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Why the FDA is warning pregnant women not to use over-the-counter pain relievers

A pregnant woman stands in front of her work station. Daniel Berehulak/Getty ImagesThe Food and Drug Administation issued a warning on Oct. 15, 2020 to both health care professionals and ...
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Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing — but are innovating

Rural areas are seeing some of the fastest spread of the COVID-19 in the U.S., taxing already stressed rural health care systems. Researchers Tanisa Adimu and Amanda Phillips Martinez head ...
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If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, Trump’s health care order is not enough to replace it

The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. AP Photo/Susan WalshThe battle ...
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Surprise medical bills increase costs for everyone, not just for the people who get them

About 12% of insurers’ U.S. spending on in- and out-of-network medical care goes to six types of providers that commonly submit surprise bills. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty ...
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Parental skin-to-skin contact dampens pain responses in newborn baby’s brain

Being held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact reduces how strongly a newborn baby's brain responds to a painful medical jab, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL ...
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If Obamacare goes away, here are eight ways your life will be affected

Open enrollment for health insurance in the healthcare.gov marketplaces begins Nov. 1. https://www.healthcare.gov, CC BY-SAMore than 10 years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act once more hangs in the ...
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Good nutrition can contribute to keeping COVID-19 and other diseases away

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will boost the immune system. Stevens Fremont via Getty ImagesThe connection between the pandemic and our dietary habits is undeniable. The stress of isolation ...
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Making gyms safer: Why the virus is less likely to spread there than in a bar

After shutting down in the spring, America’s empty gyms are beckoning a cautious public back for a workout. To reassure wary customers, owners have put in place — and now ...
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Smoke from wildfires can worsen COVID-19 risk, putting firefighters in even more danger

Firefighters have battled camp crud before, but COVID-19 brings new risks with the potential for heart and lung damage. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesTwo forces of nature are colliding in the western ...
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Getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever because of COVID-19

Hospital workers tend to a COVID-19 patient April 7, 2020 in New York City, where hospitals were so crowded they had to transfer patients to different facilities. John Moore/Getty ImagesWith ...
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