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Kenny Nations, manager of the movie theater, changes the sign on the marquee; he is fully vaccinated and has tried to encourage co-workers to follow suit. Liz Sanders for NPR hide caption

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There's Vaccine Drama In Arkansas, Where Rates Are Low And Everyone Has An Opinion

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Why Sweat Is A Human Superpower

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As part of a clinical study, a patient with Alzheimer's disease receives an infusion of aducanumab at a Providence, R.I., hospital in 2019. Aducanumab is being marketed as Aduhelm. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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A New Alzheimer's Drug Comes With Lots Of Questions About How To Use It

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Phil Gaimon knows accidents are part of his sport. He had retired from competitive road cycling three years earlier, but a recruiting call came in the spring of 2019 from a coach of the USA Cycling track team. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption

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Cyclist's Olympic Dream Becomes $200,000 Medical Bill Nightmare

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A man receives the Pfizer COVID vaccine in Ramat Gan, Israel. A small Israeli study suggests vaccinated people who experience rare breakthrough infections may develop symptoms that last as long as six weeks. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID Symptoms May Linger In Some Vaccinated People Who Get Infected, Study Finds

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Dr. Leana Wen is in favor of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. "I don't think that people should have the choice to infect others with a potentially fatal and extremely contagious virus," she says. Wen is pictured above in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Aug. 14, 2012. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Think Of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Like A Very Good Raincoat, Says Dr. Leana Wen

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Subway riders mask up this month in New York City. Wearing masks in all kinds of indoor settings may be the safest way to slow the spread of the delta variant, many health experts say. Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Urges Vaccinated People To Mask Up Indoors In Places With High Virus Transmission

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Mikkel and Kayla Kjelshus' daughter, Charlie, had a complication during delivery that caused her oxygen levels to drop and put her at risk for brain damage. Charlie needed seven days of neonatal intensive care, which resulted in a huge bill — $207,455 for the NICU alone — and confusion over which parent's insurer would cover the little girl's health costs. Christopher Smith for KHN hide caption

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Medical staff members check on a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston last November. Doctors are now investigating whether people with lingering cognitive symptoms may be at risk for dementia. Go Nakamura/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Worry That Memory Problems After COVID-19 May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center bought the hospital in Lebanon, Tenn., from Community Health Systems in 2019, but the latter is still suing former patients over unpaid medical bills. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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A Health Care Giant Sold Off Dozens Of Hospitals — But Continued Suing Many Patients

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Front-line workers at a medical center in Aurora, Colo., gather for a COVID-19 memorial on July 15 to commemorate the lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic. New estimates say many thousands more will die in the U.S. this summer and fall. Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn't budged on its guidance that vaccinated people can skip mask-wearing, but some local governments faced with surging cases are going back to mandates, such as Los Angeles County, which recently mandated indoor mask use, including at places like bars and restaurants. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With new infections rising around the country due to the delta variant, reports of breakthrough cases among the fully vaccinated can be worrisome. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Insurers sometimes don't cover certain contraceptive methods for free, though they are supposed to cover most by law. Even for long-established methods, like IUDs, insurers sometimes make it hard for women to get coverage by requiring preapproval. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, but misinformation keeps many people from taking the shot. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Life Cycle Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Lie

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When working out in the summer, watch for the signs of dehydration and heat stroke. Choosing a later evening or early morning time for a run in one smart way to stay safe. RyanJLane/Getty Images hide caption

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People enjoy an outdoor art exhibition in downtown Los Angeles in early July. Los Angeles County public health authorities are now urging unvaccinated and vaccinated people alike to wear face coverings in public indoor spaces because of the growing threat posed by the more contagious delta variant. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Intense physical activity may not be as helpful in losing weight as you may hope. Catherine Falls/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop star Olivia Rodrigo makes a brief statement to reporters Wednesday in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Gen Z Is Feeling 'Meh' About The Vaccine. The White House Is Calling In The Pop Stars

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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has helped the U.S. through other crises like the Zika outbreak, is now taking on health misinformation around COVID-19, which he says continues to jeopardize the country's efforts to beat back the virus. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat'

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