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Health Experts Link Rise In Arizona COVID Cases To End Of Stay-At-Home Order

With new daily coronavirus cases rising in at least two dozen states, an explosion of new infections in Arizona is stretching some hospitals and alarming public health experts who link the surge in cases to the state’s lifting of a stay-at-home order a month ago. Arizona has emerged as one of the country’s newest coronavirus hot…

NIH Spearheads Study To Test At-Home Screening For HPV And Cervical Cancer

With a tiny brush, briefly swab the vagina to collect cells. Then slide the swab into a screening kit and drop it into the mail. Proponents believe a simple test like this, which can be done at home, may help the U.S. move closer to eradicating cervical cancer. The National Cancer Institute plans to launch…

Watch: Teaching Teens How To Navigate Racism In America

KHN Midwest correspondent Cara Anthony appeared on KSDK’s “Today in St. Louis” television show with host Rene Knott to discuss her recent story about Darnell Hill, a mental health caseworker, who is teaching Black teens in St. Louis how to safely walk through the park, run to the store or handle an encounter with the…
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Hospital Executive Charged In $1.4B Rural Hospital Billing Scheme

A Miami entrepreneur who led a rural hospital empire was charged in an indictment unsealed Monday in what federal prosecutors called a $1.4 billion fraudulent lab-billing scheme. In the indictment, prosecutors said Jorge A. Perez, 60, and nine others exploited federal regulations that allow some rural hospitals to charge substantially higher rates for laboratory testing…

Montana’s Tribal Nations Preserve COVID Restrictions To Preserve Their Cultures

As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors to tourism on June 1, the outlook is starkly different for members of the state’s Native American nations, which have approached the coronavirus with greater caution and stricter controls. For members of the state’s far-flung tribes, who make up nearly 7% of Montana’s…

Officials Seek To Shift Resources Away From Policing To Address Black ‘Public Health Crisis’

From Boston to San Bernardino, California, communities across the U.S. are declaring racism a public health crisis. Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color, as well as the killing of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police, cities and counties are calling for more funding for health care and other…

Listen: Pandemic Shifts Health Care And It May Be Hard To Get Genie Back In Bottle

Copy And Paste To Republish This Story June 17, 2020 We encourage organizations to republish our content, free of charge. Here’s what we ask: You must credit us as the original publisher, with a hyperlink to our khn.org site. If possible, please include the original author(s) and “Kaiser Health News” in the byline. Please preserve…

Bibliotecarios y preparadores de impuestos serán detectives de COVID en California

Después de más de dos meses en casa, la bibliotecaria Lisa Fagundes echa tanto de menos el trabajo con sus libros que cree sufrir síndrome de abstinencia: quiere verlos, tocarlos, olerlos. “Es como una enfermedad”, dijo entre risas. Pero ahora debe combatir una enfermedad diferente: COVID-19. Mientras las bibliotecas están cerradas, Fagundes es uno de…

Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

A nursing home worker in New Jersey rendezvoused with “the parking lot guy” to cut a deal for gowns. A director of safety-net clinics in Florida learned basic Chinese and waited outside past midnight for a truck to arrive with tens of thousands of masks. A cardiologist in South Carolina tried his luck with “shady…

As Problems Grow With Abbott’s Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire

In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration issued a rare public warning about an Abbott Laboratories COVID-19 test that for weeks had received high praise from the White House because of its speed: Test results could be wrong. The agency at that point had received 15 “adverse event reports” about Abbott’s ID NOW rapid COVID…

Tirarle gas lacrimógeno a manifestantes en medio de la pandemia es un “desastre”

En las manifestaciones a nivel nacional por la muerte de George Floyd bajo custodia policial, agentes han lanzado  spray pimienta y gas lacrimógeno contra las multitudes. Estas armas que se usan para controlar a manifestantes rara vez son letales, pero en medio de la pandemia de coronavirus, hay fuertes pedidos para que la policía deje de…

If You’ve Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You’ve Got Options

The coronavirus pandemic — and the economic fallout that has come with it — boosted health insurance enrollment counselor Mark Van Arnam’s workload. But he wants to be even busier. The loss of employment for 21 million Americans is a double blow for many because it also means the loss of insurance, said Van Arnam,…

White House Left States On Their Own To Buy Ventilators. Inside Their Mad Scramble.

Fearful that New Orleans would run out of ventilators by early April as the number of COVID-19 patients rose by the hundreds, even thousands, per day, Louisiana officials set out to get every device they could find. At the time, that meant securing an additional 14,000. Within days of President Donald Trump’s urging states to…
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Say What? The Spread Of Coronavirus Confusion

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. As we gain more and more information about the coronavirus and COVID-19, we seem to have less and less understanding of how the disease works and how prevalent it is in areas around the country and world. Not only does the information keep changing as…
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Baltimore’s ‘Squeegee Boys’: ‘If We Don’t Go Out, We Don’t Eat’

BALTIMORE ― On the corner of South President and East Pratt streets in Baltimore a little over a month ago, a young man in a black hoodie stood out on an otherwise empty intersection. A single gold chain with a cross hung around his neck. With a squeegee in his left blue-latex-gloved hand and a…

Health Experts Link Rise In Arizona COVID Cases To End Of Stay-At-Home Order

With new daily coronavirus cases rising in at least two dozen states, an explosion of new infections in Arizona is stretching some hospitals and alarming public health experts who link the surge in cases to the state’s lifting of a stay-at-home order a month ago. Arizona has emerged as one of the country’s newest coronavirus hot…

NIH Spearheads Study To Test At-Home Screening For HPV And Cervical Cancer

With a tiny brush, briefly swab the vagina to collect cells. Then slide the swab into a screening kit and drop it into the mail. Proponents believe a simple test like this, which can be done at home, may help the U.S. move closer to eradicating cervical cancer. The National Cancer Institute plans to launch…