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This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation...
This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken front window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles. The coronavirus hasn't been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lock Your Cars! Vehicle Theft Spikes In COVID-19 Pandemic

By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners.
Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, arrive to lay a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park, Monday, May 25, 2020, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden Makes 1st In-Person Appearance In More than 2 Months

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more...
Kaiser Health News

Bringing ‘Poogie’ Home: Hospice In The Time Of COVID-19

After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of...
A body wrapped in plastic is unloaded from a refrigerated truck and handled by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The body was moved to a hearse to be removed to a mortuary. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

‘No Intubation’: Seniors Fearful Of COVID-19 Are Changing Their Living Wills

DENVER ― Last month, Minna Buck revised a document specifying her wishes should she become critically ill. “No intubation,” she wrote in large letters on...

El miedo a COVID-19 hace que adultos mayores rechacen ser intubados

En abril, Minna Buck revisó un documento que especificaba sus deseos en caso de enfermar gravemente. “Sin intubación”, escribió en letras grandes en el formulario,...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

As Deaths Mount, Coronavirus Testing Remains Wildly Inconsistent In Long-Term Care

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Mary Lanham’s assisted living complex in Florida tested all residents for...
FBI

United States Reaches Settlement to Recover More Than $49 Million of Assets Acquired with...

LOS ANGELES – The Department of Justice has reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture cases against more than $49 million worth...
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Justice Department is Dropping Flynn’s Trump-Russia Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first national security...

Beyond The Glam: Feeding The Coachella Valley’s Most Vulnerable Residents

Poverty is real in the Coachella Valley, a region known for its glitzy resorts and music festival. During the COVID crisis, the California National...

Palliative Care Helped Family Face ‘The Awful, Awful Truth’

Seattle mourned the news: Elizabeth and Robert Mar died of COVID-19 within a day of each other. They would have celebrated 50 years of...

As COVID-19 Lurks, Families Are Locked Out Of Nursing Homes. Is It Safe Inside?

Families are beset by fear and anxiety as COVID-19 makes inroads at nursing homes across the country, threatening the lives of vulnerable older adults. Alarmingly...

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Older adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several “atypical” symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment,...

Médicos dicen que los adultos mayores con COVID-19 presentan síntomas inusuales

Los adultos mayores con COVID-19, la enfermedad que causa el coronavirus, tienen síntomas “atípicos”, lo que complica los esfuerzos para asegurar que reciban un...
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‘I Wasn’t Eating’: Senior Twin Sisters Battle Pandemic Anxiety Together

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Ethel Sylvester dialed 911, trembling with fear. The 92-year-old felt hot. She thought turning off her thermostat could fix...
This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

In Shutting Out Threat, Seniors In Continuing Care Communities Feel Shut In

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). With tight restrictions in place at their continuing care retirement community, Tom...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

What Does Recovery From COVID-19 Look Like? It Depends. A Pulmonologist Explains.

Judith Graham Reports of recovery from serious illness caused by the coronavirus have been trickling in from around the world. Physicians are swapping anecdotes on social...
A member of the Iranian army walks past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Retiree-Rich Palm Beach County Leads Florida In COVID-19 Deaths

JUPITER, Fla. — No place in Florida has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 than Palm Beach County, the tropical vacation and retirement destination that...
Food Bank

Inside Meals On Wheels’ Struggle To Keep Older Americans Fed During A Pandemic

In the best of times, Meals on Wheels faces the herculean task of delivering 200 million meals annually to 2.4 million hungry and isolated...
This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

‘Staying Away From Grandma’ Isn’t An Option In Multigenerational Homes

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). FLORISSANT, Missouri — The Walker family never thought having an age range...
Kaiser Health News

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All Coronavirus All The Time

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The medical and economic needs laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic are forcing some immediate...

Sheltered At Home, Families Broach End-Of-Life Planning

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). Long before she contracted COVID-19 at a Kirkland, Washington, nursing home, Barbara...
Doctor greating patient - Photographer: Vic

Should You Bring Mom Home From Assisted Living During The Pandemic?

Dr. Alison Webb took her 81-year-old father out of assisted living, to live. Coleen Hubbard took her 85-year-old mother out of independent living, to die. With...
Sheriff Riverside County - Photographer: Tomás Del Coro

Two More Riverside California Deputies and an Inmate Test Positive for COVID-19

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Two more sheriff's deputies in Riverside County have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as an inmate -- the...
President Donald Trump gestures for Vice President Mike Pence to speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump Raises Idea of Quarantines Affecting NY, NJ and Conn.

