When the COVID-19 pandemic hit hardest in 2020, many Americans stayed home. Outings were limited, including regular checkups to the doctor.

Connie King was among those who put off routine health care. The retired nurse skipped not only her six-month cleanings at the dentist but her annual visits to the OBGYN and her primary care provider.

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