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Princess Haley, co-founder of a group called Appetite for Change, picks an artichoke to go into supply boxes of fresh produce. The group's mission is to improve the diet of families in Minneapolis. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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A Garden Is The Frontline In The Fight Against Racial Inequality And Disease

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"You do what you have to do to survive," says Diane Evans, who is fighting pandemic loneliness with technology. Evans lives in San Francisco and has Zoom calls regularly with her daughter in Chicago. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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Medical staff prepare for an intubation procedure on a COVID-19 patient in a Houston intensive care unit. In some parts of the U.S., as hospitals get crowded, hospital leaders are worried they may need to implement crisis standards of care. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption

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A temporary tent was set up at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Mass., to prepare for an uptick in COVID-19 cases this month. Erin Clark/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Donald Baffoni holds a 6-month-old turkey this month at Baffoni's Poultry Farm in Johnston, R.I. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Having A Group Thanksgiving? Here's How To Think About Safety

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Adam Woodrum and his son, Robert, get ready for a bike ride near their home in Carson City, Nev., this month. During the summer, Robert had a bike accident that resulted in a hefty bill from the family's insurer. Maggie Starbard for KHN hide caption

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A Kid, A Minor Bike Accident And A $19,000 Medical Bill

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A flu vaccine is administered at a walk-up COVID-19 testing site, in San Fernando, Calif. Emergency use authorization is expected soon for vaccines for COVID-19. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With new infections rising across the country, states are struggling to slow the spread, and testing can barely keep up. Here, people line up outside a coronavirus testing site this month in New York. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Catherine Coleman Flowers is the founding director of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise. Michael Carson/The New Press hide caption

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'Waste' Activist Digs Into The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

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Sam Berns and Audrey Gordon, executive director of The Progeria Research Foundation and Berns's aunt, attend The New York Premiere Of HBO's "Life According To Sam" on October 8, 2013 in New York City. Thos Robinson/Getty Images for HBO hide caption

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FDA Approves First Drug For A Rapid Aging Disorder In Children

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Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City is one of the 18 hospitals in the Saint Luke's Health System. Two-thirds of the COVID-19 patients transferred to Saint Luke's from rural areas need intensive care. "We get the sickest of the sick," says Dr. Marc Larsen. Carlos Moreno/KCUR hide caption

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Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients To The Cities, Straining Hospital Capacity

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Taco has kept Devin Green busy and her anxiety at bay. "I'm consumed with him more than the worries in my mind." Devin Green hide caption

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Pandemic Pet Therapy: What's So Special About A Critter Friend?

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Pfizer plans to file within days with the Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Pfizer To Seek FDA OK For COVID-19 Vaccine 'Within Days'

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In an aerial view from a drone, cars line up at Dodger Stadium for COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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A Rush On Coronavirus Testing Strains Laboratories, Drives Supply Shortages

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Researchers are learning that there is a significant relationship between sleep and dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Basak Gurbuz Derman/Getty Images hide caption

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Deep Sleep Protects Against Alzheimer's, Growing Evidence Shows

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