Month: September 2021

Posted in News Texas

¿Un test de covid más caro que un Tesla? En Texas es posible

Cuando covid-19 golpeó el año pasado, la compañía de Travis Warner se puso más ocupada que nunca. Instala sistemas de video e Internet, y con la gente repentinamente trabajando desde casa, las llamadas solicitando servicios aumentaron. Warner y sus empleados tomaron precauciones como usar máscaras y distanciarse físicamente, pero ir…

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As Democrats Bicker Over Massive Spending Plan, Here’s What’s at Stake for Medicaid

Hours after the Supreme Court in 2012 narrowly upheld the Affordable Care Act but rejected making Medicaid expansion mandatory for states, Obama administration officials laughed when asked whether that would pose a problem. In a White House briefing, top advisers to President Barack Obama told reporters states would be foolish…

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A Covid Test Costing More Than a Tesla? It Happened in Texas.

When covid-19 struck last year, Travis Warner’s company became busier than ever. He installs internet and video systems, and with people suddenly working from home, service calls surged. He and his employees took precautions like wearing masks and physically distancing, but visiting clients’ homes daily meant a high risk of…

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Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say is likely to widen as access to medical care shrinks for a population that tends to be older, sicker, heavier, poorer and less vaccinated. While the initial…

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Death in Dallas: One Family’s Experience in the Medicaid Gap

For years, Millicent McKinnon of Dallas went without health insurance. She was one of roughly 1 million Texans who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid in the state but too little to buy their own insurance. That is, until she died in 2019. She was 64 and had been…

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La parte del drama de Britney Spears que miles de personas están sufriendo

La última vez que Britney Spears compareció ante un juez, en junio, se enfureció cuando contó como la obligaron a recibir atención psiquiátrica que le costaba $60,000 al mes. Aunque las circunstancias de la estrella pop y su tutela financiera son inusuales, cada año cientos de miles de otros pacientes…

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The Part of the ‘Free Britney’ Saga That Could Happen to Anyone

When Britney Spears last went before a judge, in June, she bristled as she told of being forced into psychiatric care that cost her $60,000 a month. Though the pop star’s circumstances in a financial conservatorship are unusual, every year hundreds of thousands of other psychiatric patients also receive involuntary…

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Alzheimer’s Drug Targets People With Mild Cognitive Impairment. What Does That Mean?

The approval of a controversial new drug for Alzheimer’s disease, Aduhelm, is shining a spotlight on mild cognitive impairment — problems with memory, attention, language or other cognitive tasks that exceed changes expected with normal aging. After initially indicating that Aduhelm could be prescribed to anyone with dementia, the Food…

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17 jobs from Adecco

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Posted in Colorado News

The ‘Burn Scars’ of Wildfires Threaten the West’s Drinking Water

Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned. But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged forests down mountainsides, causing mudslides that shut down sections of Interstate…

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An Ad’s Charge That Price Haggling Would ‘Swipe $500 Billion From Medicare’ Is Incorrect

“These guys [insurance companies and Washington bureaucrats] are working together to swipe $500 billion from Medicare to pay for Pelosi and Schumer’s out-of-control spending spree.” Video advertisement from the 60 Plus American Association of Senior Citizens The advertisement opens with a doctor sitting across from his patient and holding a…

Posted in Colorado News

Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay. Here’s How to Clean the Air Inside Your Home.

The fierce wildfires that broke out across much of the western United States this summer, spreading smoke across hundreds of miles, continue to pose a serious health hazard to millions. More are expected this fall. That’s a major health concern because microscopic particles in wildfire smoke, carried by the wind,…

Posted in Colorado News Washington

Bomberos en la línea de batalla se resisten a los mandatos de vacunación contra covid

El bombero de Kentucky Jimmy Adams vio de cerca los estragos de la pandemia de coronavirus cuando se desempeñó como paramédico ayudando a cuidar a los enfermos en emergencias, en medio del aumento de casos de covid. Conocía a bomberos retirados que murieron por complicaciones de la enfermedad. Pero su…

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Who Qualifies for a Covid Booster? The List Is Growing Longer

On Friday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said people whose jobs put them at risk of coronavirus infection qualify for a shot to boost the protection of their covid-19 vaccination. That step to include people with “institutional and occupational exposure” overrules the recommendation of her agency’s…

Posted in Colorado News Washington

Firefighters on Front Lines, No Strangers to Risk, Push Back Against Covid Vaccine Mandates

Kentucky firefighter Jimmy Adams saw the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic when he served as a medic who helped care for the sick on medical calls amid surging covid cases. He knew retired firefighters who died of complications from covid-19. But he reasoned that they were older and likely had…

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These Schools Use Weekly Testing to Keep Kids in Class — And Covid Out

On a recent Monday morning, a group of preschoolers filed into the gymnasium at Hillside School in the west Chicago suburbs. These 4- and 5-year-olds were the first of more than 200 students to get tested for the coronavirus that day — and every Monday — for the foreseeable future….

