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The 7 best whey protein powders of 2021, backed by strength coaches and dietitians

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Quality whey protein powder should have a tolerable taste, mix well, and offer maximum protein with minimal extras. Our top pick, Naked's Whey Protein, is a clean, additive-free powder that contains only whey protein. This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice in NYC. Protein, a macronutrient every cell in your body contains, is essential for your health. If you're an athlete,...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Food, Fitness, New York City, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Fda, Protein Powder, Workout, Gnc, Walsh, RDA, University of Stirling


I was completely against the vaccine, but changed my mind after doing my own research. Everyone should do the same.

Tom Shaw. Tom Shaw Tom Shaw, 30, a DoorDash delivery person from Philadelphia, changed his mind on the COVID-19 vaccine. He decided to get the vaccine in July - which Insider verified - after doing some online research. He realized it was safe and worried about the Delta variant. Here's his story, as told to Elle Hardy. See more stories on Insider's business page. I had all my vaccines growing up, but when I was about 16 I got into the natural-health scene through the book "Fast Fo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Trends, Healthcare, Reddit, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Vaccine, Cvs, Nordic, Personal Essay, Vaccine Hesitancy, As Told To, Antivax, COVID, BI-freelancer


No, it's not a HIPAA violation for businesses to ask for proof you've been vaccinated. Here's what the healthcare privacy law actually means and what it protects.

Spectators at a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins have their vaccine cards checked upon arrival. Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images Some public figures have claimed that asking someone's vaccination status is a HIPAA violation. But HIPAA, a healthcare privacy law, only applies to medical professionals and entities. That means businesses and individuals can legally ask for proof you're vaccinated against COVID. See more stories on Insider's business page. Later this m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Healthcare, Dallas Cowboys, Bill De Blasio, Dak Prescott, Npr, Pfizer, The New York Times


When will kids get COVID shots?

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:When to expect coronavirus vaccine authorizations for kids;Mental-health upstarts that charge as much as $99 a visit and don't take insurance risk leaving out vulnerable people;Athletes are sharing more about their mental health at the Tokyo Olympics.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it......
Tags: Texas, Trends, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Tokyo, Fda, Pfizer, Louisiana, Vaccines, Athletes, Simone Biles, Reuters, Sanofi, Newsletters, Biles


'Covanxiety' is making a comeback as COVID-19 cases ramp up. Mental-health experts share tips for managing it.

A woman walks by an art exhibition on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on November 27, 2020. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images Rising coronavirus cases in the US have prompted a resurgence of pandemic-related stress. Psychologists shared seven tips for managing this "covanxiety." Giving back to others and limiting news intake are helpful strategies, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Psychiatrist Eva Ritmo received an email from a member of her 20-person book club on...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Research, Mental Health, Anxiety, Don, Appleton Wisconsin, Upper West Side of Manhattan, Emma Seppala, Seppala


1 in 3 new COVID-19 cases over the past week were in 2 states - Texas and Florida, White House official says

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images A third of new US COVID-19 cases over the past week were in Texas and Florida, the White House said. The highly infectious Delta variant accounts for more than 80% of new cases in both states. Jeff Zients, a White House official, said getting vaccinated was the best way to stop the spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. A third of all US cases in...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Idaho, Healthcare, Delta, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Vermont, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


Matt Gaetz says he has the 'freedom variant' as he mocks experts who warn about worsening COVID-19 mutations

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz mocked COVID-19 experts who've been warning about mutations and variants. "I got the Florida variant. I got the freedom variant," he said on Saturday at a rally. Gaetz's mocking remarks came as Florida broke its record for daily COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Delta, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, House Judiciary Committee, Florida Department of Health, Largo Florida, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz


Coronavirus transmission among vaccinated people could raise the risk of an even more dangerous variant

An employee receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a National Guard soldier at a pop-up vaccination stand at the Vermont Creamery in Websterville, Vermont on June 29, 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images The CDC says vaccinated people should mask up indoors again as cases of the Delta variant surge. A study suggests that transmission among vaccinated people could lead to new variants that evade vaccines. The virus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from evading vaccines, the CDC said. Se...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Spain, Cnn, Delta, Astrazeneca, Mutations, Midtown, National Guard, Ed Jones


Florida just reported its highest-ever number of daily COVID-19 cases and has become the new US epicenter for the virus

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida reported its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, data shows. The surge has become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Associated Press, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, The Palm Beach Post, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis


The pandemic is worsening mental health for women, middle-aged adults, a new survey finds

