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Thursday, December 02, 2021
Scientists may not know for a couple weeks yet how risky the new coronavirus variant will be to public health. But getting out front now about what is known helps dispel misinformation, they say.
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Much is unknown about the omicron variant. Scientists are scrambling to gather information. But with the first case of omicron confirmed in the U.S., public health officials can't afford to be silent.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Physicians weigh in on what you need to know about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and how to think about the risks and benefits of vaccinating your kid
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
School-aged children are now eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, as CDC director Rochelle Walensky issued the recommendation supporting this version of the vaccine.
Monday, November 01, 2021
The open enrollment period to buy health insurance on HealthCare.gov starts now and runs through Jan. 15, 2022. Look for more options and expanded subsidies this year — and more help signing up.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Choosing between health insurance plans can be a headache. How do you pick the right one?
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Children ages 5-11 are a step closer to being eligible for the Pfizer COVID vaccine. It's a lower-dose formulation and expected to go to an advisory panel of the CDC next.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Kids are one step closer to being eligible for COVID-19 vaccination after the Food and Drug administration extended its emergency use authorization of Pfizer's vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
There are a couple of big steps to get through before U.S. kids under 12 might be able to get the vaccine. Here's how the process works and when the shots could arrive.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisors voted on whether the agency should authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Many COVID-19 trendlines are headed in a positive direction in the U.S., but there are lots of unknowns about what will happen this winter as vaccinations still lag behind many other countries.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
A lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine showed nearly a 91% efficacy rate in a trial of children ages 5-11, according to the company. Boosters for Moderna and J&J are officially now authorized.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
These services can make the difference between being able to live at home with family or landing in a nursing facility. But state Medicaid programs don't always pay for them.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
A family in Houston and a plumber in Maryland couldn't afford rent, which pushed them into crowded living quarters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, that common predicament has increased viral spread.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Did the eviction moratorium work to slow COVID? When people can't afford rent, they often end up in closer quarters. During a pandemic, that increases the risk of viral transmission.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Many families are under financial stress, parents see kids seriously behind in school, huge rent bills and looming evictions and delayed medical care has negative consequences, to name a few.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
After promising booster shots to all recipients of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, then only some, 20 million Americans are now officially eligible to receive them.
Thursday, September 09, 2021
The rate of new cases of COVID-19 among babies and children under 4 years old in the U.S. recently surpassed the rate of new cases among adults older than 65. Here's how to protect newborns.
Thursday, September 02, 2021
The new Texas law bans abortions after a "fetal heartbeat" is detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy. But doctors say that's not an actual medical term and it's being used inaccurately.
Friday, August 27, 2021
The Biden administration has announced nearly $85 million in funding for youth mental health awareness, training, and treatment.