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As Covid Slogs On, Seniors Find Fortitude Waning and Malaise Growing

Late one night in January, Jonathan Coffino, 78, turned to his wife as they sat in bed. “I don’t know how much longer I can do this,” he said, glumly. Coffino was referring to the caution that’s come to define his life during the covid-19 pandemic. After two years of mostly staying at home and […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s Health Costs, Stupid (2022 Edition)

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. The pandemic may be showing signs of winding down, but health care costs are not. In Massachusetts, a fight is shaping up over whether one of the […]

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La alta demanda de perros de servicio crea un mercado salvaje y a veces fraudulento

Jenni Mahnaz admite que no le gustan mucho los perros. Es ligeramente alérgica y la única mascota que tuvo de niña fue un cangrejo ermitaño. Pero cuando supo que los entrenados para asistir a las personas podían ayudar a sus hijas con sus necesidades médicas, decidió conseguir uno al precio que fuera. A su hija […]

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‘American Diagnosis’ Episode 3: Uranium Mining Left Navajo Land and People in Need of Healing

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. The transcript for this segment is being processed. We’re working to post it four to five days after the episode airs. Episode 3: Abandoned Mines, Abandoned Health On the morning of July 16, 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mine near Church Rock, New Mexico, […]

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Proteger a su comunidad, el impulso que mejora la vacunación y las pruebas para covid entre hispanos

La preocupación acerca de su comunidad parece haber desempeñado un papel en el aumento de las tasas de vacunación de los hispanos en los últimos meses, que ahora son iguales a las de los blancos no hispanos. El 60% de cada grupo ha recibido al menos una dosis. Esta conciencia comunitaria, junto con fuertes esfuerzos […]

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Journalists Discuss Cracks in the Health Care System and Roadblocks to Covid Booster Shots

KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble discussed her reporting for the podcast “Where It Hurts” on the “Too Long Didn’t Listen” podcast Feb. 3. KHN senior correspondent and enterprise reporter Liz Szabo discussed the problems immunocompromised people face in accessing a fourth covid-19 vaccine shot on Newsy on Jan. 28. Related Topics Contact Us Submit […]

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Cuidado con este cóctel, puede ser peligroso para la salud

El popular cóctel conocido como Moscow Mule (“Mula de Moscú”) supuestamente debe parte de su sabor a la jarra de cobre helada en la que se sirve, porque el metal brillante se oxida ligeramente, mejorando el aroma y la efervescencia de la bebida. Pero el sabor no es lo único que aporta la jarra de […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: FDA Takes Center Stage

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. The FDA is still lacking a Senate-confirmed leader, but the agency is at the center of several major policy battles. Lawmakers this year must renew the bill […]

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‘Somebody Is Gonna Die’: Medi-Cal Patients Struggle to Fill Prescriptions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A month into its debut, California’s new Medicaid prescription drug program is riddled with problems, leaving thousands of patients without medications — often after languishing on hold for up to eight hours on call center phone lines. On Jan. 1, the state handed control of its Medicaid drug program, known as Medi-Cal […]

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Follow On Cases After Criminal Tax Convictions–Daugerdas and Larson (2/8/22)

Two recent cases have evoked memories of criminal prosecutions for promoters of abusive tax shelters:  United States v. Daugerdas, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 2776 (2d Cir. 1/31/22), Summary Order, CA2 here and G.S. here; and Larson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2022-3, G.S. here. I have discussed Daugerdas’ criminal prosecution and conviction in many blog entries. […]