Julie Mazziotta

Associate Editor, PEOPLE Health

The highly potent opiate is often found laced in other drugs and has led to a rise in accidental overdoses
Severino is "nervous" about big news he plans to share with Thore: "I need to tell her"
It can be tough to get through those double-digit runs, especially when they go over 20 miles — but there are tricks to managing the long hours spent on your feet
The supermodel said she’s "permanently deformed" from the fat freezing procedure, and has filed a lawsuit against CoolSculpting's parent company
The former Real Housewives star reflected on the day of her stroke and said that “looking back, it was so obvious something was wrong”
Just 44% of Tennessee residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and more than 3,200 people in the state are currently hospitalized with the virus
Patrick Burshia was hospitalized with COVID-19 after he avoided getting vaccinated due to misinformation and conspiracy theories
Shane O'Neal, who was 40 years old, had no preexisting conditions and had planned to get vaccinated the week he got sick
Amy Schumer, Olivia Culpo, Lena Dunham and other stars have talked about dealing with endometriosis, showing how common it can be
"Her heart just let go," says Natalie Rise's brother, who is currently raising her twins while their 71-year-old grandmother recovers from COVID-19
Schumer had her uterus and appendix removed after her doctor “found 30 spots of endometriosis” that were causing her pain
The owner of Hang Time in Rowlett, Texas, said he feels “the overall reaction with masks is ridiculous in the United States right now”
The celebrity stylist urged people to get vaccinated after seeing her brother get sick: “Don’t let this happen to you”
A group of mothers organized a protest outside the restaurant in Anacortes, Washington
An FDA panel said it was not yet clear if the protection from the Pfizer vaccine has waned enough to warrant a third dose for the general population
NYC restaurants are required to ask for proof that diners have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
Once a chatty and energetic child, Avella Bauer is now unable to see, speak or move her arms or legs
With Florida hospitals overflowing with COVID-19 patients, 12-year-old Seth Osborn was unable to get medical care before his appendix burst
Samantha Wendell’s funeral will now be held at the church where she had planned to have her wedding
The Modern Family alum has a chronic kidney condition that makes her immunocompromised and eligible for the third dose
The grim milestone, which occurred 19 months into the pandemic, is disproportionally skewed towards people of color, who died at rates above the national average
“We unfortunately wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim,” Health Minister Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh said at a press conference
Pastor Bob Enyart had successfully sued the state of Colorado over their COVID-19 mask and crowd restrictions last October, and contracted the virus this summer
The actress and Fabletics co-founder frequently shared her workouts and recipes on Instagram, and said Ryder "just constantly makes fun of me" for it
Of the small amount of breakthrough COVID-19 cases that required hospitalization, around 70% were in adults aged 65 and older