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My Parents Struggled In Pandemic Lockdown. Here's How They Learned To Live Again

/Kristen Uroda for NPR
| Their physical and emotional health had withered in the pandemic year. But reentry into post-vaccination life made for tricky choices, too.

Japan Declares 3rd State Of Emergency, 3 Months Ahead Of Olympics

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New restrictions are being imposed in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures as Japan sees a sharp rise in new coronavirus cases.

The Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers In A Hospital

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Data from a Boston hospital showed that Latino patients who did not speak English well had a 35% greater risk of death from COVID-19. The hospital has added interpretation capacity.

UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes

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The CSU Chancellor called the directive "the most comprehensive and consequential university plan for COVID-19 vaccines in the country." It will affect more than 1 million students and employees.

People With Severe COVID-19 Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Effects, Study Finds

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The study's author says he was shocked to find the toll of long COVID was so substantial and multifaceted: "When you put it all together ... it's actually quite jarring."

Overdose Deaths Surged In Pandemic, As More Drugs Were Laced With Fentanyl

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Researchers say cocaine, meth and other street drugs are increasingly contaminated with deadly synthetic opioids, contributing to a major spike in deaths.

Surprise: The Charge For His Spine Surgery After A Car Crash Topped $700,000

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Generous personal injury coverage on your auto insurance policy may not be enough to cover your medical bills. Patients can get financially blindsided when car and health insurance policies differ.

Strides Against HIV/AIDS In The U.S. Falter As Resources Diverted To Fight COVID-19

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Experts fear steep declines in testing and diagnoses mean more people will contract HIV and die of AIDS. The problem is particularly acute in the South, the epicenter of the nation's HIV crisis.

Strides Against HIV/AIDS In The U.S. Falter As Resources Diverted To Fight COVID-19

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Experts fear steep declines in testing and diagnoses mean more people will contract HIV and die of AIDS. The problem is particularly acute in the South, the epicenter of the nation's HIV crisis.