The computer model simulates how many COVID-19 cases could have been prevented in a particular county in the U.S.
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The model provides county-level analysis and simulates the benefits of mask-wearing in terms of illnesses and deaths.
A man in San Pablo, California, gets a flu shot at a drive-through flu shot clinic Nov. 6, 2014.
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Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
A COVID-19 test in Utah. The country’s pandemic response has been politicized, making comprehensive changes to public health more difficult.
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Health policy and politics scholars expect political fallout from the federal response to the pandemic will play out for years, with trust in government taking a big hit.
Which conversations about hospital donations are unethical?
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A survey suggests that most Americans feel that discussions about charitable support may interfere with the relationship between doctors and their patients.
Open enrollment for health insurance in the healthcare.gov marketplaces begins Nov. 1.
The Affordable Care Act has a date with the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10. In the wake of Justice Ginsburg's death, the health care law hangs in the balance of a court with a four-four split.
Private insurers saw telehealth claims increase over 4,000% from 2019 to 2020.
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Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Under relaxed public health restrictions, deaths will spike far before herd immunity is achieved.
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Some have suggested the US allow healthy people to return to normal life, catch the coronavirus and get the population to herd immunity. The science says this plan is doomed to fail from the start.
The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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The Supreme Court will again consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act next month. But Trump's record and a reading of his health executive order make it unlikely that he can offer a meaningful alternative to the ACA.
Firefighters have battled camp crud before, but COVID-19 brings new risks with the potential for heart and lung damage.
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Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters' bodies to fight off viruses. Social distancing is difficult in that environment, but fire crews are coming up with solutions.
Is COVID-19 hitting men harder than women?
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A new study is the first to identify sex differences in inflammation and immune cell activation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.
Six million Botox procedures are performed every year.
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Botox, one of the most common dermatological treatments, is now trending with millennials. But can too much Botox be bad for you?
Classroom experiments show how the coronavirus can spread and who’s at greatest risk.
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Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn't the same in every seat.
White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3.
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When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP's wishes.
Police officers Jimenez and Mamolite hug before the funeral for slain New York City police officer Dillon Stewart outside the New Life Tabernacle Church in New York on Dec. 6, 2005,
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Police officers face dangerous situations every day, and many suffer trauma as a result.
Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The president and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus. Here's what the physicians and scientists know about the best treatments for the disease it causes.
Masking up is one way to cut down on risk of COVID-19 infection.
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Older coronavirus patients face grimmer outlooks. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
Trucks, planes and storage facilities all need to be able to keep a vaccine cold.
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The cold supply chain keeps vaccines fresh during distribution, but the current system is nowhere near large enough to distribute the billions of COVID-19 vaccines that the world needs.
Getting children vaccinated can protect them and others from potentially deadly diseases.
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A pediatrician answers parents' questions about catching up on missed childhood vaccinations and why that's so important.