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Emergency rooms across the country are seeing sharp drops in the number of patients seeking care for problems other than COVID-19. AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

‘I thought I could wait this out’: Fearing coronavirus, patients are delaying hospital visits, putting health and lives at risk

Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.
Campus shutdowns mean researchers must be classified as essential personnel to tend collections, like these fungus-colonized plants. Cameron Stauder

Scientists are working to protect invaluable living collections during coronavirus lockdowns

From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
Voting machine operator David Schaefer, right, helps voter Kaitron Gordon with her ballot on Tennessee’s Super Tuesday primary in Nashville after deadly overnight tornadoes delayed the start of voting. AP/Mark Humphrey

Super Tuesday results show how Latino voters, moderate Democrats and Trump supporters are shaping the election

As the race for the Democratic nomination narrows to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, what does it all mean for November? We asked three scholars to closely analyze the Super Tuesday results.
Democratic presidential candidates (L-R): Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Feb. 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images/Mario Tama

Nevada debate highlights: The dance of women leaders and limited economic opportunity

In the first debate featuring former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, scholars note the challenges facing women leaders and the diminishing power of labor unions.
Knocking on wood may be a holdover from the pagan days of Europe, when tree spirits were believed to bring luck. saiful bahri 46/Shutterstock.com

Why we knock on wood for luck

The curious history of a ritual meant to ward off bad luck.
Militiamen surrounding the ranch of Cliven Bundy gather at the back of a parked pickup truck in Bunkerville, Nevada, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

They’re not all racist nut jobs – and 4 other observations about the patriot militia movement

The popular perception of right-wing patriot militia members is that they are racist, violent and crazy. The authors of a new book about them say that's not the whole story.
Educators often fail to recognize fathers, a researcher contends. Brad Tollefson/AP

Divorced dads often dissed by schools

When children don't live with their fathers, educators often act as if the men don't exist, an expert on child development laments in an essay about why schools must do more to recognize dads.
Surprise medical bills are happening more frequently, often from an ER visit. Damir Khabirov/Shutterstock.com

Why thousands are getting hit with unexpected medical bills

A trip to the emergency room can turn expensive fast if the providers are not in your network. That is happening more often, as some doctors choose to opt out of insurance plans. Here's why.

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