Associated Press – As labs ramp up, who can get tested in US for coronavirus?

U.S. health officials say more and more public and private laboratories are now able to test for the virus.

NPR – The bomb that didn’t explode: Why our fears about population growth didn’t come true

Women around the world are having fewer and fewer children, and more and more people are living into their seventies, eighties, and nineties. These demographic patterns have flipped the pyramid upside down. Today, the world has relatively few children, a shrinking working-age population, and many older people. The good news is that we are living longer. But experts say we need to do more to prepare for a world where there are more old than young.

The Hill – Obama calls for protecting Obamacare ahead of Supreme Court battle

Former President Obama is defending the Affordable Care Act ahead of a looming Supreme Court battle that threatens to overturn his signature domestic legislation. 

STAT – Why AMA is investing in Chicago’s west side to boost health equity

As part of the AMA’s broader effort to address these inequities and eliminate obstacles to care, the AMA and our new Center for Health Equity are partnering with local stakeholders in Chicago—our home since 1888—to confront social determinants of health on the city’s West Side.

Los Angeles Times – As coronavirus spreads rapidly, Silicon Valley bans mass gathering of 1,000 or more

With Silicon Valley reporting a rapidly rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases, the health officer for Santa Clara County issued a rare legal order banning mass gatherings of 1,000 or more people.

Kaiser Health News – Heart Association puts halt to Bayer’s giant displays of baby aspirin

The American Heart Association says that although aspirin can help people with previous heart attacks or strokes, its risks generally outweigh the benefits for others.

The Washington Post – ‘Protect Alex Trebeck at all costs’: Live audiences banished from ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ tapings amid coronavirus

On Monday evening, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” confirmed the shows had suspended filming in front of live studio audiences to prevent spreading the novel coronavirus to vulnerable people who might show up to a taping at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City, Calif.

Kaiser Health News – As youth suicides clime, anguished parents begin to speak out

Mental health experts, school leaders and researchers and parents are trying to understand why suicide by children ages 10 to 14 has gone up and up. The suicide rate for that age group almost tripled from 2007 to 2017. Newly released 2018 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a 16% increase over the previous year.