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Lee Kiefer Just Won a Gold Medal While Attending Medical School
Lee Kiefer made history on Sunday in Tokyo becoming the first-ever American man or woman to win individual foil gold at the Olympic Games. The three-time Olympian triumphed in the women’s foil final with a 15-13 victory over defending champion Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee team. After landing …
Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina Vaults to Standing Ovation in 8th-and-Final Olympic Games
When 46-year-old Oksana Chusovitina completed her two vaults early Sunday morning at the Tokyo Games, she became the oldest female gymnast to ever compete in the Olympics, according to NBC Sports. It would be the final Olympic appearance for the gymnast, who represented Uzbekistan in Tokyo.Chusovitina earned a score …
U.S. Women's Soccer Rebounds From Initial Loss at Olympics
The U.S. women's national soccer team continued to fight on and off the pitch this week.Two days after the reigning World Cup champions suffered a deflating 3-0 loss to Sweden, the players filed an appeal Friday to overturn a 2020 decision against their equal pay lawsuit. On Saturday, the …
Ashleigh Johnson on One Thing She Asks Herself Before She Falls Asleep
In our Sleeping With… series, we ask people from different career paths, backgrounds, and stages of life how they make sleep magic happen.It’s not an overstatement to say that making history is part of Ashleigh Johnson’s life. The U.S. Olympic water polo goalkeeper was the first Black American athlete …
A Yoga-Inspired Core Routine for Some Gentle Morning Movement
If you’re looking for some gentle movement to start your day, a yoga core workout might be the wake-up sequence that you need.Whether you’re the type to hit the ground running first thing in the morning or more likely to hit the snooze button instead, there are definitely benefits …
5 Factors Soccer Icon Carli Lloyd Attributes to Her Amazing Career Longevity
“I think doing things on a consistent basis—sleep, hydration, massaging, recovery ice bath, training—has all allowed me to continue to play,” she says. “My recovery hasn't changed.”That also means continuing to make these basics a priority, whether she’s in season or off-season.“I'm not taking months and weeks off at …
Quinn Becomes First Openly Transgender Athlete to Compete at Olympics
Two days before the opening ceremony at the Olympics, Quinn made history as the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Games. On July 21, the OL Reign soccer star played in Canada’s match against Japan, which resulted in a 1-1 draw in Tokyo.Quinn, who is non-binary and …
About 100 U.S. Olympic Athletes Have Not Received a COVID-19 Vaccine
One question that might be on people's minds as they tune into the Tokyo Olympics: Are Olympic athletes vaccinated? When it comes to Team USA, a significant number of athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics are unvaccinated against COVID-19, the chief medical director of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic …
This Holy-Grail Bra for Big Busts Is Available For 35 Percent Off Right Now
Editor's Note: We've updated this story to reflect that the rose gold version of this all-star bra is currently on markdown for 35% off during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, with sizes 32HH to 42HH still available.As someone with a 34I bra size, who was mistakenly walking around with a …
3 Experts on What Unvaccinated Kids Can—And Can't—Do Safely These Days
T.M.: Any child with cold or flu symptoms should not be participating, period. With that assumption, I would say that outdoor sports and activities don’t pose a huge risk, but that masking should be maintained if exertion levels permit. As with everything else, nothing is zero risk. Is it safe …
Patti LaBelle Was ‘Petrified’ After Losing Three Sisters to Cancer
If you skipped a doctor's visit or regular screening procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic, you're not alone. But legendary singer Patti LaBelle would like you to book that overdue appointment ASAP.“I lost three sisters and a great friend to cancer before they turned 50,” LaBelle tells SELF. “My sisters …
5 Ways to Manage Hidradenitis Suppurativa Groin Pain
Hidradenitis suppurativa groin flare-ups can be one of the more painful aspects of the condition. The chronic skin disease causes bumps that can break open and release fluids, along with causing some serious discomfort. Typically, these lesions appear in areas where the skin rubs together, such as the underarms, …
My Bedtime Routine: Sue Bird on How Fiancée Megan Rapinoe Saved Her Skin
In our Sleeping With… series, we ask people from different career paths, backgrounds, and stages of life how they make sleep magic happen.As Sue Bird gears up for her fifth Olympics appearance—and begins her quest for a record-setting fifth-straight gold in Tokyo—she’s learned a few things along the way …
PrEP Is Now Required to Be Free Under Most Insurance Plans
Many people will soon be able to get pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for free through their health insurance plans. The medication, which can significantly help prevent HIV, is notoriously expensive, and getting a prescription requires a patient to undergo frequent lab work as well. But under new guidance from the …
With the Delta Variant Circulating, Vaccinated People ‘Might Want to Consider’ Wearing Masks Again, Dr. Fauci Says
Due to the spread of the delta coronavirus variant, vaccinated people may still want to mask up in some scenarios at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony Fauci, M.D., said this week.The official guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for fully vaccinated people is …
11 Soothing Nighttime Habits for Restful Sleep and a Productive Next Morning
If you think you might be dealing with this, Dr. Aysola recommends avoiding going to sleep with a full belly: “End your last meal a couple hours before bedtime so you have less of a chance of reflux interfering with your sleep.” Even if you don’t have acid reflux, …
9 Surprising Reasons Why You're Feeling Nauseous
On the flip side, it's possible to feel nauseous because you suddenly ate a large amount of food. If you think this is why you're feeling nauseous, you can try home remedies like over-the-counter stomach upset medications5. 3. You might need to drink some water.Feeling nauseous might just be your …
The Lambda Coronavirus Variant Was Just Found in a Houston Hospital
The delta coronavirus variant is still responsible for most COVID-19 cases in the U.S., but the lambda variant is now also causing concern. First identified in Peru, the lambda variant was just detected at a Houston hospital.Houston Methodist Hospital network, which includes a large system of hospitals and care …
Becca Meyers Withdraws From the Tokyo Paralympics After Being Denied a Care Assistant
Becca Meyers pulled out of the Tokyo Games after the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) refused the swimmer's request that her personal care assistant, who is her mother, be present at the Games. Meyers, a deaf-blind athlete, announced her “agonizing” choice to withdraw from the Paralympic Games and criticized …
This Is Why Your Butt Sometimes Hurts During Your Period
Butt pain during periods is, frankly, the absolute worst. If you experience butt pain during your period, welcome to the reluctant club. No, you’re not the only one, and no, you’re also not imagining it. For some people, that time of month is quite literally a pain in the …

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