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Front-line workers at a medical center in Aurora, Colo., gather for a COVID-19 memorial on July 15 to commemorate the lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic. New estimates say many thousands more will die in the U.S. this summer and fall. Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn't budged on its guidance that vaccinated people can skip mask-wearing, but some local governments faced with surging cases are going back to mandates, such as Los Angeles County, which recently mandated indoor mask use, including at places like bars and restaurants. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With new infections rising around the country due to the delta variant, reports of breakthrough cases among the fully vaccinated can be worrisome. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Insurers sometimes don't cover certain contraceptive methods for free, though they are supposed to cover most by law. Even for long-established methods, like IUDs, insurers sometimes make it hard for women to get coverage by requiring preapproval. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, but misinformation keeps many people from taking the shot. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Life Cycle Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Lie

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When working out in the summer, watch for the signs of dehydration and heat stroke. Choosing a later evening or early morning time for a run in one smart way to stay safe. RyanJLane/Getty Images hide caption

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People enjoy an outdoor art exhibition in downtown Los Angeles in early July. Los Angeles County public health authorities are now urging unvaccinated and vaccinated people alike to wear face coverings in public indoor spaces because of the growing threat posed by the more contagious delta variant. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Intense physical activity may not be as helpful in losing weight as you may hope. Catherine Falls/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop star Olivia Rodrigo makes a brief statement to reporters Wednesday in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Gen Z Is Feeling 'Meh' About The Vaccine. The White House Is Calling In The Pop Stars

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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has helped the U.S. through other crises like the Zika outbreak, is now taking on health misinformation around COVID-19, which he says continues to jeopardize the country's efforts to beat back the virus. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat'

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UCSF neurosurgeon Edward Chang says a system that lets a man express his thoughts at 15 words a minute is just the beginning for computer-mediated communication. Barbara Ries/UCSF hide caption

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Experimental Brain Implant Lets Man With Paralysis Turn His Thoughts Into Words

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Jameson Rybak, son of Jim and Suzanne Rybak of Florence, S.C., struggled with opioid addiction and died of an overdose on June 9, 2020 — three months after he left a hospital ER because he feared he couldn't afford treatment. Gavin McIntyre/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Miriam McDonald developed postpartum depression after giving birth to her third son, Nicholas. She says she felt sad, disconnected, and indifferent. Keith McDonald hide caption

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Women Say California Insurer Makes It Too Hard To Get Drug For Postpartum Depression

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President Biden has stepped lightly into the abortion politics fray, taking few actions to reverse the previous administration's anti-abortion-rights policies. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Raul Gomez sells Mexican flags Tuesday before the U.S. and Mexico national teams face off in the CONCACAF Nations League finals at Mile High Stadium. Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite hide caption

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Fútbol, Flags And Fun: Getting Creative To Reach Unvaccinated Latinos In Colorado

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Where Are The Newest COVID Hot Spots? Mostly Places With Low Vaccination Rates

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Thousands gathered for a three-day country music festival in western Colorado in late June. Cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus are spreading quickly in the area, but the public health department said that, by the time the risk had become clear, it was too late to cancel Country Jam. Rae Ellen Bichell/KHN hide caption

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Promotora Gladis Lopez engages community members on June 23 at the Crossroads Farmers Market located at the border of Takoma Park and Langley Park, an area of suburban Maryland with a large Latino population. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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Meet Maryland's Secret Weapon In The Battle To Close The Latino Vaccination Gap

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Health conditions exacerbated by obesity include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, according to the CDC. Researchers say the newly approved drug Wegovy could help many who struggle with obesity lose weight. adamkaz/Getty Images hide caption

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Obesity Drug's Promise Now Hinges On Insurance Coverage

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She coordinates COVID-19 vaccinations at a federally subsidized clinic in Linden, Tenn., but nurse Kirstie Allen has not gotten the vaccine herself. She wants to wait and see first. In Tennessee, 42% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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As COVID Vaccinations Slow, Parts Of The U.S. Remain Far Behind 70% Goal

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Rural Ambulance Services At Risk As Volunteers Age And Expenses Mount

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