California Counties ‘Flying the Plane as We Build It’ in a Plodding Vaccine Rollout

In these first lumbering weeks of the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history, Dr. Julie Vaishampayan has had a battlefront view of a daunting logistical operation. Vaishampayan is the health officer in Stanislaus County, an almond-growing mecca in California’s Central Valley that has recorded about 40,000 cases of covid-19 and lost 700 people to the …

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Vaccination Disarray Leaves Seniors Confused About When They Can Get a Shot

For weeks, doctors’ phones have been ringing off the hook with anxious older patients on the other end of the line. “When can I get a covid-19 vaccine?” these patients want to know. “And where?” Frustration and confusion are rampant as states and counties begin to offer vaccines to all seniors after giving them first …

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Delicate Covid Vaccines Slow Rollout — Leading to Shots Given Out of Turn or, Worse, Wasted

For Heather Suri, a registered nurse in Virginia, the race to vaccinate Americans against covid has thrown up some unprecedented obstacles. The vaccines themselves are delicate and require a fair bit of focus over time. Consider Moderna’s instructions for preparing its doses: Select the number of shots that will be given. Thaw the vials for …

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Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests. Jan. 13, 2021, 2:51 p.m. ET People who …

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Kids and Covid Tests: What You Need to Know

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases A Future With Coronavirus Vaccine Information F.A.Q. Timeline Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story So You Think Your Kid Needs a Covid Test Here’s everything you need to know about when to get it and what to expect. Credit…Sonia Pulido …

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An 11-Minute Body-Weight Workout With Proven Fitness Benefits

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Phys Ed An 11-Minute Body-Weight Workout With Proven Fitness Benefits Five minutes of burpees, jump squats and other calisthenics, alternating with rest, improved aerobic endurance in out-of-shape men and women. Credit…Getty Images Jan. 13, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Five minutes of burpees, …

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Are You Old Enough to Get Vaccinated? In Tennessee, They’re Using the Honor System

In December, all states began vaccinating only health care workers and residents and staffers of nursing homes in the “phase 1A” priority group. But, since the new year began, some states have also started giving shots to — or booking appointments for — other categories of seniors and essential workers. As states widen eligibility requirements …

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Feeling Left Out: Private Practice Doctors, Patients Wonder When It’s Their Turn for Vaccine

Dr. Andrew Carroll — a family doctor in Chandler, Arizona — wants to help his patients get immunized against covid, so he paid more than $4,000 to buy an ultra-low-temperature freezer from eBay needed to store the Pfizer vaccine. But he’s not sure he’ll get a chance to use it, given health officials have so …

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Hospitals’ Rocky Rollout of Covid Vaccine Sparks Questions of Fairness

Last week, after finishing inoculations of some front-line hospital staff, Jupiter Medical Center was left with 40 doses of precious covid vaccine. So, officials offered shots to the South Florida hospital’s board of directors and their spouses over age 65. But that decision sparked outrage among workers left unvaccinated, including those at one of the …

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One Mask Is Good. Would Two Would Be Better?

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases A Future With Coronavirus Vaccine Information F.A.Q. Timeline Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story One Mask Is Good. Would Two Would Be Better? Health experts double down on their advice for slowing the spread of the coronavirus. A double-mask wearer …

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How to Pretend You’re in Tunis Tonight

Panorama La Medina, a rooftop cafe in Tunis, offers some of the best views of the old city.Credit…Sebastian Modak/The New York Times How to Pretend You’re in Tunis Tonight The Tunisian capital beckons with white-sand beaches, the medina, cafe districts and Roman ruins that speak to its place in history. Luckily, there are ways to …

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When I Was Labeled a ‘Troubled’ Teen, I Obliged

The author in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York in 2007, during his second stay in a wilderness therapy program. Credit…via Kenneth R. Rosen Skip to contentSkip to site index Voices When I Was Labeled a ‘Troubled’ Teen, I Obliged I was sent to three “tough love” programs meant to redirect me. Trying to run away …

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Well, So Much for Dry January

<!– –> At Home Watch: ‘Dickinson’ Set: Exercise Goals Party: With Archivists Fend Off: Loneliness Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Noted So Much for Dry January? It’s been an intense and distressing month in America. This you?Credit…Getty Images Jan. 12, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Well, that was …

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How Our Sex Habits May Affect Our HPV and Cancer Risk

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story How Our Sex Habits May Affect Our HPV and Cancer Risk Certain sex practices, at certain ages, increased the risk of throat cancers related to human papillomavirus. Credit…Getty Images Jan. 12, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a leading …

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Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid Covid

The nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, declared on March 6 — by filing the official paperwork — that they were ready to vote on the prospect of joining a national union. At the time, they were motivated by the desire for more nurses and support staff, and to have a voice in …

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California Budget Reflects ‘Pandemic-Induced Reality,’ Governor Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The coronavirus pandemic doomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ambitious plans last year to combat homelessness, expand behavioral health services and create a state agency to control soaring health care costs. But even as the pandemic continues to rage, California’s Democratic governor said Friday he plans to push forward with those goals in the …

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An Urban Hospital on the Brink Vs. the Officials Sworn to Save It

Illinois and Chicago officials are trying to figure out how to stop a private company from closing a money-losing urban hospital in a poor, underserved Chicago neighborhood. Trinity Health, a national Catholic tax-exempt chain, wants to close Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s Near South Side by May 31. Last month, in an unusual …

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