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Politics

COVID-19 not top health concern of voters in Arizona, other battlegrounds

COVID-19 may be getting the headlines but it’s not the top health care issue on the minds of voters in a number of battleground states, including Arizona, according to a poll released Thursday. The poll by the Commonwealth Fund found voters in seven of 10 battleground states said they were more likely to vote for

National

President Trump just unveiled his America First Healthcare Plan

President Trump traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, this afternoon where he just unveiled his America First Healthcare Plan. “We will ensure the highest standard of care anywhere in the world: cutting-edge treatments, state-of-the-art medicine, groundbreaking cures, and true health security for you and your loved ones,” the President said. The America First plan has three

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NAU professors examine the role racial disparities play in mortality rates of rural, urban residents

Researchers have long found that general mortality estimates for whites and African Americans have consistently shown that black death rates exceed white rates. However, there is limited information on historical trends in mortality rates between older black and white adults living in urban societies compared with rural communities. A paper recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

International

Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for the continent’s 1.3 billion people. While experts say infection tolls in richer nations can be significant undercounts, large numbers of undetected cases are a greater danger for

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