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Woman denied a colonoscopy by her doctor died of colon cancer at 39, friend says in viral Twitter thread

Woman denied a colonoscopy by her doctor died of colon cancer at 39, friend says in viral Twitter thread

“‘A friend of mine died of colon cancer this week. She was 39. Two years ago, after marrying her incredible wife, she asked her doc for a colonoscopy. Her father had died young of colon cancer, putting my friend at higher risk, and it was on her mind. She wanted a screening. She was told …

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Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers.

Most workers who died of COVID in 2020 had something essential in common, study finds

Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers. Mark Lennihan AP Most working-age Americans who died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic were so-called essential workers in labor, service and …

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She fatally overdosed on opioids. Her accused dealer died in jail.

She fatally overdosed on opioids. Her accused dealer died in jail.

Placeholder while article actions load Before she died of an opioid overdose in Alexandria, Va., Kelly Beitz, 26, was a bartender and restaurant server who used illicit painkillers to ease her chronic anxiety, according to her boyfriend and her father, who said Beitz struggled in vain for years to break her addiction. “Kelly was a …

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