Tag: Public Health

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It Takes a Team: A Doctor With Terminal Cancer Relies on a Close-Knit Group in Her Final Days

The decisions have been gut-wrenching. Should she try another round of chemotherapy, even though she barely tolerated the last one? Should she continue eating, although…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Big Biden Budget Bill Passes the House

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Lifting DC’s Strict Indoor Mask Mandate Triggers Mix of Confusion, Anxiety and Relief

A mile northeast of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., along what’s known as the H Street corridor, about half the people crowding the sidewalks are…

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Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

While developing a rapid test that detects the coronavirus in someone’s saliva, Blink Science, a Florida-based startup, heard something startling: The Food and Drug Administration…

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Por qué los piojos siguen acechando, a pesar del distanciamiento social

Una noche reciente, la familia Marker recibió en su casa a una mujer vestida de púrpura, con una actitud militar hacia la limpieza. Linda Holmes,…

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Vaccine-or-Test Requirements Increase Work and Costs for Governments

Amanda Kostroski, a 911 dispatcher in Madison, Wisconsin, leaves her busy job once a week to go to a county health clinic to be tested…

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What Happens After a Campus Suicide Is a Form of Prevention, Too

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line…

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A Covid Head-Scratcher: Why Lice Lurk Despite Physical Distancing

PARKER, Colo. — The Marker family opened their door on a recent evening to a woman dressed in purple, with a military attitude to cleanliness….

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Boosting Confusion

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Quarantine and Tracing Rules Are All Over the Map for Students

At this point in the pandemic, most parents are familiar with “covid notification” letters. But the letters’ instruction on whether your kid must quarantine or…

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Live Performers Find Red State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

MISSOULA, Mont. — There was something a little different on stage at a recent performance of the musical “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree,” the…

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Journalists Offer Primers on Medicare Open Enrollment and Death Benefits Amid Covid

KHN contributing writer and former columnist Michelle Andrews discussed on Newsy on Tuesday how unvaccinated workers risk losing the death benefits they would have otherwise…

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How Low Can They Go? Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstetric Units When Births Decline

As rural hospitals struggle to stay financially stable, their leaders watch other small facilities close obstetrics units to cut costs. They face a no-win dilemma:…

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Readers and Tweeters Find Disadvantages in Medicare Advantage

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. I’m…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Why Health Care Is So Expensive, Chapter $22K

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Centro comunitario hispano lidera la vacunación infantil contra covid en Chicago

Chicago.- Mientras la asistente médica se ponía guantes y preparaba la jeringa, Victoria Macías, de 5 años, con una máscara rosada de Minnie Mouse y…

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How One Health Center Is Leading Chicago on Kid Covid Shots

CHICAGO — As the medical assistant put on rubber gloves and readied the syringe, 5-year-old Victoria Macias, wearing a pink Minnie Mouse mask and white…

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Western Boom Cities See Spike in Harmful Ozone

The reduction of harmful ground-level ozone across most of the U.S. over the past several decades has been an air pollution success story. But in…

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As Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication

When Martin Njoku saw opioid addiction devastate his West Virginia community, he felt compelled to help. This was the place he’d called home for three…

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‘Drinking Through a Lead Straw’ — $15B Approved to Fix Dangerous Water Pipes

HOUSTON — No one knows exactly how many lead pipes deliver water to homes, schools and businesses throughout America — or even where they all…

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Texas Providers See Increased Interest in Birth Control Since Near-Total Abortion Ban

In September, when Texas’ near-total abortion ban took effect, Planned Parenthood clinics in the Lone Star State started offering every patient who walked in information…

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As Constituents Clamor for Ivermectin, Republican Politicians Embrace the Cause

When state senators in South Carolina held two hearings in September about covid-19 treatments, they got an earful on the benefits of ivermectin — which…

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Journalists Follow Leads on Curbing Violence, Improving Psych Care and Crowdsourcing Covid Safety

KHN’s Peggy Girshman fellow Amanda Michelle Gomez discussed how Washington, D.C., is adopting public health tools to help curb gun violence on Newsy’s “Morning Rush”…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Compromise Is Coming — Maybe

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Patients Went Into the Hospital for Care. After Testing Positive There for Covid, Some Never Came Out.

They went into hospitals with heart attacks, kidney failure or in a psychiatric crisis. They left with covid-19 — if they left at all. More…

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Montana’s Governor Nixed a Kids’ Vaccine Campaign, So Health Officials Plan Their Own

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration quashed plans for a public service campaign to promote covid-19 vaccinations for eligible teenagers over the summer, a former state…

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¿Qué sabemos realmente sobre la eficacia de las vacunas contra covid?

La politización de las vacunas contra covid –y casi todo lo que tiene que ver con la pandemia– ha causado confusión, y fatiga total. Y…

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Laboratorios sin técnicos: por qué los expertos en salud pública están renunciando

Hubo días, noches y fines de semana en los primeros meses de la pandemia en los que Denise Von Bargen era la única persona que…

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‘Not Quite on Board’: Parents Proving a Tough Sell on Covid Vax for Teens

Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a covid-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its efforts to inoculate teenagers — who have been eligible…

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Labs With No One to Run Them: Why Public Health Workers Are Fleeing the Field

There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only person running covid tests at…