At my hospital, over 95% of COVID-19 patients share one thing in common: They’re unvaccinated

Although stretched thin and imperfect, health care workers do our best for everyone who needs us, regardless of the personal choices people have made.

Nicholas Johnson, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, UW School of Medicine, University of Washington • conversation
Sept. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Health apps track vital health stats for millions of people, but doctors aren't using the data – here's how it could reduce costs and patient outcomes

Connecting health apps to health care can enable better care for patients with chronic diseases, and it has the potential to lower skyrocketing US health spending.

Saligrama Agnihothri, Professor of Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
July 28, 2021 ~8 min

Low- and middle-income countries lack access to big data analysis – here's how to fill the gap

Data science infrastructure is sorely needed in many places. Doctors Without Borders brings medical help to nations in need, but similar efforts are relatively small for statistics.

Eric Vance, Associate Professor and Director of LISA, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
July 20, 2021 ~8 min

Doctors treating trans youth grapple with uncertainty, lack of training

Because little scientific evidence exists for trans medical treatments, doctors are often wary when working with trans people, even if they realize it's in the patients' best interests to do so.

stef m. shuster, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University • conversation
May 11, 2021 ~11 min

COVID-19 costs could push hospitals to rethink billions of dollars in wasted supplies

Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.

Anand Nair, Eli Broad Endowed Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University • conversation
March 2, 2021 ~6 min

NHS workers will need help to manage the trauma of the pandemic

Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London

Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London • conversation
Feb. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.

Lauren Hughes, Physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

F-1 Doctors help international students to U.S. med schools

A Harvard Medical School student from Tanzania is working to help other international students navigate the process of getting into a U.S. medical school.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care

Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.

Jennifer A. Mallow, Associate Professor of Nursing, West Virginia University • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

When Trump pushed hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of prescriptions followed despite little evidence that it worked

When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor's office.

Richard L. Kravitz, Professor of Health Policy and Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~10 min