Little-known illness turning up in COVID long-haulers

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with COVID-19 in October, she awoke feeling as if she had a bad hangover. Four months later she tested negative for the virus, but her symptoms have only...

Vaccines may help some ‘long COVID’ patients

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get COVID-19 suffer from lingering symptoms of the disease, or what’s known as “long COVID.” Judy Dodd, who lives in New York City, is one of them. She spent nearly a...

These patients tested negative for coronavirus, but still have ‘long COVID’ symptoms

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] Kristin Novotny once led an active life, with regular CrossFit workouts and football in the front yard with her children — plus a job managing the kitchen at a middle school. Now, the 33-year-old mother...

For Americans of color considering the COVID-19 vaccine, here’s why trust is so important

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] “‘Are we going to be guinea pigs for the vaccine?’” For months, Dr. James Hildreth’s sister had been asking questions like this. While public health officials were urging Americans to take measures to help stop...

How to help Texas during winter storm blackouts

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] An unprecedented winter storm and unprepared electrical grid has left millions of Texans without reliable power and water and has killed at least 20 people since Monday. Rolling blackouts stretched into days, with more than...

WATCH: Biden unveils sweeping coronavirus health and economic recovery plan

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Saying the nation faces “a crisis of deep human suffering,” President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up vaccines and...

Here’s how it feels when COVID-19 symptoms last for months

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] Imagine being young and healthy, a nonsmoker with no preexisting health conditions, and then waking up one morning feeling like you were being suffocated by an unseen force. Back in March, this was my reality....

6 tips for navigating ACA open enrollment if you’re a COVID-19 ‘long hauler’

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] People buying their own health insurance have even more to think about this year, particularly those post-COVID-19 patients with lingering health concerns, the “long haulers,” who join the club of Americans with preexisting conditions. What...

Can regular COVID-19 patients get Trump’s treatments?

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] When Terry Mutter woke up with a headache and sore muscles on a recent Wednesday, the competitive weightlifter chalked it up to a hard workout. By that evening, though, he had a fever of 101...

COVID-19 is taking a huge emotional toll on nursing home residents

PBS NewsHour [ad_1] The cost of isolating frail elders in nursing homes — many of which have been on a literal lockdown for months — is taking an even steeper toll than aging advocates feared. A new survey...