Trump Says He Saved 2 Million Lives From COVID. Really?

“We saved 2 million people” from dying of COVID-19.” President Donald Trump, during the Oct. 15 town hall on NBC News This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed to have saved 2 million lives from COVID-19 through his actions to …

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“Todo lo que quieres es que te crean”: el prejuicio inconciente en la atención de salud

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). A mediados de marzo, …

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Bridging the Miles — And the Pandemic — Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

This story also ran on Fortune. This story can be republished for free (details). Donella Pogue has trouble finding dentists in her rural area willing to accommodate her 21-year-old son, Justin, who is 6 feet, 8 inches tall, is on the autism spectrum and has difficulty sitting still when touched. And this summer, he had …

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Why Running Won’t Ruin Your Knees

Could running actually be good for your knees? That idea is at the heart of a fascinating new study of the differing effects of running and walking on the knee joint. Using motion capture and sophisticated computer modeling, the study confirms that running pummels knees more than walking does. But in the process, the authors …

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‘All You Want Is to Be Believed’: The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

This story is part of a partnership that includes KQED, NPR and KHN. This story can be republished for free (details). In mid-March, Karla Monterroso flew home to Alameda, California, after a hiking trip in Utah’s Zion National Park. Four days later, she began to develop a bad, dry cough. Her lungs felt sticky. The …

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Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

Journalists from KHN and the Guardian have identified 1,318 workers who reportedly died of complications from COVID-19 they contracted on the job. Reporters are working to confirm the cause of death and workplace conditions in each case. They are also writing about the people behind the statistics — their personalities, passions and quirks — and …

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Despite Pandemic Threat, Gubernatorial Hopefuls Avoid COVID Nitty-Gritty

Just 15 days ahead of the election, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney laid out his ideas on how he’d handle the COVID-19 pandemic if elected governor. Details were few, but the Democrat’s plan became one of only a handful being offered by candidates in the 11 U.S. governor’s races about how they’ll approach what’s certain …

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¿Pueden los pacientes de COVID tener el tratamiento de Trump? Está bien preguntar

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). Cuando Terry Mutter se …

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Presidential Elections May Be Bad for Your Health

The stress of presidential elections may increase the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, researchers report. Scientists tracked hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease in the weeks before and after the 2016 presidential election among about three million adults who were enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health care system. The study, in PNAS, found …

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Older COVID Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). “Lord, give me back my memory.” For months, as Marilyn Walters has struggled to recover from COVID-19, she has repeated this prayer day and night. Like other older adults who’ve become critically ill from the coronavirus, Walters, 65, describes what she …

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‘No Mercy’ Chapter 4: So, 2 Nuns Step Off a Train in Kansas … A Hospital’s Origin Story

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Ever since Mercy Hospital went “corporate,” things just haven’t been the same — that’s what lots of locals in Fort Scott, Kansas, said when the Mercy health system shuttered the only hospital in town. It’s been years since Catholic nuns led Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, but town …

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Progressive Group Highlights Trump, Tillis Weakness on Insulin Price Tags

“Donald Trump and Thom Tillis opposed legislation that would lower the price of insulin and other prescription drugs.” — Political ad by the Change Now PAC that first aired Sept. 30, 2020 This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). During the first presidential debate of 2020, …

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