(Jackyenjoyphotography/Moment, Getty Images) Black and Hispanic people made up nearly 60% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in a new study, a disproportionate number that researchers attribute to societal structures reinforcing health disparities among racial and ethnic groups. The study looked at data from 7,868 people hospitalized for COVID-19 between Jan. 17 and July 22 at 88 U.S….

(sorbetto/DigitalVision Vectors, Getty Images) Scans of the upper lungs that already are part of evaluating some stroke patients also could help save time in detecting COVID-19 earlier than traditional nasal swabs, new research shows. Computed tomography angiogram, or CTA, scans and symptom questionnaires helped researchers detect COVID-19 with 83%; accuracy in people having a stroke…

(Adrienne Bresnahan/Moment, Getty Images) Lea en español It’s flu season. In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic. Is this any time to be thinking about your risk of stroke? Yes, researchers say. Having either influenza or the coronavirus seems to increase the odds of having an ischemic stroke – the type where blood flow in…

(Mango Productions/Stone, Getty Images) A healthy heart is always essential but especially during the current pandemic. People with heart disease and other medical conditions appear to be at higher risk for more severe symptoms or complications if they contract COVID-19. Scientists continue to learn more about the virus while working to develop a vaccine. In…

(djvstock/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maria de Lourdes Alvarado has had to pick up extra or overtime shifts whenever she can, like millions of other essential workers outside of the health care field who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in their communities. And also like them,…

(Ariel Skelley/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Lea en español Maybe it was the meme that pointed out how Shakespeare used his time in quarantine to write “King Lear.” Maybe it was all those photos of sourdough bread in your social media feed. Maybe you’re just bored. Whatever the spark – you’re ready to take on a hobby….

(Drazen Zigic/iStock, Getty Images) With the coronavirus causing some gym-goers and regulars at the local recreation center to reconsider their workout spot, staying physically active means getting creative with an exercise routine closer to home. There are lots of safe ways to work out while maintaining physical distance. Early fall is a prime time to…

(Kateryna Chernetska/iStock, Getty Images) From the moment in January when she first heard about the new coronavirus, Suzanne Kathro worried about catching it. In mid-August, she did. “That’s when the ghosting started,” said Kathro, 72, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. After she and her husband, Paul, got sick, some of their friends stopped communicating. “Just…

Jules Heningburg (left) of Redwoods LC developed heart complications from COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Premier Lacrosse League) Jules Heningburg was sprinting up hills and playing pick-up basketball about a month after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was asymptomatic and not contagious. After quarantining and following proper health guidelines, the Premier Lacrosse League player felt fit…

(lakshmiprasad S/iStock, Getty Images) With unemployment rates hovering at or near double digits, millions of people are at risk for eviction or foreclosure. And a growing body of research suggests the effects go beyond financial, taking a toll on both physical and mental health. The CARES Act passed in late March included a moratorium on…