Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 30, 2021. Shawn Thew | Pool | Reuters People who don’t have health insurance are now being charged $100 or
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Patients paid increasingly more for medication abortion and first-trimester procedural abortion from 2017 to 2020, while the percentage of facilities accepting health insurance declined, researchers found. From 2017 to 2020, median patient charges for medication abortion rose from $495 to $560, representing a 13% increase, which was higher than healthcare inflation alone, at 8%, according
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Lawmakers in California are considering a pilot program that would financially support would-be physicians from underrepresented groups while addressing the shortage of healthcare workers in underserved communities. Lupe Alonzo-Diaz In late March, California assembly member Carlos Villapudua (D-13) announced the introduction of bill AB 2132, also known as “the California Future Physician Fund.” The bill
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In a recent report posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers determined immune responses generated by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron BA.2 and BA.1 sublineage infections in prior virus-infected and naïve subjects. Study: Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 immune response in naïve and prior infected persons. Image Credit: Ninc Vienna / Shutterstock Background The significantly
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Can kindness help improve families’ brain health? It has been found in a recent study that kindness training can increase parents’ resilience and children’s empathy, proving to be a “powerful brain booster.” For their study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, a team of researchers from the Center for BrainHealth had a close look at whether practices of kindness by
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A widely approved vaccine for meningitis may provide up to 40% protection against gonorrhea in young adults and adolescents, according to new research. This moderate efficacy paired with a targeted risk-based approach could reduce cases as well as lead to healthcare savings over 10 years, an additional modeling study showed. The results — in three
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