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Nurses fear what’s to come: ‘Walk down our unit for a day’

Nurses fear what’s to come: ‘Walk down our unit for a day’

Health
Hard-hit California has eclipsed 2 million coronavirus cases as the U.S. heads into a Christmas travel surge that could fuel the deadly crisis across the nationBy STEFANIE DAZIO and TAMARA LUSH Associated PressDecember 24, 2020, 8:37 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLOS ANGELES -- Hard-hit California eclipsed 2 million coronavirus cases on Christmas Eve as the U.S. headed into a holiday season of travel and family gatherings that threaten to fuel the deadly outbreak across the nation.Despite warnings from public health experts to stay home, over 1.19 million travelers passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints Wednesday — down by about 40% from a year ago, but the highest one-day total since the crisis took hold in mid-March.Airports also recorded arou...
Nearly half of U.S. adults fear surprise bills, do,

Nearly half of U.S. adults fear surprise bills, do,

Health
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Nearly half of adults in the United States report that concerns over unexpected medical bills keeps them from seeking care, according to a survey by the American Heart Association. In addition, more than 40% of respondents indicated that if they received an unexpected medical bill for $ 1,000, they would not have the money to pay for it, the data showed. Advertisement Two-thirds of respondents with private health insurance also said they have received an unexpected medical bill, and of those, one in three was not able to pay it. Perhaps as a result, more than 80% of survey respondents would like to see Congress pass legislation to end surprise medical billing, the American Heart Association said. "Surprise medical bills are a major driver of financial anxiety and disrupt...
Third of staff ‘fear catching Covid at work’

Third of staff ‘fear catching Covid at work’

Business
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With so many people living longer, advisors help to make sure the fear of outliving money doesn’t become a reality

Finance
sturti | E+ | Getty ImagesAlfred Abraham has had colon cancer, prostate cancer, open heart surgery and his left eye removed.Yet at 100, he's still alive and well. Every day, he and his partner Brian eat fruit and salad and go for walks. He and his family were planning a big party to celebrate his becoming a centenarian this past April, but the pandemic wouldn't allow for it. "At the present time, I'm doing very nicely despite what's going on," said Abraham, a former CPA and bank executive who lives in New York. One big part of why he's doing so well is his financial advisor, he says.More from Advisor Insight:Target-date funds are getting more personalEight costly retirement mistakes to avoidPreparing heirs for the $ 68 trillion 'great wealth transfer'"He's doing a very good job ...

Pandemic fear: Church to apologize for funeral refusal

Health
Noel Alexander had helped build Pine Hill Baptist Church in west-central Louisiana. He’d been its music minister, served on numerous committees and he and his wife kept the church’s books. After he died from COVID-19 at age 79, his visitation and funeral were scheduled for the church he loved. But his family said that when they arrived, they were told they couldn’t hold either the visitation or the funeral in the spacious building currently used for services because of the pandemic. And, they learned, the funeral director had been told he’d be met with a gun if he tried to bring the body inside. “It was scary devastating," Donna Hunt, one of Alexander's six children, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. The church's pastor, Tri Evans, had approved of the servic...