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How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program

How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program

How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program When Congress created Supplemental Security Income in 1972, it left no question about its intentions. The program, lawmakers wrote, was “designed to provide a positive assurance that the nation’s aged, blind and disabled people would no longer have …

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Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Back

Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Back

Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Back Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Back A batch of early coronavirus data that went missing for a year has emerged from hiding. In June, an American scientist discovered that more than 200 genetic sequences from Covid-19 patient samples isolated in China early in the pandemic had puzzlingly been …

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Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses?

Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses?

Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses? Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses? Is nose hair essential to fighting off colds and other viral illnesses? I ask this as a woman who, before the pandemic, used to get my eyebrows waxed. The person performing the wax would always recommend …

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When to Take a Mental Health Day

When to Take a Mental Health Day

When to Take a Mental Health Day When to Take a Mental Health Day “I think the safe advice is not to be upfront,” said Andrew Kuller, a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. Not everybody values mental health, he added, and “unless you’re close with your supervisor, it is a risk.” But say you work at the …

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How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread Covid-19?

How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread Covid-19?

How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread Covid-19? How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread Covid-19? The recommendation that vaccinated people in some parts of the country dust off their masks was based largely on one troublesome finding, according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research showed that vaccinated people infected with the Delta …

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Opinion | Do Mask Mandates Work?

Opinion | Do Mask Mandates Work?

Opinion | Do Mask Mandates Work? Opinion | Do Mask Mandates Work? For example, Florida, which last week accounted for more than 20 percent of Covid-19 cases reported in the United States, has reduced its case reporting to once a week and no longer shares testing data or deaths broken down by county. The C.D.C. has a map that shows …

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Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds

Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds

Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds Dr. Eveline Shue had always been a standout surgeon, but her most joyful moment at the hospital came when she could finally share some personal good news with her colleagues: After five cycles of in vitro fertilization, she was pregnant …

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Vaccinated People Should Be Tested After Exposure Even Without Symptoms, C.D.C. Says

Vaccinated People Should Be Tested After Exposure Even Without Symptoms, C.D.C. Says

Vaccinated People Should Be Tested After Exposure Even Without Symptoms, C.D.C. Says Vaccinated People Should Be Tested After Exposure Even Without Symptoms, C.D.C. Says In addition to revising its mask guidance on Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also quietly updated its testing recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The agency now advises that …

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Nursing Homes May Face Steeper Safety Fines

Nursing Homes May Face Steeper Safety Fines

Nursing Homes May Face Steeper Safety Fines Nursing Homes May Face Steeper Safety Fines As the Delta variant raises fresh concerns about the safety of the nation’s nursing homes, the Biden administration has quietly reversed a controversial Trump policy that had limited the fines levied on facilities that endangered or injured residents. Deaths in nursing homes, which peaked at the …

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Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88

Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88

Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88 Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88 “There was this tendency in the psychoanalytic world to imply that everything was psychodynamic,” he added, noting that some doctors reflexively blamed mothers for their children’s behavior. But Dr. Hobson softened his views in his later …

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