Will Stone

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Nurses have had an up-close view of the pandemic deaths in the U.S.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The one million U.S. deaths from COVID-19 happened out of sight for most Americans. It was often nurses who were caring for these patients and bearing witness to their deaths.

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Some clinics are bracing for a huge influx of patients if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Thursday, May 19, 2022

If abortion bans are enacted, millions would be forced to travel to less restrictive states, and some health providers are warning they may not be able to handle the surge in demand.

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Large numbers of people may travel to other areas if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Clinics, in states where abortion will remain legal even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, worry about the influx of women traveling to their states. Will they be able to accommodate them all?

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For two years, this Washington island has grappled with the long reach of COVID

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The virus hit Whidbey Island early in 2020, and photojournalist Lynn Johnson was there. A million deaths later, we return to see how the pandemic has subtly but indelibly altered life there forever.

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Older adults shouldn't start a routine of daily aspirin, task force says

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says people 60 and older should not start taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. People ages 40 to 59 should consult their doctor.

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Here's why you might still want to wear masks on public transport

Friday, April 22, 2022

Sure, you don't have to wear a mask on airplanes, buses and ride shares anymore, but you still might want to depending on the circumstances. Here's what experts say about the risks.

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CDC extends transportation mask mandate until May 3

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Biden administration will continue to require travelers to wear masks on planes and other forms of public transport,.

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CDC weighs new opioid prescribing guidelines amid controversy over old ones

Saturday, April 09, 2022

Many blame the agency's earlier guidance for suffering and even suicide risk among chronic pain patients. Critics say the updated advice may not fix the problem.

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Pain patients and doctors worry the CDC's new opioid guidelines may be damaging

Monday, April 04, 2022

Patients with chronic pain and doctors have long raised concerns about the CDC's opioid prescribing guidelines. The agency has drafted a new version, but some worry it doesn't protect patients enough.

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Sleeping with even a little bit of light isn't good for your health, study shows

Friday, April 01, 2022

Just a night or two of exposure to faint light is enough to raise your pulse and increase insulin resistance — factors that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, researchers find.

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Sleeping in a room even a little bit of light can hurt a person's health, study shows

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Turn out the lights for a good night of sleep: this seems like common sense, but many Americans don't actually follow it. New research shows it doesn't take much light at night to hurt our health.

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Evidence grows that vaccines lower the risk of getting long COVID

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Though findings are preliminary, many studies suggest that vaccinated people have good protection against the condition, although just how much is still up for debate.

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Being vaccinated reduces the chances of long COVID, the latest research shows

Friday, March 18, 2022

Many who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are worried an infection may lead to long COVID. The latest research shows that can happen, but the chance is much lower among those who're vaccinated.

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What's your risk of getting COVID? The CDC recently changed the answer

Thursday, March 10, 2022

New CDC guidance puts most of the U.S. at low risk of COVID-19. But what does that actually mean? Experts says the CDC metrics aren't necessarily the best way to gauge your individual risk.

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For some patients, cardiovascular problems persist long after COVID

Saturday, March 05, 2022

After recovering from their initial illness, COVID-19 patients can sometimes suffer serious complications such as heart attacks and strokes — even up to a year later. New research quantifies the risk.

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Not ready to go without a facemask? One-way masking can still reduce infection risk

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says many Americans can now shed their facemasks. But if you aren't ready do that, one-way masking still offers protection — if you do it right.

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It's safe to unmask in many places, says the CDC. These experts aren't quite ready

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Doctors and health researchers are looking to testing rates, case rates – and intuition – to determine when they'll feel comfortable mingling maskless indoors.

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Coronavirus FAQ: I'm a one-way masker. What strategy will give me optimal protection?

Friday, February 25, 2022

Even as the CDC endorses the end of mask mandates in many areas, some folks still want to wear a mask in public places to reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection. Here's a guide to one-way masking.

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Researchers confirm COVID patients can suffer serious cardiac complications

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

After recovering from the initial illness, some COVID-19 patients suffer serious complications such as heart attacks and strokes. A study has quantified the risks up to a year later.

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National blood shortage threatens treatment for medical conditions

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The omicron surge precipitated a critical blood shortage — the worst in over a decade. It is threatening access to treatments for patients with cancer and other medical conditions.

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