Allison Aubrey

Allison Aubrey appears in the following:

Preventive care such as birth control, anti-HIV medicine challenged in Texas lawsuit

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Some object to paying for health insurance plans that cover preventive services that they say violate their religious beliefs, which could cause millions to lose access to care if the courts agree.

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Efforts are underway to reduce the high costs of prescription drugs for U.S. patients

Monday, August 08, 2022

In an effort to reduce the high price of prescription drugs, some states and companies are taking their own measures. A not-for-profit company says it aims to introduce low-cost insulin by 2024.

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Congress is about to act on drug price reform. Here's what you need to know

Saturday, August 06, 2022

A deal on the table in Congress would help deliver on a long-time promise: to make prescription drugs more affordable. It includes a $2,000 cap on out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare patients.

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Blood pressure medication, among others, can complicate heat-related illness

Monday, August 01, 2022

Many medications can impede the body's ability to regulate heat. They include high blood pressure treatments, some anti-depressants, beta-blockers and common antihistamines for treating allergies.

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Reproductive rights groups want to make it easier to prevent pregnancy

Monday, July 18, 2022

The advocates want to make it simpler for people to access birth control options as many states move to ban or restrict access to abortion. One idea: making "the pill" available over-the-counter.

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Over-the-counter birth control pills are available worldwide. The U.S. may be next

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Birth control pills are available in the U.S. only with a prescription. Now a drugmaker is asking the FDA to approve a progestin-only contraceptive that would be available without one at pharmacies.

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A company is seeking FDA approval for the 1st nonprescription birth control

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A Paris-based company has asked the FDA to approve an over-the-counter birth control pill. The push to ease access to birth control has become more pressing as states move to restrict or ban abortion.

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A new dominant omicron strain in the U.S. is driving up cases — and reinfections

Monday, July 11, 2022

BA.5 is now the dominant omicron strain in the U.S. It's good at evading the immune system, though doesn't appear to cause more serious illness.

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A new COVID subvariant is now dominant in the U.S. Here's what you need to know

Friday, July 08, 2022

Reinfections are on the rise and hospitalizations are ticking up slightly. Experts say BA.5 is super transmissible but its impact is manageable. Omicron specific boosters will help.

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COVID vaccines are finally available for children under 5

Monday, June 20, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines are finally rolling out for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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The partisan divide can undermine Americans' health, researchers say

Monday, June 13, 2022

Health researchers say the political divide is impacting Americans' health. A new study shows there is a growing life expectancy gap between Democratic and Republican counties.

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What to say to kids about school shootings to ease their stress

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The death of children, shot at school, is hard to comprehend. It can be even harder for kids. Counselors say parents should take cues from their kids, listen to their fears and answer their questions.

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Talking to kids after a school shooting

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The pediatrician who directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement offers tips on how parents and caregivers can talk to children about school shootings.

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The infant formula shortage is the focus of 2 Capitol Hill hearings

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to press the FDA and formula makers on how the U.S. got into this situation, and what is being done to relieve the shortage.

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A factory in Illinois has an innovative approach to employee wellness

Monday, May 23, 2022

A company in Arthur, Ill., allows workers to decide what they need to improve their health. The approach improved productivity and netted a big pay out for all employees.

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How vaccine misinformation made the COVID-19 death toll worse

Monday, May 16, 2022

As the U.S. nears one million deaths from COVID-19, analysis finds nearly a third of those deaths could have been prevented — if people had been vaccinated.

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Scientists explore why some COVID long-haulers develop multiple health issues

Monday, May 02, 2022

NIH scientists are looking for people to take part in a study on long-COVID. They want to find out why some people with lingering symptoms get better, and others end up with chronic health problems.

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FDA proposes menthol cigarette ban

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes and all types of flavors in cigars. The agency says the ban would significantly reduce disease and death from tobacco.

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The FDA is proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The agency says the proposal has the potential to significantly decrease disease and death from tobacco by "reducing youth experimentation and addiction."

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Moderna requests FDA authorization for its COVID vaccine for very young kids

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Moderna announced Thursday that the company has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a low-dose version of its COVID-19 vaccine as the first vaccine for children younger than age 5.

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