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2nd ICE detainee in Georgia dies from COVID-19 complications

Aug. 13, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — A diabetic Costa Rican man in federal immigration custody has become the second detainee in Georgia to die from COVID-19 complications after being held at a detention center that has reported more than 150 coronavirus cases. Jose Guillen-Vega, 70, died Monday night at a Columbus...

Dr. Tien Vo goes to leave after talking with a family quarantining after they tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Calexico, Calif. Vo and members of his clinic bring food to patients that test positive and agree to quarantine. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

Aug. 5, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier. The oldest of her four children, a 15-year-old boy, learned he had it that morning. Tilted...

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks throws off the mound during baseball practice at Busch Stadium Friday, July 3, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals reliever Hicks opts out of playing; has diabetes

Jul. 13, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns. The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes. Hicks, who routinely tops 100 mph, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on June...

In this June 5, 2020 photo provided by the Mountain Area Health Education Center, physicians, residents and staff from the facility in Asheville, N.C., take a knee to show support for renewed calls for racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd. Government statistics from late January through May 30 suggest an increase in U.S. deaths from chronic diseases compared with historical trends. They include 7,000 excess deaths from hypertension, about 4,000 from diabetes and 3,000 from strokes -- all conditions that disproportionately affect Blacks, although the data don’t include race. (Brenda Benik/MAHEC via AP)

Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being

Jul. 5, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

Doctors have known it for a long time, well before the resounding cries of “Black Lives Matter”: Black people suffer disproportionately. They face countless challenges to good health, among them food, transportation and income. The stress of living with racism has very real, physical effects. And...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose pauses while responding to questions during a media availability ahead of the MLS soccer team's training camp, in Vancouver, British Columbia. When the MLS Is Back tournament starts next week in Florida, the vast majority of the league’s players will be taking part. For some, that includes balancing their own personal underlying health concerns with the opportunity to return to their profession. That includes the likes of Vancouver's Andy Rose and Seattle's Jordan Morris, who both have Type 1 diabetes. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

MLS players balance health history with virus risk

Jul. 3, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose needed to have a lot of conversations and make hard decisions when Major League Soccer first started moving toward returning to action with a tournament in Florida. There were concerns about potentially exposing his young son and pregnant wife to the...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 file photo, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly as she waits in line for groceries with hundreds during a food pantry sponsored by Healthy Waltham for those in need due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, at St. Mary's Church in Waltham, Mass. On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe cases of COVID-19, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women

Jun. 25, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also changed the list of underlying conditions that...

In this June 4, 2020 photo, Anna Marie Bresnan, 85, an independent living resident who survived COVID-19, despite having lung disease, poses in Philadelphia. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Coronavirus deadly to those over 80, but many are surviving

Jun. 20, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anna Marie Bresnan, who lives at Philadelphia Protestant Home, a retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, is 84 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. John and Kitty Stagliano, of Exton, are both 82 and have diabetes and high blood pressure. Norma Cammisa is 93, has...