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

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

Workers at a family planning health center get emotional as thousands of abortion rights advocates march past their clinic on their way into downtown Chicago on May 14, 2022. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Workers at a family planning health center get emotional as thousands of abortion rights advocates march …

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In wave after deadly wave, COVID has claimed 1 million lives in the US

In wave after deadly wave, COVID has claimed 1 million lives in the US

Nurse educator Katie Demelis and nurse manager Nydia White wrap the body of a patient who died of COVID-19 at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside, NY, on April 15, 2020. Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images Nurse educator Katie Demelis and nurse manager Nydia White …

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A substance found in young spinal fluid helps old mice remember

A substance found in young spinal fluid helps old mice remember

The memory of aging mice improved when they received a substance found in the spinal fluid of young animals. ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP hide caption toggle caption ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP The memory of aging mice improved when they received a substance found in the spinal fluid of young animals. ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP A team at Stanford …

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Tennessee nurse convicted in lethal drug error sentenced to three years probation

Tennessee nurse convicted in lethal drug error sentenced to three years probation

RaDonda Vaught listens to victim impact statements during her sentencing in Nashville. She was found guilty in March of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult after she accidentally administered the wrong medication. Nicole Hester/AP hide caption toggle caption Nicole Hester/AP RaDonda Vaught listens to victim impact statements during her sentencing in …

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This is how many lives could have been saved with COVID vaccinations in each state

This is how many lives could have been saved with COVID vaccinations in each state

One tragic fact about the nearly 1 million people who died of COVID-19 in the US is that a huge share of them didn’t have to. In Tennessee, 11,047 of the people who died could have survived if everyone in the state had gotten vaccinated. In Ohio, that number is 15,875. Nationally it’s nearly 319,000, …

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COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

Christina Summers, 37, holds three of her children, 8-year-old twins Elijah and Emmani, and her 6-year-old daughter, Madison. Summers’ husband, James Summers, died last October from COVID. She is now raising their nine children on her own. Rosem Morton for NPR hide caption toggle caption Rosem Morton for NPR Christina Summers, 37, holds three of …

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Overdose deaths continued to rise in 2021, reaching historic highs

Overdose deaths continued to rise in 2021, reaching historic highs

Containers of pills and prescription drugs are boxed for disposal during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 24, 2021. Nearly 108,000 people died in 2021 from drug overdoses. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images Containers of pills and …

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3 ways to get COVID pills, if you've just tested positive

3 ways to get COVID pills, if you’ve just tested positive

The Pfizer COVID treatment Paxlovid can be a challenge to get quickly. Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images The Pfizer COVID treatment Paxlovid can be a challenge to get quickly. Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images If you’ve just tested positive for COVID-19, and you …

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The number of Americans who say they won't get a COVID shot hasn't been budgeted in a year

The number of Americans who say they won’t get a COVID shot hasn’t been budgeted in a year

West Hansen’s role is to inform people of the government benefits and services they can access, including the coronavirus vaccine. But many of his clients distrust the needle. John Burnett hide caption toggle caption John Burnett West Hansen’s role is to inform people of the government benefits and services they can access, including the coronavirus …

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