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Want to Help Fight for Health Justice? It May be Time to Listen

A pandemic, protests and politics have highlighted the nation's long-standing, deep-seated racial issues and how they ...
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Arkansas Governor Signs Medical Conscience Objections Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law legislation allowing ...
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Banksy Painting Raises $23 Million for UK Health Charities

LONDON (AP) — A Banksy painting honoring Britain's health workers in the pandemic has sold for ...
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Masks and Gloves Are Saving Lives — and Causing Pollution

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Disposable masks, gloves and other types of personal protective equipment are safeguarding ...
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Miami Beach Curfew Aims to Shut Down Spring Break Partying

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A party-ending curfew imposed after fights, gunfire, property destruction and dangerous ...
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Zoos, Scientists Aim to Curb People Giving Virus to Animals

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The coughing among the western lowland gorillas at the San Diego Zoo ...
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Study Links Green Communities to Lower Stroke Risk

The greener the neighborhood, the lower the stroke risk, a new study suggests ...
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Dementia May Be a Risk Factor for Infection but Not Death From COVID-19

People who have dementia are at much higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, but no ...
Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

SEATTLE (AP) — When Seattle's largest health care system got a mandate from Washington state to ...
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Calming Us Down or Revving Us Up, Music Can be Good for the Heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached ...
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COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Attacks on Health Workers Globally

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had ...
Jennifer Simon, an elementary school speech language pathologist

Tensions Over Vaccine Equity Pit Rural Against Urban America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down ...
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How Would COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? ...
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5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Gender Stereotypes

(THE CONVERSATION) In the last century, significant progress has been made in advancing gender equity in ...
Dr. Clair Vandersteen

Not to Be Sniffed At: Agony of Post-COVID-19 Loss of Smell

NICE, France (AP) — The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient's right nostril, making ...
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US Coronavirus Death Toll Approaches Milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the ...
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NY Sues Amazon, Saying it Didn’t Protect Workers from Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, ...
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Vaccine Delays Leave Grocery Workers Feeling Expendable

As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition ...
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CDC: Strong Evidence In-Person Schooling Can Be Done Safely

The nation's top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, ...
Roseland Community Hospital RN Rhonda Jones

Black Hospital Faces Vaccine Mistrust From Unlikely Source

CHICAGO (AP) — In a makeshift vaccination center at a safety-net Chicago hospital, a patient services ...
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Nursing Home Protections Limit Families Who Want to Sue

In her room at a Georgia nursing home, Bessie Burden was so concerned about the coronavirus ...
President Joe Biden

Biden’s Dilemma in Virus Aid Fight: Go Big or Go Bipartisan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is forcing ...
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Pentagon Deploys Troops to Fuel COVID-19 Vaccine Drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in ...
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NC Lawmakers Pass COVID Relief, Advance K-12 Reopening Bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a coronavirus relief bill that ...
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Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine May Reduce Virus Transmission

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine does more than prevent people from falling seriously ill — it appears to ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl Commercial and COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working "9 to ...
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Report: Many US Nursing Home Staff Decline First COVID Shots

A little more than a third of nursing home workers have been getting COVID-19 vaccines when ...
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Push to Reopen Schools Could Leave Out Millions of Students

President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by ...
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Role of Race in US Vaccine Rollout Gets Put to the Test

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for ...
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‘Simple is Beautiful’: One-Shot Vaccine Proves Effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in ...
President Joe Biden

Biden Taking ‘Creative Steps’ to Push for $1.9T Aid Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are balking at the cost of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion ...
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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Works, But Less so Against Variants

Novavax Inc. said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89% effective based on early findings from ...
South Carolina Sen. Katrina Shealey

South Carolina Senate Passes Bill Outlawing Most Abortions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would outlaw ...
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EXPLAINER: Why It’s Hard to Make Vaccines and Boost Supplies

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world's supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to ...
"our children deserve better safe choice now"

In CDC’s Backyard, School Reopening Debate Divides Experts

Just down the road from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a community ...
A group of LGBTQ advocates

House Republicans Revive Bill Decried by Transgender Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ...
Dr. John Corman

Vaccine Appointments Canceled Amid Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine ...
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Job Losses from Virus 4 Times as Bad as ’09 Financial Crisis

GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus ...
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Group Urges Climate Adaptation Funding in Pandemic Recovery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope ...
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Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking ...