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Medicare Plans' 'Free' Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost

Medicare Plans' 'Free' Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost

By Phil Galewitz | Oct 28, 2021

Despite the high-powered advertising of the Medicare Advantage plans, beneficiaries still generally end up with significant out-of-pocket costs.

Vaccine Reluctance in Eastern Europe Brings High COVID Cost

Vaccine Reluctance in Eastern Europe Brings High COVID Cost

By Yuras Karmanau | Oct 28, 2021

Ukraine is suffering through a surge in coronavirus infections, along with other parts of Eastern Europe and Russia. While vaccines are plentiful, there is a widespread reluctance to get them

Cheap Antidepressant Shows Promise Treating COVID-19

Cheap Antidepressant Shows Promise Treating COVID-19

By Carla K. Johnson | Oct 28, 2021

A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a recent study.

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

By Lauren Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Oct 27, 2021

The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations as government advisers endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandate Proves Uneven in US

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandate Proves Uneven in US

By Caleb Jones, Olga Rodriguez | Oct 27, 2021

How rigorously vaccination requirements are being enforced varies from place to place, even within the same state or city.

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26, 2021

If you feel that your mental health has suffered during the last six years, coinciding with the candidacy — and then the presidency — of Donald Trump, new studies confirm you aren't imagining it.

Understaffed State Psychiatric Facilities Adversely Impacting Mental Health Patients

Understaffed State Psychiatric Facilities Adversely Impacting Mental Health Patients

By Andy Miller | Oct 26, 2021

A national trend linked to staffing deficits are cramping services in the public mental health system.

An Infectious Disease Expert Explains 'Mix-and-Match' Vaccine Boosters

An Infectious Disease Expert Explains 'Mix-and-Match' Vaccine Boosters

Oct 25, 2021

Understanding how the immune system works can help bring clarity to the reasons some people could benefit from the authorized shots.

COVID Cases Falling, But Trouble Signs Arise as Winter Looms

COVID Cases Falling, But Trouble Signs Arise as Winter Looms

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Oct 25, 2021

Deaths nationally have been ticking up over the past few weeks, some rural hospitals are showing signs of strain, and cold weather is setting in.

Don't Miss: Corey O'Brien on the Power of Community

Don't Miss: Corey O'Brien on the Power of Community

Oct 25, 2021

TikTok sensation Corey O'Brien joins EDGE for a live interview to discuss how community — both real and virtual helps support his sobriety.

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 25, 2021

Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 23, 2021

The state of Texas removed two LGBTQ resource pages from the Department of Family and Protective Services' website after Republican governor candidate Don Huffines called them "offensive."

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

By Christina Larson | Oct 23, 2021

New variants can emerge as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn't mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they'll be more dangerous.

COVID Vigilantes Crowdsource Pandemic Safety Tips for Consumers

COVID Vigilantes Crowdsource Pandemic Safety Tips for Consumers

By Morgan Gonzalez | Oct 22, 2021

Using a local approach, everyday people in cities without strict mask mandates take covid-19 safety into their own hands to protect themselves and their neighbors.

Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

Is It Time to Get the COVID Booster? Which One?

By Lauren Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Oct 22, 2021

Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters but figuring out who's eligible and when can be confusing.

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

FDA OK's Mixing COVID Vaccines, Backs Moderna and J&J Boosters

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2021

U.S. regulators signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or J&J vaccine, saying anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

US Marks 200 Million COVID-19 Shared with World

US Marks 200 Million COVID-19 Shared with World

By Zeke Miller | Oct 21, 2021

The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world.

'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias

'They Treat Me Like I'm Old and Stupid': Seniors Decry Health Providers' Age Bias

By Judith Graham | Oct 20, 2021

Ageism is a long-standing problem that's getting new attention during the covid pandemic, which has killed more than half a million Americans age 65 and older.

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

By Emily Pisacreta | Oct 20, 2021

The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to make financial assistance available to low-income patients and post those policies online.

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

By Jill Lawless | Oct 19, 2021

Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't.

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