Throughout the pandemic, multiple surveys and studies have indicated that mental health has declined for a number of groups and populations. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Mental health challenges have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from the University of Michigan has quantified some of the effects. Women and US adults ages 50 to 64 have reported worsening mental health during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, experts...
Tags: Science, News, Study, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, University Of Michigan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Reed Alexander


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida spiked by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida jumped by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


West Virginia's governor was so disturbed by information on the Delta variant that he said he wanted to 'pee and throw up'

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Chris Jackson/Associated Press WV Gov. Jim Justice said the thought of the Delta variant spreading makes him want to "pee and throw up." West Virginia in recent weeks has been seeing a spike in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Earlier this week, however, Justice declined to enforce a mask mandate in the state. See more stories on Insider's business page. The rise of the Delta variant in West Virginia and the fear of inadequately containing it makes W...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Justice, West Virginia, Trends, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Jim Justice, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, COVID, Internal CDC


A conservative radio host who downplayed vaccines on his show is on an oxygen machine after a severe COVID-19 infection

Registered nurse Erin Beauchemin monitors an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine connected to a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, on May 8, 2020. Elaine Thompson/AP Phil Valentine, a conservative talk-show host, is battling COVID-19 on an oxygen tank in the hospital. The hospitalization comes after his remarks downplaying both the coronavirus and the vaccines. Valentine, for example, has previously said the only ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, News, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Valentine, Mark, Phil, Nashville Tennessee, Elaine Thompson, Seattle Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Phil Valentine, ECMO, Mark Now


The 4 best exercise balls we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An exercise ball is perfect for working on stability and flexibility and makes bodyweight exercises harder. The best exercise balls have a durable exterior, are mild flexibility, and retain air well. Our top pick, the TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball, has thick walls and holds air even if punctured. Exercise balls might seem like a boring piece of workout equipment that sits in the corner of the gym with no one using it. But that's only because it...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Fitness, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Exercise, Kyle Schurman, Stability Ball, At-home Workout, At-home Fitness, Product Card, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, IP Freelance


I had to stop my psychoactive meds while pregnant and the withdrawal was so bad, I considered an abortion

It's incredibly difficult to wean yourself off psychoactive medication once you've begun. Kanawa_Studio/Getty Images Benzodiazepines are a psychoactive drug. They can calm symptoms associated with anxiety. The withdrawal symptoms from giving them up are considered worse than those from cocaine. Sara suffered so much with insomnia and anxiety during pregnancy, she considered having an abortion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sara is a pseudonym but below is a true ...
Tags: UK, Science, Drugs, Life, International, Trends, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Italy, Healthcare, National Health Service, Medication, Thomson Reuters, Nordic, Sara, Psychiatrist


The 5 best first aid kits of 2021 for outdoor adventures, home emergencies, and full disaster prep

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best first aid kits should include bandages, wraps, antibiotic ointment, and pain relievers. It's smart to routinely check your first aid kit to be sure nothing is expired or low on stock. Our top pick, the First Aid Only First Aid Kit, is compact, has the essentials, and costs under $25. If you camp, hike, or love taking road trips, keeping a reliable first aid kit on hand is a must. Hopefully all you'll need out of it is a Band-aid for blisters...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Home, Camping, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, First Aid, Coleman, WebMD, ANSI, OSHA, Insider Picks, Rick Stella, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from evading current COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC said. Coronavirus cases have been surging in the US, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The more transmission, the more opportunity for the virus to replicate and gain dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be just a few mutations away from evading existing ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Cambridge, Pennsylvania State University, Burlington Vermont


A $299-a-month app gave me access to a therapist and psychiatrist to fight pandemic burnout. Here's what it was like to get help through my phone.

Getty Images Freelancer Julie Peck felt herself slipping into pandemic-induced burnout, so she sought help. She chose Brightside, an app by a former 23andMe executive that combines psychiatry with therapy. Although she was able to easily get medication that worked, the service had its downsides. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in May, I started noticing I was having some issues. I have highly managed bipolar disorder, so I'm no stranger to "issues" - but this was...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Anxiety, Therapy, Netflix, Healthcare, Burnout, Sadness, Nordic, DSM, Tony Xu


The 6 best at-home teeth whitening kits in 2021, according to dentists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky At-home teeth whitening kits help lift surface stains, but many are expensive and hurt your teeth. We asked six professional dentists to recommend their go-to at-home teeth-whitening products. Our top pick, Crest 3D White Professional Effects, is effective, simple, and fairly affordable. Wanting whiter teeth in a world of first impressions and social media needs no explanation. But which at-home teeth whitening kits won't make your pearlies sensitive afte...
Tags: Reviews, Health, New York, New York City, Trends, Hydrogen Peroxide, Features, Beauty, Buying Guide, Beverly Hills, Fda, Boulder, Teeth, Pap, Campbell, Waltham


