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Chrissy Teigen opens up about her struggle with infertility

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Chrissy Teigen marked the start of National Infertility Awareness Week by opening up about her struggle to start a family. Teigen, who shares 5-year-old Luna and 2-year-old Miles with singer John Legend, spoke with Refinery29 about a host of issues, from her pregnancy loss last year to leaning on IVF to get pregnant. The 35-year-old television personality attested, "There's no one way to [become a parent] and there's no straight road at all. I've seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows with it." The "Cravings" author revealed she used IVF -- specifically an embryo transfer -- to became pregnant with her eldest daughter. "When they inserted her little egg, it   ... Read More

Maren Morris shares message about postpartum body image

Drazen_/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Maren Morris is proud of her post-baby body, and she hopes other mothers feel the same way. In reference to a recent Instagram post in which she states that she's eliminated the phrase "trying to get my body back” from her vocabulary after giving birth to her son, Hayes Andrew, in March 2020, Morris says she's relieving herself of the pressure to try to get her pre-baby figure back. "We're always extremely pressed to erase any evidence on our body that we had a child, that we housed a child for nine, 10 months," the singer told reporters backstage at the ACM Awards on Sunday. "So I just realized how unhealthy that was for me and my   ... Read More

Can you get vaccinated if you have COVID-19? Doctors explain what to do

Can you get vaccinated if you have COVID-19? Doctors explain what to do(NEW YORK) -- All U.S. adults in all 50 states became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, but with the virus still widespread, it is inevitable that some people will test positive for COVID-19 or have a known exposure right before their first vaccine appointment or between their first and second shot. Experts interviewed by ABC News say if you develop COVID-19, or even if you are exposed, you should probably delay your appointment. The primary reason is to limit the chance you will spread it to others. “It’s not safe,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease specialist and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “You shouldn’t [go] because you are contagious, and you may   ... Read More

Man with diabetes becomes first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World

Man with diabetes becomes first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World(NEW YORK) -- Don Muchow just became the first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World. The 59-year-old ultramarathoner decided to run from California to Florida to prove his Type 1 diabetes doesn't hold him back. The "Mouse to Mouse" run was 2,761 miles long and took Muchow 88 days to complete. Muchow shares more of his history making journey from Disneyland to Disney World below: Why did you choose Disney? "Disney's slogan, 'If you can dream it, you can do it,' goes double for everyone like me, with serious lifelong medical conditions. "Our diagnosis is like a second sport that we have to master just so we can do the fun stuff -- like run, ride or swim.   ... Read More

Over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid tests to be sent to major pharmacies this week

ABBOTT(NEW YORK) — Store shelves at pharmacies across the county will soon be filled with affordable, quick, at-home coronavirus test kits. BinaxNOW, a rapid COVID test made by Abbott Laboratories, was shipped Monday to major pharmaceutical chains, including Walgreens, CVS and Walmart, to be sold over the counter. The tests will be sold in two-count packs for $23.99. The Food and Drug Administration gave an Emergency Use Authorization for BinaxNOW at the end of March. The test can be used on children as young as 2 when samples are collected by an adult and for all people 15 or older. Users can take the test even if they don't show symptoms and get results within 15 minutes, according to Abbott.   ... Read More

CDC examining ‘handful’ of additional severe cases possibly linked to J&J vaccine

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. is looking into additional cases of severe side effects possibly linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. "These have been a handful of cases, not an overwhelming number of cases," Walensky said at a White House briefing on Monday. "We are working through and adjudicating them, and verifying whether they do, in fact, reflect a true case.” The CDC and Food and Drug Administration called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six in nearly 7 million recipients reported severe adverse reactions, including blood clotting, once they received it. Though Walensky insisted the number   ... Read More

All US adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Oxford/iStock(NEW YORK) -- All adults in the United States are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting Monday, with all 50 states and Washington, D.C., meeting the April 19 deadline President Joe Biden had set for opening eligibility. Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont were the last states to open eligibility to everyone age 16 and older on Monday. The April 19 deadline had been moved up from the May 1 goal Biden initially set for all adults to qualify for vaccination. "No more confusing rules. No more confusing restrictions," Biden said earlier this month. The increased eligibility comes as the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is on pause while a federal advisory committee evaluates a possible link to   ... Read More

Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect women’s menstrual cycles? Here’s what we know

Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect women’s menstrual cycles? Here’s what we knowShotShare/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Some women are describing temporary changes in their menstrual cycles after taking a COVID-19 vaccine, experts in the medical community are reporting. With nearly 30% of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, scientists and doctors still don't know why -- or even if -- vaccines might impact menstruation. However, they're listening to women's experiences, and calling for more studies to unpack any potential link. And, experts agree these changes are likely to be temporary, and there is no reason for women to worry about fertility. "I personally experienced a period that was slightly longer and heavier after receiving my first COVID shot," said Dr. Nita Landry, a Los Angeles-based obstetrician and gynecologist. "However, even having experienced it myself, I   ... Read More

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least one vaccine shot: CDC

Bill Oxford/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Half of Americans over 18 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot, according to data released Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were close to 130 million adults in the country who received one shot, roughly 50.4% of the over-18 population, the agency reported. At least 83.9 million adults, roughly 32.5% of the adult population, was fully vaccinated as of Sunday, the CDC said. The data comes as more states open up their eligibility to all residents above 16. It also comes as states pause their administrations of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is being researched by the Food and Drug Administration and CDC over rare reports of possible   ... Read More

Four infertility organizations that help Black women on their parenting journeys

LumiNola/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Regina Townsend, 39, of Chicago, said that as a Black child and then as a young Black woman, she never heard discussions of infertility and in vitro fertilization among her family and friends. When she had difficulty getting pregnant after getting married, Townsend said she looked online and did not see any information about or representation of women who looked like her. "I started to get angry, and I started just talking about it, because I needed to get it out," Townsend told ABC News' Good Morning America. "I started the blog, and I started talking about it on my Facebook, just like this is happening, and I started getting comments like, ‘Thank you for talking about   ... Read More

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least 1 vaccine shot: CDC

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least 1 vaccine shot: CDCHalf of Americans over 18 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot, according to data released Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were close to 130 million adults in the country who received one shot, roughly 50.4% of the over-18 population, the agency reported. At least 83.9 million adults, roughly 32.5% of the adult population, was fully vaccinated as of Sunday, the CDC said. The data comes as more states open up their eligibility to all residents above 16. It also comes as states pause their administrations of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is being researched by the Food and Drug Administration and CDC over rare reports of possible blood clots. As of   ... Read More

Scientists exploring possible link between Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca vaccine blood clot issues

Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine still on pause in the U.S. after reports of a rare but severe blood clotting disorder in a small number of the roughly 7 million people who've received the shot, health experts now are focusing on what could be behind those uncommon adverse events. Doctors, scientists and public health experts are turning to Europe for clues, where a similar vaccine made by AstraZeneca -- not yet authorized in the U.S. -- also has been linked to a number of rare blood clots. "The AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are made in a similar way," said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease physician at Vanderbilt   ... Read More

Philadelphia police lose 24-year veteran, father of 3 to COVID-19

PinkOmelet/iStock(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 565,000 Americans and counting. Those we've lost come from all backgrounds and include the very people -- first responders and medical staff -- who have been working on the front lines. But the virus has also highlighted the disparities in the U.S. -- taking a disproportionate toll on communities of color, the elderly and the poor. Each week ABC News is spotlighting several Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. This week, we're highlighting a Georgia county commissioner, a devoted Alabama dad and a dedicated Philadelphia police officer. Gary Barham Henry County, Georgia, Commissioner Gary Barham, who held the position in his home county since 2013, died on   ... Read More

Rare reactions to Johnson & Johnson vaccine remain a mystery, putting many women on edge

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Kristi Escobar was offered an appointment to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last Monday, she wondered if she should wait for another option. J&J was the newest of the three vaccines available. And there had been a recent report of contamination issues at a supply plant in Baltimore that prevented the company from shipping doses using that facility. But Escobar, a 38-year-old teacher at a community college who had tested positive for COVID-19 in January, knew that aggressive new variants of the virus still posed a threat, and that health experts recommended that people with prior infections still get the vaccine. "I trusted in what they said as far as, 'Take the vaccine you can   ... Read More

Mom warns COVID-19 is still ‘serious’ as her 1-year-old fights the virus

Andrea Bell(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- As COVID-19 vaccines have rolled out and the world begins to slowly reopen, a Michigan mother is encouraging others to continue living with caution as her child fights the virus. "This is serious and it's killing people," Andrea Bell told Good Morning America. "Maybe you're not at risk, but I sure bet someone you love is." "I never thought in a million years that I'd be sitting here," she added. "I never thought we'd have to experience COVID this closely, but I was wrong. I think people are tired and they're craving normalcy, but there's nothing normal about your child on ECMO." ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation -- a treatment in which blood is   ... Read More

