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Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

By Liz Szabo | Oct 28, 2020

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at "warp speed." But some scientific experts warn they're all expecting too much, too soon.

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Oct 28, 2020

The COVID-fueled surge has tapered off as patients venture back to doctors' offices. But medical professionals and health experts predict that when the pandemic is over, telehealth will still play a much larger role than before.

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

By Julie Rovner | Oct 27, 2020

If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he's been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other aspects of health care could be featured in his second-term agenda.

US Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again

US Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again

By Lisa Marie Pane, Mike Stobbe | Oct 27, 2020

Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state.

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 27, 2020

U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it doesn't seem to be helping them.

How Losing Obamacare Could Cost You

How Losing Obamacare Could Cost You

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Oct 26, 2020

If the Supreme Court throws out the Affordable Care Act, your finances and your future could pay the price.

Fear and Anxiety Spike in Virus Hot Spots Across US

Fear and Anxiety Spike in Virus Hot Spots Across US

By Holly Ramer, Adrian Sainz | Oct 26, 2020

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington currently forecasts that the U.S. COVID-19 death toll could exceed 318,000 by January 1.

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 25, 2020

The nationally recognized treatment center recently kicked off the "I ____ Sober" movement as a way to celebrate those who are living their best lives without the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Travel on Thanksgiving? Pass the COVID

Travel on Thanksgiving? Pass the COVID

By Anna Almendrala | Oct 25, 2020

For everyone, after at least seven months of being mostly sequestered, the winter holidays pose an almost insurmountable temptation. Even public health and infectious disease experts recognize the dilemma.

Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here's How to Save Them. And Us.

Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here's How to Save Them. And Us.

By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Oct 24, 2020

Should the government pay bars, many restaurants and event venues to close for the winter? Some experts say yes.

7 Tips for Staying Safe as COVID-19 Cases Rise

7 Tips for Staying Safe as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Oct 24, 2020

As temperatures fall, people are spending more time indoors. That heightens the risk of the coronavirus spreading, but there are some simple steps you can take to help protect yourself and everyone around you.

Sick of COVID-19? Here's Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

Sick of COVID-19? Here's Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

Oct 24, 2020

As the pandemic drags on, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines can feel like more and more of a challenge.

Even With ACA's Fate in Flux, Open Enrollment Starts Soon. Here's What's New.

Even With ACA's Fate in Flux, Open Enrollment Starts Soon. Here's What's New.

By Julie Appleby | Oct 23, 2020

Facing a pandemic, record unemployment and unknown future costs for COVID-19 treatments, health insurers selling Affordable Care Act plans to individuals reacted by lowering rates in some areas and, overall, issuing only modest premium increases for 2021.

Top 10 Ways People Are Preparing for the Cold Season

Top 10 Ways People Are Preparing for the Cold Season

Oct 23, 2020

Ditching dairy products, upping your turmeric intake and soaking in the tub with bath salts are everyday rituals to keep on your radar if you want to feel better prepared for this cold season, according to medical officials.

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With 'Medicare for All'?

By Victoria Knight | Oct 23, 2020

During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president.

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

Oct 23, 2020

The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days in a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

By Rebecca Boone | Oct 23, 2020

Moments after hearing an Idaho hospital was overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and looking at sending people as far away as Seattle for care, members of a regional health department board voted Thursday to repeal a local mask mandate.

Bridging the Miles: Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

Bridging the Miles: Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

By Eric Berger | Oct 22, 2020

Some dentists smile about its promise, seeing it as a way to become more efficient while others see it as lesser-quality care that's cheaper for dental professionals to provide, allowing them to make more money.

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

By Julie Rovner | Oct 22, 2020

If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted.

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

By April Dembosky, KQED | Oct 22, 2020

"As women of color, you get questioned a lot about your emotions and the truth of your physical state. You get called an exaggerator a lot throughout the course of your life," says Karla Monterroso.

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