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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

TikTok-famous dietitian shares the foods to eat to improve mental health

By GMA Team, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The past nearly one year of the coronavirus pandemic has taught us that health is more important now 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,…... Read More

Cancer deaths down for second year in a row, but impact of COVID remains unknown

By DR. ROSE MARIE LESLIE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Cancer is one of the most important health challenges our nation faces and the second leading cause of death in the United States. Now, a new study from the American Cancer Society finds that the rate of cancer-related deaths has been…... Read More

Busta Rhymes opens up about what inspired his 100-pound weight loss

By RACHEL GEORGE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Busta Rhymes opened up about his 100-pound weight loss in the January/February issue of Men's Health.Now weighing 254 pounds, the 48-year-old rapper said he's focused on his music, but not nearly as much as his health.Busta admitted his food and workout regimen changed…... Read More

TikTok dietitian shares five nutrients to add into your diet to help boost immunity

By GMA Team, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The past nearly one year of the coronavirus pandemic has taught us that health is more important now 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,…... Read More

New traumatic brain injury test is 'game-changing,' concussion experts say

By DR. MISHAL REJA and DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- In a world first, a newly authorized handheld device will allow doctors to detect traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in under 15 minutes, potentially saving lives by dramatically shortening the time it takes to properly diagnose the issue.The…... Read More

More teachers getting vaccinated in push to restore normalcy

By SOPHIE TATUM and CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As many schools across the country remain closed for in-person learning, some have begun vaccinating educators.While students, parents and educators all have had to juggle uncertainty surrounding pandemic learning -- finding child care, ensuring internet access for virtual learning,…... Read More

More teachers getting vaccinated in push to restore normalcy

BY: SOPHIE TATUM AND CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — As many schools across the country remain closed for in-person learning, some have begun vaccinating educators. While students, parents and educators all have had to juggle uncertainty surrounding pandemic learning -- finding child care, ensuring internet access for virtual…... Read More

Capitol Hill riot could prove to be COVID-19 superspreader event, experts say

BY: ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) —Thousands of unmasked rioters at the nation's Capitol on Wednesday flouted public health guidelines in what experts have said may become a prime example of a coronavirus superspreader event. Numerous photos and videos showed many shunning face coverings and social distancing, two measures recommended…... Read More