F.D.A. Expert Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story F.D.A. Expert Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine With this last hurdle cleared, formal authorization of the one-dose vaccine is expected on Saturday and distribution within …

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How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole

At Home Watch: ‘WandaVision’ Travel: More Sustainably Freeze: Homemade Treats Check Out: Podcasters’ Favorite Podcasts Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Adolescence How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole The more students fall behind in the pandemic, the less likely they are to feel that …

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Staffing Up at HHS

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. More than a month into President Joe Biden’s term, nominees to fill some of the top posts at the Department of Health and Human Services are finally getting confirmation hearings in the Senate, starting with the nominee for secretary, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Barring …

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At-Home Covid Testing Is Here

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story At-Home Covid Testing Is Here But does it work? Credit…Rose Wong Feb. 26, 2021, 12:44 p.m. ET In case you missed it: You can now get …

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Journalists Weigh In on Biden’s HHS Pick

KHN senior correspondent Noam Levey discussed Xavier Becerra’s nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with KQED’s “Forum” on Tuesday. KHN senior correspondent JoNel Aleccia discussed the story of an organ transplant patient who died after receiving lungs infected with covid-19 on KFI’s “The Daily Dive” podcast on Wednesday. California Healthline …

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How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer's Patient in a Nursing Home

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Ties The Loneliest Room, for My Sister in a Nursing Home The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to …

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Weekly Health Quiz: Diet, Weight and Covid

1 of 7 A study of Shuar children in Amazonian Ecuador suggests that this factor is the most important contributor to weight gain: Diet Exercise Hormones Socioeconomic status 2 of 7 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked an outbreak of coronavirus cases in Chicago and Honolulu to carelessness about masks and symptoms in …

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Biden’s Straight-Talking CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said ‘Oh, my God!’” she recalled. “Super loud. My kids jumped up. My husband looked over. He said, ‘What’s wrong, what’s wrong, is everything OK?’ I was like, ‘No, …

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New California Law Makes It Easier to Get Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Karen Bailey’s 20-year-old daughter has struggled with depression and anxiety for years. Since 2017, she’s been in three intensive group therapy programs and, each time, the family’s insurer cut her coverage short, says Bailey. “At a certain point, they would send us a form letter saying: We have determined that she is all better, it’s …

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Why AstraZeneca and J&J’s Vaccines, In Use the World Over, Are Still on Hold in America

The World Health Organization greenlighted emergency use of AstraZeneca and Oxford’s covid-19 vaccine this month, following in the steps of the United Kingdom, the European Union and others, who are already injecting it as quickly as possible into the masses. But the United States is still waiting. As covid deaths mount daily, critics say the …

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College Tuition Sparked a Mental Health Crisis. Then the Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived.

Despite a lifelong struggle with panic attacks, Divya Singh made a brave move across the world last fall from her home in Mumbai, India. She enrolled at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, to study physics and explore an interest in standup comedy in Manhattan. Arriving in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic and isolated …

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As Covid Surged, Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers

As health care workers in the U.S. began lining up for their first coronavirus vaccines on Dec. 14, Esmeralda Campos-Loredo was already fighting for oxygen. The 49-year-old nursing assistant and mother of two started having breathing problems just days earlier. By the time the first of her co-workers were getting shots, she was shivering in …

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Learning to Live Again: A Lazarus Tale From the Covid Front Lines

The twinkle in his eyes, the delight in his smile, the joyous way he moved his disease-withered frame. They all proclaimed a single, resounding message: Grateful to be alive! “As my care team and my family tell me, ‘You were born again. You have to learn to live again,’” said Vicente Perez Castro. “I went …

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Navigating My Son’s A.D.H.D. Made Me Realize I Had It, Too

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Navigating My Son’s A.D.H.D. Made Me Realize I Had It, Too Experts say some symptoms, especially in women, are mistaken for other conditions such as mood disorders or depression. Credit…Natalia Ramos Feb. 25, 2021, 2:25 p.m. ET I heard my 7-year-old son’s …

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Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe.

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Credit…Getty Images Skip to contentSkip to site index Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe. During the pandemic, there was a dramatic increase in exposures to hand sanitizer reported among kids under 6, U.S. poison …

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Romance Blossoms for Seniors During Quarantine

At Home Bake: Maximalist Brownies Listen: To Pink Sweats Grow: Roses Unwind: With Ambience Videos Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Romance Blossoms for Seniors During Quarantine For some in assisted living residences, the lockdown has made finding a romantic companion as simple as walking down the hall. …

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Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Living With Cancer Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients “If I accept the vaccine,” one cancer patient says, “it will be with a strong feeling of guilt …

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Learning to Listen to Patients’ Stories

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Waclawa “Joanne” Zak, who now lives in Oxford, Wis., fought in the Polish resistance during World War II. As a teenager, she served as a scout, assessing German troop strength and positions. Later in the war she trained as …

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Have a Case of a Covid Variant? No One Is Going to Tell You

Covid-19 infections from variant strains are quickly spreading across the U.S., but there’s one big problem: Lab officials say they can’t tell patients or their doctors whether someone has been infected by a variant. Federal rules around who can be told about the variant cases are so confusing that public health officials may merely know …

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Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

Many covid vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine, a KHN investigation has found. Across the country, people who use special software to make the web accessible have been unable to sign …

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With GOP Back at Helm, Montana Renews Push to Sniff Out Welfare Fraud

Montana is considering becoming the latest state to intensify its hunt for welfare overpayments and fraud, a move expected to remove more than 1,500 enrollees from low-income health coverage at a time when the pandemic has left more people needing help. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of the Montana legislature and the governor’s office, …

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Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Works Well and May Curb Virus Spread

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Works Well and May Curb Virus Spread F.D.A. studies show the shot strongly protects against severe illness and may reduce spread of …

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