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Many Young Adults Who Began Vaping as Teens Can’t Shake the Habit

New data on substance use among young adults suggests that many former teen e-cigarette users are continuing the habit.

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‘I Try To Stay Strong’: Mom Struggles To Get Diagnosis for Son’s Developmental Problems

An Alameda County mother has spent 10 months seeking help for her 4-year-old son’s speech and behavior issues from his school district and her Medicaid health insurer. She still doesn’t have an answer.

Diagnosis: Debt

Biden Administration Advances Plan To Remove Medical Debt From Credit Scores

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed federal regulations that would prevent unpaid medical bills from being counted on consumers’ credit reports.

Bird Flu Tests Are Hard To Get. So How Will We Know When To Sound the Pandemic Alarm?

If widely used, flu tests could be helpful now. In the meantime, the government needs to clear a path for H5N1 tests, researchers warn, to avoid the early missteps of the covid pandemic.

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‘The Best Medicine?’

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