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Mix-and-match booster shots OK'd; Pfizer kids data: …

In Michigan, about 70 Beaumont Health workers resigned rather than take the COVID-19 vaccine and 370 have been suspended for failing to meet an Oct. 18 deadline for vaccination, the health

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COVID vaccine: Why mental health disorders may qualify …

People with mental health disorders are also more likely to smoke and to be incarcerated, he said. A study published Oct. 6 in JAMA found nearly …

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Kids with COVID, RSV packed hospitals this fall. Winter

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Health care: I gambled with my life and got lucky. But too

Health care: I gambled with my life and got lucky. But too many Black women lose. I see women every day fighting to survive cancer, but also the health care system.

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COVID boosters get OK from CDC director, can begin as …

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which met Thursday, made its decisionsbased on data presented by the vaccine makers and a National Institutes of Health

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COVID booster shot Q&A: Can you mix and match

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Study finds 3rd Pfizer shot boosts protection: COVID …

A National Institutes of Health study found that a shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine after J&J provides higher levels of protection from COVID-19 than two shots of J&J.

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CDC OKs J&J, Moderna and mix-and-match COVID boosters

FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots for people 65 and older or at high risk for COVID-19 because of health problems, jobs or living conditions on Sept. 22.

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Coronavirus Updates USA TODAY

The latest news and updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, including cases in the U.S and around the globe. Continued coverage from USA TODAY.

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CDC reports fully vaccinated make up less than 1% of COVID

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Pfizer COVID vaccine safe, effective for children 5-11

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Memory loss could be a long term COVID symptom, study shows

Memory loss and brain fog may be side effects of contracting COVID-19, new study shows. Long-term COVID-19 side effects could include memory loss …

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New Local health workers face restrictive laws, difficult job

KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is …

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Moderna says its vaccine is safe for kids 6-11: COVID updates

Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who has cancer. Tina Polsky, a Florida senator, recently received a breast

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Native Hawaiian children suffer COVID-19-driven obesity

Along with a surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Native children, who already suffer disproportionately from illnesses like obesity and asthma, saw their health worsen throughout

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Vaccine appears to work in young kids, FDA says: COVID updates

Federal health regulators said for the first time late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school

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Broken heart syndrome cases increase in US, new study says

The study revealed that men and women alike have experienced broken heart syndrome at rising rates during recent years, and women ages 50 to …

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New York mandates COVID vaccination for all city workers

The city Health Department responded that "vaccination is particularly important in a public indoor setting where groups of people are gathering and removing their masks, factors that make it

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COVID fights with family, friends don't end with vaccines

COVID fights with family, friends don't end with vaccines. Here's why. You're not really fighting about COVID. You likely have bigger problems. The past year and a …

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John Deere will continue to give employees health

Deere & Co. will continue to provide health insurance and pay performance bonuses to striking employees. The ag and construction machine maker …

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COVID-19 updates: Europe air travel to US won't end, says

Native Hawaiian kids struggled with poor health. Then came COVID-19. After American Indian and Alaska Native children, Native Hawaiian and …

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Fentanyl deaths rise, overdoses spike: Here's why drug is

State and local health departments tied the increase to illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Deaths from the drug had previously been concentrated in …

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Mental health care has improved, but our job is not done

Mental health and substance use disorder treatment are covered under essential health benefits, and insurers can no longer deny coverage or charge …

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Fact check: FEMA workers not replacing unvaccinated

13 hours ago · The claim: Unvaccinated FEMA employees can replace health care workers fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. When COVID-19 vaccines were made available in the U.S., front-line health

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Climate change and heat waves are affecting health in

“Climate change is first and foremost a health crisis,” said Dr. Renee Salas, an attending physician and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and lead

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Is peanut butter jelly healthy

An organized pantry could impact health:A color-coded system could help people make healthier choices at food pantries, study shows. Amy Kimberlain, a licensed and registered dietitian

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Johnson & Johnson COVID boosters: FDA panel supports

British health officials said Friday an estimated 43,000 people in England may have received false-negative COVID-19 test results due to problems at a private laboratory.

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LGBTQ mental health worsened during Trump presidency

The health care law, known as Obamacare, "reduced the disparity in insurance" for LGBTQ individuals and its repeal would have had an especially harmful …

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'Flesh eating’ STI donovanosis becoming more common in the UK

Vital:Planning a family or not, reproductive health is always important 'A wake-up call':1 million new sexually transmitted infections every day, WHO …

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COVID memes decrease stress, help us cope with the

HEALTH AND WELLNESS. Laughter is the best medicine: New study shows memes about COVID decrease stress. Daryl Austin. Special to USA TODAY. View Comments. Laughter really is the best medicine.

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NIH Director Francis Collins on his legacy, COVID-19 and

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Zodiac sign and COVID vaccine: Utah health officials

But that didn't stop health officials in Utah from investigating vaccination status by astrological sign, finding that vaccination rates varied widely by star sign. And the news didn't bode well

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COVID treatments offer hope for those not well protected

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Joseph Lapado promotes Florida public health policies

Being the state's top health officer and head of the Department of Health who serves at the pleasure of the governor has always had a political element to it, former health officials say.

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Rachel Levine sworn in as first openly transgender 4-star

Rachel Levine is the highest-ranking openly transgender official Levine will lead a group of 6,000 uniformed public health officers Levine is sworn in as the nation's first openly transgender four

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Valley 101: Why West Nile virus cases are increasing in

Valley 101 podcast explores. The number of West Nile virus cases in Arizona continues to grow, making 2021 a record year for cases. As the number of probable and confirmed cases

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COVID: Biden, CMS requires all health care workers to get

Health care systems are working hard to boost vaccine confidence among staff, but they say the federal government needs to support hospitals if …

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Gabby Petito, MAID, Tyga: Domestic violence is everywhere

Advocates say the culture needs to think deeply about better ways of responding to abuse and preventing it, which can include public health approaches as well as community-based solutions.

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Democrats face tough choices in trying to fund health care

Fiedler, the health policy expert at the Brookings Institution, has laid out ways to reduce the cost of the proposed new Medicare benefits. Seniors could …

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Which state has the most sleep deprived residents

Using data from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program, 24/7 Wall St. …

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Biden administration to give $1B to community health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding nearly $1 billion to community health centers across the nation, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. The funds are …

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Philadelphia train rape shows how normal sexual violence

On a train outside Philadelphia last week, police say a woman was harassed, groped and then raped over the course of two dozen train stops while fellow riders watched and did …

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Climate change impacts heart health. People of color are

Climate change, heat waves affect heart health, experts say. Here's why that puts people of color at higher risk. Martha Gabriel knows the effects of sweltering heat. For the last five years

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US News Best Hospital ranking includes first health equity

The health inequities revealed in the data could be caused by a decreased access to health care, patient-doctor communication barriers, lack …

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Baltimore City Health Department COVID vaccine memes go viral

COVID-19 vaccine boosters:FDA authorizes extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for the immunocompromised A lot of the conversations used in the memes were conversations the health

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The best health sites for kids

The teen section addresses more mature issues, like relationships, drugs and sexual health, in addition to a wide range of health issues. The information is curated by health

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How often should I dust

Dust buildup can cause serious health problems, according to Johns Hopkins Hospital lung expert Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos, including serious lung infections and in …

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