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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 4% in 2021 After Two-Year Decline

Deaths by suicide increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, ending a two-year decline, according to provisional data released by the National Center for Health Statistics on Sept. 30. A…

Oregon Will Start Covering Health-Related Climate Expenses

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under its Medicaid program as the normally…

The Unique Dangers of Hurricane Ian During COVID-19

In August 2021, as the Delta variant surged and the threat of hurricanes loomed, President Biden urged people to get their COVID-19 vaccines in case they had to evacuate to…

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

Weight Lifting May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

Lifting weights can build strength, add muscle, and put you in a good mood. Now, a new study finds that the practice may have an even bigger benefit: a longer…

6 Groups Making Mental Health Care More Accessible to BIPOC

The COVID-19 pandemic worsened mental health across the board in the U.S., but people of color—who disproportionately suffered the worst effects of COVID-19 and have historically lacked adequate access to…

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave, But Not For Everyone

Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation, and vaccination. Going forward, employees will…

White House Gains Partners to End U.S. Hunger Within a Decade

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is counting on a variety of private-sector partnerships to help fund and implement its ambitious goal of ending hunger in America by 2030. President Joe…

Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Early Results of Study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease’s progress in a late-stage…

Why Syphilis Is Rising in the U.S. and What Symptoms Are

Sexually transmitted infections are rising in the U.S.—particularly syphilis, which increased by 26% from 2020 to 2021, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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