes can be seen flashing his abs. "LIFE BEGINS […]

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