Healthcare


Heroes of 2020: Vaccine Trial Volunteers
Heroes of 2020: Three Americans Share Why They Volunteered For COVID Vaccine Trials

Without tens of thousands of volunteers around the world, the US would not currently have two vaccines to battle the coronavirus. These are those volunteers' stories.

Incoming GOP congresswomen pose for a portrait outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, on December 3, 2020. From left, front line (six women):  Nicole Malliotakis, Yvette Herrell,  Kat Cammack, Stephanie Bice, Victoria Spartz and Michelle Park Steel. Rear row: Young Kim, Claudia Tenny, Maria Elvira Salazar, Ashley Hinson and Beth Van Duyne. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
A Record Number of Women in the Next Congress Doesn’t Actually Mean Reproductive Rights Are Safe

A surge of anti-abortion candidates won seats in the House, doubling the number of women lawmakers who oppose the right to choose from 13 to 30.

older man getting COVID-19 vaccination; the CDC recommends people over 75 and frontline workers get vaccinated next
CDC Panel Says People 75+ and Front-Line Workers Should Get Vaccinated Next

The group recommends protecting those among the most likely to contract the virus: workers who can’t work from home and older Americans who have represented a disproportionate percentage of hospitalizations and deaths.

Black patient waiting in hallway of hospital during COVID-19 pandemic
Racist Medical Tools Are Putting Black Patients at Risk of Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes

A device used to read oxygen levels gives Black patients inaccurate readings, according to a new study. As a result, they may not be getting the care they need.

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Congress Is on the Verge of Banning Surprise Medical Bills

The average surprise bill for an emergency room visit is $628—a significant amount in a country where most people live paycheck to paycheck.

Flight attendants, airline pilots and other aviation workers hold a protest urging the US Congress to pass a Covid-19 relief package on September 9, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Congress Might Finally Approve Stimulus. Here’s What Americans Say They Need It For.

As a breakthrough in negotiations appears imminent, COURIER asked Americans what they would do with a new stimulus check as the coronavirus continues to rampage across the country.

the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, where the Trump administration plead to require in person visits for the abortion pill
Trump Administration Asks the Supreme Court to Stop Mail Delivery of Medical Abortion Pills

The Trump administration made its second request to the Supreme Court to reinstate a rule requiring patients to pick up the abortion pill in person during the pandemic.