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had spoken with some...
Operators sanitize each other after service on an ambulance for the transport of COVID-19 patients in Settimo Torinese, Northern Italy, Monday, March 23, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP)

U.S. Hotspots Grow as Virus Cases Surpass 620,000 Globally

By KAT STAFFORD and MARTHA IRVINE Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — As confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States...
A crucifix, believed to be miraculous, that in 1552 was carried in a procession around Rome to stop the great plague, left, frames Pope Francis, white figure sitting beneath the canopy, as he delivers an Urbi and Orbi prayer (Latin for To the City and To the World) from an empty St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Friday, March 27, 2020. Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead finds “all of us fragile and disoriented” and needing each other's help and comfort. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Yara Nardi/Vatican News via AP)

The Latest: Italy’s Day-to-Day COVID-19 Deaths Down Slightly

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults...
Eugenia Kendall, right, wears a mask outside of the Vacaville City Hall while standing with her husband, Ivan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of coronavirus in Solano County, California. It's believed to be the first case in the U.S. of someone who has not traveled abroad or been in close contact with someone who has. Eugenia Kendall says she wears a mask because her immune system has been weakened from the chemotherapy she receives for ovarian cancer. Ivan Kendall says the they are not paranoid, just being practical. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)

Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to four stores in Princeton,...
Medical Law

Listen: The Hard-Knock Health Law Turns 10 Amid Pandemic

By Julie Rovner March 23, 2020 <br /> <span class="byline">Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News</span><br /> <iframe id="wpcom-iframe-608b44202e505549dae5cba78d07e68a" width="100%" height="250" src="https://embeds.kff.org/protected-iframe/608b44202e505549dae5cba78d07e68a" scrolling="" frameborder="0" class="wpcom-protected-iframe"><br /> </iframe></p> <aside class="related partner-box "> <div class="related-content"> This...
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Third Los Angeles Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A third Los Angeles police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus and was exhibiting symptoms inside the...
It is Cold Outside - Everystockphoto: Photographer Maxwell GS

URGENT Los Angeles Winter Advisory – From NOAA Weather

Winter Advisory - URGENT National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 602 AM PDT Sun Mar 22 2020 ...MODERATE SNOW OVER...
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Hospital in San Diego

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: The Affordable Care Act Turns 10

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Affordable Care Act on March 23 will reach a milestone many thought unlikely —...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington, as President Donald Trump looks on. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mnuchin: Trump Wants Checks Sent To Public In Virus Response

By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the government to...
Palm Springs

Palm Springs Declares Local Emergency to Help Stem the Spread of Coronavirus

PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - Officials in the city of Palm Springs have declared a local emergency to help stem the spread of...
Money

Congress Approves Boost In Food Aid For Seniors But Funding Falls Short Of Growing...

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Advocates for senior citizens hailed the bipartisan passage of a federal bill that calls for...
Golden Rollers -Photo by Julia Robinson for KHN

The Startling Inequality Gap That Emerges After Age 65

Judith Graham In an era when “deaths of despair” — from substance abuse and suicide — are on the rise among middle-aged Americans, those who...
Doctor Stethoscope - Kaiser Health News

VCU Health Halts 30-Year Campaign That Seized Patients’ Wages, Put Liens On Homes

Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health NewsIn one of the most sweeping moves yet by a nonprofit hospital system to...
In a time exposure, a SpaceX Falcon is launched from NASA's Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday night, March 6, 2020, with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. Cocoa Beach, Fla., is in the foreground. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)

SpaceX Launches Station supplies, Nails 50th Rocket Landing

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX successfully launched another load of station supplies...
In this March 3, 2020 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a primary election night rally, at Eastern Market in Detroit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Warren Ends 2020 Presidential Bid After Super Tuesday Rout

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for...
Kaiser Health News

As Coronavirus Cases Grow, So Does Scrutiny Of Nursing Home Infection Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ordering health inspectors to focus on infection-control practices at nursing homes and hospitals, particularly those where...
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Ventura County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

Check back regularly for updates on the Ventura County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California Statewide Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

State Ballot Measure District Contests U.S. House of RepresentativesState SenateState Assembly Special Election...
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Presidential Primary Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

California Presidential Contests (Please be patient while pages load) President - DemocraticPresident - Democratic by Congressional...

Councilman Nestor Enrique Valencia Welcomes LA DA Candidate George Gascon to the City of...

Video of the meet and greet of George Gascon hosted by Councilman Nestor Enrique Valencia.
Kaiser Health News

Your School Assignment For The Day: Spelling And Specs

DELANO, Calif. — Daisy Leon struggles to sit still and read the letters on the eye chart. Her responses tumble out in a quiet,...
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Getting To The Heart Of Presidential Fitness: How Much Do We Need To Know?

Differences in health policy weren’t the only bones presidential candidates had to pick last week. They also sparred over details of their personal health....
Doctors look at a CT scan of a patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (Chinatopix via AP)

Judge Halts Plan to Move Virus Patients to Costa Mesa California

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Infections Climb in South Korea as World Fights Virus

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., smiles during his campaign event in Carson City, Nev., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Sanders Wins Nevada caucuses, Takes National Democratic Lead

By STEVE PEOPLES, MICHELLE L. PRICE, JONATHAN J. COOPER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie...
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Takeaways From the Democratic Las Vegas Debate

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the...
Michael Bloomberg-photographer: Gage Skidmore

Debate Night Brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders Attacked by Rivals

By STEVE PEOPLES, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the opening bell,...
Kaiser Health News

Stalked by The Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Do I know I’m at risk for developing dementia? You bet. My father died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 72; my sister was felled by...
Kaiser Health News

Surge In Enrollment As Californians Avoid Penalty, Receive State Aid

This story can be republished for free (details). Hundreds of thousands of new enrollees signed up for 2020 coverage through Covered California, driven by...

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