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Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

February 16, 2021, 8:32am Health

HIALEAH, Fla. — Rigoberto Montesinos, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, was so worried about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine that he initially wasn't going to get it, relenting only when two friends died from the disease. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee is proposing a new capital gains tax and a tax on health insurers as part of his two-year budget proposal that seeks to offset the revenue losses the state has seen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to help bolster the state's public health system. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Public-private ‘vaccine equity’ fund aims to bring doses to Black and brown communities in Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee is proposing a new capital gains tax and a tax on health insurers as part of his two-year budget proposal that seeks to offset the revenue losses the state has seen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to help bolster the state's public health system. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 16, 2021, 7:31am Health

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and community and faith leaders from across the state announced a new public-private partnership Monday to raise $15 million to bring more COVID-19 vaccines to communities receiving too few doses — particularly Hispanic and Black people. Read story

From ‘herd immunity’ to ‘variant,’ here are some COVID-19 terms worth knowing

February 16, 2021, 7:31am Health

Early in the pandemic, terms like “bending the curve,” “facial coverings” and “antigen tests” became part of dinner-table conversations. Read story

Link seen between new diabetes case, COVID-19

February 16, 2021, 6:21am Health

People with certain underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19. And now it appears that there also may be a relationship between severe COVID-19 infections and new cases of diabetes. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, South Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam, poses for the photographers on the red carpet of the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong. Korean American K-pop singers, including Nam, are sharing their experiences with stress in a series of podcasts addressing mental health issues to raise awareness beyond the K-pop community.

K-pop stars open up about struggles

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, South Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam, poses for the photographers on the red carpet of the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong. Korean American K-pop singers, including Nam, are sharing their experiences with stress in a series of podcasts addressing mental health issues to raise awareness beyond the K-pop community.

February 16, 2021, 6:11am Entertainment

SEOUL — K-pop star Eric Nam was having a meeting in New York when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest. Read story

Study examines women, car crashes

February 16, 2021, 6:10am Health

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The smaller, lighter vehicles that women more often drive, and the types of crashes they get into, may explain why they are much more likely to suffer a serious injury in a collision than men, a new study published Thursday found. Read story

Breya Hodge walks her dog, Sophie, on Sept. 14 as smoke from the Bobcat Fire shrouds downtown Los Angeles.

Air pollution killed 8M people in ’18

Breya Hodge walks her dog, Sophie, on Sept. 14 as smoke from the Bobcat Fire shrouds downtown Los Angeles.

February 16, 2021, 6:04am Health

Microscopic, and sometimes larger, particles of soot, smoke and dust that spew out of gas-guzzling factories, ships, cars and aircraft are responsible for 18 percent of total global deaths in 2018 — that equals more than 8 million people, a new study found. Read story

Ellen Rubin is photographed at the Luv2Knit & More in Jenkintown, Pa. Thursday, February 4, 2021.Rubin, a former immunologist, has opened a knitting shop in Jenkintown and started nonprofit to bring what she believes is the therapeutic benefit of knitting to all sorts of people.  (Jose F. Moreno/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS) (Jose F.

Scientist touts benefits of knitting

Ellen Rubin is photographed at the Luv2Knit & More in Jenkintown, Pa. Thursday, February 4, 2021.Rubin, a former immunologist, has opened a knitting shop in Jenkintown and started nonprofit to bring what she believes is the therapeutic benefit of knitting to all sorts of people.  (Jose F. Moreno/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS) (Jose F.

February 16, 2021, 6:00am Health

PHILADELPHIA — Ellen Rubin is a scientist. For years, she worked as an immunologist on impressive health-related projects — like analyzing adverse drugs reactions and conducting research on pulmonary inflammation, to name a couple — for major pharmaceutical firms. Read story

Coffee may cut heart failure risk

February 16, 2021, 5:11am Health

Drinking one or more cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of heart failure, according to new research. But only if it’s caffeinated. Read story

Washington officials seek funds for vaccines

February 15, 2021, 7:07pm Health

OLYMPIA — Washington and local leaders on Monday announced a sweeping effort to raise $30 million in private and public funds to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine makes it to residents who live in underserved and minority communities hit hard by the pandemic. Read story