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With a Diagnosis at Last, Black Women with ADHD Start Healing

Article by KHN on Jul 20, 2021

Michelle Andrews Miché Aaron has always been a high achiever. The 29-year-old is in her third year of a planetary sciences doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University, where she researches minerals found on Mars. She’s a former NASA space grant scholar and hopes to become an astronaut one day.

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Sen. Wyden: $3.5T Budget May Have to Trim but It Can Set a Path to ‘Ambitious Goals’

Article by KHN on Jul 20, 2021

Michelle Andrews Exactly what American health care will look like if Democrats can pass their $3.5 trillion spending plan is unclear, but the senator negotiating its health-related provisions hopes what emerges will be dramatic: the first complete health care system for older Americans and significantly reduced costs for everyone else.

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Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where’s Help for Them?

Article by KHN on Jun 23, 2021

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Five months after her husband died of covid-19, Valerie Villegas can see how grief has wounded her children.

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At Texas Border, Pandemic’s High Toll Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance

Article by KHN on Jun 23, 2021

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News EL PASO, Texas — Alfredo “Freddy” Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the city’s poorest middle schools.

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The Hard Realities of a ‘No Jab, No Job’ Mandate for Health Care Workers

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Christopher Richmond keeps a running tab on how many workers at the ManorCare skilled nursing facility he manages in western Pennsylvania have rolled up their sleeves for a covid-19 vaccine.

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The ACA Lives

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News 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.

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Nurses and Docs at Long Beach Center ‘Consider It an Honor’ to Care for Migrant Children

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News The 5-year-old had nodded off while waiting for her 10-year-old brother to be treated for scabies at the clinic in the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, which she currently calls home. Nurse Chai-Chih Huang asked if she wanted to be taken back to her dormitory to sleep.

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‘It’s a Mission’: Volunteers Treat Refugees Massing at the Border

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News TIJUANA, Mexico — El Chaparral Plaza once teemed with tourists, street vendors and idling taxis. But the plaza, just outside the San Ysidro port of entry on the Mexican side of the border, now serves as a sprawling refugee camp where migrants from Mexico, Central America and Haiti wait in limbo while they seek asylum in the U.S.

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Montana Tribe Welcomes Back Tourists After Risky Shutdown Pays Off

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Millions of people will flock to Montana’s Glacier National Park this summer after last year’s pandemic-caused tourism skid, and they will once more be able sightsee and camp nearby on the recently reopened Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

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What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

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In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News In the eyes of the tech industry, mental health treatment is an area ripe for disruption.

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Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors?

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a Twitter thread asserting that people who have survived a covid-19 infection were unlikely to be reinfected and have better immunity against variants than those who have been vaccinated against — but not infected by — SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid.

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Hemmed In at Home, Nonprofit Hospitals Look for Profits Abroad

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Across the street from the Buckingham Palace Garden and an ocean away from its Ohio headquarters, Cleveland Clinic is making a nearly $1 billion bet that Europeans will embrace a hospital run by one of America’s marquee health systems.

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Hospitals, Insurers Invest Big Dollars to Tackle Patients’ Social Needs

Article by KHN on Jun 22, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News PHILADELPHIA — When doctors at a primary care clinic here noticed many of its poorest patients were failing to show up for appointments, they hoped giving out free rides would help.

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