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Americans Rate Health Care System Failure: AP-NORC Survey

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about the rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes refrains from refilling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather skip the medicine to be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among a majority of U.S. adults who say health care …

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NFL players working to ease the stigma surrounding mental health are helping

The pressure of the NFL was getting to Marcus Smith II. He fell short of expectations to be Philadelphia’s No. 1 pick, leading to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, his release from the Eagles — and a cross-country move to Seattle. Smith didn’t talk about his mental health because he didn’t want anyone to think he …

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Kaiser accused of failing to provide timely mental health treatment to patients

article OAKLAND, CA – On some of her darkest days, Barbara MacDonald turned to music. She says she’ll “sit down and hear her cry and I’ll play the guitar.” Her daughter would cry, battered by her mental health struggles. “My younger daughter was exhibiting behaviors like self-harm and eating disordered and things like that,” she …

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Opinion: Change the Affordable Care Act to mandate backup health insurance

Universal health coverage in the US – once considered a hopeless goal without the imposition of a single-payer plan – is surprisingly achievable. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and increased subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan, more than 91% of Americans now have health insurance. Closing the gap would be a win-win for …

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The 3 things a person can do to maintain peak brain health, according to researchers

article FILE – Two women talk on a park bench on September 27, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images) Newly published research on keeping the human brain sharp underscores the old adage “use it or lose it.” A research paper published last month in the journal Brain Sciences by scientists in Norway …

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Oz released health records to highlight Fetterman’s stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet OzRepublican U.S. Senate candidate in Pennsylvania has released his health records as he maneuvers to keep questions about his Democratic challenger John Fetterman’s recovery at bay from hitting front and center in the hotly contested campaign. Dr. Rebecca Kurt of New York wrote in a four-page letter that she …

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A Louisiana woman carrying a fetus without a skull is forced to travel to New York to have an abortion

Senator Lindsey Graham is introducing a bill to ban abortion nationwide Graham held a press conference where he proposed an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy with rare exceptions. A Louisiana woman carrying a non-viable fetus was forced to travel thousands of miles to New York to have an …

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A Louisiana woman carrying a fetus without a skull is forced to travel to New York to have an abortion

Senator Lindsey Graham is introducing a bill to ban abortion nationwide Graham held a press conference where he proposed an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy with rare exceptions. A Louisiana woman carrying a non-viable fetus was forced to travel thousands of miles to New York to have an …

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The new Orlando terminal is a $2.8 billion bet for Florida tourism

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors to the new terminal at Orlando International Airport may want to wear sunscreen, shades and a wide-brimmed hat. The sun’s rays shining through the windows of the soaring ceilings don’t just peck passing passengers—they practically caress them as if they were spending a day at the beach. Accompanied by realistic-looking …

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Health experts alarmed by President Biden’s view that pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “If you …

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