Public option in Biden plan could change the face of US health care

The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.

Michael Williams, Associate Professor of Surgery and Public Policy and Former Director of the UVA Center for Health Policy, University of Virginia • conversation
Feb. 11, 2021 ~10 min

The simple reason West Virginia leads the nation in vaccinating nursing home residents

West Virginia turned to its local pharmacies for help. Its program's success holds some important lessons for other states and the rest of the vaccine rollout.

Tinglong Dai, Associate Professor of Operations Management & Business Analytics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~6 min

Homeless patients with COVID-19 often go back to life on the streets after hospital care, but there's a better way

What happens to unhoused people who get COVID-19?

J. Robin Moon, Adjunct Associate Professor, City University of New York • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~8 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

Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing -- but are innovating

The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.

Amanda Phillips Martinez, Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Your child's vaccines: What you need to know about catching up during the COVID-19 pandemic

A pediatrician answers parents' questions about catching up on missed childhood vaccinations and why that's so important.

Irène Mathieu, Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~6 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

The psychological trauma of nurses started long before coronavirus

COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.

Karen J. Foli, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
June 23, 2020 ~8 min

How doctors' fears of getting COVID-19 can mean losing the healing power of touch: One physician's story

A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.

Liza Buchbinder, Internal Medicine Physician and Anthropologist, UCLA Health, University of California, Los Angeles • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

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