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Journalists Put Polio, Price Transparency, and a Personal Covid Battle in Perspective

KHN senior correspondent Arthur Allen discussed New York’s polio case with WBEZ’s “Reset With Sasha-Ann Simons” on Aug. 2. KHN senior correspondent Julie Appleby discussed health insurance price transparency rules that took effect July 1 on WJR’s “The Pre W. Smith Show” on July 28. KHN senior editor Andy Miller discussed his experience with covid-19 […]

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Qué significa el caso de Nueva York para el fin de la polio

Ningún estudioso de la poliomielitis sabía más que Albert Sabin, el científico de la Universidad de Cincinnati polaco-estadounidense cuya vacuna contra la paralizante enfermedad se ha estado utilizando en todo el mundo desde 1959. La vacuna oral de Sabin proporciona inmunidad de por vida. Tiene un inconveniente, que Sabin, quien murió en 1993, se negó […]

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What the Polio Case in New York Tells Us About the End of Polio

No one studying polio knew more than Albert Sabin, the Polish-American scientist whose vaccine against the crippling disease has been used worldwide since 1959. Sabin’s oral vaccine provides lifelong immunity. It has one drawback, which Sabin, who died in 1993, fiercely disputed: In rare cases, the weakened live poliovirus in the vaccine can mutate, regain […]

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Watch: Why the Public Health System Is Having Trouble Containing Monkeypox

[embedded content] KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber appeared on CBS News’ streaming network to discuss “Fighting Monkeypox, Sexual Health Clinics Are Underfunded and Ill-Equipped,” an article she wrote with KHN senior correspondent Liz Szabo. It details how ill-equipped the nation’s sexual health clinics and public health system are to tackle monkeypox after decades of underfunding. […]

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Las clínicas de salud sexual luchan sin medios contra la viruela del simio

Las clínicas que tratan las enfermedades de transmisión sexual —que ya se enfrentaban a un aumento explosivo de enfermedades como la sífilis y la gonorrea— se encuentran ahora en la primera línea de la lucha para controlar el brote de viruela del simio, que crece rápidamente. Tras décadas de falta de financiación y dos años […]

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Trauma Surgeons Detail the Horror of Mass Shootings in the Wake of Uvalde and Call for Reforms

When Dr. Roy Guerrero, a pediatrician in Uvalde, Texas, testified before a U.S. House committee Wednesday about gun violence, he told lawmakers about the horror of seeing the bodies of two of the 19 children killed in the Robb Elementary massacre. They were so pulverized, he said, that they could be identified only by their […]

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Few Eligible Families Have Applied for Government Help to Pay for Covid Funerals

On a humid August afternoon in 2020, two caskets ― one silver, one white ― sat by holes in the ground at a small, graveside service in the town of Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The family had just lost a mom and dad, both to covid-19. “They died five days apart,” said Allison Leaver, their […]

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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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Patient, Beware: Some States Still Pushing Ineffective Covid Antibody Treatments

As the omicron variant completes its sweep across the U.S., states with scarce supplies of monoclonal antibody therapies continue to use two treatments that federal health officials warn no longer work against the highly contagious version of the virus that causes covid-19. The antibody treatment now most recommended is sotrovimab from GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology, […]

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Officials Struggle to Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites — And Warn Patients to Beware

NEW YORK — In recent months, mobile covid-19 testing tents and vans have sprouted on urban sidewalks and street curbs as demand has skyrocketed in response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Some of the sites run by private companies offer legitimate, timely and reliable results, but others are more like weeds. High […]