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What experts think of the CDC's new COVID-19 guidelines
By Jamie Ducharme
Health Correspondent

After weeks of rumors, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially changed its COVID-19 isolation guidance today, making five-day isolation periods a thing of the past. Now, the agency says people can resume their normal lives when they're feeling better and haven't had a fever for at least 24 hours—a recommendation that worries some experts.


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Norovirus Cases Are Rising. Here’s What to Know
By JoNel Aleccia/AP
Cases of norovirus, a nasty stomach bug that spreads easily, are climbing in the Northeast.
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The Hidden Health Costs of Climate Change
By Jeffrey Kluger
Across the U.S., billion-dollar climate events are overwhelming emergency departments.
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Why You Shouldn’t Love Your Kids More Than Your Partner
By Belinda Luscombe
Research strongly suggests that children whose parents love each other are much happier. (Originally published in 2019.)
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How to Be Mindful if You Hate Meditating
By Angela Haupt
Put a puzzle together or listen to music.
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Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them
By Markham Heid
The chemicals used in manufacturing clothing are potentially bad for your skin. (Originally published in 2019.)
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Today's newsletter was written by Jamie Ducharme and edited by Mandy Oaklander.