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Posted: 2020-06-17 19:48:00
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Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm warns that the threat from the pandemic is ongoing. "We will all know somebody — we will all love somebody — who will die from this disease," he says.
Posted: 2020-06-30 09:05:00
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Carmen Quintero couldn't get tested for COVID-19, but ended up with a huge bill for trying to. She also was told to self-isolate and had no choice but to use vacation time to stay home from work.
Posted: 2020-07-01 20:08:00
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Health officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are urging Americans to wear face masks in public. NPR looks into several reasons people give for not wearing masks.
Posted: 2020-06-21 11:00:43
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Politicians argue. Those opposed to mask mandates protest. But meanwhile, growing evidence shows that mask wearing is a critical tool in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Posted: 2020-06-19 22:16:00
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In parts of the country, more people in their 20s and 30s are testing positive for the coronavirus. Experts say this is likely due to more testing and less adherence to distancing and mask guidelines.
Posted: 2020-07-06 09:00:26
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People with COVID-19 symptoms in March and April were often billed for expensive scans and bloodwork because they didn't qualify back then for a confirmatory coronavirus test. Some are crying foul.
Posted: 2020-07-06 09:00:00
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Instead of running a coronavirus test on every specimen, a lab can combines multiple samples. If the batch is negative, then everyone is in the clear. A positive leads to a second round of testing.
Posted: 2020-07-04 11:00:01
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It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.
Posted: 2020-07-05 11:00:34
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As gyms open for business, new rules aim to limit the spread of COVID-19, including spacing equipment, regular cleanings and limiting attendance. But experts say it's still safer to exercise at home.
Posted: 2020-06-25 07:01:00
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After a decade of failure in treating Alzheimer's with drugs, the National Institutes of Health is funding a five-year effort in Seattle to learn more about how the disease starts in the brain.
Posted: 2020-06-24 17:05:23
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If you miss your mom and dad — or they miss their grandkids — how safe is a summer trip? Older people are more likely to get seriously ill from the coronavirus, so consider these tips to reduce risk.
Posted: 2020-06-10 19:32:00
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Crowded protests carry a risk of coronavirus transmission. But for some, showing up is nonnegotiable. Here's guidance to keep loved ones safe from the risk you might bring the virus home.
Posted: 2020-06-10 09:00:29
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With limited resources themselves, states are having to get creative helping residents deal with the COVID-19 economic slowdown. But how much help you can get depends on where you live.
Posted: 2020-06-08 17:57:31
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The pandemic has caused some abortion providers to close and made it more difficult for citizens to go out. Clinics are looking for alternatives. Some are turning to telemedicine.
Posted: 2020-06-08 09:00:17
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As more and more people filter back to the workplace, many face a tiny space that can create a large logjam: the elevator. Even the lobby is fraught with coronavirus questions. We have answers.