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Sevag Demirjian, a supporter of President Trump, waves an American flag at passing demonstrators during a protest outside of the Edward R. Roybal Federal building Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. Demonstrators across California coordinated efforts in a car-based protest to demand the release of immigrants in California detention centers over concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

COVID-19 Cases Approaching 9,000 in San Diego County Mark as More Businesses Prepare to...

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The COVID-19 case tally is just under the 9,000 mark in San Diego County as many businesses throughout...

June 11, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,857 New Cases, 46 Additional Deaths, 2,813...

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New Coronavirus Hot Spots Emerge Across South And In California, As Northeast Slows

Mass protests against police violence across the U.S. have public health officials concerned about an accelerated spread of the coronavirus. But even before the...

Elevadores en tiempos de COVID-19, un desafío de la vuelta al trabajo

Cuando la Asociación Médica Americana (AMA) trasladó su sede a un famoso rascacielos de Chicago en 2013, las vistas desde la sala de conferencias...
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)

Si perdiste tu seguro de salud por la crisis de COVID-19, tienes opciones

El coronavirus y las consecuencias económicas de la pandemia, impulsaron el trabajo del asesor de seguros de salud Mark Van Arnam. Pero él quiere...

Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

A nursing home worker in New Jersey rendezvoused with “the parking lot guy” to cut a deal for gowns. A director of safety-net clinics...

June 8, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 823 New Cases (-700 from 6/7), 10...

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Lost On The Frontline | Kaiser Health News

America’s health care workers are dying. In some states, medical personnel account for as many as 20% of known coronavirus cases. They tend to...
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Los Angeles County Announces 36 More Deaths Due To COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health and elected officials have again highlighted disparities in COVID-19 deaths among black residents and...
In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew, R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston. They estimate they have lost nearly half of their business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

California To Let Gyms, Bars, Day Camps Reopen Next Week

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND AMY TAXIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will allow day camps, bars, gyms,...

New Jobs Report Diminishes GOP Appetite For More Virus Aid

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain...
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Amid Virus, US Students Look To Colleges Closer To Home

By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer As students make college plans for the fall, some U.S. universities are seeing...
Nurse Practitioner Surani Hayre-Kwan, left, and nurse practitioner student Kristina Crichton during an office visit with patient John Donaldson, a Guerneville resident who relies on Hayre-Kawn for his primary care. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Exclusive: Nearly 600 — And Counting — US Health Workers Have Died Of COVID-19

Nearly 600 front-line health care workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian...
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June 7, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,523 New Cases , 25 Additional...

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Tirarle gas lacrimógeno a manifestantes en medio de la pandemia es un “desastre”

En las manifestaciones a nivel nacional por la muerte de George Floyd bajo custodia policial, agentes han lanzado  spray pimienta y gas lacrimógeno contra las...
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Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly await boxes of masks, eyewear and gowns promised by the...
FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, women looters carry merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco during riots. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Social Media Fears About Lack Of Coverage For Protest Injuries May Be Overblown

Thousands of protesters thronged the streets in recent days to express their anger over the killing of an African American man, George Floyd, in...
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At-Home Care Designed For COVID Likely Here To Stay At Cleveland Hospital

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). CLEVELAND, Ohio — In late March, Andrea Laquatra began to feel sick. At first, it...
FILE - This March 2, 2019, file photo, shows a Customs and Border Control agent patrolling on the US side of a razor-wire-covered border wall along the Mexico east of Nogales, Ariz. A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Army Corp of Engineers also said there was no set date to start or complete construction, which will take place near Nogales, Arizona and Sasabe, Arizona. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

COVID-19 Overwhelms Border ICUs

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Even as most California hospitals have avoided an incapacitating surge in coronavirus patients, some facilities near the Mexican border have...

Montana’s Tribal Nations Preserve COVID Restrictions To Preserve Their Cultures

As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors to tourism on June 1, the outlook is starkly different for members...

COVID-19 abruma a las terapias intensivas en la frontera

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad...
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Using Stories To Mentally Survive As A COVID-19 Clinician

Dr. Christopher Travis, an intern in obstetrics-gynecology, has cared for patients with COVID-19 and performed surgery on women suspected of having the coronavirus. But...
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Fighting COVID And Police Brutality, Medical Teams Take To Streets To Treat Protesters

DENVER — Amid clouds of choking tear gas, booming flash-bang grenades and other other “riot control agents,” volunteer medics plunged into street protests over...

