Be patient when ordering Colorado’s free at-home COVID tests, state health department says

Because of high demand, Coloradans who order free at-home COVID-19 testing kits through the state might have to wait up to two weeks for confirmation they’re in the program, the state health department said Friday. On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis announced the state will give away 2 million at-home testing kits to any residents who sign up. The rapid tests […]

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What It Really Means When You Dream About Aliens

Marko Aliaksandr/Shutterstock By Camila Barbeito/Aug. 25, 2021 5:07 pm EDT Whether or not you keep a dream notebook, living out storylines while you sleep means something about your brain and day-to-day life. Not just reserved for astrologists and the tarot-card-obsessed, dream analysis is backed by science, at least as a “data dump” or to make sense of experiences. People have been […]

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What Happens To Your Body When You Have Shingles

SHRINGRIX/YouTube By Rachel Dillin/Aug. 24, 2021 6:46 pm EDT You may have seen the commercial with older people doing active and healthy things while an announcer says the phrase, “Shingles doesn’t care” (via YouTube). The catchphrase is for the SHINGRIX vaccine, and it has even turned into a meme. The surprising spot got a lot of attention, and if you’ve seen either […]

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Here’s When Dr. Fauci Really Thinks We Will Have Covid Under Control

Pool/Getty Images By Melissa Willets/Aug. 24, 2021 10:30 am EDT If you had told most people Covid-19 would still be controlling our lives in the fall of 2021, we wouldn’t have believed it. But, here we are, with the virus’ new variant, Delta, causing cases to spike nationwide (via U.S. News & World Report). Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci has […]

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When stressed, people are quicker to jump to the worst conclusion

When under stress, people reach undesirable conclusions based on weaker evidence than when they are relaxed, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. The findings, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, show that stress can make people more likely to conclude the worst scenario is true. Senior author Professor Tali Sharot (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences and Max […]

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When insurers and doctors haggle over Medicaid costs, patients pay the price

When physicians and insurers haggle over reimbursement payments, health care providers lose revenue due to extra administrative burdens—an issue that is particularly acute with Medicaid, a key part of the social safety net that serves many low-income families. According to new research, those administrative hoops dissuade many doctors from seeing Medicaid patients, exacerbating disparities in health care access. To document […]

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