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LGBTQs Suffering More as Pandemic Sharpens Disparities

LGBTQs Suffering More as Pandemic Sharpens Disparities

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

From HIV testing to mental health services to LGTBQ youth having what they need to thrive, the COVID-19 pandemic may be having more serious effects on sexual minorities than on heterosexuals and cisgender people.

All Potatoes Are Not Created Equal

All Potatoes Are Not Created Equal

By Melissa Gellert | Oct 30, 2020

A private chef and nutritional consultant tackles the great potato debate. And it's not "po-tae-to po-tah-to."

The Trump Medicaid Record: Big Goals, Yet Few Successes

The Trump Medicaid Record: Big Goals, Yet Few Successes

By Phil Galewitz | Oct 30, 2020

Advocates for the poor say the administration's efforts contributed to an increase in the number of uninsured children, after years of decline.

On Virus, Trump and Health Advisers Go Their Separate Ways

On Virus, Trump and Health Advisers Go Their Separate Ways

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 30, 2020

A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump's bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public warnings from the government's top health officials.

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

By Frank Bajak | Oct 30, 2020

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system.

Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

Oct 29, 2020

While nobody is suggesting you trade in your gym membership for a game subscription, it turns out there probably are worse things you could be doing with your leisure time, experts say.

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29, 2020

Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved.

Trump Rule Requires Health Plans to Disclose Costs Up Front

Trump Rule Requires Health Plans to Disclose Costs Up Front

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29, 2020

Trying to pull back the veil on health care costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Thursday finalized a requirement for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures.

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

Despite cautioning the Catholic faithful in attendance about the risks of COVID-19, Pope Francis and his aides did not wear masks at Wednesday's general audience.

A Third of Americans Have Lied to Their Significant Other About This

A Third of Americans Have Lied to Their Significant Other About This

Oct 28, 2020

A recent survey proves that many Americans still have a problem discussing issues of sexuality and intimacy.

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

By Liz Szabo | Oct 28, 2020

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at "warp speed." But some scientific experts warn they're all expecting too much, too soon.

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Oct 28, 2020

The COVID-fueled surge has tapered off as patients venture back to doctors' offices. But medical professionals and health experts predict that when the pandemic is over, telehealth will still play a much larger role than before.

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

By Julie Rovner | Oct 27, 2020

If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he's been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other aspects of health care could be featured in his second-term agenda.

US Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again

US Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again

By Lisa Marie Pane, Mike Stobbe | Oct 27, 2020

Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state.

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 27, 2020

U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it doesn't seem to be helping them.

Fear and Anxiety Spike in Virus Hot Spots Across US

Fear and Anxiety Spike in Virus Hot Spots Across US

By Holly Ramer, Adrian Sainz | Oct 26, 2020

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington currently forecasts that the U.S. COVID-19 death toll could exceed 318,000 by January 1.

How Losing Obamacare Could Cost You

How Losing Obamacare Could Cost You

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Oct 26, 2020

If the Supreme Court throws out the Affordable Care Act, your finances and your future could pay the price.

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

I ___ Sober: How Recovery Unplugged's New Campaign is All About Living Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 25, 2020

The nationally recognized treatment center recently kicked off the "I ____ Sober" movement as a way to celebrate those who are living their best lives without the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Travel on Thanksgiving? Pass the COVID

Travel on Thanksgiving? Pass the COVID

By Anna Almendrala | Oct 25, 2020

For everyone, after at least seven months of being mostly sequestered, the winter holidays pose an almost insurmountable temptation. Even public health and infectious disease experts recognize the dilemma.

Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here's How to Save Them. And Us.

Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here's How to Save Them. And Us.

By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Oct 24, 2020

Should the government pay bars, many restaurants and event venues to close for the winter? Some experts say yes.

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