Research suggests that as many as 10% of Covid-19 patients suffer long-term symptoms, a phenomenon that remains poorly understood by researchers. Reporting for Vox, Julia Belluz outlines five leading hypotheses to explain so-called "long Covid."
After seven women developed a serious type of blood clot after receiving one of the Covid-19 vaccines, many people are questioning whether the vaccines affect women differently than men—and what women should consider as they schedule their vaccinations.
Though highly effective for most adults, the available coronavirus vaccines often cannot produce enough infection-fighting cells among the millions of Americans with weakened or suppressed immune systems. Here's what that means for immunocompromised people—and the alternative treatments researchers are exploring.
When Covid-19 hit, Congress declared a public health emergency under which Medicare paid the same rates for telehealth and in-person care. Now, some telehealth stakeholders want to extend payment parity beyond the epidemic—but critics argue doing so could lead to overuse and distorted incentives.
All American adults now are eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine—but millions of people who were prioritized in previous waves of vaccinations, including those older than 65, remain unvaccinated. Here's why experts say that has happened, and how they propose to address the problem.
CMS on Friday rescinded former President Donald Trump administration's approval of Texas's request to extend a Medicaid waiver to help cover emergency care for the uninsured state residents, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Michigan, and Texas.