Need to Dust Off Your Social Skills?

After a year of virtual gathering, getting back to real-life relationships can be intimidating. These eight simple exercises can help. As we move through the spring of The Great Vaccination, many of us are feeling cautious optimism, and also its flip side: creeping dread. Maybe you have a sense of ambivalence about how to interact …

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health care makes some surprising appearances in President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, even though more health proposals are expected in a second proposal later this month. The bill that would help rebuild roads, bridges and broadband capabilities also includes $400 billion to help …

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Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

This week, the C.D.C. acknowledged what scientists have been saying for months: The risk of catching the coronavirus from surfaces is low. When the coronavirus began to spread in the United States last spring, many experts warned of the danger posed by surfaces. Researchers reported that the virus could survive for days on plastic or …

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Music Therapy: Why Doctors Use it to Help Patients Cope

Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing. “Focus on the sound of the instrument,” Andrew Rossetti, a licensed music therapist and researcher said as he strummed hypnotic chords on a Spanish-style classical guitar. “Close your eyes. Think of a place where you feel safe and comfortable.” Music therapy …

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Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

Calls are mounting for the Biden administration to set up a national tracking system of covid-19 deaths among front-line health care workers to honor the thousands of nurses, doctors and support staffers who have died and ensure that future generations are not forced to make the same ultimate — and, in many cases, needless — …

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‘Go Ahead and Vote Me Out’: What Other Places Can Learn From Santa Rosa’s Tent City

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — They knew the neighborhood would revolt. It was early May, and officials in this Northern California city known for its farm-to-table dining culture and pumped-up housing prices were frantically debating how to keep covid-19 from infiltrating the homeless camps proliferating in the region’s celebrated parks and trails. For years, the number …

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How Barely-There Botox Became the Norm

Will starting injections in your 20s and 30s make you look older? Preventive Botox explained. Forget what you think you know about Botox. Once considered the not-so-secret tool of celebrities and the wealthy with a bad rap for freezing faces, the wrinkle-melting injections have become a commonplace activity of a normie class with money to …

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Is ‘Femtech’ the Next Big Thing in Health Care?

Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing. This article is part of our new series on the Future of Health Care, which examines changes in the medical field. Women represent half of the planet’s population. Yet tech companies catering …

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Lecciones históricas sobre la resiliencia

Los brotes generalizados de enfermedades tienen el potencial de sacudir a las sociedades para que adopten nuevas formas de vida. Hace cinco años, decidí escribir una novela ambientada en las secuelas de una terrible pandemia. La novela era una historia alternativa, un western revisionista ambientado en el siglo XIX, y acabé investigando en abundancia sobre …

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Born to Be Lazy? What Bears Can Teach Us About Our Exercise Habits

Scientists have found that grizzlies, like people, seem to choose the path of least resistance. Grizzly bears move across landscapes in much the same way as most people do, favoring flat paths over slopes and gentle speeds over sprints, according to a remarkable new study of grizzlies and how their outdoor lives compare to ours. …

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Opportunities Out of the Tragedies of the Pandemic

When life is disrupted by crisis, some people see opportunities — for change, action, introspection — they might not otherwise. This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. About a year ago, just as the pandemic was hitting New …

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not Covid

Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from sunrise to sunset — each surviving on two ladles of …

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Events of 2020 Moved Medical Students to Political Activism

Inam Sakinah and her classmates will forever be known as the students who started medical school during the 2020 covid-19 pandemic. All of them had prepared for this step for years, taking hours of hard science classes in college, studying for the medical school admissions test and often volunteering, working or even getting master’s or …

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California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

Even as California prepares to expand vaccine eligibility on April 15 to all residents age 16 and up, the state has managed to inoculate only about half its senior population — the 65-and-older target group deemed most vulnerable to death and serious illness in the pandemic. Overall, nearly 56% of California seniors have received the …

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Covid Victims Remembered Through Their Objects

The special project “What Loss Looks Like” presents personal artifacts belonging to those who have left us and explores what they mean to those left behind. Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. As the art director of the Well desk, I’ve …

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Relieved About a Friend’s Failure’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words Looking for Someone, Maybe You My boss at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS wanted me to meet Susan. He said that she, a hardworking designer, needed to get out more. Imagining that meant “couldn’t get a date,” I felt more resigned …

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Para este enfermero de cuidados paliativos, la vacuna de covid llegó demasiado tarde

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Use Nuestro Contenido Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita (detalles). Antonio Espinoza amaba a …

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