Report: California’s COVID-19 Cases Rising, Bucking National Trend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California, where health experts warn of a potential second wave of the coronavirus as the economy reopens, is...
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Scientist Defends Sweden’s Hotly Debated Virus Strategy

By DAVID KEYTON and JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's chief epidemiologist on Wednesday defended his...

Newsom Likes To ‘Go Big’ But Doesn’t Always Deliver

Gavin Newsom knew it was a political gamble when, as the newly elected mayor of San Francisco, he promised to eradicate chronic homelessness. “I recognize...
In this March 28, 2020, file photo, David Yee, an NPI mechanical engineer, tests voltage of new batteries at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)

June 2, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,202 (+34) New Cases , 60 Additional...

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Los Angeles County Business Leaders Urge Officials to Lift Restrictions on Reopening

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Leaders in the film, sports, theme park, business and restaurant industries Tuesday presented detailed plans for reopening to...
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)

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Protests And The Pandemic

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Following the death of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis, protests have mushroomed around...
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Hiring A Diverse Army To Track COVID-19 Amid Reopening

As a contact tracer, Teresa Ayala-Castillo is sometimes asked whether herbal teas and Vicks VapoRub can treat COVID-19. These therapies aren’t exactly official health...

June 1, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 978 (-1100) New Cases , 22 Additional...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site   LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public...
FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, women looters carry merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco during riots. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Tear-Gassing Protesters During An Infectious Outbreak ‘A Recipe For Disaster’

In nationwide demonstrations sparked by the killing of George Floyd in police custody, protesters have been frequently pepper-sprayed or enveloped in clouds of tear...
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Efforts To Curb Congenital Syphilis Falter In COVID’s Shadow

U.S. public health officials are closer to identifying a road map for curbing the rising rates of syphilis infections in newborn babies, but with...
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Judges Try To Balance Legal Rights And Courtroom Health

It’s tough getting people to report for jury duty in normal times. It’s even harder during a pandemic. The kidnapping and rape trial of Kenneth...

‘Why Do We Always Get Hit First?’ Proposed Budget Cuts Target Vulnerable Californians

Shirley Madden, 83, relies on a caregiver and her two grown daughters to remain living at home — and not in a nursing home. Her...
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In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID’s Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

This story can be republished for free (details). In late March, Marcell’s girlfriend took him to the emergency room at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital,...
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Democratic Super PAC Uses Familiar Political Play To Hit Trump On Medicare

Priorities USA Action, a Democratic super PAC, announced a new digital and TV ad series criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among...

Coronavirus Surprise: IRS Allows Midyear Insurance And FSA Changes

The economic upheaval and social disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic have upended the assumptions many people made last fall about which insurance plan...
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)

Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho Steps Up to Lead Pico Rivera’s Recovery While Providing...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo Camacho at a press conference speaking about the...

May 30, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 2,112 New Cases , 48 Additional Deaths,...

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FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

State Clears Los Angeles County To Open Dine-In Restaurants, Hair Salons

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County restaurants could soon reopen for limited dine-in service, as could hair salons, with the state...
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As COVID Cuts Deadly Path Through Indiana Prisons, Inmates Say Symptoms Ignored

Scottie Edwards died of COVID-19 just weeks before he would have gotten out of the Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana. Edwards, 73, began showing symptoms...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles County Health Official Confident, But Cautious, As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another 50-plus deaths due to the coronavirus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County, but health officials continued...

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...
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May 27, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 933 New Cases (-626), 53 Additional Deaths...

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Los Angeles Archdiocese Lays Out Plans For Restarting Church Services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Churches in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were directed Wednesday morning to prepare to resume church services as...
This undated photo provided by EO Waianae Tours shows Bryce Hunter talking to passengers on board a tour boat in Waianae, Hawaii. The coronavirus pandemic has taken out large sections of Hawaii's tourism-based economy, including the EO Waianae Tours dolphin and turtle snorkel tour business run by the Chang family and the family's regular music gig in Waikiki. (Ashlee Jankanish/EO Waianae Tours via AP)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new infections and...
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Nearly Half Of Americans Delayed Medical Care Due To Pandemic

As the coronavirus threat ramped up in March, hospitals, health systems and private practices dramatically reduced inpatient, nonemergency services to prepare for an influx...

