Coronavirus (COVID-19) and pets: Navigating sickness with our furry friends

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and pets: Navigating sickness with our furry friends

In the era of coronavirus (COVID-19), some animals have reportedly tested positive for the virus. Given the fact that scientists believe some form of animal-to-human transmission started the pandemic, it’s worth examining the landscape — and thinking of what we can do for animals.    Reported Cases Late in February, a 17-year-old Pomeranian in Hong […]

Breast cancer while uninsured: One woman’s story

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Breast cancer while uninsured: One woman’s story

“I must admit that I chose to be uninsured,” C. wrote to me. “My work does not provide health insurance and I looked into nystateofhealth.ny.gov during the fall of 2014, excited to have real health care options. I am 33 years old, and could comfortably afford an insurance that was $160 per month. I punched in […]