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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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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The idea, says our experts, was to shut down Obamacare. But it didn't work out that way. This could take on more importance as the number of uninsured swells due to coronavirus.
April 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.
April 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.
April 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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Trying to maximise lives saved will inevitably be contentious and imperfect.
March 31, 2020 • ~6 min
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A sector-by-sector look at who is benefiting, who is in trouble and who could go either way.
March 20, 2020 • ~12 min
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