Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats meet with reporters before the House voted to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package on Feb. 26, 2021.
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In 1974, Congress invented the reconciliation process to reduce deficits. More recently, reconciliation has been used in ways that increase the deficit. A public policy scholar explains the process.
President Biden’s proposed changes in health care include more than revamping our COVID-19 response.
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The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.
More students are taking algebra II in high school – but many aren’t actually learning it.
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Three education experts explain why students aren't learning the basics.
Patients with overweight or obesity issues make up more than 70% of the U.S. population.
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Americans with excess weight and obesity have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now there is reason to believe they may not get the same protection from the vaccines.
After a second dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, a swarm of antibodies attacks the virus.
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With slow vaccine distribution and manufacturing, some people won't get the second dose on time. But does it matter?
Joe Biden, then president-elect, received his COVID-19 vaccination in December.
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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has fallen far short of President Trump's promises. President Biden says he can fix that. Can he?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching from his pulpit in 1960 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The church has played a vital role in America's civil rights struggle. It was the spiritual home to MLK, to the generations that shaped the vision of the late civil rights leader, and now to Sen. Raphael Warnock.
On Aug. 9, 1974, Nixon announced his resignation from the presidency.
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After release of tape recordings in which Nixon ordered the Watergate coverup, he resigned under pressure by congressional Republicans. Today's GOP had a different response to the Trump tape.
Young Americans got involved in the 2020 election.
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A three-month-long group conversation with some of the newest American voters yields insights both worrisome and promising.
Open to eat indoors – but will you?
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Experts weigh in on whether they will sit and eat at a restaurant.
I am a physician, and I just got my first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
With vaccines forthcoming for most Americans, many groups, including expectant mothers, are wondering if the vaccine is safe for them and their babies. A physician-scientist explains.
Buddhist literature is used for teaching children about environmental issues in Taiwan.
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Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
The pandemic rages as the world waits for COVID-19 vaccines.
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Because Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been developed in record time, many wonder whether companies cut corners or compromised safety.
La demencia no puede ser diagnosticada desde lejos o por alguien que no sea médico. Una persona necesita un examen médico detallado para un diagnóstico.
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Existen diferentes tipos de pérdida de memoria y pueden tener diferentes causas.
Pfizer stock surged higher on Nov. 9 after the company announced its vaccine is “90% effective” against COVID-19 infections.
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With COVID-19 cases soaring across the US and worldwide, the need for a vaccine could not be greater. Here's where we stand on vaccine development, including positive results from Pfizer's trial.
Doomscrolling is not going to help.
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As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
A COVID-19 patient is connected to life-sustaining devices at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York on April 14, 2020.
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The long-term effects of obesity have been well documented, but immediate effects have not been as evident. The coronavirus is changing all that, as those with obesity seem particularly vulnerable.
Eelgrasses covered with small snails, which keep the leaves clean by feeding on algae that live on them.
Healthy seagrasses form underwater meadows teeming with fish and shellfish. A successful large-scale restoration project in Virginia could become a model for reseeding damaged seagrass beds worldwide.
Doctors can share your medical information, with your permission.
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A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.
In the time of coronavirus, people with dementia and their caregivers need more support than ever.
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New statistics show that people with dementia have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.