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Behind COVID Deaths: A Name, A Family, A Story

More than 300,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. It is the latest sign of a generational tragedy that leaves in its wake an expanse of grief that cannot be captured in a string of statistics.

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Writer Bruce Horovitz stands with his daughter Becca as they both volunteer at the Arlington Food Assistance Center in Arlington, Virginia, on Feb. 28, 2020. (Lynne Shallcross/KHN)

Volunteering Was Secret To Feeling Younger Until Pandemic

Back in early January, before COVID-19 was as familiar as the furniture, I went in for my annual physical. My doctor looked at my test results and shook his head.

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COVID: It’s Time To Start A Scare Campaign

I still remember exactly where I was sitting decades ago, during the short film shown in class: For a few painful minutes, we watched a woman talking mechanically, raspily through a hole in her throat, pausing occasionally to gasp for air.

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Tips To Craft Your Own Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations bring a smile to everyone’s face, and that is needed now more than ever.

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Going Home for the Holidays? What You Need To Know

Vivek Kaliraman, who lives in Los Angeles, has celebrated every Christmas since 2002 with his best friend, who lives in Houston. But, this year, instead of boarding an airplane, which felt too risky during the COVID pandemic, he took a car and plans to stay with his friend for several weeks.

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Vaccines: What Older Adults Can Expect With Roll Out

Vaccines that protect against COVID-19 are on the way. What should older adults expect? The first candidates, from Pfizer and Moderna, could arrive before Christmas, according to Alex Azar, who heads the Department of Health and Human Services.

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