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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 of COVID-19 patients. A poll released Wednesday reveals that the emptiness of medical care centers may also reflect the choices patients made to delay care. The …

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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 de emergencia para prepararse para una afluencia de pacientes con COVID-19. Pero una nueva encuesta revela que este vacío en la atención no fue solo porque …

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Readers And Tweeters: Doctors Chime In On Telemedicine Costs

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. Next Time Take Time To Consult Doctors On Telehealth As a cardiologist and pediatrician at the University of Mississippi, I take issue with your article …

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Economic Blow Of The Coronavirus Hits America’s Already Stressed Farmers

Richard Oswald, still mourning the loss of his family’s homestead to flooding along the Missouri River, is planting corn and soybeans into ground that last year was feet deep underwater. It’s probably good, he said, to not have too much time to think. “Diversion therapy is the best treatment for …

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The Challenges Of Keeping Young Adults Safe During The Pandemic

A series of columns addressing the challenges consumers face in California’s health care landscape. Send questions to bwolfson@kff.org. Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state’s residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house …

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Lawmaker Pushing Mental Health Reform: It’s ‘More Needed Than Ever’

Samantha Young SACRAMENTO — During the first week of school closures in San Jose, state Sen. Jim Beall’s office received more than a dozen phone calls from distressed parents and caregivers. The problem: They couldn’t get free lunches because school district rules required children be present to receive a meal. …

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Coronavirus Crisis Opens Access To Online Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction isn’t taking a break during the coronavirus pandemic. But the U.S. response to the viral crisis is making addiction treatment easier to get. Under the national emergency declared by the Trump administration in March, the government has suspended a federal law that required patients to have an in-person …

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