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Covid vaccines prevented at least 330,000 deaths among US seniors in 2021

Covid vaccines prevented at least 330,000 deaths and nearly 700,000 hospitalizations among adult Medicare recipients in 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a new report released Friday. According to an HHS report, the reduction in hospitalizations due to vaccination has saved more than $16 billion in health care costs. According to …

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EXPLANATION: The downward trend in tax cuts covers two-thirds of the states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cash-strapped states are slashing taxes. About two-thirds of U.S. states have adopted some form of tax relief in 2022, after Missouri’s passage of income tax cuts on Wednesday. For taxpayers, this trend means billions of dollars back in their pockets. Some have already received discount vouchers. Others, such as Missouri, …

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What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 infection on mental health?

In a recent study published in Natural medicineresearchers examined the direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Research: How COVID-19 has affected mental health: from infection to pandemic consequences. Image credit: Ahmet Misirligul/Shutterstock Background Indirect effects of COVID-19 included stressful and disruptive societal changes …

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The best scientific advice lost the battle at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

In a recent study published in Achievements of scienceresearchers used a mathematical model to depict how the general public deviated from the best scientific advice at the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Research: Losing the battle for the best scientific advice at the start of the crisis: COVID-19 and beyond. Image credit: …

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Americans rate health care system as failing: AP-NORC survey

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about the rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes puts off refilling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather miss the medicine to be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among the majority of U.S. adults who say the country’s …

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What you need to know about how Canada is lifting all travel restrictions due to Covid

Canada has now lifted travel restrictions due to Covid and abolished the mandatory use of masks Getty As of today, October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada has lifted all entry restrictions due to Covid-19. They also lifted testing, quarantine and isolation requirements for all travelers (vaccinated or not) entering Canada. From October 1, 2022, …

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How payment technology is making healthcare more convenient for providers and patients

Payment programs AdobeStock_275606341 Medical debt is plaguing the United States, leaving both providers and patients scrambling for answers. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans owe at least $195 billion on health care, despite more than 90% of the population having insurance coverage. The share of medical debt in collections exceeds student loans, auto loans …

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