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Katie Heaney

Senior Health Writer, the Cut

  1. coronavirus
    Is My Chest Tightness Anxiety or the Coronavirus?Psychologists explain how to tell the difference and what to do if you feel short of breath.
  2. coronavirus
    It’s Not Shameful to Have the CoronavirusAnd being open about it can help stop the spread.
  3. recommendations
    11 Engaging Audiobooks to Keep You CompanyWhat we’re listening to now in our abundant at-home time.
  4. coronavirus
    Amy Klobuchar’s Husband Hospitalized With CoronavirusThe Minnesota senator announced the news in a statement this week.
  5. coronavirus
    You Can Still Take a WalkHere’s how to do it safely.
  6. video games
    12 Women on Their Favorite Video GamesZelda: Breath of the Wild, The Sims 4, and more.
  7. coronavirus
    No Age Group Is Immune to CoronavirusA new CDC report finds that young adults are getting seriously sick too.
  8. health
    9 Ways to Work Out at HomeRecommendations from the Cut staff (and a few friends).
  9. coronavirus
    Your Social Life Is Going on HiatusIf you’re asking for permission, the answer is probably no.
  10. coronavirus
    How Do I Get Therapy During a Pandemic?Only days ago it felt silly asking for a Skype session, but this may yet become the new normal.
  11. coronavirus
    Wait, What’s a Pandemic?The World Health Organization’s announcement comes after weeks of monitoring.
  12. coronavirus
    What Does ‘Mild’ Coronavirus Look Like?When it comes to the novel coronavirus, the term “mild” includes a wide range of experiences.
  13. coronavirus
    What Does ‘Social Distancing’ Really Mean?Isolating ourselves to reduce the spread of infection is one of few preventative health measures we have.
  14. coronavirus
    To Help Slow Coronavirus, Work From Home If You CanIt’s important to reduce the spread of COVID-19 wherever possible.
  15. coronavirus
    Here’s Why Healthy People Shouldn’t Buy Face Masks for CoronavirusHealthy people don’t need them. Sick people do.
  16. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Rule: Don’t Touch Your Face!To prevent coronavirus, the CDC recommends keeping your hands off your face.
  17. science of us
    Be Honest: Do You Have As Many Friends As Rudy Giuliani?Definitions of friendship vary, so it’s hard to say.
  18. piece of work
    22 Ideas for Next Time You Need a ‘Fun Fact’We could all use a little help.
  19. boyfriends
    A Taxonomy of New Boyfriend Types for Famous WomenThe rise of the Saturday Night Live boyfriend, the art-gallerist boyfriend, and the chef boyfriend.
  20. science of us
    Video Games Are a To-Do List You PlayI love video games for the sense of errand satisfaction.
  21. science of us
    Moderate Drinking May Be More Dangerous Than You ThinkAn increasing number of young people are dying of liver disease.
  22. science of us
    Runners, Your Shoes Are Too ThiccSneakers with fat soles might feel comfier, but new studies suggest they might not be good for us.
  23. science of us
    I’m Sorry to Say Skin-Cancer Screenings Are a MustStart by getting to know your moles.
  24. valentine's day
    Honor the Spirit of Valentine’s Day With a Drunk, Nude FeastCupid and chocolates have nothing on Lupercalia.
  25. so you want to be president
    What’s the Deal With Bloomberg’s Bizarre Sponcon?Popular Instagram meme accounts wade into the 2020 presidential race.
  26. vaping crisis
    Juul Allegedly Bought Ads on NickelodeonThe vaping company is accused of intentionally targeting children.
  27. coronavirus
    Worried About Coronavirus? Wash Your HandsIt’s more important than wearing a mask.
  28. cut opinion pages
    Americans Don’t Appreciate Good CandyIn praise of the uncelebrated fondant-filled licorice tube.
  29. parenting
    Evenflo ‘Big Kid’ Booster Seats Could Be FatalAn alarming new report finds that the company ignored safety recommendations.
  30. 2020 olympics
    Is It Too Late for Me to Become an Olympic Skateboarder?The new official outfits are hot and I would like to join them.
  31. recommendations
    Have I Got a Feel-Good Show for YouEverything’s Gonna Be Okay is a charming show about unconventional family and ordinary joys.
  32. science of us
    Why Can’t I Commit to a Hobby?I’ve tried knitting, crochet, tarot, and watercolors. Why can’t I make anything stick?
  33. recommendations
    The Creator of Work in Progress Just Wants to Pee in PeaceAbby McEnany’s lovely, new semi-autobiographical show deals frankly with depression, family (chosen and origin), and gender nonconformity.
  34. dream date
    The New Queer on the BlockJacqueline Toboni charms as a soft-butch heartbreaker on The L Word: Generation Q.
  35. flu season
    I’m Not Sure We’re Afraid Enough of the FluThe question is not if a massively deadly flu pandemic will happen again, but when.
  36. little women
    Is Little Women Fanfic for the Sisterless?Wait. Is this why I like Little Women so much?
  37. the witcher
    The Best Part of ‘The Witcher’ Is the Eye ShadowThe show’s makeup artist tells us about Yennefer’s mesmerizing look.
  38. science of us
    Is Living Longer Always Worth It?A new study says intermittent fasting could lengthen your life, but at what cost?
  39. celebrity breakups
    I Can’t Believe Channing Tatum and Jessie J Were Only Dating for a YearChanning Tatum and Jessie J have broken up after what feels like an eternity.
  40. the cut opinion pages
    Movies Should Be 97 Minutes LongMovies are getting longer, which means many movies are way too long.
  41. vaping
    Teen Vaping Doubled Since Last YearTeen drinking and hard-drug use continues to fall, but teen vaping (both cannabis and nicotine) is on the rise.
  42. science of us
    What to Do When Stress Gives You HivesA dermatologist tells us what to do when stress makes you red and itchy.
  43. sponcon
    This Is the Most Kris Jenner Gift of All TimeThis Christmas, she’s giving the whole Kardashian-Jenner clan the gift of Botox.
  44. celesbians
    Oh No, Did Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Break Up?A suspicious, since-deleted tweet from Delevingne sent queer women into a panic.
  45. 420 blaze it
    I’m So Into Seth Rogen’s Pot HabitThe actor and writer has recently gotten into ceramics, and it’s very charming.
  46. the l word
    The L Word Still Feels Like Coming HomeI’m too happy this show is back to be truly objective about it.
  47. fashion
    The Most Ridiculous Outfits on The L WordThe lesbian drama has given us so much.
  48. abortion rights
    New Law Would Force Abortion Doctors to Do the Impossible — or Face ChargesA proposed Ohio law mandates that providers “re-implant” ectopic pregnancies, which is physically impossible to do.
  49. how to have fun
    13 Things to Do on New Year’s EveDon’t be stressed!!
  50. i've never recovered from this
    My Sexuality Was ChrismukkahThe O.C. episode that taught me everything and nothing about dating men.
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