Tag: health care

I’ve taken care of my father for 23 years. He gifted me $20,000 and a vehicle. Could my opportunistic siblings contest this?

Dear Quentin,  We live in Texas. My father has lived in my home for 23 years, and I’ve taken care of him. Two years ago,...

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

More U.S. companies are considering surcharges for unvaccinated employees

A company crackdown on unvaccinated workers could be coming, in the form of more mandates and more financial penalties, a new survey suggests. One week...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

Texas abortion law: $10,000 penalty could incentivize ‘bounty hunters’ to make ‘tens of thousands of dollars’

A new Texas law confining abortions to a brief window around six weeks from conception is two things at the same time, critics say: extremely...

WHO warns of possible 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by December, and Fauci says U.S. could see another 100,000

The World Health Organization warned Monday that Europe will likely see 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths by Dec. 1, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S....

My uncle, 60, with dementia died after ‘negligence’ by his wife of 3 years. How do we stop her from defrauding the government?

We just lost my 60-year-old uncle to dementia. He struggled with drugs during his early years, and as a result, my mom raised his daughter....

Cassava Sciences punches back, after Qaunterix took a swing by saying it didn’t interpret or prepare the disputed trial data

Quanterix Corp. took a swing at Cassava Sciences Inc. Friday, but then Cassava hit back, stressing that Quanterix was contracted to perform sample testing of...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

FDA authorizes an extra COVID-19 dose for people with weak immune systems in the first regulatory OK for a booster shot in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Thursday authorized an extra COVID-19 shot for people with compromised immune systems in a move that underscores the...

U.S. COVID-19 case tally passes 36 million as more states seek face-mask mandates and plead with unvaccinated to get shots

The U.S. tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passed 36 million on Wednesday, with at least three states gearing up to implement face-mask mandates as...

I found money stashed in my late father’s house. One brother owes me money, and the other stole from my mother. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, My father passed away not too long ago, and he left a small inheritance for me and my three brothers. The proceeds are...

I’m a 39-year-old single dad with $600,000 saved — I want to retire at 50 but don’t know how. What should I do?

I am a 39-year-old single father of one 16-year-old son. I have $70,000 in liquid savings, $530,000 invested in individual retirement accounts and owe $210,000...

Opinion: Florida or Floriduh? As it battles COVID-19 surge, the Sunshine State proves itself as weirdly defiant as ever.

I spent almost two decades living in Florida, and even I’m hard-pressed to pick the moment that stood out as my weirdest. There was the...

If your employer fires you because you won’t get the COVID vaccine, don’t expect to collect unemployment

Each day more employers are telling employees they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in person or risk being fired. On Thursday CNN...

Here’s a glimmer of hope that more unvaccinated Americans are willing to get the COVID-19 shot

A quarter of unvaccinated adults say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, according to a new report...

Delta variant is now in 135 countries, says WHO, as director-general calls for moratorium on boosters to allow poorer countries get first doses

The highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now in 135 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, as its head...

America’s funeral homes find new life hosting weddings, concerts and comedy shows

Over the course of her 20-year career as a standup comic, Ellen Karis has played all sorts of unlikely venues, from bowling alleys to churches....

The delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous strains of the virus, federal health officials say, as they urge vaccinations

Federal health officials struck a serious tone on Monday, once again urging Americans to get vaccinated and calling on more employers to require COVID-19 vaccines....

‘You’ve got to do the right thing’: 50 healthcare groups ask employers to mandate worker COVID vaccines — but one big obstacle remains

In the face of rising COVID-19 case counts fueled by the delta variant and ongoing reluctance to get vaccinated among many Americans, more than 50...

What to Know About Mental Health if You’re LGBTQ

If you’re LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or nonbinary, or queer — your gender and sexuality can affect your mental health and wellness. There...

Tired and retired? Here’s how to get a good night’s sleep

After decades of toiling in the working world, you’re exhausted. Retirement is your chance for renewal, where you can regain energy and lust for life....

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

My girlfriend makes twice what I earn. I reluctantly paid the $200 dinner check for her first promotion. She just got another one. Should I pay again?

A couple of years ago, my girlfriend received a promotion to a management position. We both agreed that we should go out and celebrate her...