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3 consumption habits that can harm brain

January 18, 2022, 6:04am Health

Brain health is important at any age. To maintain it, you have to be mindful of what you consume. Read story

Teach children good hand-washing habits

January 18, 2022, 6:02am Health

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Read story

An illustration of the outer coating of the Epstein-Barr virus. (U.S.

More evidence ties Epstein-Barr virus to multiple sclerosis

An illustration of the outer coating of the Epstein-Barr virus. (U.S.

January 18, 2022, 6:02am Health

There’s more evidence that one of the world’s most common viruses may set some people on the path to developing multiple sclerosis. Read story

Fauci: Too soon to say if omicron heralds pandemic’s end

January 17, 2022, 7:06pm Health

Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to the U.S. president, said it’s too soon to say whether the omicron variant will herald a shift in the COVID-19 pandemic to endemic. Read story

States are required to set up transportation to medical appointments for adults, children and people with disabilities in the Medicaid health insurance program.

Left behind: Medicaid patients say rides to doctors don’t always come

States are required to set up transportation to medical appointments for adults, children and people with disabilities in the Medicaid health insurance program.

January 16, 2022, 6:02am Health

Tranisha Rockmore and her daughter Karisma waited at an Atlanta children’s hospital in July for their ride home. Read story

Carlazjion Constant of Smyrna, Tennessee, used the Upsolve app to help her declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2021 after her high-deductible health insurance left her with about $5,000 in bills from a complicated pregnancy, on top of a real estate company garnishing her wages. Bankruptcy lawyers often charge $1,500 or more, but the nonprofit's app eliminated much of the cost of filing for her financial reset.

App attempts to break barriers to bankruptcy for those in medical debt

Carlazjion Constant of Smyrna, Tennessee, used the Upsolve app to help her declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2021 after her high-deductible health insurance left her with about $5,000 in bills from a complicated pregnancy, on top of a real estate company garnishing her wages. Bankruptcy lawyers often charge $1,500 or more, but the nonprofit's app eliminated much of the cost of filing for her financial reset.

January 16, 2022, 6:00am Business

An unplanned and complicated pregnancy pushed Carlazjion Constant of Smyrna, Tennessee, to the financial brink. Read story

FILE - People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Times Square, New York, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Scientists are warning that omicron's lightning-fast spread across the globe practically ensures it won't be the last worrisome coronavirus variant. And there's no guarantee the next ones will cause milder illness or that vaccines will work against them.

Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

FILE - People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Times Square, New York, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Scientists are warning that omicron's lightning-fast spread across the globe practically ensures it won't be the last worrisome coronavirus variant. And there's no guarantee the next ones will cause milder illness or that vaccines will work against them.

January 15, 2022, 1:03pm Health

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Read story

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

Clark County health officials offer guidelines for what to do if you think you have omicron

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

January 15, 2022, 6:09am Clark County Health

Clark County hospitals are slammed with people testing positive for COVID-19, and public health officials worry that they will soon be overwhelmed. Read story