Maria Godoy - NPR

Maria Godoy - NPR
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Kids of color get worse health care across the board in the U.S., research finds

Researchers reviewing dozens of studies looking at the quality of care children receive across pediatric specialties found widespread inequities.
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Millions of American families struggle to get food on the table, report finds

Seventeen million U.S. households were food insecure in 2022. That's 3.5 million more than the prior year.

Here’s how to decide if you’re safe to go out when you’re recovering from omicron

If you have a current infection, you might be wondering, when is it safe for me to step out and socialize again?
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Why rapid COVID tests aren’t more accurate and how scientists hope to improve them

Recent research and anecdotes suggest some people are testing negative on rapid tests even after they have symptoms, then later testing positive. Here's what researchers think is going on.
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With omicron, you need a mask that means business

To block a variant this transmissible, scientists say you need an N95 or other high-filtration mask. Here's how to find a good one and when to wear it.
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How to find the best face mask for your kids

This year, face masks are on most parents' list of back-to-school supplies. But which ones are most effective? Here's how to choose the right one for your child.