Casi la mitad de las personas han retrasado su atención médica por la pandemia

A medida que la amenaza del coronavirus fue aumentando en marzo, hospitales, sistemas de salud y consultorios redujeron drásticamente los servicios que no eran...
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Nonketotic hyperglycinemia

Aliefendioğlu D, Tana Aslan Ay, Coşkun T, Dursun A, Cakmak FN, Kesimer M. Transient nonketotic hyperglycinemia: two case reports and literature review. Pediatr...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Allows Some Reopening Of Barbershops, Hair Salons

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that barbershops and hair salons can...
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)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 230 Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday that 230 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Los Angeles County Reports 1,047 New COVID-19 Cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County officials have reported 1,047 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths, raising the...

California Lays Out Pandemic Rules For Church Reopenings

By STEFANIE DAZIO and ROBERT JABLON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz looks forward to reopening his synagogue...

‘We Miss Them All So Much’: Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On

Back home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Richard and Denise Victor would get to see their four grandchildren almost every day. One set of kids...
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)

May 26, 2020 L.A. County COVID-19 Report: 1,843 New Cases (+796), 27 Additional Deaths,...

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site An atomic resolution 3-D model of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. (Visual Science) LOS ANGELES...
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Must-Reads Of The Week | Kaiser Health News

The Big News It was a short work week for those still able to work, but there was a considerable amount of health care news....
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COVID-19 Outbreaks Hit Nine Facilities in Vernon California, Including Farmer John

VERNON (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials are reporting coronavirus outbreaks at nine industrial facilities in the city of Vernon, including...
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...
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COVID-Like Cough Sent Him To ER — Where He Got A $3,278 Bill

From late March into April, Timothy Regan had severe coughing fits several times a day that often left him out of breath. He had...
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Searching For Safety: Where Children Hide When Gunfire Is All Too Common

Justice Buress, 4, demonstrates how she hides under a table during a drill at Little Explorers Learning Center in St. Louis. Day care...
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Antibody Tests Were Hailed As Way To End Lockdowns. Instead, They Cause Confusion.

Aspen was an early COVID-19 hot spot in Colorado, with a cluster of cases in March linked to tourists visiting for its world-famous skiing....
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Beaches, Stores Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County has reopened some beach parkinglots as Memorial Day weekend continues and authorized retail businessesinside enclosed...
A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean.

In Mexican Border cities, Many Fear Virus Is Coming From US

By JORGE LEBRIJA and MARIA VERZA Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both...
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)

The Latest: US Task Force Chief Concerned About Gatherings

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Density, Poverty Keep Los Angeles Struggling Against The Virus

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — While most of California welcomed more places to eat, shop...
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‘An Arm And A Leg’: Tips For Surviving COVID With Your Financial Health Intact

Dan Weissmann Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. In early April, Katelyn was in a financial bind. At home and sick with COVID-19, she...
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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...
In this March 26, 2020, photo, a person takes in the afternoon sun amongst the cherry blossoms along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus that produces its own constellation of respiratory symptoms. That’s causing angst for people who suffer from hay fever and are now asking themselves whether their symptoms are related to their allergies or the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Los Angeles Slowly Opens. More Retailers Cleared To Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles Countytoday reopened some beach parking lots and authorized retail businesses insideenclosed...

Must-Reads Of The Week | Kaiser Health News

The news this week did seem dominated a bit by President Donald Trump. And most of it was trivial: Do we believe he is...

El Congreso dijo que los tests de COVID-19 debían ser gratuitos, pero ¿quién paga?

Los hospitales de todo el país tienen miedo de enviar cientos de miles de facturas relacionadas con las pruebas para COVID-19, porque el Congreso...
Leonardo Cabaña cries in the arms of his friend Raphael Benevides beside the casket of his father, Héctor Miguel Cabaña, who died of COVID-19 before the funeral home service led by the Rev. Fabian Arias, Monday, May 11, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. In hard-hit New York City, the coronavirus outbreak has taken a particularly heavy toll on Hispanic communities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday,...
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Coronavirus Tests The Value Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed...
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The 30-Somethings Who Fled Big Cities To Shelter With Mom And Dad

AUSTIN, Texas — It took three weeks, but Lawrence and Arlene Maze finally persuaded their younger son, Gregory, of Los Angeles, to get on...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California To Spend $1.8 Billion More On Virus Response

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday took an extra $1.8...
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How to Talk About End-of-Life Decisions

When talking about treatment plans with patients in the emergency department, as physicians we lay out our concerns, the pros and cons of different...
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Tips from the ER on Childproofing Your House

