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New Medicare benefit would limit insulin copays to $35 a month

Reacting to skyrocketing prices for insulin, the Trump Administration announced on Tuesday a new benefit that would limit Medicare recipients’ copays for insulin to a maximum of $35 a month and save them about $446 a year if they have prescription plans that offer the benefit. Instead of the fluctuating copay amounts that are common […]

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Creating a low-cost ventilator for all

ETH Professor Kristina Shea and her team are busy developing a new ventilator. Their aim is to make it as inexpensive, modular and easy to use as possible—the ideal combination for any country that needs this medical device. Kristina Shea, Professor of Engineering Design and Computing, originally intended to begin her sabbatical abroad in early […]

Pet Care

Your Support Makes a Lifesaving Difference Every Day! This year, while we all face the challenging realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, friends like you showed us what it truly means to stand together—even when we are forced to be apart. Your support creates remarkable outcomes for animals in need and allows us to respond most effectively to emergency situations. We want you […]

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What not to do while exercising with a face mask

While you don’t need to wear a face mask while exercising in the privacy of your own home, you may need to wear one if you’re exercising outdoors where you might come in contact with people. There’s also a possibility that, as we move away from round the clock social distancing and come out of […]

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For ME/CFS patients, viral immunities come at a devastating, lifelong cost

Mylagic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling and complex illness. Affected persons often cannot pursue ordinary activities—physical or mental—because of an incapacitating loss of energy and other symptoms, and may find themselves confined to bed or house-bound for years. Anyone can develop ME/CFS, though it most commonly afflicts people between the ages of 40 […]