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7-year-old Alabama girl runs lemonade stand to help fund her own brain surgery

While Liza's story has warmed plenty of hearts, some are outraged over the idea that a child facing brain surgery would feel a need to raise funds for her own care. Read more

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Leaders and businesses say masks are essential protection as Texas and Mississippi lift Covid-19 restrictions

Leaders and businesses across the US are pushing back against states lifting mask mandates by doubling down on their commitment to enforcing Covid-19 precautions as variants continue to cause concern. Read more

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States shift to vaccinate those in their 50s against Covid-19 as supply expands

Dutch Mandel's cell phone lit up with messages: "It's open, it's open, it's open!" Read more

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Arizona county giving vaccines to everyone over 18

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on how Gila County in Arizona has been able to vaccinate everyone over the age of 18. Read more

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New ownership brings Montana talc plants out of bankruptcy

MICHAEL CAST michael.cast@mtstandard.com

Imerys Talc America, the company operating the talc-milling plant in Three Forks, was purchased out… Read more

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7-year-old Alabama girl runs lemonade stand to help fund her own brain surgery

While Liza's story has warmed plenty of hearts, some are outraged over the idea that a child facing brain surgery would feel a need to raise funds for her own care. Read more

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Covid-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds

The risk of death from Covid-19 is about 10 times higher in countries where most of the population is overweight, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Obesity Forum. Read more

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Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge

While tens of thousands of Americans are infected with the coronavirus each day and more research suggests variants threaten another surge, some state leaders are loosening Covid-19 restrictions against the recommendations of health experts. Read more

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How much caffeine is in 10 types of drinks

Zest Tea used data from the Mayo Clinic to compile a list of 10 types of caffeinated drinks and how they affect users’ health. Read more

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Watch Now: Helpful parenting advice during difficult times, and more videos to improve your life

Check out some advice on parenting during difficult times, some heart healthy activities other than cardio, and more videos to improve your… Read more

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4 health benefits of pistachios

Pistachios, those little greenish nuts, have been a popular food since the Bronze Age and were said to grow in the Hanging Gardens of Babyl… Read more

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Open Enrollment, One More Time

Keeping a campaign promise, President Joe Biden has reopened enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act on healthcare.gov — and states that run their own health insurance marketplaces followed suit. At the same time, the Biden administration is moving to revoke the Trump administration’s permission for states to impose work requirements for some adults on the Medicaid health insurance program. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Kimberly Leonard of Business Insider and Rachel Cohrs of Stat join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, Rovner interviews medical student Inam Sakinah, president of the new group Future Doctors in Politics. Read more

Look Up Your Hospital: Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Each year, Medicare punishes hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and high rates of infections and patient injuries. Check out which hospitals have been penalized. Read more

Los mercados de seguros de salud reabrieron. Esto es lo que necesitas saber

En enero, el presidente Joe Biden firmó una orden ejecutiva para abrir el mercado federal de seguros de salud durante tres meses, hasta el 15 de mayo. Read more

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