Any new parent quickly learns that a toddler is into everything. It only takes a quick second for that child to get out of...
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Heat Stroke and Hot Cars

Since 2017, the total number of children in the US that died from heatstroke after being left in a car is 72. Most of...
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: When It Comes To COVID-19, States Are On Their Own

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. At least so far, states that reopened their economies are not seeing a major spike...
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San Diego County Gets Approval For In-Person Dining and Shopping, Jamul Casino To Reopen

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County has received word that Californiaapproved its request to allow dining at restaurants and in-store shopping,...
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Mind and Body Practices for Older Adults

In 2012, the American College of Rheumatology issued recommendations for using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches for osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand, hip, and knee....
This undated photo provided by EO Waianae Tours shows Bryce Hunter talking to passengers on board a tour boat in Waianae, Hawaii. The coronavirus pandemic has taken out large sections of Hawaii's tourism-based economy, including the EO Waianae Tours dolphin and turtle snorkel tour business run by the Chang family and the family's regular music gig in Waikiki. (Ashlee Jankanish/EO Waianae Tours via AP)

Pandemic Knocks Out Large Sections of Hawaii’s Economy

By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — In normal times, Roland Chang and his three sons start their...

Trump To Tour Ford’s Ventilator Assembly Plant Near Detroit

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening to withhold funds over Michigan's mail-in ballot...
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Coronavirus-triggered Layoffs In US Hit Nearly 39 Million

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans thrown out of work...

Científica genera imágenes del coronavirus para que todos vean al “enemigo invisible”

Desde su laboratorio en Montana, Elizabeth Fischer está tratando de ayudar a que las personas vean a qué se enfrentan con COVID-19. Durante las últimas...
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Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve

Tom Peeling wanted his teeth cleaned and wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic get in the way. Luckily, his six-month regular appointment was scheduled...
In this March 28, 2020, file photo, David Yee, an NPI mechanical engineer, tests voltage of new batteries at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)

Scientist Has ‘Invisible Enemy’ In Sights With Microscopic Portraits Of Coronavirus

From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over...
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)

Analysis: Get Ready For The Vaccine — They’re Never Simple

If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new...
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Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free — But Who’s Paying?

Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That’s because Congress mandated there would...
In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each others they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Tulare County Defies State As More of California Reopens

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As restaurants and stores were cleared to open for customers...
Salon owner Shelley Luther holds a citation and speaks with a Dallas police officer after she was cited for reopening her Salon A la Mode in Dallas, Friday, April 24, 2020. Hair salons have not been cleared for reopening in Texas. Luther was asked by officials to close and was issued a citation when she refused. Luther said she will remain open for business. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Reopening: It’s Back To Business, But Not Business As Usual

By DAVID CRARY, DAVE COLLINS and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — This is what “normal” will...

What You Need To Know Today About The Virus Outbreak

Rising anxiety may be the common denominator as countries around the world gradually emerge from lockdowns due to the new coronavirus.

Tennessee’s Secret To Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up The Tab

To reopen businesses and public spaces safely, experts say, states need to be testing and contact tracing on a massive scale. But only a...
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)

To Stem COVID, This Small Indiana City Decided To Test All Public-Facing Employees

Behind a nondescript strip mall in Carmel, Indiana, a short line of cars gathers mid-afternoon next to a large tent. Medical professionals stand out...

US Home Construction Drops 30.2% In April As Virus Rages

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building plunged in April to the lowest level...
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)

Fewer Traffic Collisions During Shutdown Means Longer Waits For Organ Donations

On Day Two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s stay-at-home orders in March, Nohemi Jimenez got into her car in San Pablo, California, waved...
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Hospital in San Diego

The Pandemic Is Hurting Pediatric Hospitals, Too

Children have largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19, but children’s hospitals have not eluded the financial pain the pandemic has wrought on health care...
A staffer delivers a medical oxygen tank to coronavirus patients who are being treated at home, in Bergamo, one of the areas worst affected by the virus, Northern Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 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. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

‘Last Responders’ Seek To Expand Postmortem COVID Testing In Unexplained Deaths

Examining dead bodies and probing for a cause of death is rarely seen as a heroic or glamorous job. Rather, as the coronavirus pandemic...

Alerta a turistas: los planes de salud para viajeros podrían no cubrir pandemias

Era evidente que la fiebre, las náuseas y la falta de apetito que Vlastimil Gajdoš sintió el día de su boda no eran por...

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