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Free At-Home COVID Tests Only Available Until May 11

End of public health emergency means over-the-counter tests will cost you

What the End of COVID Emergencies Means

Many older Americans could see changes in charges and coverage for tests, vaccines and more

What to Know About XBB.1.5, the Latest COVID Variant

The omicron strain is spreading quickly in many areas of the U.S. and around the world

the covid vaccine in your state

The latest on how to get the vaccine.


Do COVID At-Home Tests Expire?

Still have kits stashed from last year’s surge? What you need to know before you swab

Beyond COVID: A Look Ahead​ with Ashish Jha, M.D.

The coronavirus has been a big part of our lives since 2020. What’s next?

FDA OKs Second COVID-19 Booster for 50+

Agency says fourth shot will improve protection against serious illness

You Tested Positive for COVID: Should You Take Paxlovid?

Studies show the prescription pill can be lifesaving for older adults, but it's not the only option

COVID Has Taken Its Toll on 50-Plus Americans

AARP survey: 4 in 10 older adults have been infected, and more than a quarter with severe symptoms

How Long Can an N95 Mask Be Worn Before Replacing It?

These respirators can be highly effective against COVID — as long as you use and reuse them correctly

The Latest COVID News and Updates

Vaccination, taking Paxlovid may decrease long COVID risk

Does One-Way Masking Protect You Against COVID?

Universal masking is best, but one-way masking still protects the wearer from coronavirus

Video Spotlight

Why Do I Need the New COVID Vaccine Booster?

Here's what you need to know about the new booster

Meet the Scientist Behind a Game-Changing Vaccine

She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

4 COVID Vaccine and Mask Myths Debunked

Infectious diseases expert breaks down falsehoods

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Returning to Work

10 Ways to Get Ready to Go Back to the Office

These tips will help you prepare

10 Things You May Miss About Working From Home

Comfy clothes, no commuting may be missed

How To Beat Return-To-Work Sticker Shock

Consumers face reminder of office-related expenses

Caregiving for a Loved One More Caregiving News

Surging Cases and Deaths in Nursing Homes

With a winter spike looming, booster rates lag

10 COVID-19 Questions to Ask a Nursing Home

Guidance for caregivers during the pandemic

COVID-19 Deaths Climb in Nursing Homes

Lagging boosters have led to an increase


Travel Safety

Traveling Soon? Keep This Health Information on Hand

Keep this medical info both physically and digitally

What to Know About Testing for Travel

When and where you can get tested

Packing for a Cruise in the COVID Era

12 tips to prepare for a safe and enjoyable voyage


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