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Don’t delay key medical appointments in the pandemic — advice from Dr. Wen

As many people postpone necessary medical care due to the pandemic, medical professionals are worried that their patients will get sick or even die from other causes. Some 25% of Americans said that they or someone in their household had delayed medical care in the past month due to coronavirus, according to a December Kaiser…MORE

Dr. Dre is back home after being hospitalized in Los Angeles

Rapper, producer and entrepreneur Dr. Dre is back home after being hospitalized for more than a week in Los Angeles, according to his attorney Peter Paterno. “He’s home and on the mend,” Paterno said in a brief email to CNN on Sunday. Paterno did not provide additional details on the 55-year-old’s condition. The news comes…MORE

The final days of Trump’s presidency inspire hour-by-hour countdowns

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Were there hour-by-hour countdowns to the end of the Bush presidency? The end of the Obama years? No, definitely not to this extent. Trump’s time in office is ending in ignoble fashion. There are countdowns…MORE

China’s economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as recovery quickens

China’s economy grew more than expected last year, even as the rest of the world was upended by the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s second largest economy expanded 2.3% in 2020 compared to a year earlier, according to government statistics released Monday. It’s China’s slowest annual growth rate in decades — not since 1976 has the…MORE