April 18, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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Thousands of health care workers across North Carolina, charged with the care of patients, have declined to get COVID-19 vaccinations, even as eligibility has opened to the entire state.

Hospitals that were willing to disclose employee vaccination rates reported between 40% and 75% of hospital staff members have been vaccinated, a NC Watchdog Reporting Network survey shows.

The informal survey was sent to 32 health systems, representing about 100 hospitals across the state. Fifteen health systems were willing to provide at least some data on the number of vaccinated employees.

The overall uptake rate among

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The rising cost of dental care in the United States paired with the high number of people without dental insurance has left thousands of people seeking other options.

Even insured patients in the U.S. might face high deductibles and low coverage limits — or learn that some dental procedures aren’t covered at all.

For that reason, many people choose Costa Rica for their dental care needs. Not only is Costa Rica a short flight from the United States, but it provides high-quality care that often uses the exact same equipment and materials as you’d get at home, all at a

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – This week marks one year since health officials declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. And now, information is emerging about the healthcare workers who lost their lives along the way. New numbers show more than 50 Arizonans working in healthcare settings died as a result of contracting the virus.

One of them is 57-year-old David DiNieri of Glendale, an X-Ray technician who worked at Tempe St. Luke’s hospital. “He loved being a grandpa; it was his joy,” says his daughter, Jacquelyn DiNieri.

The Navy veteran spent more than 30 years in the radiology field. Jacquelyn recalls watching

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