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Phil Milliman of Washington competes in the pole vault during the National Senior Games on May 16 in Miramar, Fla.

Fighting zombies maybe key to old age

Phil Milliman of Washington competes in the pole vault during the National Senior Games on May 16 in Miramar, Fla.

September 6, 2022, 6:02am Health

In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. Read story

Hand, foot and mouth disease highly contagious

September 6, 2022, 6:00am Health

Hand, foot and mouth disease, most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus, is a highly contagious childhood illness. The virus can be spread through respiratory droplets, person-to-person contact and touching a contaminated object. Read story

What new college students should know about bacterial meningitis

September 6, 2022, 6:00am Health

As students head off to college, close quarters in new spaces could put them at risk for contagious illnesses, including bacterial meningitis. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinicfamily medicine physician, explains the common ways meningitis spreads and the best way to prevent an infection. Read story

Venessa Aiken holds her son Jahzir Robinson, five weeks old, outside their home Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

Medicaid extensions for new moms grow, may run into limits

Venessa Aiken holds her son Jahzir Robinson, five weeks old, outside their home Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

September 5, 2022, 8:05am Health

States around the country are making it easier for new moms to keep Medicaid in the year after childbirth, a time when depression and other health problems can develop. Read story

Misty Castillo, left, and her husband Arcadio stand in front of their home, holding the urn containing the ashes of their son Arcadio Castillo III, who was shot in 2021 by Salem police, as their granddaughter Nala, age 2, looks out the window in Salem, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Misty called 911 and asked for the police, saying her son was mentally ill, was assaulting her and her husband and had a knife. Less than five minutes later, a police officer burst into the house and shot him.

‘Tragic outcomes’: Mentally ill face fatal risk with police

Misty Castillo, left, and her husband Arcadio stand in front of their home, holding the urn containing the ashes of their son Arcadio Castillo III, who was shot in 2021 by Salem police, as their granddaughter Nala, age 2, looks out the window in Salem, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Misty called 911 and asked for the police, saying her son was mentally ill, was assaulting her and her husband and had a knife. Less than five minutes later, a police officer burst into the house and shot him.

September 5, 2022, 6:02am Health

One summer night, Misty Castillo stepped out of her house in Salem, called 911 and asked for the police, saying her son was mentally ill, was assaulting her and her husband and had a knife. Read story

How a decades-old law led to death doulas’ lawsuit against California’s funeral bureau

September 4, 2022, 6:02am Health

On Valentine’s Day morning four years ago, a group of end-of-life doulas arrived at the Northern California home of Barbara Hazilla just hours after she died. Read story

Freddy Fernandez uses a device to monitor his blood oxygen level Friday, June 10, 2022, in Carthage, Mo. After contracting COVID-19 in August 2021, Fernandez spent months hooked up to a respirator and an ECMO machine before coming home in February 2022 to begin his long recovery from the disease.

Unraveling the interplay of omicron, reinfections and long COVID

Freddy Fernandez uses a device to monitor his blood oxygen level Friday, June 10, 2022, in Carthage, Mo. After contracting COVID-19 in August 2021, Fernandez spent months hooked up to a respirator and an ECMO machine before coming home in February 2022 to begin his long recovery from the disease.

September 4, 2022, 6:00am Health

The latest COVID-19 surge, caused by a shifting mix of quickly evolving omicron subvariants, appears to be waning, with cases and hospitalizations beginning to fall. Read story

Deep brain stimulation may be treatment for binge eating disorder, study suggests

September 4, 2022, 6:00am Health

A well-timed jolt of high-frequency electricity to a region of the brain implicated in food cravings appears to tamp down the impulses at the heart of binge eating disorder, researchers report. Read story