Month: May 2020

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As COVID Cuts Deadly Path Through Indiana Prisons, Inmates Say Symptoms Ignored

Scottie Edwards died of COVID-19 just weeks before he would have gotten out of the Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana. Edwards, 73, began showing symptoms…

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A Senator From Arizona Emerges As A Pharma Favorite

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema formed a congressional caucus to raise “awareness of the benefits of personalized medicine” in February. Soon after that, employees of pharmaceutical companies…

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Hate Unmasked In America

“You are the most selfish f—ing people on the planet.” I jerked my head to the left, where I saw a neighbor glaring at us…

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Still Seeking A Federal Coronavirus Strategy

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Trump administration sent its COVID-19 testing strategy plan to Congress, formalizing its policy that…

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Searching For Safety: Where Children Hide When Gunfire Is All Too Common

Justice Buress, 4, demonstrates how she hides under a table during a drill at Little Explorers Learning Center in St. Louis. Day care director Tess…

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Some Ivory Towers Are Ideal For A Pandemic. Most Aren’t.

Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, is open for business this fall — but to get there, you really have to want it. Tucked amid…

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For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most…

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Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

Aspen was an early COVID-19 hot spot in Colorado, with a cluster of cases in March linked to tourists visiting for its world-famous skiing. Tests…

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Going The Distance By Bus Through A Pandemic

L.A. Metro bus driver Voris Lombard sits behind a partial Plexiglas shield and wears gloves and a mask while driving. After each shift, Lombard removes…

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My Mother Died Of The Coronavirus. It’s Time She Was Counted.

We recently received the death certificate for my mother, who died May 4 in an assisted living facility near New York City. “Acute Respiratory Distress…

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Nearly Half Of Americans Delayed Medical Care Due To Pandemic

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As the coronavirus threat ramped up in March, hospitals, health systems and private practices…

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Casi la mitad de las personas han retrasado su atención médica por la pandemia

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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‘An Arm And A Leg’: Tips For Surviving COVID With Your Financial Health Intact

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. About This Podcast Health care — and how much it costs — is scary. But you’re not…

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Bringing ‘Poogie’ Home: Hospice In The Time Of COVID-19

After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of her…

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‘We Miss Them All So Much’: Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Back home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Richard and Denise Victor would…

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COVID-Like Cough Sent Him To ER — Where He Got A $3,278 Bill

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). From late March into April, Timothy Regan had severe coughing fits…

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El coronavirus pone a prueba el valor de la inteligencia artificial en la atención médica

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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Must-Reads Of The Week

The Friday Breeze Want to read the best and most provocative stories from the week? Welcome to the Friday Breeze, where we compile them all…

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El Congreso dijo que los tests de COVID-19 debían ser gratuitos, pero ¿quién paga?

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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Coronavirus Tests The Value Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to…

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The 30-Somethings Who Fled Big Cities To Shelter With Mom And Dad

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). AUSTIN, Texas — It took three weeks, but Lawrence and Arlene Maze finally persuaded…

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Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free — But Who’s Paying?

This story is part of a partnership that includes WPLN, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Hospitals around…

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: When It Comes To COVID-19, States Are On Their Own

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. At least so far, states that reopened their economies are not seeing a major spike…

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En medio de la pandemia, dentistas vuelven a ofrecer atención de rutina con miedos y dudas

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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Científica genera imágenes del coronavirus para que todos vean al “enemigo invisible”

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad…

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Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve

This story also ran on NBC News. This story can be republished for free (details). Tom Peeling wanted his teeth cleaned and wasn’t going to…

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Scientist Has ‘Invisible Enemy’ In Sights With Microscopic Portraits Of Coronavirus

This story also ran on Time. This story can be republished for free (details). From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth…

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Analysis: Get Ready For The Vaccine — They’re Never Simple

If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new cases…

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Tennessee’s Secret To Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up The Tab

This story is part of a partnership that includes WPLN, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). To reopen…

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How A Company Misappropriated Native American Culture To Sell Health Insurance

This story also ran on Fortune. This story can be republished for free (details). Jill Goodridge was shopping for affordable health insurance when a friend…