Copy of 1 in 3 Americans Prescribed Inappropriate Drugs

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 – More than one-third of older Americans are prescribed drugs they may not need, a new study finds.
In fact, these patients are prescribed twice as many drugs as needed and are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized or…
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For Some Women, Postpartum Depression Lingers for Years

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — Many women have depression symptoms after giving birth, but for some postpartum depression hangs on for years, a U.S. government study finds.
Of nearly 4,900 new mothers researchers followed, one-quarter had depression…
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Health Highlights

U.S. Government to Cover COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatments
Insurance rules that will grant every American free access to COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved were issued by the government on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
The rules, from…
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Smog Could Increase COVID-19 Deaths by 15% Worldwide

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — Long-term exposure to air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19, a new study finds.
About 15% of deaths from COVID-19 worldwide could be due to long-term exposure to air pollution, the researchers…
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Fauci Calls for National Mask Mandate

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — America’s leading infectious diseases expert called for a national mask mandate on Wednesday as coronavirus cases surged across the country.
After expressing regret that face masks haven’t been more widely adopted, Dr….
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Your Guide to Getting a COVID-19 Test

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — Which type of COVID-19 test is best?
There are three types of COVID-19 tests. The molecular test, known as the PCR — short for polymerase chain reaction – is considered the most accurate, particularly when taken deep in…
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