Exercising right after vaccination can boost immune response

New research from Iowa State University has found a long bout of moderately intense exercise following COVID-19 or influenza vaccination can amplify the body’s immune response. The study showed 90 minutes of exercise immediately after vaccination increased antibody responses four weeks later. The relationship between exercise and general health is so obvious that it is … Read more

Overnight Health Care — DC ending mask, vaccine mandates

Welcome to Monday’s Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Happy Valentine’s Day! Send us your best health policy valentines (like this one). We haven’t seen a ton on Twitter this year. The latest locality to end mask mandates is the nation’s capital, … Read more

Participating in the Open as a Pregnant or Postpartum Athlete

Photo Credit: Whitney Kono Cardenas Enjoying Morning Chalk Up? Access additional exclusive interviews, analyses, and stories with an Rx membership. Even with all of the changes the Crossfit Open has experienced through the years, the appeal of pushing yourself each season surrounded by your friends and greater CrossFit community is still there. The open connects … Read more

This Fast Shoulder Workout Uses Lateral Raises to Build Muscle

Still looking to blow up your shoulders in the least possible amount of time? Then this joint-safe delt destroyer is the perfect addition to your routine. The latest Men’s Health Fast Finisher is a torturous twist on the classic lateral raise. Co-created by Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel and Mathew Forzaglia, N.F.P.T., C.P.T., founder … Read more

When will my health insurance premium increase?

Health insurance premiums are going up soon. When your rate hike notice arrives in the mail, it’s a prompt to see how your policy stacks up. Our articles are dedicated to helping you find the right product at the right price. We may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and … Read more

A “Striking” Link Between Vitamin D Levels and Omicron

New data reveal an unexpected risk factor for the highly contagious Omicron virus—low levels of vitamin D. Source: Fernando Zhiminicela / Pixabay A recent study by Israeli scientists found “striking” differences in the chances of contracting severe COVID-19 illness between individuals with sufficient levels of vitamin D prior to catching the virus and those who … Read more

A tribal relations solution we can all get behind

The Alaska State Capitol in Juneau on December 28, 2021. (Marc Lester / ADN) Over the past few years, we’ve all gotten used to inaction by the Legislature. Partisan bickering over the fiscal crisis, the state budget, the Permanent Fund dividend and health care policy, compounded by escalating divisiveness, have made it so that not … Read more