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Saturday, November 27, 2021



New Hurdle For COVID-19 Home Testing – The Holiday Season

Millions more home tests for COVID-19 are hitting store shelves, but will there be enough for Americans hoping to screen themselves before holiday gatherings?

When The Eye On Older Patients Is A Camera

New monitoring technology is helping family caregivers manage the relentless task of looking out for older adults with cognitive decline.

Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

“It’s just the way our government works,” Hendrix said, which is a challenge for businesses that are “anxious to get started and think they’ve got something that can help.”

Normalizing The Conversations Of Mental-Health Struggles

According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1.1 million of the Black and African American population aged 18 and older in the U.S. reported having a serious mental illness in 2020. 42.0 % of those received no treatment. 

Success Of Covid Antiviral Pills Hinges On Access To Speedy And Accurate Tests

Within a few weeks, perhaps before many Americans finish decorating for the holidays, the U.S. could have access to a new antiviral pill from Merck expected to alter the deadly trajectory of the covid-19 pandemic — with a second option from Pfizer to follow shortly after.

Quarantine And Tracing Rules Are All Over The Map For Students

At this point in the pandemic, most parents are familiar with “covid notification” letters. But the letters’ instruction on whether your kid must quarantine or not varies wildly from school to school.

How Rural Communities Are Losing Their Pharmacies

Corner pharmacies, once widespread in large cities and rural hamlets alike, are disappearing from many areas of the country, leaving an estimated 41 million Americans in what are known as drugstore deserts, without easy access to pharmacies.

Your Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Costs Need Not Be A Mystery

If you’re sick, or have technological, cultural or language barriers — not to mention financial difficulties — navigating this maze can be especially intimidating.

How Low Can They Go? Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstetric Units When Births Decline

As rural hospitals struggle to stay financially stable, their leaders watch other small facilities close obstetrics units to cut costs.

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Is Open Season for Scammers

Finding the best private Medicare drug or medical insurance plan among dozens of choices is tough enough without throwing misleading sales tactics into the mix.

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