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The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

Posted by Health News on Apr 16, 2021

Robin Hauser, a pediatrician in Tampa, Fla., got covid in February. What separates her from the vast majority of the tens of millions of other Americans who have come down with the virus is this: She got sick seven weeks after her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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Ask KHN-PolitiFact: I’ve Recovered From Covid. Why Do I Still Have to Mask Up?

Posted by Health News on Apr 16, 2021

More than 120 million Americans have joined arguably the most sought-after club on Earth: those immunized against the coronavirus. Fully vaccinated people were given the green light in March by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather with other fully vaccinated people or with low-risk unvaccinated people from one other household without a mask and, earlier this month, to travel without quarantining afterward. (As reports of state and local case surges mount, the CDC is increasingly urging caution.)

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Mysterious Ailment, Mysterious Relief: Vaccines Help Some Covid Long Haulers

Posted by Health News on Apr 16, 2021

An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get covid-19 suffer from lingering symptoms of the disease, or what’s known as “long covid.”

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Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women

Posted by Health News on Apr 16, 2021

SAN JOSE — Last spring, only weeks into the pandemic, Christina Garcia was spending her days struggling to help her two young sons adjust to online schooling when she got such a heavy, painful period she could barely stand. After a few days, her vision began to blur and she found herself too weak to open a jar.

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Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars

Posted by Health News on Apr 15, 2021

ATLANTA — Robin Hancock gently worked her steel tongue drum with a pair of mallets, producing a set of soothing, mystical tones. They blended with the soft sound of chirping birds and bubbling creeks pouring from a Bluetooth speaker. Her warm voice invited the two visitors in the dimly lit room to slip into a nature setting of their choosing.

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The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

Posted by Health News on Apr 15, 2021

Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescription for colchicine.

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Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Posted by Health News on Apr 14, 2021

The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X. The 2019 rules dramatically limited access to these family planning services for many low-income people.

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4 Things to Know About the J&J Covid Vaccine Pause

Posted by Health News on Apr 14, 2021

Four months into the largest U.S. vaccine rollout in decades, it’s become clear that the messaging surrounding covid-19 vaccination efforts is as important as the science behind them.

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A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Design New Mask Guidelines to Better Protect More Workers

Posted by Health News on Apr 14, 2021

Federal officials announced new measures to help get fresh, new N95 masks to health care workers and expand their use in other industries after scientists argued that the highly protective masks are essential to keep workers safe from covid-19.

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Analysis: I Was a Teenage Rifle Owner, Then an ER Doctor. Assault Weapons Shouldn’t Count as ‘Guns.’

Posted by Health News on Apr 14, 2021

Many who know me might be shocked by this: I shot my first pistol when I was 8 or 9, taught by my father, a physician, aiming at targets in our basement. At summer camp, I loved riflery the way some kids loved art. Staring through the sight, down the barrel, I proved an excellent shot, gathering ever more advanced medals from the National Rifle Association. As a reward, for my 13th birthday, my uncle gave me a .22 Remington rifle.

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Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

Posted by Health News on Apr 13, 2021

In certain circles of San Francisco, a case of syphilis can be as common and casual as the flu, to the point where Billy Lemon can’t even remember how many times he’s had it.

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Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants

Posted by Health News on Apr 13, 2021

In a year when covid-19 shattered the pleas of so many who prayed for miracles, a Georgia man with two new lungs is among the fortunate.

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Orange County Hospital Seeks Divorce From Large Catholic Health System

Posted by Health News on Apr 13, 2021

In early 2013, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Orange County, California, joined with St. Joseph Health, a local Catholic hospital chain, amid enthusiastic promises that their affiliation would broaden access to care and improve the health of residents across the community.

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Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

Posted by Health News on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has joined Big Ass Fans, lending his scientific credibility to a company division that says its ion-generating technology kills the coronavirus. The company charges $9,450 for a fan with technology that academic air quality experts question.

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Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.

Posted by Health News on Apr 12, 2021

There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible?

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Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.

Posted by Health News on Apr 12, 2021

There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible?

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Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.

Posted by Health News on Apr 12, 2021

There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible?

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‘Explained by KHN’: Health Insurance Help in Covid Relief Law

Posted by Health News on Apr 12, 2021

The twists and turns of the American health system can sometimes leave people lost, confused and looking for answers. We’ve created a new video series — “Explained by KHN” — in which our correspondents and editors answer common health care and health policy questions. 

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