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Health Feb 26Labs can’t tell you if you have a COVID variant, a problem for tracking and prevention
As experts race to get an approved test for COVID variants, officials are severely restricted from sharing information about the cases. That makes it harder to protect others.
Health Feb 11Why the U.S. is underestimating COVID reinfection
As millions of Americans struggle to recover from COVID and millions more scramble for the protection offered by vaccines, U.S. health officials may be overlooking an unsettling subgroup of survivors: those who get infected more than once.
Health Oct 28Scientists warn Americans are expecting too much from a COVID-19 vaccine
The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at “warp speed.” But some scientific experts warn they’re all expecting too much, too soon.
Health Oct 20Can regular COVID-19 patients get Trump’s treatments?
If you or a loved one has COVID-19, here’s what to consider before seeking experimental treatments.
Health Apr 10Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care
A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes.
Health Nov 19If you cook Thanksgiving turkey, be careful amid salmonella outbreak
Federal health officials have identified no single source of the outbreak of Salmonella Reading, which has sickened at least 164 people in 35 states during the past year.
Nation Jun 26Dementia presents a unique challenge to gun safety
As America copes with an epidemic of gun violence that kills 96 people each day, there has been vigorous debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring weapons. But a little-known problem is what to do about…
Health Jan 30Medicaid covers nearly 104 million medical visits, but that may soon change
Citing runaway costs and a focus on patients taking responsibility for their health, Republicans have vowed to roll back the benefits, cut federal funding and give states more power to eliminate services they consider unaffordable.
Health Oct 26‘No one is coming.’ Hospice patients abandoned at death’s door
An analysis by Kaiser Health News of 20,000 government inspection records revealed that missed visits and neglect are common for patients dying at home. Families across the country have called for help in times of crisis and been met with…
Health Jul 01Insect venom shortage stings allergy sufferers this summer
Allergists are warning of a shortage of a little-known product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom extracts used in shots that prevent life-threatening reactions.