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Selena Gomez opens up about bipolar diagnosis, the pandemic – Insider

Gomez said therapy and support from friends has helped her navigate “confusing” emotions during the coronavirus pandemic. Actress and singer Selena Gomez said pandemic lockdown measures have been negatively affecting her mental health during an interview to promote her new show Selena + Chef. In April, Gomez revealed that she’d been recently diagnosed with bipolar […]

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In Rural Missouri, Latinos Learn to Contain and Cope With the Coronavirus | California Healthline

By Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, KBIA Francisco Bonilla is a pastor in Carthage, Missouri, tending to the spiritual needs of the town’s growing Latino community. He’s also a media personality, broadcasting his voice far beyond the walls of Casa de Sanidad. Bonilla runs a low-power, Spanish-language radio station from the church. He mainly uses the station to […]

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Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19 | California Healthline

By Christina Jewett Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate or reused protective gear, and nearly twice as likely as white colleagues to test positive for the coronavirus, a new study from Harvard Medical School researchers found. The study also […]

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Maryland County Pledges Investigation of Health Worker’s Coronavirus Death | California Healthline

Officials in Maryland’s Prince George’s County say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and co-workers believe she contracted the coronavirus on the job. The probe follows a story by KHN and the Associated Press two weeks ago focusing […]

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What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World | California Healthline

By Bruce HorovitzAugust 3, 2020 Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60. That is the conclusion of geriatric medical doctors, aging experts, futurists and industry […]

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Fauci Unfazed as Scientists Rely on Unproven Methods to Create COVID Vaccines | California Healthline

  By Liz SzaboAugust 3, 2020 With millions of lives on the line, researchers have been working at an unprecedented pace to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. But that speed — and some widely touted breakthroughs — belie the enormous complexity and potential risks involved. Researchers have an incomplete understanding of the coronavirus and are using technology […]

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Don’t Count on Lower Premiums Despite Pandemic-Driven Boon for Insurers | California Healthline

  By Bernard J. WolfsonJuly 31, 2020 When COVID-19 smacked the United States in March and April, health plans feared medical costs could skyrocket, jacking up premiums drastically in 2021, when millions of the newly unemployed might still be out of work. But something else happened: Non-COVID care collapsed as hospitals emptied beds and shut […]