Health/Fitness

Watch: Mrs. Kasha Davis on Living Sober and the Power of Drag

Watch: Mrs. Kasha Davis on Living Sober and the Power of Drag

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 30, 2021

Self-proclaimed workhorse queen Mrs. Kasha Davis joined EDGE and groundbreaking addiction treatment center Recovery Unplugged for an intimate conversation about her sobriety and how drag has empowered her journey.

Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

HEALTH | By Liz Szabo | Jul 30, 2021

Delta has kept some of the most successful mutations found in earlier variants, but also contains new genetic changes that enable it to spread twice as fast.

Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

HEALTH | By Alexandra Jaffe, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jonathan Lemire | Jul 30, 2021

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors.

'OK to Not Be OK': Mental Health Takes Top Role at Olympics

'OK to Not Be OK': Mental Health Takes Top Role at Olympics

HEALTH | By Jenna Fryer | Jul 30, 2021

Simone Biles joins some other high-profile athletes in the Olympic space — overwhelmingly females — who have been talking openly about a topic that had been taboo in sports for seemingly forever.

Japan to Widen Virus Emergency after Record Spike Amid Games

Japan to Widen Virus Emergency after Record Spike Amid Games

HEALTH | By Mari Yamaguchi | Jul 30, 2021

Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of a record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics.

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

HEALTH | Jul 29, 2021

New guidance from the federal government set off mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back.

New Research Reveals Cognition Disparities Among Transgender and Non-Binary Adults

New Research Reveals Cognition Disparities Among Transgender and Non-Binary Adults

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28, 2021

New research presented at this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference suggests that trans and non-binary people suffer higher rates of subjective cognitive decline

Tap Into Your Most Creative State with THC Delta 8 Gummies

Tap Into Your Most Creative State with THC Delta 8 Gummies

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 28, 2021

Delta 8 gummies provide all the benefits of CBD, a milder psychoactive effect than THC, and taste delicious — making it one of the most popular CBD/Delta 8 products on the market.

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

HIV/AIDS | Jul 27, 2021

There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

In what may be the first move for LGBTQ businesses in Boston, Jacques' Cabaret — a popular nightclub that caters to drag performers — announced that it has made changes to its COVID-19 protocols, which requires proof of vaccination.

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

The Biden administration has announced that almost all health insurers must cover the HIV prevention pill, known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, with no cost sharing — including for the drug itself and, crucially, for clinic visits and lab tests.

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

With COVID-19 cases contracted in Provincetown — many of which described as "breakthrough" cases — town officials imposed stronger guidelines at an emergency meeting on Sunday.

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 27, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads.

Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains of Pandemic-Driven Telemedicine

Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains of Pandemic-Driven Telemedicine

HEALTH | By Hannah Norman | Jul 26, 2021

Cost and demand are affecting both patients and providers as more people turn to telemedicine for their healthcare needs.

At-Home Olympians: Our Favorite Athletic Insta Influencers

At-Home Olympians: Our Favorite Athletic Insta Influencers

FITNESS | Jul 26, 2021

Just because you haven't reached international acclaim as a high-performance athlete doesn't mean you can't show off your athletic prowess to the world.

Fauci Says US is Headed in 'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus

Fauci Says US is Headed in 'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus

HEALTH | Jul 25, 2021

The United States is in an "unnecessary predicament" of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation's top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.

US Virus Cases Triple in Two Weeks Amid Misinformation

US Virus Cases Triple in Two Weeks Amid Misinformation

HEALTH | By Heather Hollingsworth, Jim Salter | Jul 25, 2021

COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray.

States Scale Back Virus Reporting Just as Cases Surge

States Scale Back Virus Reporting Just as Cases Surge

HEALTH | By Josh Funk | Jul 24, 2021

Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket.

Don't Miss: Ryan Cassata and the Power of Music, Live on 7/27

Don't Miss: Ryan Cassata and the Power of Music, Live on 7/27

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 24, 2021

EDGE welcomes singer-songwriter, actor, performer, published writer, LGBTQ activist and motivational speaker Ryan Cassata for a candid conversation about how music helps him stay sober.

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