Month: August 2020

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For Kids With Special Needs, Online Schooling Divides Haves and Have-Nots

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). ALHAMBRA, Calif. — It’s Tuesday morning, and teacher Tamya Daly has her online class…

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Med Students ‘Feel Very Behind’ Because of COVID-Induced Disruptions in Training

COVID-19 is disrupting just about every student’s 2020 education, but medical students have it particularly hard right now. “It’s a nightmare scenario for the class…

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COVID + Influenza: éste es un buen año para vacunarse, aconsejan expertos

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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Republican Convention, Day 4: Fireworks … and Shining a Light on Trump’s Claims

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for…

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COVID + Influenza: This Is a Good Year to Get a Flu Shot, Experts Advise

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). Flu season will look different this year, as the country grapples…

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How to Weigh Evacuation Options With Both Wildfires and COVID at Your Door

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As the smoke thickened near her home in Santa Cruz, California, last week, Amanda…

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Opposition to Obamacare Becomes Political Liability for GOP Incumbents

In the 2014 elections, Republicans rode a wave of anti-Affordable Care Act sentiment to pick up nine Senate seats, the largest gain for either party…

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5 Things to Know About Convalescent Blood Plasma

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump told the American people this week that convalescent plasma is a…

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Pence Praises Trump’s ‘Seamless’ COVID Response, Leaves Out His State Feuds

“President Trump marshaled the full resources of our federal government from the outset. He directed us to forge a seamless partnership with governors across America…

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Republican Convention, Day 3: Revisionist History

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). In accepting the Republican Party nomination Wednesday night, Vice…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Replay: What’s at Stake When High Court Hears ACA Case

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The “What the Health?” panelists are taking a break for two weeks. But since the…

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Another COVID Mystery: Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and KHN. This story can be republished for free (details). Leslie Cutitta said yes, twice,…

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They Cared for Some of New York’s Most Vulnerable Communities. Then 12 Died.

Dr. Reza Chowdhury didn’t charge copays when his patients were low on cash. He gave them his home phone number and answered their medical questions…

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Drug Overdose Deaths Showed a One-Year Decline in 2018. But There’s More to the Story.

“Drug overdose deaths decreased in 2018 for the first time in 30 years.” — Ryan Holets, an Albuquerque police officer, in a prerecorded speech at…

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Republican Convention, Day 2: Pomp, the Pandemic and Planned Parenthood

The Republican National Convention offered Americans a picture Tuesday night of a compassionate White House in action. But not a lot was said about the…

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Trump Again Claims He’s Bringing Down Drug Prices, But Details of How Are Skimpy

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump has long considered lowering the high…

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Prognosis for Rural Hospitals Worsens With Pandemic

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Jerome Antone said he is one of the lucky ones. After…

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Feeling Anxious and Depressed? You’re Right at Home in California.

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). It’s official, California: COVID-19 has left us sick with worry and increasingly despondent. And…

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Two Navajo Sisters Who Were Inseparable Died of COVID Just Weeks Apart

Cheryl and Corrina Thinn were almost joined at the hip. The sisters, both members of the Navajo Nation, shared an office at Arizona’s Tuba City…

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LA Hospital Seeks Vaccine Trial Participants Among Its Own High-Risk Patients

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). The patients at Dr. Eric Daar’s hospital are at high risk for serious illness…

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Many People of Color, Immigrants Among 1,080 US Health Workers Lost to COVID

More than 1,000 front-line health care workers reportedly have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, an ongoing investigation by The Guardian and…

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Republican Convention, Day 1: A Campaign-Style Trump Speech and More

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the prime-time GOP showcase began, President Donald Trump…

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Wildfires Provide Another Reason to Mask Up

About Asking Never Hurts A series of columns addressing the challenges consumers face in California’s health care landscape. Send questions to [email protected] Use Our Content This…

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Rather Than Give Away Its COVID Vaccine, Oxford Makes a Deal With Drugmaker

This story also ran on Fortune. This story can be republished for free (details). In a business driven by profit, vaccines have a problem. They’re…

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Veteran’s Appendectomy Launches Excruciating Months-Long Battle Over Bill

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). In late August 2019, Shannon Harness awoke to serious pain in…

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Analysis: You’ve Checked for Fever. Now, What’s Your Risk Tolerance?

As some parts of America gingerly begin to open up after months of near-total lockdown, people have questions. Will it be safe to take a…

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Is Cuomo Directive to Blame for Nursing Home COVID Deaths, as US Official Claims?

“Does the #DemConvention know @NYGovCuomo forced nursing homes across NY to take in COVID positive patients and planted the seeds of infection that killed thousands…

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Cómo Florida drenó su sistema de salud pública y le abrió la puerta a COVID

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’: How to Fight Bogus Medical Bills Like a Bulldog

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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Florida’s Cautionary Tale: How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled to breathe as she sat in her bed, the light from her computer illuminating…