At college health centers nationwide, students have battled misdiagnoses and inaccessible care

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After days of sharp pain shooting up her left abdomen, Rose Wong hobbled from her history class to the student health center at Duke University.

A nurse pressed on the 20-year-old’s belly and told her it felt like gas. Wong questioned the diagnosis but said the nurse dismissed her doubts and sent her to the campus pharmacy to pick up Gas-X that afternoon in February 2019.

The next morning, Wong doubled over in pain, and a roommate drove her to a nearby emergency room in Durham, N.C. In the hospital, doctors discovered her condition was far more serious: Her left kidney had a massive hemorrhage. The bleeding, she later learned, was caused by a cancerous tumor that required surgery and chemotherapy and forced her to miss an entire school year.

Wong said she worries that when she returns to

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Available Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Plans in 2020

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  • Mutual of Omaha offers several different types of Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plans that can help cover leftover costs from original Medicare.
  • Medigap plans offered by Mutual of Omaha are available in most states across the nation, although some plans may not be available in all areas.
  • The basic level of coverage included in each type of Medigap plan is standardized, but costs can vary based on several factors.

Medicare supplement insurance plans help pay for costs that aren’t covered by original Medicare. You may also see Medicare supplement plans referred to as Medigap.

It’s estimated that 67 percent of people with Medicare have original Medicare. About 25 percent of these individuals also have a Medigap plan.

Medigap plans are sold by private insurance companies, such as Mutual of Omaha. Mutual of Omaha offers several different types of Medigap plans nationwide.

Keep reading to learn more about these plans, what

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What One Health Care CEO Is Learning from the Pandemic

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Chad Spain is a family medicine physician who practices in an Intermountain Healthcare clinic in Salt Lake City, and during the pandemic, he treated a patient who needed more than medical care. The man is homeless, has some mental health issues, and had a series of medical problems, including a month-long hospitalization for cellulitis, a serious bacterial skin infection. “He needed close monitoring when he left the hospital,” Chad said. “But because he didn’t have a home to go to, he went to a skilled nursing facility.”

Normally that means Chad’s work would be done. But Chad’s staff reached out to a program that offers long-term housing to people with mental health or substance abuse issues, and when the patient is

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Guest opinion: Badger-Two Medicine bill merits support | Columnists

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Under Tester’s bill, the Forest Service would manage the Badger as a protected roadless area where only activities that would destroy these qualities — and the area’s cultural values — would be prohibited. While new road building, mining and oil and gas development would be excluded, the Badger would still be public land open for use by every American.

But the bill also recognizes the importance of the Badger-Two Medicine to the Blackfeet people by designating a cultural heritage area and requiring regular consultation between the Blackfeet and Forest Service. The legislation also requires the Forest Service to develop a cooperative agreement with the Tribe to share administrative or management activities including public education regarding the cultural significance of the area, trail maintenance, wildlife habitat improvements, and cultural resource protection.

In addition to the added input from the Blackfeet, Tester’s bill will also establish a citizens advisory committee to help

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Ben Stokes’s fitness to bowl is key to England’s final selection

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Grey clouds and sporadic gusts of rain hovered over Old Trafford on the eve of the Test. The covers were permanently on and the West Indies players in full tracksuits, bobble hats and the odd umbrella were ambling across the playing surface, drifting slowly from their place of practice back to their hotel rooms. It was a bleak, unworldly sight and a reminder of the sacrifices the players are making to deliver this series. It looks much more normal when switching on the TV at 10.55am.

Ben Stokes jumping in the air: Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Related: Jofra Archer returns to England squad for decisive West Indies Test

There is much to play for: the Wisden Trophy is at stake and the hope of climbing up the Test table that has been so disrupted by the pandemic. The game matters but it is likely to be messy. The forecast for the

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Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine receives approval to recruit students | Local News

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The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is one step closer to opening its doors to students.

The college’s board of trustees announced that it received approval from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation to recruit students for its inaugural class on July 9.

The decision was made at the association’s June meeting and comes after a 2-year application process. Throughout the application process, the proposed college has undergone two comprehensive studies and the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation’s commissioners have conducted extensive reviews.

After all of that, the proposed school could only earn the right to begin recruiting students after meeting all 11 accreditation standards. The standards include developing a mission, establishing leadership, generating finance, securing facilities, cultivating curriculum, hiring faculty, conducting research, building a learning environment, developing student services, Graduate Medical Education and creating learning assessment.

Founding dean and Chief Academic Officer John

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Garmin fitness tracking service goes down, frustrating users

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GPS device-maker Garmin’s online fitness tracking service has gone down, leaving runners and cyclists struggling to upload data from their latest workouts

GPS device-maker Garmin’s online fitness tracking service has gone down, leaving runners and cyclists struggling to upload data from their latest workouts.

Garmin Connect, an app and website that works with the company’s popular line of fitness watches, remained out of service on Friday. The U.S. company had apologized for the disruption a day earlier, when it indicated the problem was more widespread and also affected its communications systems.

FlyGarmin, the company’s navigational support service for pilots, was also hit by the outage, which down took the service’s website and mobile app.

“We are currently experiencing an outage that affects and Garmin

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economists on why it’s dangerous to cut the coronavirus supplement

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The Morrison government has announced changes to jobseeker that will cut the $550-a-fortnight coronavirus supplement to $250 from 28 September, reducing the total jobseeker payment for about 1.6m Australians from $1,115 to $815 a fortnight.

Experts say the supplement has been vital in raising many Australians, including children, out of poverty for the first time. Its effect on the economy has been positive, with the extra $663m in cash being spent by consumers supporting small business, as well as keeping the housing sector afloat by allowing people to keep up rent and mortgage payments. And it is popular: most Australians are opposed to reducing the payment.

a group of people standing in front of a building: ‘It is no revelation that the old rate of Newstart is woefully inadequate,’ says Australia Institute economist Matt Grudnoff, as the federal government slashes the jobseeker payment.

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‘It is no revelation that the old rate of Newstart is woefully inadequate,’ says Australia Institute economist Matt Grudnoff, as the federal government slashes the jobseeker

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Watch Giannina Gibelli’s Nighttime Skin Care Routine

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YouTuber Giannina Gibelli, a former contestant on Netflix’s Love Is Blind, is serious about her skin care routine. “I love to just take this time and relax,” she says. “Especially now with so much time on my hands, I can go through my whole 10-ish step process.” In our latest episode of Go To Bed With Me, Gibelli shares her daily routine for keeping her skin clean and acne-free.

Read on for a run-through of her routine and shop her favorite products below.

She begins by removing her makeup with Dermalogic’s Precleanse Balm. “All of Dermalogica’s stuff is 100 percent cruelty-free and as organic as possible,” she says. “For a while, I grew up with really great toned, tan skin that never broke out. And, when I hit 25, I started just getting these massive cystic breakouts. Now, I take skin care very seriously.”


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Millions rely on emergency pandemic benefits for rent, food, and medicine. Now, that lifeline could disappear.

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A $600 per week lifeline is about to run out of rope, threatening to leave millions of American families at the end of theirs.

The pandemic unemployment assistance payments, which were approved in March as part of the government’s fiscal stimulus package, known as the CARES Act, are set to expire July 31. For administrative reasons, states have said the last payments will go out this weekend if the program isn’t extended. Lawmakers are currently debating whether to extend the benefit, with some arguing that the size of the payments eliminates the incentive to work. Others say the benefit has been an economic lifeline for millions who lost their jobs because of the pandemic.

Sarah is a single mother from rural Texas, who asked for her last name to be withheld so her children aren’t embarrassed by others knowing they rely on government assistance. Earlier this year, she left her

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