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The pandemic isn't over yet, but thousands of public …

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Kaiser Health News Correspondent Lauren Weber about her investigation into the thousands of public health workers in the U.S. who lost …

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Mpox, once named monkeypox, won't be renewed as …

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it would not renew mpox, the virus formerly known as monkeypox, as a public health emergency after …

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CDC updates the status of the 'tripledemic' : NPR

1 day ago · December 5, 20224:25 PM ET. Heard on All Things Considered. Rob Stein. Twitter Facebook. Audio will be available later today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Asbestos exposure on the job was common, these …

2 hours ago · Their accounts contrast sharply with what chemical giants have said about worker safety at their facilities. At an Olin plant outside of McIntosh, Ala., workers recall decades of …

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Vaccines are now an election issue nationwide : Shots

In 2018 there were approximately 81 bills introduced nationwide that the pro-vaccine SAFE group designates as anti-vaccine; in 2022, they count more than 1,500. …

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There's a spike in respiratory illness among children — …

Christophe Ena/AP. The United States is seeing a significant spike in respiratory illness among children. Sick kids are crowding emergency rooms in various parts of the …

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Male birth control research is starting to make progress : …

Another barrier to bringing male contraceptives to market is the rate of efficacy. Female contraceptive implants and IUDs are 99% effective, and birth control pills are 93% …

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Former Ukrainian deputy health minister Mladena …

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to former Ukrainian deputy health minister Mladena Kachurets about the brutal cold millions of Ukrainians are facing without power to heat their …

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Understanding 'immunity debt', or why so many kids seem to be …

Many kids are getting sick at the same time. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Vox senior public health reporter Dr. Keren Landman about the concept of "immunity debt."

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What's new for ACA health insurance open enrollment : Shots

Here are six things to keep in mind. 1. Sign up soon. Open enrollment for people who buy ACA health insurance via HealthCare.gov or one of the state exchanges begins …

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Alzheimer's drug lecanemab may slow losses in memory and …

An experimental drug that removes a substance called amyloid from the brain appears to slow down Alzheimer's disease. The drug, called lecanemab, reduced the rate of …

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What to know about the fears of a 'tripledemic' this holiday season

1 day ago · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association warn the surge in RSV, flu and COVID is threatening the upcoming holiday season.

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Doctors normally prescribe medicine and now some are …

PAM SCHWARTZ: Health care across the nation is moving in this direction. There's quite a buzz about Food Is Medicine and also the role of health care and being part of …

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New York's pandemic preparedness equipment is up for auction

1 day ago · Joe Brill of the state's Office of General Services says the State Department of Health reviewed its inventory to pull out any items the state could need in the future. What's left is up …

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A surprising treatment is helping people with gastrointestinal or

In the health industry, there is growing focus on providing effective therapies using on-demand care. That includes a hypnosis app to help manage the symptoms of irritable …

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Medical debt hits Black Americans especially hard and can affect …

That tracks with a disturbing national trend. Health care debt in the U.S. now affects more than 100 million people, a KHN-NPR investigation found. But the toll has been …

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Blind people still get medical bills they can't read : Shots

Across the U.S., health insurers and health care systems are breaking disability rights laws by sending inaccessible medical bills and notices, a KHN investigation has found. …

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SCOTUS considers a Medicaid patient's right to sue the …

An Indiana man's family sued a state-owned nursing home for alleged mistreatment. A U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case could determine the right of many …

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Medical debt soars for consumers with hospital credit cards : Shots

UNC Health, as it is known, has contracted since 2019 with AccessOne, a private equity-backed company that finances loans for scores of hospital systems across the country.

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Montana health officials call out hospitals for too little charity

Montana health officials are seeking to increase oversight of nonprofit hospitals amid debate about whether they pay their fair share. The proposal comes nine months after a …

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Medicare Advantage plans overcharged Medicare, audits show : …

UnitedHealthcare and Humana, the two biggest Medicare Advantage insurers, accounted for 26 of the 90 contract audits over the three years. In all, the 90 audits found …

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Seniors becoming homeless as housing costs and inflation rise : …

An upcoming 8.7% cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits will help offset the effects of inflation, which was 8.2% for the 12 months that ended in September. But …

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How I learned to find hidden strengths in my bipolar disorder : …

A mental health professional wrote about needing to hide their bipolar diagnosis during their training. "I daily hear people look down and shame those who have this disorder in …

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Misinformation about abortion is surging in Spanish in the lead up …

Misinformation about abortion is surging in Spanish in the lead up to elections : Shots - Health News False information targeting the Latino community is surging. Much of it is …

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