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States in the US are Pulling Back Vaccine Doses

States in the US are Pulling Back Vaccine Doses It did not take long for Keith Reed, a deputy health commissioner in Oklahoma, to spot a big logistical problem with the state’s vaccination rollout. Week after week, Oklahoma was allocating thousands of precious doses to a federal program for nursing home patients that was not…

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Burned by Low Reimbursements, Some Doctors Stop Testing for Covid

Burned by Low Reimbursements, Some Doctors Stop Testing for Covid Some insurers pay pediatricians less than the cost of the test itself, jeopardizing a tool to help control the pandemic. Dr. Robin Larabee was thrilled to start offering coronavirus testing at her pediatrics practice in Denver last fall. Testing for children is often scarce, and…

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In the Vaccine Scramble, Cancer Patients Are Left Behind

In the Vaccine Scramble, Cancer Patients Are Left Behind Those with compromised immune systems are often advised to get the shots under medical supervision, but their cancer centers can’t always provide them. A doctor in Arizona says her cancer patients are so desperate to get vaccinated against Covid-19 that they plan to volunteer at a…

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Stay Healthy When Exercising Outdoors

Stay Healthy When Exercising Outdoors Cold weather workouts do bring unique risks, but a little planning and preparation can help whether you’re going for a winter walk, trekking in snowshoes or sledding with the kids. The shift to colder weather makes hibernating under a pile of blankets — perhaps while binge-watching favorite shows — quite…

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Chicago Teachers Reach a Tentative Deal to Reopen Schools.

Chicago Teachers Reach a Tentative Deal to Reopen Schools. The Chicago Teachers Union has reached a tentative agreement with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to reopen the city’s schools for in-person classes, the mayor announced on Sunday. If it is finalized, the agreement would avert a strike that had threatened to disrupt instruction for students in the…

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