President Joe Biden’s intention to end the national COVID-19 emergency will have long-lasting ripple effects on federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Author - Grace Allen
What is voluntary sterilization? A health communication expert unpacks how a legacy of forced sterilization shapes doctor-patient conversations today
The term voluntary sterilization, referring to the choice to receive permanent birth control, arose as a contrast to the involuntary, or forced, sterilization that stems from the eugenics movement.
Treating mental illness with electricity marries old ideas with modern tech and understanding of the brain – podcast
Deep brain stimulation and trasncranial magnetic stimulation treat mental illness by sending electrical currents into parts of the brain. Every new patient provides researchers with a wealth of information. Listen to The...
Nasal COVID-19 vaccines help the body prepare for infection right where it starts – in your nose and throat
Research suggests that giving a person a vaccine through their nose can provide a better defense against future exposure to the coronavirus compared to a shot in the arm.
Up to 20% of US children have an anxiety disorder, and many suffer in silence.
Beer and spirits have more detrimental effects on the waistline and on cardiovascular disease risk than red or white wine
Research has been inconclusive on the degree to which drinking alcohol leads to the growth of harmful fat. But a new study suggests that beer and spirits are far bigger culprits than wine.
Abortion pills are just as safe to prescribe based on a patient’s medical history as after an in-person exam, new research finds
During the pandemic, health care providers began prescribing abortion pills safely based solely on a patient’s medical history. Continuing this practice could help remove barriers to abortion care.
Addition of wound care nurse to prone-positioning team reduces the odds of pressure injuries in patients
The addition of a certified wound and skin care nurse to a multiprofessional prone-positioning team at Penn Medicine Princeton Health significantly reduced the odds of patients with COVID-19 developing pressure injuries...
Type of ultraviolet light most effective at killing coronavirus is also the safest to use around people
UV lights come in a variety of different wavelengths, but not all are equally effective at disinfection. Researchers tested a number of commercially available lights to find the best.
Combatting an invisible killer: New WHO air pollution guidelines recommend sharply lower limits
The new global air quality guidelines are the World Health Organization’s first update since 2005. Scientists know far more now about the serious risks these pollutants pose to human health.