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Together, We Grieve: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s bonus coronavirus podcast for May 28

As the coronavirus’ death toll in the U.S. surpasses 100,000 victims, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a moment to reflect on this tragic milestone and commemorate those we’ve lost. You can listen on your favorite podcast app or read the transcript below. Amith Mooliya, son of Ananda Mooliya: My dad was a…MORE

How having cancer can put Covid-19 patients at higher risk of dying

How having cancer can put Covid-19 patients at higher risk of dying

Researchers are learning more about the risks cancer patients face if they become sick with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has swept through the world. Patients whose cancer was getting worse or spreading were more than five times more likely to die in the space of a month if they caught…MORE

How do I make sure I’m not raising the next Amy Cooper?

How do I make sure I’m not raising the next Amy Cooper?

It’s easy for white folks to recoil from Amy Cooper once we’ve had a front row seat to her rage-filled voice turning trembly and fragile when the 911 operator picks up. It might even be easy to recognize the death-dealing potential of her calculated weaponization of racism when the same 24-hour news cycle brings footage…MORE

Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits

Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits

“Finish your plate and you can …” Eat dessert. Get a toy. Go out and play. Or just excuse yourself and get away from these horrific adults talking about their boring jobs. Bribing kids to finish all of their lima beans and broccoli is a parenting crutch with deep roots. What many don’t know, though,…MORE

Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

As we welcome sunshine and warmer weather after being hunkered down for weeks, many of us will be more excited than ever to spend time outside. But whether you are simply looking for some fresh air during a walk or hoping to get an extra dose of the “sunshine vitamin” — that is, immunity-supporting vitamin…MORE

Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone

Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone

Try out this riddle: If you could double over a piece of normal notebook paper 42 times, how thick would it be? The answer, though fanciful, illustrates just how hard it can be to understand exponential growth and doubling, two pieces of math that explain the spread of viruses like Covid-19. Because by the time…MORE

Blood clots fill lungs of black coronavirus victims, study finds

Blood clots fill lungs of black coronavirus victims, study finds

Careful autopsies of 10 African-American victims of coronavirus show their lungs were clogged with blood clots, researchers reported Wednesday. All 10 patients had underlying conditions that have been shown to worsen infection, including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. But genetic factors could also be at play, the team at LSU Health New Orleans School…MORE

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