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September 15, 2020 09:00 AM

Experts fear that the economic pressures of the COVID-19 crisis are helping push some urban hospitals over the edge at the very time they are most needed in low-income communities.

September 11, 2020 08:57 AM

Americans are drinking far more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A beer in the evening can feel like a taste of normal life, but health experts worry about alcohol's deadly side effects.

September 09, 2020 09:00 AM

In the largest U.S. cities, at least half of all households have seen a serious financial loss such as lost job, wages or savings. Many problems are concentrated in Black and Latino households.

September 07, 2020 09:05 AM

Several COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being tested now. But why does it take 30,000 volunteers to know if one is safe and effective? And what does it mean to say a vaccine candidate is working?

September 06, 2020 12:39 PM

The forecast comes from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But here's why some other disease specialists are highly skeptical.

September 05, 2020 11:59 AM

Some linguists find that younger people tend to see text messages that end with a period as passive-aggressive, or otherwise negative.

September 04, 2020 09:07 AM

Many are worried that Labor Day will be like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, when travel and celebrations fanned the flames of viral spread, especially across the U.S. South and West.

September 03, 2020 09:21 PM

There's a lot that scientists don't know about how viral infections can interact. But researchers are eager to figure out how coronavirus infections might affect flu infections and vice versa.

September 02, 2020 09:00 AM

Gyms are reopening with fewer people and more protocols, and they want to rehabilitate their pandemic-battered image. Although there's not much evidence, they say the science is on their side.

August 25, 2020 09:00 AM

An uninsured Colorado man who had appendicitis owed $80,232 after two surgeries. After months of negotiating with the hospital, he still owes far more than most insurers would pay for the procedures.