Over the past several weeks, health insurance giant Humana has reported an uptick in older adults being hospitalized for COVID-19. Humana mainly covers people ages 65 and older, who rank among the populations susceptible to the virus’s most serious effects.
Last month, Maximus Health Services – a large provider of contracted services for state, local and federal governments – reported hackers had accessed the health information of 8 to 11 million people. They’ve now confirmed the breach affected about 110,000 residents of Pima County.
Experts and patient advocates this week blasted the NIH for squandering research dollars provided by Congress to study long COVID-19. The criticism stems from a previously unreleased budget requested by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo and shared with several news websites.
A multi-institution study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the portion of adults reporting long COVID-19 symptoms has dropped. It also says one in four people with the illness still report being unable to fully carry out daily activities.
Many long COVID-19 sufferers describe cognitive impairments not unlike dementia. Recently, the Arizona governor’s office awarded Barrow Neurological Institute $10 million to study possible differences and similarities between those symptoms and Alzheimer’s disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a mental health toll on almost everyone. For Native American communities, COVID was especially devastating. Life after COVID isn’t easy, and now some are turning to mindfulness practices to address compassion fatigue and burnout.
A group of doctors known for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 spoke in a second day of special hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday. Speakers continued to outline a litany of conspiracy theories about the pandemic before an all-Republican committee.
A special committee to investigate the government’s response to COVID-19 held its first day of hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday. The all-Republican committee is hosting speakers known for embracing conspiracy theories and spreading misinformation about the virus.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters still reduce the likelihood of serious illness and hospitalization. But they’re less effective at protecting against symptomatic COVID-19 — and at fighting the immune-evasive strains currently circulating. Now, there’s new guidance from the WHO.
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Roughly 2.5 million Arizonans rely on AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, for their health insurance. On April 1, the agency began its redetermination process to make sure everyone still qualifies for the program.
COVID-19 isn’t over. But no system can stay on an emergency footing forever, and experts say the present lull is as good a time as any to switch gears. Here’s what Arizonans can expect when emergency declarations end.