The sports world is sending out messages of support for Damar Hamlin after on-field cardiac arrest

CNN — Messages of support for Damar Hamlin poured in from around the sports world following the collapse of the Buffalo Bills safety. Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and fell to his back moments after tackling Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins during Monday’s NFL game. The 24-year-old remained in critical condition as of early … Read more

US spends the most on health care but has the worst health outcomes among high-income countries, new report finds

CNN — The United States spends more on health care than any other high-income country, but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest percentage of people with multiple chronic diseases, according to a new report by The Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group . The report, released Tuesday, also said that … Read more

Why Urgent Care Centers Are Popping Up Everywhere

new York CNN — If you’re driving through a busy suburban shopping mall or walking down a street in a big city, chances are you won’t go long without spotting a Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD or other urgent care center. Demand for urgent care spaces has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic as people seek tests and … Read more

To cope with playing violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits

CNN — The video of Tear Nichols’ violent arrest, which officials said they will release Friday, is expected to be difficult to watch — but it may also be difficult to avoid. Some people may even feel obligated to watch it as a way to pay tribute to Nichols, who died three days after the … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Japan is considering downgrading Covid-19 to the same level as seasonal flu

Tokyo CNN — Japan will consider downgrading Covid-19 to the same category as seasonal flu this spring, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Friday. Kishida said he had instructed health ministry officials to discuss the move and his administration would also review face mask rules and other pandemic measures. “In order to continue to advance … Read more

New survey shows surge in adults rating US health care quality ‘poor’

CNN — Most U.S. adults rate the quality of health care in the country unfavorably, according to a new survey. It’s the first time in a 20-year trend of Gallup polls that the share of adults who rate the quality of the nation’s health care as “excellent” or “good” has fallen below 50%. The share … Read more

New survey shows surge in adults rating US health care quality ‘poor’

CNN — Most U.S. adults rate the quality of health care in the country unfavorably, according to a new survey. It’s the first time in a 20-year trend of Gallup polls that the share of adults who rate the quality of the nation’s health care as “excellent” or “good” has fallen below 50%. The share … Read more

The best meals follow 3 rules

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series that takes a closer look at eating disorders, disordered eating, and the relationship between food and body image. CNN — There can be something anxious about large meals. Whether you’re gathering for a holiday meal or breaking your usual routine to meet at a restaurant, these … Read more