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17 jobs from Adecco

Lead Business AnalystAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalystAdeccoNew York, NYIT ManagerAdeccoWallingford, CTWeb Producer – FashionAdeccoNew York, NYIT DirectorAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalysisAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalysisAdeccoNew York, NYData Visu…

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From the FDA’s Empty Seat to Chock-Full ICUs, Journalists Recap the Week’s Stories

KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed why President Joe Biden hasn’t yet nominated a permanent leader for the Food and Drug Administration on Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on Thursday. Click here to hear Pradhan on “Morning Rush“ Read Pradhan’s “Public Health Experts ‘Flabbergasted’ That Biden Still Hasn’t Picked an FDA Chief” KHN…

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17 jobs from Adecco

IT ManagerAdeccoWallingford, CTWeb Producer – FashionAdeccoNew York, NYIT DirectorAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalysisAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalysisAdeccoNew York, NYData Visualization DeveloperAdeccoNew York, NYClinical EHR Applications Administra…

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Científicos dicen que una píldora diaria para tratar covid estaría a meses de distancia

Un día después de dar positivo para covid-19 en junio, Miranda Kelly estaba lo suficientemente enferma como para asustarse. Con 44 años, hipertensión y diabetes, la asistente de enfermería tenía problemas para respirar, síntoma lo suficientemente grave como para terminar en la sala de emergencias. Cuando su esposo, Joe, de…

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Low Wages and Pandemic Gut Staffing Support for Those With Disabilities

Ernestine “Erma” Bryant likes her job, but the pay is a problem. She works in a caregiver role as a “direct support professional” in Tifton, Georgia, helping people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities with basic functions such as dressing, bathing and eating. Bryant said it’s fulfilling work. “You can…

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A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blood pressure, Kelly, a certified nursing assistant, was having trouble breathing, symptoms serious enough to send her to the emergency room. When her husband, Joe, 46,…

Posted in Georgia News

Mounting Covid Deaths Fuel School Bus Drivers’ Fears

GRIFFIN, Ga. — Natalia D’Angelo got sick right after school started in August. She was driving a school bus for special education students in Griffin-Spalding County School System about 40 miles south of Atlanta and contracted covid-19. One of her three sons, Julian Rodriguez-D’Angelo, said his mother, who was not…

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California Moves on Climate Change, but Rejects Aggressive Cuts to Greenhouse Emissions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California trudges into another autumn marred by toxic wildfire smoke and drought-parched reservoirs, state lawmakers have cast climate change as a growing public health threat for the state’s 40 million residents. But they were willing to push the argument only so far. On Thursday, against the…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Autumn of Democrats’ Discontent

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Democrats in Congress and the White House are feverishly negotiating to pass as much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda as they…

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The Checkup Is in the Mail? Soliciting Letter Carriers to Help Deliver Health Care

Two of America’s toughest problems can be tempered with one solution. The baby boom generation is graying, creating an ever-larger population of older people, many isolated, whose needs the nation is ill equipped to meet or even monitor. Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service has gone $160 billion into debt, in…

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Biosimilar Drugs Are Cheaper Than Biologics. Are They Similar Enough to Switch?

It took years for Elle Moxley to get a diagnosis that explained her crippling gastrointestinal pain, digestion problems, fatigue, and hot, red rashes. And after learning in 2016 that she had Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, she spent more than four years trying medications before getting…

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Democrats Roll the Dice on Sweeping Abortion Rights Bill — Again

A newly conservative Supreme Court agreed to hear a case most assumed it would use to overrule the 1973 landmark abortion-rights ruling, Roe v. Wade. And Democrats on Capitol Hill, convinced the issue would play to their political favor, vowed to bring up legislation that would write abortion protections into…

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17 jobs from Adecco

Web Producer – FashionAdeccoNew York, NYIT DirectorAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalysisAdeccoNew York, NYBusiness AnalysisAdeccoNew York, NYData Visualization DeveloperAdeccoNew York, NYClinical EHR Applications AdministratorAdeccoNew York, NYSr. GUI De…

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At an Overrun ICU, ‘the Problem Is We Are Running Out of Hallways’

BILLINGS, Mont. — Nurses fill the hospital room to turn a patient from his stomach to his back. The ventilator forcing air into him is most effective when he’s on his stomach, so he is in that position most hours of the day, sedated and paralyzed by drugs. Lying on…