Chrissy Teigen opens up about her struggle with infertility

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Chrissy Teigen marked the start of National Infertility Awareness Week by opening up about her struggle to start a family. Teigen, who shares 5-year-old Luna and 2-year-old Miles with singer John Legend, spoke with Refinery29 about a host of issues, from her pregnancy   ... Read More

Maren Morris shares message about postpartum body image

Drazen_/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Maren Morris is proud of her post-baby body, and she hopes other mothers feel the same way. In reference to a recent Instagram post in which she states that she's eliminated the phrase "trying to get my body back” from her vocabulary after giving birth to her   ... Read More

Can you get vaccinated if you have COVID-19? Doctors explain what to do

Can you get vaccinated if you have COVID-19? Doctors explain what to do(NEW YORK) -- All U.S. adults in all 50 states became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, but with the virus still widespread, it is inevitable that some people will test positive for COVID-19 or have a known exposure right before their first vaccine appointment or between their first and   ... Read More

Man with diabetes becomes first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World

Man with diabetes becomes first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World(NEW YORK) -- Don Muchow just became the first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World. The 59-year-old ultramarathoner decided to run from California to Florida to prove his Type 1 diabetes doesn't hold him back. The "Mouse to Mouse" run was 2,761 miles long and took Muchow 88   ... Read More

Over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid tests to be sent to major pharmacies this week

ABBOTT(NEW YORK) — Store shelves at pharmacies across the county will soon be filled with affordable, quick, at-home coronavirus test kits. BinaxNOW, a rapid COVID test made by Abbott Laboratories, was shipped Monday to major pharmaceutical chains, including Walgreens, CVS and Walmart, to be sold over the counter. The tests   ... Read More

CDC examining ‘handful’ of additional severe cases possibly linked to J&J vaccine

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. is looking into additional cases of severe side effects possibly linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. "These have been a handful of cases, not an overwhelming number of cases,"   ... Read More

All US adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Oxford/iStock(NEW YORK) -- All adults in the United States are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting Monday, with all 50 states and Washington, D.C., meeting the April 19 deadline President Joe Biden had set for opening eligibility. Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont were the last states to   ... Read More

Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect women’s menstrual cycles? Here’s what we know

Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect women’s menstrual cycles? Here’s what we knowShotShare/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Some women are describing temporary changes in their menstrual cycles after taking a COVID-19 vaccine, experts in the medical community are reporting. With nearly 30% of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, scientists and doctors still don't know why -- or even if -- vaccines might impact menstruation. However,   ... Read More

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least one vaccine shot: CDC

Bill Oxford/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Half of Americans over 18 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot, according to data released Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were close to 130 million adults in the country who received one shot, roughly 50.4% of the over-18 population,   ... Read More

Four infertility organizations that help Black women on their parenting journeys

LumiNola/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Regina Townsend, 39, of Chicago, said that as a Black child and then as a young Black woman, she never heard discussions of infertility and in vitro fertilization among her family and friends. When she had difficulty getting pregnant after getting married, Townsend said she looked online   ... Read More

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least 1 vaccine shot: CDC

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least 1 vaccine shot: CDCHalf of Americans over 18 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot, according to data released Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were close to 130 million adults in the country who received one shot, roughly 50.4% of the over-18 population, the agency reported. At   ... Read More

Scientists exploring possible link between Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca vaccine blood clot issues

Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine still on pause in the U.S. after reports of a rare but severe blood clotting disorder in a small number of the roughly 7 million people who've received the shot, health experts now are focusing   ... Read More

Philadelphia police lose 24-year veteran, father of 3 to COVID-19

PinkOmelet/iStock(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 565,000 Americans and counting. Those we've lost come from all backgrounds and include the very people -- first responders and medical staff -- who have been working on the front lines. But the virus has also highlighted the disparities   ... Read More

Rare reactions to Johnson & Johnson vaccine remain a mystery, putting many women on edge

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Kristi Escobar was offered an appointment to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last Monday, she wondered if she should wait for another option. J&J was the newest of the three vaccines available. And there had been a recent report of contamination issues at a supply   ... Read More

Mom warns COVID-19 is still ‘serious’ as her 1-year-old fights the virus

Andrea Bell(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- As COVID-19 vaccines have rolled out and the world begins to slowly reopen, a Michigan mother is encouraging others to continue living with caution as her child fights the virus. "This is serious and it's killing people," Andrea Bell told Good Morning America. "Maybe you're   ... Read More
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