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‘I Couldn’t Let Her Be Alone’: A Peaceful Death Amid the COVID Scourge

For three years, staffers at UCLA Health have been quietly fulfilling final wishes for dying patients in the intensive care unit. Amid the isolating forces of the pandemic, their work has become all the more meaningful.

Coronavirus Crisis Disrupts Treatment For Another Epidemic: Addiction

The coronavirus has forced drug rehabilitation centers to scale back operations or temporarily close, leaving people who have another potentially deadly disease — addiction — with fewer opportunities for help.

COVID-19

What Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead With Elective Procedures

People who put off care as COVID-19 surged are easing back into the medical system. Here’s how to know if it’s safe.

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers’ Benefit From Drug Coupons

A rule finalized this spring by the Trump administration permits employers and insurers not to apply drug company copayment assistance toward enrollees’ deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for any drug.

KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

Social Media Image About Mask Efficacy Right In Sentiment, But Percentages Are ‘Bonkers’

Skip the numbers. Focus on the mask.

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‘COVID Home Run?’

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