A Harvard psychologist explains the rise in passengers getting violent on airplanes and customers abusing retail workers: People have reached 'a boiling point'

Passengers board an American Airlines flight from California to North Carolina. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Passenger violence on airplanes is spiking and retail workers are experiencing customer harassment. Fear and anxiety activates the fight-or-flight part of our brain, a Harvard psychologist said. Now, after a year and a half of being on edge, many people are reaching a "boiling point." See more stories on Insider's business page. Violence on airplanes is spiking. Retail ...
Tags: Psychology, Transportation, California, Trends, Chicago, Harvard, Airplanes, Retail, Starbucks, Npr, Louisiana, North Carolina, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Attendant, American Airlines


COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day - the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules

The US has reported an average of nearly 50,000 COVID-19 cases each day this week. Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data. The highest number of new cases was reported Friday - with more than 81,000 new cases reported. That puts the US in a situation not seen since the spring as US officials reportedly reconsider mask guidance. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, New York Times, Nyt, States, St Louis, Los Angeles County, San Francisco Chronicle


1 in 5 new COVID-19 infections in LA are in fully-vaccinated people. Most of them have mild symptoms, or none at all.

Nurse practitioner Nicole Monk, 44, receives a coronavirus vaccination at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2021. One in five people that tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully-vaccinated. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms, or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - up 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles California, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


1 in 5 COVID-19 infections in LA in June were in fully vaccinated people, but most had mild or no symptoms, officials say

A nurse practitioner receives a coronavirus vaccination in Los Angeles on February 10. One in five people who tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully vaccinated, officials said. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new cases on Thursday, up by 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five people who caught COVID-19 in Los Angeles ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Fitbit's Versa 3 has most of the fitness tracking features you want with over twice the battery life of the latest Apple Watch

Mark Knapp/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The Fitbit Versa 3 offers a ton of functionality in a $229 package, making it a great sidekick to your phone and a capable fitness tracker. The battery can easily last over 5 days, letting the watch track activity during the day and sleep at night, plus it recharges quickly. Fitness enthusiasts needing more tracking features might consider the Apple Watch Series 6, Fitbit Sense, or Garmin Forerunner 745. Versa 3 (small) Fitbit'...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Fitness, Trends, Smartwatches, Fitbit, Pebble Time Steel, Alexa, Alexa Google, Tech Insider, Insider Picks, Product Card, IP Freelance


Meet the startups tackling youth mental health

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We rounded up 6 startups tackling mental and behavioral health for kids and young adults;Meet the 11 newly minted healthcare unicorns of 2021;Why companies that make apps and video games could be prime takeover targets for telehealth firms.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Sprout Th...
Tags: Video Games, Washington Post, Trends, Mental Health, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Getty, Unicorns, Aba, VCs, Cb Insights, Johnson Johnson, Newsletters, Akili, Telehealth


Fauci says fully vaccinated people 'might want to consider' wearing a mask indoors as a precaution against the Delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Fully vaccinated Americans may "want to consider" masks indoors, Dr. Fauci said. Fauci said the Delta variant had an "extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person." More fully vaccinated Americans are catching COVID-19, albeit with milder, or no, symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Las Vegas, Mask, Anthony Fauci


Liteboxer Review: Stimulating boxing workouts that keeps you on your toes

Liteboxer is like Dance Dance Revolution of boxing workouts because speed, timing, and precision matter.
Tags: Health, Fitness, Trends, Smart Home, Health & Fitness, Liteboxer, Connected Home Gyms, Smart Home Workout


6 ways to conquer night sweats, from breathable pillows to personal fans

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Buffy There's nothing worse than sleeping hot due to a too-hot room or heavy bedding. I'm someone who sweats more than I'd like to admit, so I interviewed two experts on how to sleep cool. Here are six tips they recommend along with items I've personally tested for staying cool at night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Nothing interrupts sleep or creates an incredibly uncomfortabl...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Home, Sleep, Trends, Features, Bedroom, Buffy, New England, Gonzalez, Vornado, BedJet, Mattress, Mount Sinai West, Dan Dan


Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to 'take responsibility' for COVID-19 misinformation

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of social-media companies. Fox News Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Surgeon General Vi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Nbc News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fox News, Vaccinations, Biden, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Fox News Chris Wallace, Murthy



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