The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.
Feb. 11, 2021 • ~10 min
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.
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?
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~8 min
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.
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.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
A pediatrician answers parents' questions about catching up on missed childhood vaccinations and why that's so important.
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.
July 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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.
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.
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.
June 9, 2020 • ~9 min