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Fauci Says Current Vaccines Will Stand Up To The Delta Variant

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| All the data so far shows the vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious disease or hospitalization, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. Vaccination is also imperative to preventing mutations, he added.

15 States Drop Opposition To Controversial Purdue Pharma Oxycontin Bankruptcy

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Massachusetts and New York are among the states agreeing to end the fight to halt a controversial Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan. The deal shelters members of the Sackler family from opioid lawsuits.

How An Anti-Vice Crusader Sabotaged The Early Birth Control Movement

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The Comstock Act, which passed in 1873, virtually outlawed contraception. In The Man Who Hated Women, author Amy Sohn writes about the man behind the law — and the women prosecuted under it.

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Obesity Drug's Promise Now Hinges On Insurance Coverage

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Clinical trials show Wegovy triples the average weight loss seen with other drugs. Whether it will reach many patients largely depends on whether insurers decide to cover it.

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You Could Save A Child From Drowning This Summer. Here's How

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A swimmer of any skill level might need your help, and preventing a drowning takes closer supervision of the kids than you might think. The distress signs can be subtle and quick.

Hospitals Have Started Posting Their Prices Online. Here's What They Reveal

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Since January, hospitals were supposed to be disclosing true prices for their services, as a way to empower patients to shop around. Turns out, compliance is spotty and the data can be hard to find.

12 Holdout States Haven't Expanded Medicaid, Leaving 2 Million People In Limbo

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They don't qualify for Medicaid in their states, but earn too little to be eligible for subsidized ACA health plans. It's a gap in health care coverage, and some politicians are trying to fix it.

Moderna Says Studies Show Its Vaccine Is Effective Against The Delta Variant

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The delta variant is the fast-moving strain of the coronavirus now found in 96 countries. It's expected to be the dominant variant in the U.S. within weeks.

A Hospital Charged More Than $700 For Each Push Of Medicine Through Her IV

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A college student never learned the cause of intense pain that drove her to an ER, but her bill totaled $18,735.93. She and her mom, a nurse practitioner, were outraged after dissecting the charges.