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How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health

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Blood collection tubes sit in a rack on the first day of a free COVID-19 antibody testing event at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand, Fla., on May 4. Paul Hennessy/Echoes WIre/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Getting An Antibody Test For The Coronavirus? Here's What It Won't Tell You

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Anthony Reyes, a police officer with the City of Miami, shows the results of his coronavirus antibody test at the Hard Rock Stadium testing site in Miami Gardens, Fla., in early May. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A Double-Barreled Approach To Antibody Testing Could Improve Accuracy

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An Illustrated Guide To Showing Up For Yourself

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Bar owner Michael Mattson toasts with patrons as his Friends and Neighbors bar reopens Wednesday in Appleton, Wis. Bars were able to open their doors after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state's "Safer at Home" order. William Glasheen/USA Today via Reuters hide caption

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Grief For Beginners: 5 Things To Know About Processing Loss

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A medical worker walks in front of Transformé MD Medical Center in White Plains, N.Y., where antibody testing was being offered. Pablo Monsalve/VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Will Antibodies After COVID-19 Illness Prevent Reinfection?

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Emergency room physicians are seeing a drop in admissions for heart attacks and strokes. They worry patients who have delayed care may be sicker when they finally arrive in emergency rooms. Studio 642/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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Eerie Emptiness Of ERs Worries Doctors: Where Are The Heart Attacks And Strokes?

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The practice of palliative care is changing under the pandemic: Doctors and nurses are learning new ways to help patients and families communicate their treatment goals and make decisions about end-of-life care. Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images hide caption

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Patients Dying Fast, And Far From Family, Challenge Practice Of Palliative Care

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Fed up with your phone? Burned out on Zoom? Journalist and author Catherine Price has tips to help you find the right screen time balance for your life. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Screen Time Overload? Here's How To Find Balance

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Anna Davis Abel, a graduate student studying creative writing at West Virginia University, couldn't get tested for COVID-19 until her doctor ruled out other possible illnesses. Rebecca Kiger for KHN hide caption

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COVID-19 Tests That Are Supposed To Be Free Can Ring Up Surprising Charges

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Despite recent changes in insurance policy, some patients say doctors and insurers are charging them upfront for video appointments and phone calls — not just copays but sometimes the entire cost of the visit, even if it's covered by insurance. sesame/Getty Images hide caption

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Grace Kim: What Happens When You Design A Home With Community In Mind?

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Susan Pinker: What Makes Social Connection So Vital To Our Well-Being?

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A person wearing a face mask walks down a mostly empty Michigan Avenue in Chicago Thursday. In all major political groups, most people say they support shelter-in-place orders to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent poll. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images hide caption

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