The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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A survey of over a thousand scientists reveals that their goal when communicating about their work is to help the rest of us make evidence-based decisions that draw on scientific findings.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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Employing displaced Syrian healthcare workers is a “win-win” for both host communities and refugees as it would strengthen national health services and allow
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Enslaved people's health was ignored from the country's beginning, laying the groundwork for today's health disparities
The health care inequities suffered by Black Americans today began centuries ago.
July 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
July 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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How deadly is the coronavirus? The true fatality rate is tricky to find, but researchers are getting closer
The percentage of people who die from a coronavirus infection is an important number for public health experts to know. Recent estimates now put it at 0.26%, far lower than initially thought.
July 15, 2020 • ~9 min
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