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Unlike earlier COVID waves, patients are in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
States are rolling back many pandemic workarounds.
About 39% of U.S. hospitals had announced vaccine mandates.
Most dialysis patients face a harrowing choice between continuing dialysis or receiving hospice services.
The problems reflect the decentralized nature of the health program, funded largely by the federal government but managed by the states.
Florida, Georgia and the rest of the South, are battling high infection rates
About three months after the surgery, Ely Bair was shocked to get the large hospital bill — about $24,000 higher than he expected.
The law says businesses and governmental entities can't treat people differently based on vaccination status.
With an increasing number of hearing aids being sold directly to consumers, advocates are eager for the FDA rules to come out.
Microbiome startups have been alternately hailed for health breakthroughs and indicted for fraud.